Archive for June 20, 2008
My article in Al-Akhbar: “Zionist Phoenicianism: Honoring Bishop Ignatius Mubarak.”
I will never again say that people of the Middle East have no confidence in Bush. Look NOW.
From the U.S. Archives: “Arabic anti-Communist Pamphlet Program”. (Note the help of “prominent” religious leaders).
Al-Arabiya TV and even Al-Jazeera folks have become so chummy (this is the second time I use the word chummy in a month–and I never used it before, so please take note) with Israeli guests that I expect Al-Arabiya anchorpersons to start asking their Israeli guests to sit on their laps.
Did you see that? The Arab American anti-Discrimination (but only against Arab royal families) Committee, known as ADC, saluted Obama for removing scarved Muslim women from his background. They urged him to further humiliate Muslims and Arabs but to show utmost respect for for Arab ruling dynasties.
“Israeli soldiers and settlers have killed dozens of Palestinians all over the West Bank and injured hundreds of others, including many civilians in their homes, or taking part in peaceful demonstrations against the ongoing destruction and seizure of their land. According to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, up to mid-June, Israeli occupation forces had [...]
“The American delegate who is a senior advisor for Rice started the session with a long demo of how good the US is to women all over the world, conspicuously ignoring the middle East and North Africa region (MENA) which was the main focus of the meeting. Once she finished, most Arab delegates spoke (there [...]
Al-Arabiyya has been promoting the organization Jund Al-Lah and its claims of responsibility for attacks against the Iranian regime in Balushistan; it must be Saudi-financed. And its spokesperson, `Abd-ur-Ra’uf, spoke to the station “exclusively”. He spoke in language reminiscent of Zarqawi language. Conspiracy? What conspiracy? (Having said that: Iranian regime oppression of minorities and dissidents [...]
I thought you needed three miracles? If that is the case, I am a candidate: I have two miracles under my belt already. “The next step, beatification, requires evidence of one miracle (except in the case of martyrs).”
“A Republican congressman is pressing the State Department to screen three Palestinian Arab recipients of Fulbright grants to determine their links to terrorism after learning of their affiliation with a Hamas-sponsored university.” (thanks Amer)
I should have a regular item titled “Poor Israel.” This is the first in a series: “”They have been conducting some large scale exercises Гўв‚¬вЂќ they live in a tough neighborhood,” one U.S. official said.” As if the neighborhood has any resident more thuggish and violent than Israel itself.
“koffee-yehs” (thanks Amel)
Flash. EU threatens Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, UAE, Bahrain, and Tunisia with sanctions for their oppression.
” Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday said the U.S. government played no role in securing the deals. She called the impending contracts a sign that security gains are attracting foreign investment in Iraq.”
“Israel is reportedly attempting to block a $400 million arms deal between the United States and Lebanon that would reportedly include hundreds of anti-tank missiles.”
This is Zionism: “Jerusalem officials to High Court: Gay parade desecrates holy city.” But my favorite is this: “In a joint letter to the High Court, Mayor Uri Lupolianski and city manager Yair Ma’ayan wrote: “Past experience shows that the parade greatly offends, deliberately and unnecessarily, the feelings of Jews, Muslims and Christians, who view [...]
“The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) puts the number of Iraqi refugees in Lebanon at 50,000 people, of whom only 8,476 are registered. Another 500 are being held in prison, it says, merely for violating immigration rules. “ (thanks Olivia)
Dahlan, o Dahlan: “In its own interests, Israel should lift the siege of Gaza.” He basically is saying: To hell with the Palestinians. But it is nice to know that the Washington Times is hospitable to Dahlanists.
“Bob Baer, who claimed he met with Hizbullah leaders in Beirut last month, was quoted by ABC as saying. “They cannot have an operation fail and I don’t think they will. They’re the A-team of terrorism.”” Is Baer plagiarizing from Richard Armitage? (thanks Asa)
I am not making this up. Another Lebanese “discovers” a cure for cancer. (For those who are new to this site, please note that Lebanese “discover” cures for cancer at a weekly rate). (thanks Ziyad)