Archive for October 6, 2008
“In a secret agreement between Israel and Georgia, two military airfields in southern Georgia had been earmarked for the use of Israeli fighter bombers in the event of preemptive attacks against Iranian nuclear installations. This would sharply reduce the distance Israeli fighter bombers would have to fly to hit targets in Iran. And to reach [...]
You can’t oppose Zionism and not oppose Arab regimes–all Arab regimes. “Egyptian police blocked an opposition convoy carrying medical supplies to the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip and arrested at least 30 activists on Monday, security officials said.” And the fools of Hamas (not to mention the Israeli puppets in Ramallah) are seeking [...]
“ABU DHABI // Parliamentarians from 15 Nato nations will gather in the capital this week for a two-day meeting that will discuss reform and security in the Middle East.” And who is better qualified to speak about reform than the polygamous ruling dynasties of the Gulf.
“most Egyptians agree that President Bush’s legacy in the region has been one of instability.” To put it mildly, Charlene.
The American “reformer”
“Philippines says it will maintain bans on sending Filipino workers to Lebanon and Jordan despite calls for them to be lifted. Labour officials say the ban on Lebanon would continue due to concerns over peace and order, while that on Jordan will remain so long as employers refuse to pay a minimum salary of 400 [...]
“Thirty-year-old Karimah Abu Dalal was pronounced clinically dead in a Gaza City hospital while she waited for permission to undergo a second bone marrow transplant in Jordan, after a relapse in her leukemia, discovered after the birth of her first son.”
“Busloads of Palestinian football fans were forced to spend the night at the Hamra checkpoint in the Jordan River valley on Saturday night on their way back from a match in the West Bank city of Jericho.”
This is Zionism: “A SCOTTISH human rights activist has filmed the Israeli navy firing machine guns at unarmed Palestinian fishing boats in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of the Gaza Strip.” (thanks Toufic)
Shallow Lebanon (thanks Mike)
“According to eyewitness reports, recent Israeli invasions have included soldiers digging up graves in Jenin and desecrating copies of the Qu’ran, the Muslim holy book, by tearing it apart and throwing it in the toilet in several different cities.” For me, killing Palestinians is worse than desecrating the Qur’an.
“Amongst the companies whose labor practices were criticized in the Kav LaOved report was Royalnight, a textile manufacturer owned by Royalife. In 2003, Royalife established a factory in the Barkan Industrial Park located near the Ariel settlement in the northern West Bank. Royalnight’s sheet sets, bed skirts, quilted blankets, and decorated pillows are exported to [...]
In Israel, all Arabs who get into car accidents, are terrorists. (thanks Adnan)
“While Taliban insurgents stage increasing attacks in the Afghan countryside, equally fast-expanding violent crime Гўв‚¬вЂќ kidnappings, carjackings, drug-related killings and highway robberies Гўв‚¬вЂќ is plaguing the capital of 5 million and the vital truck and bus routes that connect major cities. It is making some Afghans nostalgic for the low-crime days before 2001, when the [...]
“The junior coalition partner in the Awami National Party-led provincial government; Pakistan People’s Party has complained against its senior partner for not honouring commitment to rename Government College Mardan after Benazir Bhutto.” (thanks Sultan)
Neither Fath nor Hamas: “An increase in murders and arbitrary detentions took place in the Palestinian territories in September, the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights reported on Sunday.”
I don’t know what you are trying to say in this article, Mohammad Bazzi. Also, are you trying to reinforce the stereotype of sexist Middle East men with this: “She made oatmeal with almonds and strawberries. I took my bowl and settled down to eat on the balcony.” Next time, you make your own oatmeal [...]
“Lebanon is planning on filing an international law suit against Israel for violating a food copyright, Fadi Abboud, president of the Lebanese Industrialists Association, told the al-Arabiya network. The Lebanese claim is that Israel markets original Lebanese food like tabouleh, kubbeh, hummus, falafel and fattoush which the Lebanese considered their trademarks prior to the establishment [...]
“In fact, [UAE] fest officials will be launching an initiative in partnership with the Saban Center for Middle Eastern policy at the Washington-based Brookings Institute at this year’s event. Most — the acronym for Muslims on Screen and Television — will become a cultural resource center with studies on the representations of Islam and Muslims [...]