Archive for October 14, 2008
How could Arab think that Americans don’t care about Iraq? “More than 10,000 people have signed an online petition urging the Army to let an Iraqi puppy come home with a U.S. soldier, who fears that “Ratchet” could be killed if left behind.” (thanks Rania)
“Kalima, an independent Tunisian online news site, was hacked into and shut down on October 8, according to the Web siteÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s staff. Lotfi Hidouri, an editor at Kalima who lives in Tunis, told CPJ that the Web site was blocked and its entire contents, including an eight-year archive, were destroyed. Kalima, which is published in [...]
“A rare look inside Junaid Prison reveals a new era in relations between Israel and Fatah activists. They were involved in dozens of terror attacks, but now they say the era of war is over. They want normal lives. There is another expression of the winds of change blowing through Israel-PA relations: The PA arrests [...]
Chicago airport is fine unless you are taking a small plane from concourse E or F.
Here you go–and he is not president yet: “”Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is not an adviser to the Obama campaign and is therefore in no position to interpret or share Barack Obama’s views on Israel and foreign policy,” Obama national security spokeswoman Wendy Morigi said in a statement. “As he has made clear throughout his [...]
They may have killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, but they really like Iraq’s puppies. (thanks Sousan)
I have to blog about the Davison’s new book on Dubai (Columbia University Press). I have been reading it on the plane.
The events in `Akka are just incredible. Imagine if this was in a Muslim country: imagine if a Muslim community was offended because a Christian driver drove through the neighborhood. Under such a scenario the Security Council would have met, and the US congress would have cried out. The US media are largely ignoring the [...]
“Whenever this gets raised, the implication is that there is something wrong with being an Arab-American or a Muslim. And the media is complicit here, too.” (thanks Maria)
This is Lebanon: ““My maid is extremely ugly, I can’t fight the urge to slap her when I see her early in the morning,” boasts a Lebanese trader from Ain Anoub village just outside Beirut. He laughs.” (thanks Marcy)
Another victory for the Bush Doctrine: “Ethiopia, which launched a US-backed military intervention in Somalia in December 2006 in an effort to drive out an Islamist authority in Mogadishu, is now pulling out its troops.”
“Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas today said that IndiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s growing ties with Israel is not a matter of concern for Palestinians as they remain assured of New DelhiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s support for their struggle for independence.” Of course, it is not. He is the puppet after all and can’t object at what the masters decide. (thanks Olivia)
” How I survived chop chop square: I was tortured and sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia. As a westerner, I was eventually released, but others are not so lucky” (thanks Karim)
“The United States has a culture that celebrates laissez-faire capitalism as the economic ideal, but the practice is sometimes different. Over the past century, the U.S. government has nationalized railways, coal mines and steel mills, and it has even taken a controlling interest in banks when that was deemed to be in the national interest.”