Archive for November 3, 2008
I often tell my students this. Many Americans think that they are the only ones who vote in elections around the world.
These are the children of Palestine.
McCain and Palin’s rallies are increasingly assuming the character of neo-Nazi rallies.
“A group of Saudi activists is planning the country’s first public hunger strike to draw attention to the detention without charge of a dozen political reformists.” (thanks Jasser)
Aljazeera (Arabic) offered to host a debate between me and Lebanese neo-con, Walid Phares. They told me that Phares agreed to the debate but refused to debate me. He requested another guest.
Is that not touching? “Obama better for Israel”. I think that both are BETTER for Israel. (thanks Marcy)
Let me say this to Syrian ambassador `Imad Mustafa (who is one of the nicest Arab diplomats that I have met): are you aware how naive you sound? You don’t think that Lieberman would ever lie to you, or that he would break his word if Israeli interests dictated it? “I can tell you this [...]
““They [the settlers] don’t think like us. Their thought is messianic, mystic, satanic and irrational,”” (thanks Abu)
Excuse me. Can you kindly please explain to me the shoe culture of the Arabs? “”Arabs characteristically believe that many, if not most things in life are controlled, ultimately, by fate rather than by humans, that everyone loves children, that wisdom increases with age; and that the inherent personalities of men and women are vastly [...]
Visa story: “I doubt your correspondent was even being discriminated against particularly because of the recent american incursion: I knew an american who obtained Syrian visas at the Lebanese border more than once last year and had to wait up to 10 hours one time. It’s just bureaucracy — they fax the passport to some [...]
I am renaming the site: Angry Visa News Service.
Visa story: “I regularly read your blog and i’ve been following up with your “Syrian Boarder” stories recently. I’m a Palestinian, carrying a Jordanian passport (yeah its just a black book to me) but i never thought this small thing can make such a big difference. Yesterday, I was crossing the Lebanese boarder (back from [...]
Visa story: “Why no mention about other non-Arab Muslims who have to endure humiliation in US airports? Have you heard about the special registration? Check this out: http://www.ice.gov/pi/specialregistration. You know what is more disgusting – when you traveled with the Japanese airline and was the only one out of the 300 passengers who was pulled [...]
A reader in Iran sent me this: “Your website is not banned in Tehran, but it was banned in Northern Iran in Ramsar. I asked the internet cafe person this and he said the internet filters get stricter as you move from the south of the country to the North. Have no idea how true [...]