Archive for December, 2008

Brothers, sisters, cousins, wives, husbands, friends, daughters, sons, colle…

“Brothers, sisters, cousins, wives, husbands, friends, daughters, sons, colleagues, neighbors” (thanks Olivia)

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

In Paragraphs

If you want to read my critique of the New York Times in paragraphs.

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

Orwellian Israeli media

This is an actual headline from an Israeli newspaper: “IDF bombs ‘terror mosque’”. And Israeli terrorist occupiers also bomb terror hospitals, terror ambulances, terror universities, terror nurseries, terror houses, terror schools, terror shops, and terror boats.

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

By comparison

Joel sent me this: “I ran the numbers (from B’Tselem) and in the first four days of this assault on Gaza the number of Palestinians killed by Israel is nearly double the number of Israelis killed by Palestinians in the past four years (about 230 Israelis).”

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

Another Hamas stronghold hit

Al-Arabiyya TV (the station of King Fahd’s brother-in-law) has just reported that a Palestinian woman was hit while breastfeeding her baby in Gaza. Let me guess: tomorrow Ethan Bronner and Taghreed El-Khodary will claim that the woman’s breast was a Hamas stronghold.

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

Balance on the op-ed page of the NYT

Yesterday, the op-ed page of the New York Times asked Benny Morris (the advocate of ethnic cleansing) to represent the Israeli point of view. For the Palestinian point of view, the NYT asked…Benny Morris. Today, the NYT asked David Grossman to represent the Israeli point of view. For the Palestinian point of view, the NYT […]

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

There are no Palestinian civilian men

“”[The 62 figure] does not include civilian casualties who are men, even though we know that there have been some civilian men killed as well,” UN humanitarian affairs co-ordinator John Holmes said.” (thanks Carlos)

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

Oh, really? I did not know that.

“It is likely that Hamas’s accusations against Egypt – to the effect that Cairo was aware of an impending Israeli operation and took part in the deception preceding it – are largely correct.” (thanks Laleh)

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

Israeli students for war, destruction, and racism

“Students all over Israel rallied on Wednesday in support of the IDF and its Operation Cast Lead in Gaza.”

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

Why our conflict with Israeli state AND society

““Of course we support it,” said Rosette Alalouf, a former colleague of Ms. Sheetrit, at the funeral. “Do we have a choice?””The UN General Assembly had it right back in 1974: Zionism is indeed racism. What else would explain this particular article which sees the suffering of the superior race, but not among the primary […]

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

Apology

I apologize that during war’s coverage, I don’t get a chance to give credit to those who send me links. I get bombarded with so much (valuable) links that I loose track.

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

That should explain it all for you

“Also on Tuesday, Bush called his Egyptian counterpart Hosni Mubarak to thank him for his efforts to stop Palestinian rocket attacks on southern Israel.”

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

The Nation Magazine

The Nation magazine has offered its verdict. It blamed “Hamas’ stupid, provocative, and self-defeating rocket assault on, well, nothing, in Israel”. (thanks Sami)

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

The New York Times on Gaza: El-Khodary strikes again

Today’s article in the New York Times (front page), is quite revealing. It also has the byline of Bronner and El-Khodary. The first sentence of the article uses the term “punishing air attacks.” One needs to look at that phrase. Who invented that? Which bureau of Israeli occupation’s military or intelligence apparatus came out with […]

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

Walid Al-`Umari

The chief (and very competent) correspondent of AlJazeera in occupied Palestine, Walid Al-`Umari, is clearly Dahlanist in his sympathies.

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

From Sharjah

I received this message from Sharjah: “A peaceful march for gaza and Palestine in Sharjah UAE, has been attacked and violently stopped from proceeding. This is happening right now in the buheira area. Journalist from several local tv and newspaper journalists were attacked and threatened, no serious injuries reported until now but stand off between […]

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

Chief Collaborationist

I saw the speech of the chief collaborationist, Abu Mazen. What was striking was his heavy religious invocations: he sounded more like Ayman Adh-Dhawahiri (and he is a boring speaker like him too). This man would say anything to please his Israeli occupation masters.

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

On Collaborators

One of the most annoying (but predictable) trends in American Zionist media, is this concern for the plight of collaborators. Of course, they care about them because they work on behalf of the Israeli terrorist occupation. Yesterday, much of the coverage on Gaza suffering in the lousy article in the New York Times (which carried […]

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

From the Letter Section of the Times (not on the op-ed page of course)

“I believe the Israeli airstrikes are clear violations of international humanitarian law. While the Palestinian rocket fire against civilian targets in Israel may be illegal, that does not give Israel the right to violate the Geneva Conventions. The airstrikes represent: ¶Collective punishment (the civilian population is being punished for actions of a few militants).¶Unlawful attack […]

Posted on December 31, 2008 by As'ad

Not in the New York Times

Hibah Hamdan being buried. (Al-Quds Al-`Arabi).

Posted on December 30, 2008 by As'ad