Archive for December 27, 2008
Under their shoes, where it belongs. (thanks Matthew who took the picture) PS Oh, yeah. I forgot. Shoes are highly offensive in Arab culture.
The least AlJazeera (Arabic) can do–the least, I said–is to refrain from inviting those Israeli propagandist clowns to its studio. This vulgar and crude practice should stop, at least out of respect for the dead victims and their families.
From the BBC monitoring service: “Dahlan stresses the need to keep in contact with Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan in order to adopt a unified Arab supportive position, in order to push the nternational community forward to handle this issue. Dahlan adds that the Palestinian president, who is currently visiting Saudi Arabia, will adopt political [...]
I saw Khalid Mish`al on AlJazeera. He deafened my ears with his tedious religious invocations. Also, why didn’t Hamas vacate their offices before the raids? I never try to understand Hamas, becaus I can’t. It being clearly understood–to quote from the Balfour Declaration–that Israel, the Arab regimes, and Dahlan gangs should be blamed for the [...]
“Protests against Israel’s deadly bombing of Gaza erupted across the West Bank on Saturday, and in two cities, club-wielding Palestinian police tried to block crowds from throwing stones at Israeli troops.”
“Dana Summers’ editorial cartoon on Thursday (“If an American had thrown a shoe at an Arab leader”) does nothing to provoke thought. It is a racist attempt to use an old and worn-out Hollywood stereotype, the Angry Arab.”
I wonder who the Israeli spies in Gaza are.
Egypt is still blocking a meeting of Arab League leaders–not that it would do anything. Yet, Hamas leader, Usamah Hamadan, refused to name that country on AlJazeera.
Updates on Al-Akhbar
He held a press conference today. He said that he has been firmly urging Israel to refrain from attacking Gaza. It shows in the pictures from that meeting. Where were the shoes of the assembled journalists today?
A profile of Palestinian struggler, Bahjat Abu Ghraybah: a man in his nineties is still harassed by Jordanian mukhabarat.
“Hezbollah to Gazans: You Are Not by Yourselves”. Angry Arab to Gazans: You are by Yourselves, damn it.
Obama will call those injured children Hamas terrorists.
“Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Saturday instructed the Foreign Ministry to take emergency measures to adapt Israel’s international public relations to the ongoing escalation in the Gaza Strip. Livni instructed senior ministry officials to open an aggressive and diplomatic international public relations campaign, in order to gain greater international support for Israel Defense Forces operations [...]
New TV is right: Abu Mazen is nowhere to be seen today. (He is in Riyadh).
“Most of those killed were security men, but an unknown number of civilians were also among the dead.” Did AP examine every charred and dead body to determine that most were security men?
I saw a Norwegian foreign ministry official on AlJazeera. He showed more compassion toward the plight of the Palestinians than Arab officials.
Saudi King reacts to the massacres in Gaza.
Times like this, I read Egyptian poet, Amal Dunqul’s “Don’t Make Peace [with Israel]“
Danish cartoons generated more public reactions among Arab public opinion (of course, the regime instigated that too because it was safe for them). Arafat was right about one thing–and one thing only: when you pin your hopes on the Arab masses, you shall be disappointed.