Archive for January 5, 2009
The Revolt of Gaza Ghetto by comrade Joseph.
Lebanese columnist Jihad Khazen (former editor-in-chief of Daily Star, Al-Hayat, and Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat), states that Israel has no right to exist, and expresses a change of his views. He calls on Arab governments to withdraw the Arab peace initiative. He also calls for “transfer” of Israelis from Israel. This tells you something about Arab public [...]
Saudi columnist Dawud Ash-Shiryan (who had declared my “end” a few weeks ago) effectively criticizes “moderate” Arab writers.
AlJazeera (Arabic) is keen to have me comment live on the Russian attack on Georgia but not on the Israeli attack on Gaza. I think that they are afraid that I will lash out at Arab regimes. Me?
Walid Jumblat is another person who has changed his tune in the last days of the Bush administration. He has been calling for arming of Hamas and for “taking revenge” on Barak. But his criticisms are alwayas vague: yesterday, for example, he blasted “the international legitimacy”. I am sure that the feelings of the international [...]
This is a Hamas terrorist cell. What are they up to? (AP)
Look at the faces of the EU delegation with Livni in Israel. What do you see? (AP)
“Egyptian actor Adel Imam, has shocked many of his fans by expressing understanding for Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip.” First, who cares what Adel Imam has to say, especially that the last time he was funny was around 1978 or 1979. Secondly, the Jerusalem Post (which had the audacity to request an interview [...]
“Most of us in the Middle East still believe that incompetence is a trait exclusive to dictators such as Muammer Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein and Jamal Abdul Nasser.” First, is this dude who did not notice Israeli attacks on Gaza, a son of the religious fanatic who doubles as Sharjah ruler? Secondly, do you associate incompetence [...]
I am trying not to watch US TV news to maintain a semblance of sanity during this difficult period. I catch a minute or two and then I quickly switch because the aggravation is instantaneous. Only when I drive, I get a portion of those US TV news shows on satellite radio although I now [...]
Muhammad Dahlan today published an open letter to the people of Gaza. It begins with “The sons of the beloved Gaza strip.” I kid you not. I shall spare you the rest.
Another Hamas terrorists hit. (AFP and AP)
Seven children of one family were killed today. (AFP)
From the Land Poem by Mahmud Darwish (my translation):“O you who are crossing over my bodyYou shall not passI am the land in a bodyYou shall not passI am the land in its splendorYou shall not passI am the landO you who cross on the landin its splendorYou shall not passYou shall not passYou shall [...]
From Mahmud Darwish’s State of Siege (my translation):“Standing here. Sitting here. Always here.Immortals here. And we have one one goal:To be.After that, we disagree on everything;on the shape of the national flag[You will do well, o my living people, if you choosethe symbol of a simple donkey]on the words of the new national anthem[you will [...]
The toll of Israeli terrorism thus far for the day, according to Palestinian medical sources and aljazeera.
The Iraqi poet, Mudhaffar An-Nawwab, once wrote: “the woman in the tent only gives birth to…an army.” Only an army.
“Head of the Saudi National Security Council reportedly visited Washington in December and held a number of meetings with top U.S. administration officials to whom he recommended weakening Hizbullah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad.” (thanks Nadim)
Bush (and his champions here who condemn the violence by “all parties“) promised the Palestinians a state by the end of his administration, and then gave them this.
Do you notice when Israeli military terrorists lose soldiers they always stupidly and terroristically lash out? Arab stations just reported that Israeli terrorists attacked the security compound in Gaza with several missiles. Yes, Hamas fighters are all gathered there because they thought it would be the best hiding place, and the place you are least [...]