Archive for January 6, 2009
The Huffington Post has been rather good during these times, I must say. Much better than that Nation magazine, which typically waits and waits and then finds one Israeli who can be mildly critical of Israel, and then it washes its hands off the subject. Of course, there are some mainstream journalists who are quite [...]
“What is amazing is that so many Western leaders, so many presidents and prime ministers and, I fear, so many editors and journalists, bought the old lie; that Israelis take such great care to avoid civilian casualties. “Israel makes every possible effort to avoid civilian casualties,” yet another Israeli ambassador said only hours before the [...]
“Among the alleged collaborators were three brothers, one of whom attempted before his arrest to swallow a cell phone’s SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card, which is believed to have documented his conversations with Israeli security officials.”
“If an Israeli woman had lost five daughters in a Palestinian attack, would The Washington Post run an equally sized photograph of a relatively unharmed Palestinian woman, who was merely distraught over Israeli missile fire?”
“Gause said he is neither pro-Palestinian nor pro-Israeli, and provided Fox 44 Local News with some insight on the situation.” When somebody says that you know he is about to defend Israeli wars.”
Now Rachel Maddow is an intelligent woman. Today, while mentioning in passing that Israeli terrorists bombed school children–and she said without indignation because you are not permitted in the US media to show indignation–, she added that “It has been reported that Israel acted in self-defense.” Could you not at least cringe, when saying that, [...]
“Nikola Solic’s photograph in your edition of January 2nd is equally striking, and will surely be remembered as an iconic image of the tragedy that is Gaza 2009. The image is of a group of young, clearly well-off Israelis, five females and one male, surveying from a hilltop distance an Israeli air strike on the [...]
“Belfast.Madam, – When the Israeli army has pulverised Gaza and killed many more Palestinian civilians, when the rockets cease firing, will all those who have written in support of Israel then demand that it lifts its siege and stop its collective punishment of the Palestinian people? Will they demand an end to Israel’s apartheid policies [...]
A Lebanese woman goes to Gaza in solidarity and refuses to leave. (thanks Hani)
“The Ontario arm of the Canadian Union of Public Employees announced yesterday it would propose, in a meeting next month, “a ban on Israeli academics doing speaking, teaching or research work at Ontario universities,” if they do not explicitly condemn Israeli action in Gaza.” (thanks Chalphal)
Al-Jazeera (Arabic) has regained much of the credibility among Arab audiences that it has been losing in recent years, my criticisms notwithstanding. Its coverage of Gaza has–in my impression–mesmerized Arab audience. This period has also finalized the political demise of Al-Arabiyya although it has tried in the last few days to suddenly express concerns, but [...]
So I watched him speak at the UN: there was as much passion and emotion in his speech as when the Saudi king visited the two Palestinian patients in a hospital in Riyadh. Basically, it was an ode to Husni Mubarak, and secondly it contained the new proposal for “an international force” in Gaza. You [...]
“It is only when one begins to grasp all the foregoing that one understands exactly how disgusting and squalid is the behavior of the Hamas gang.” And just like racists who claims that their “best friends are blacks”, Hitchens says: “Before the new year, I talked to one or two knowledgeable Palestinians…” So did you [...]
“P: As opposed to the terroristic children who attack you?”
“At least 10 protesters were arrested, including the chair of the Arab student union. Officials at Haifa University said the protest against Israel was not pre-approved by the faculty, and therefore had to be dispersed with force.” A what unto the nations?
“A basketball game between a Turkish and an Israeli team was suspended on Tuesday after Turkish fans erupted in protests against the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, Turkish media reported. A referee suspended the game between Turk Telekom and Bnei Hasharon, part of a European basketball championship, and ordered the players back to the [...]
I was certain that Obama will disappoint once he becomes president. I did not know that he will succeed in disappointing before assuming the presidency.
Arabs will see this picture, and they will remember it. They will take note that when the Israeli terrorist army was butchering Palestinian women and children, Israeli “civilians” stood and watched cheeringly, while sipping their beverages.
“Published: March 3, 1992To the Editor:Contrary to your report on the brouhaha in France stirred by medical aid for George Habash (news article, Jan. 31), Mr. Habash’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine was not “the first group to hijack aircraft in the late 1960′s.” Israel originated the practice in 1954.On Dec. 8 of [...]