Archive for January 16, 2009
I watched the documentary by Ahmad Ash-Shaykh on Aljazeera (Arabic) today. It was about his return to his home near Nablus in Palestine. He toured the West Bank and showed us villages and people and farms and settlers. It was so moving especially with his powerful delivery and words.
I will be speaking via phone on AlJazeera English in less than an hour from now.
An Israeli terrorist inspects a Palestinian boy. (anonymous)
I shall appear (via phone) on AlJazeera (Arabic) around 9:00PM (Pacific Time) (early morning Saturday, Beirut time) to toss a few pearls of wisdom.
Some critics of Egypt have been (following Ahmad Jibril on Aljazeera) referring to Ahmad Abu Al-Ghayt (Foreign Minister of Egypt’s Mamluk) as Ahmad “Abu Al-Gha’it.” My mother and brother asked me about the meaning of the word. The etyomology is from an old Arabic word “taghawwut” which means “tabarruz”, which means “defecation.” I thought that [...]
Comrade Suheir on Olmert’s calculations
So the sleaze (and semi-pornography) Saudi website, Elaph (which, like MEMRI, I would not link to), published an interview with Israeli advocate of Israeli terrorism, Ely Karmon. They identified him as “the most experienced expert in the study of Hamas in the world” without saying that he advises the Israeli Ministery of (terrorist) Defense.
Ramlat Al-Bayda Corniche, Date: Sunday 18 January, 5-7 PM, Beirut (thanks Matthew and Marcy)
Look at the cover page of the Nation magazine. Do they even know about Israeli massacres in Gaza?
” have just returned from the Middle East and witnessed how Israel’s assault on Gaza is radicalizing mainstream Muslim opinion. Shown endlessly on Arab and Muslim television stations, the massive killing of civilians is fueling rage against Israel and its superpower patron, the United States, among mainstream and moderate voices who previously believed in co-existence [...]
In a meeting of Sunni Muftititis recently in Beirut, there was a rift in the ranks of the clerics (who are on the payrolls of Hariri Inc). Biqa` Mufti, Khalil Al-Mays, spoke about public opinion among Sunnis in favor of Hamas, and indirectly criticized the Saudi policy. Following the meeting, Hariri family posted banners in [...]
According to “well-placed” sources, Angry Arab can report that Israel had promised Egypt that 3 to 5 days would be sufficient to invade Gaza and smash Hamas. The original plan entailed a ground invasion on the 3rd day. This is why Ethan Bronner’s propaganda piece today–and all his articles are propaganda pieces–should be read as [...]
My sources report to me that there are divisions within the House of Saud over Gaza. Some princes are unhappy over the Prince Saudi-Prince Bandar’s steering of Saudi foreign policy.
Saudi media has received their orders. The Saudi attacks on Qatar has started. Al-Arabiyya TV (the station of King Fahd’s brother-in-law) aired a report that the US bases in Qatar have been on high alert to protect Israel–whatever that means. The station added that US military bases in pro-Saudi countries are good bases, and US [...]
But Isabel Kershner of the New York Times assures you (citing the Israeli terrorist military) that “only a quarter” are civilians.
Let me summarize the long text of the agreement between US and Israel: smuggling will continue. You may go to sleep now.
The statement by the Qatari prime minister on his phone conversation with Abu Mazen has caused irrepparable damage to an already irreparably-damaged puppet usurper.
“Israelis face harsh censure abroad for their tactics, but a visit by 10 foreign reporters to this position arranged by the Israeli military showed an army that feels serenely confident that it is doing the right thing.” Yes, this Israeli military-arranged visit is a really accurate measure of the state of the terrorist soldiers. I [...]
“a mix of ruins that once were handsome two-story houses and farm fields that had been turned into rocket-launching pads against Israel by Hamas.” Notice that when Ethan Bronner reproduces Israeli propaganda claims he does not even state that this was a claim by Israeli terrorist military. It is now a fact, whatever he is [...]
“More than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed in the Israeli campaign so far, about 40 percent of them women and children, according to the Hamas-run Ministry of Health; Israel says only a quarter may be civilians.”