Archive for April, 2010

The Withering away (or Elimination) of Israel

My weekly article in Al-Akhbar: “The Withering Away (or Elimination) of Israel.”

Posted on April 30, 2010 by As'ad

Columbia

“Pro-Israel group monitoring, intimidating Columbia faculty”. (thanks Electronic Ali)

Posted on April 30, 2010 by As'ad

Operation Iraqi Theft

“In the chaotic aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion of 2003, the thousands of sodden documents were spirited out of the country with an assist from then-Vice President Richard B. Cheney’s office and a vague promise of their return once they had been …

Posted on April 30, 2010 by As'ad

A trade off in Lebanon*? (Saudi Arabia)

This ad offers a trade off of a car for a Sri Lankan or an Indian maid. I kid you not. (thanks Ziyaad)PS Ziaad sent it to me that it is from Lebanon, but the paper indicates Saudi Arabia.

Posted on April 30, 2010 by As'ad

why regrettably?

“”Regrettably, the two-state solution is now a fantasy. Instead, those territories will be incorporated into a Greater Israel,which will be an apartheid state bearing a marked resemblance to white-ruled South Africa. Nevertheless, a Jewish apartheid…

Posted on April 30, 2010 by As'ad

Zionist dictionary

“According to the Zionist dictionary colonialism is defined as peace, while resistance to colonialism is terrorism. Thus, when Israel expands its West Bank colonies (known as “settlements” in the Israeli lexicon — something that sounds peaceful, ca…

Posted on April 30, 2010 by As'ad

Pol Econ of Lebanon’s problems

“TRABOULSI: Of course, that was on the assumption that Middle Eastern peace is coming, and then the rewards would be enormous. It was based on a very bad calculation, and there was no Middle East peace coming. And so we did build a huge Beirut city …

Posted on April 30, 2010 by As'ad

Well, I sure hope that Israel does not make peace

“Israel’s choice: Make peace or disappear”

Posted on April 30, 2010 by As'ad

Praise for a feminist

“Saudi Female Lecturers Praise King Abdullah’s Appreciation of Female Role”. (thanks “Ibn Rushd”)

Posted on April 30, 2010 by As'ad

Virgin Mary running for office in Lebanon

Comrade Pierre on Virgin Mary’s politics in municipal elections in Mt Lebanon.

Posted on April 30, 2010 by As'ad

Zio-hummus alert: boycott

Richard sent me this (I did not have time to check the info): If you want to publicise a boycott of anything that might benefit the Israeli economy, please note the following: The company Sabra Dipping Company, LLC is selling a huge quantity of hum…

Posted on April 29, 2010 by As'ad

Lebanese success stories: send them to An-Nahar

“”Le patron du Zaman Café, le bar au centre d’une affaire de proxénétisme touchant certains joueurs de l’équipe de France, est passé aux aveux. Entendu par la police, il a reconnu que des prostituées fréquentaient son établissement, rapporte …

Posted on April 29, 2010 by As'ad

where the hell are they?

“Maybe I just don’t go to enough protests, but it seems like such a blatant human rights violation would attract more attention, I mean, more than 120 protesters. Unfortunately, Bill 94 is supported by over 95% of Quebecers, and 4/5 Canadians , so I…

Posted on April 29, 2010 by As'ad

Don’t let me be misunderstood

“”But PA Communications Minister Mashhour Abu Daqqa told a press conference in Ramallah yesterday that this is not political boycott. Rather, he said, it is an attempt to regulate the PA’s cellular communications market.”"

Posted on April 29, 2010 by As'ad

Leila Khaled

“Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) politburo member Laila Khaled called Tuesday for dismantling the Palestinian Authority “if that body is the cause of Palestinian division.” In Damascus, Khaled said division among Palestinians “…

Posted on April 29, 2010 by As'ad

Which is worse? Jimmy Cater or the Guinea worm?

“Mr. Carter, 85, told me a few years ago that he was determined to outlive Guinea worm. I called him by satellite phone from here and asked if he still thought he would win the race. He laughed and said he was increasingly optimistic that he would outl…

Posted on April 29, 2010 by As'ad

publicity-seekers and religious fanatics

“The trend began in 1995 when a group of Islamist lawyers succeeded in divorcing Cairo university teacher Nasr Abu Zayd from his wife on grounds of apostasy. Since then, there have been hundreds of hesba cases against writers and activists, brought…

Posted on April 29, 2010 by As'ad

anti-Semite

“In a private meeting yesterday with a Meretz member of the city council and her aide, deputy Jerusalem mayor Yitzhak Pindros allegedly said in jest that “at Haredi education we do not accept Sephardim, monkeys, Russians and Ethiopians.” Pindros den…

Posted on April 29, 2010 by As'ad

foreign domestic workers in the Middle East

“Reforms undertaken by governments in the Middle East to protect domestic workers from abuse are insufficient to shield women working as house maids from abuse and violence, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. Millions of mostly Asian women who work i…

Posted on April 29, 2010 by As'ad

Patronizing headline

Look at this lousy headline. They always have to aspire to be “a Western man.” (thanks Sellam)

Posted on April 29, 2010 by As'ad