Archive for November 16, 2012

Barry Obama and his support for Arab democratization

“Asked about the protests, a State Department spokesman, Mark C. Toner, urged protesters to remain peaceful and expressed support for the reforms led by the king.  “We support King Abdullah II’s road map for reform…”

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

Fouad Ajamai

Since the Bush years, Fouad Ajami never misses an opportunity to appear as a caricature of himself.   I heard him on CNN: and he wants you to know that the Saudi King is a good representative of the Arab youth.  Kid you not. 

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

Syria and Gaza

Akram sent me this:  “All the Syrian parties, regime and opposition, have condemned the Israeli aggression on Gaza except… don’t be surprised please… the old/new SNC. As a legitimate and responsible temporary government, they, seemingly, pre…

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

New York Times Photo Captions

Khelil sent me this:”The NY Times’ front page website has a 13-photo slideshow and this is the order of photo captions: 1) “An Israeli family waited in a bomb shelter in the city of Ashkelon” 2) “Israeli security forces in Jerusalem after a rocket …

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

Support EI

Support EI.  It is the one organization that is single-handedly refuting Zionist propaganda in the West.

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

UN Resolutions violated by Israel

“UN RESOLUTIONS VIOLATED BY ISRAEL FROM 1939-2011by David Mitchell on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 4:39am ·1955-1992:# * Resolution 106: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel for Gaza raid”.# * Resolution 111: ” . . . ‘condemns’ Israel for raid on Syria that killed f…

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

not reproted in the NYTimes

“Hours before Hamas strongman Ahmed Jabari was assassinated, he received the draft of a permanent truce agreement with Israel, which included mechanisms for maintaining the cease-fire in the case of a flare-up between Israel and the factions in the Gaz…

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

Abu Mazen

Abu Mazen is about to speak: but no one gives a damn (or no one gives a rat’s ass, as my students say).

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

I salute you, Sarah el-Yafi at Harvard

“C’est une Libanaise, Sara el-Yafi, ancienne étudiante à Harvard, qui a décidé de prendre le taureau par les cornes et de rendre à chaque nation, le plat qui lui appartient. Sur sa page Facebook, la jeune femme a publié une lettre d’indignat…

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

New York Times propaganda

From Khelil:  “Of course, no surprise but this must be very Zionist editing. Look at how they structure the paragraph whereby Hamas is portrayed as the initial aggressor and gets the first mention and Israel merely reactive: “Israel and Hamas b…

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

recommended readings on Syria

From Akram in Damascus:  “Here you (and angyarab followers who can read Arabic) can read this important piece of Fateh Jamous recalling a conference held by the Syrian opposition forces in the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor in 2005 (Arabic). The pie…

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

US media does not report this

“”Jaabari had previously been the apparent target of more than one Israeli assassination attempt, including a 2004 air strike that killed his eldest son Mohammed, along with his brother and several of his cousins.”"

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

the mood in Gaza

“”"The mood of the people is high despite the siege, despite the Israeli aggression,” said Dr. Hassan Khalaf, director of Al Shifa Hospital here, where many of the Palestinian dead and wounded were taken. “To be killed while smiling or while confide…

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

lackey of the US

“”We’ve got a $4.5bn IMF loan to Egypt under consideration and Morsi wants our help with that. Why is there massive assistance to Egypt? It grew out of the peace treaty. Without that peace treaty, the chances of our treating Egypt as a special case …

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

taunting the Muslim Brotherhood

“”Al-Masri recently rose to fame when she claimed to be the wife of an Islamist ex-MP Anwar Al-Balkimy, who is notorious for a nose job scandal he denied. It was reported in March that Al-Masri filed for divorce from the Islamist MP, saying she rece…

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

who writes history?

“”[German Foreign Minister Guido] Westerwelle said in the spring that Russia was “on the wrong side of history” as long as it continued supporting the regime of President Bashar Assad. His Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, replied that Germany’s f…

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

Arab student society at Penn

I am told that the Arab student society at Penn canceled their event that they co-sponsored with their friends in the Israeli lobby on campus. They sent this lousy email to members (one of them forwarded to me, of course):  “The PASS board has dec…

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

Dumb Israeli propaganda

Jamal sent me this:  “Once again as you say, the israelis show how dumb their propaganda is. The attached image of one of the leaflets they’re dropping on Gaza was on the Jerusalem Post website. How exactly in one of the most densely populated p…

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

targeted

Basim sent me this:  “Why is it that Israeli civilians are always “targeted” but Palestinian children are “caught in the crossifre”?

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad

For a republic in Jordan

From S.:  “Jordanian protesters chanting: “We want to declare it a republic” also anti Abdallah chants  Arabic video”

Posted on November 16, 2012 by As'ad