Archive for January 2, 2013

West Bank health care

From C.:”I have to comment on these allegations of substandard healthcare in PA hospitals, or just in the West Bank period. I am afraid that it is absolutely common knowledge that misdiagnoses and malpractice occur regularly (especially in terms of …

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

not in the US press

“M., a teenage girl, was attacked by a group of young yeshiva students on a Ganey Tikva street on Sunday. According to the teen, the reason was her physical appearance, which alludes to her sexual orientation. M, 17, was walking down the street in …

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

Egyptian Jews and the Muslim Brotherhood

My latest post for Al-Akhbar English: “Egyptian Jews and the Muslim Brotherhood”.

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

Alocohol-free "revolution" in Syria

 ”Syria rebels in Aleppo empty in a drain bottles of alcohol they reportedly found in trucks coming from Homs- AFP pic.twitter.com/OqywpVNU” (thanks Karim)

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

thinking in India

“”In the Northeastern states we have laws like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, which allows soldiers to kill on suspicion. In all of India we have the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, which basically makes even thinking an anti government th…

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

invasion become clashes

From a reader:  “”In the raid, an undercover force, reportedly disguised as vegetable merchants, entered the village first. When youths started throwing stones and a riot broke out, regular forces came in and dispersed the crowd with rubber-coa…

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

the poor in Saudi Arabia

“”The Saudi government discloses little official data about its poorest citizens. But press reports and private estimates suggest that between 2 million and 4 million of the country’s native Saudis live on less than about $530 a month – about $17 …

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

How US exports democracy and freedom

“”Overall, the United States reached arms transfer agreements in 2011 totaling $66.3 billion, or nearly 78 percent of all such worldwide pacts, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service. The 2011 total was swollen by a record $33.4…

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

chutzpah, defined

“”In the complaint, the sailors claimed that the power utility officials gave a false sense of safety in areas that were still exposed to radiation. The sailors then operated in these areas, exposing them to radiation, and creating possible medical …

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

This is how the New York Times now refers to the Israeli assault on Gaza

I know that Isabel Kershner is more fierce in defending Israeli violence than spokepeople of the Israeli terrorist army but this is just too ridiculous:  “fierce eight-day military campaign against the rocket-launching infrastructure in the Gaza …

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

Yassin Hajj Saleh on Edward Said

Writing in An-Nahar supplement (the paper is the Lebanese right-wing, racist (against Syrians and Palestinians) sectarian Christian publication which is almost dead), Yassin Hajj Saleh mentions Edward Said.  But let me say that writing in An-Nahar…

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

House of Saud: they want oil and water

“As one senior Saudi official told me: “We cannot eat oil.” So they are determined to buy foreign land that has access to plentiful water.  Asked about the Saudi Star water grab in Gambela earlier this year, the Saudi minister for agriculture, Fah…

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

Israel’s dirty hands in Bruma: a history of military cooperation

“According to a March 1, 2000 report in the authoritative British publication Jane’s Intelligence Review by William Ashton. The article, titled “Myanmar and Israel develop military pact,” details how Israeli companies and the Israeli government have be…

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

Zionism in the Washington Post

From Kris at CUNY:  “I don’t usually read the Washington Post, but the lies and deception put forward in this editorial are very revealing. The editors trivialise Israeli settlements in the West Bank by (wrongly) claiming that they are confined…

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

Zionism in the Washington Post

From Kris at CUNY:  “I don’t usually read the Washington Post, but the lies and deception put forward in this editorial are very revealing. The editors trivialise Israeli settlements in the West Bank by (wrongly) claiming that they are confined…

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

US Pilots can still return home for dinner

“Christine Fair, an American academic, supports the drone warfare because it keeps the remotely-based pilots safe. “At the end of the day if the drone goes down, the pilot still goes home for dinner,” she recently told the BBC.The Washington-based …

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

US Pilots can still return home for dinner

“Christine Fair, an American academic, supports the drone warfare because it keeps the remotely-based pilots safe. “At the end of the day if the drone goes down, the pilot still goes home for dinner,” she recently told the BBC.The Washington-based …

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

Your friends in Burma

From Amir:  “”The use of jet aircraft and attack helicopters to bomb, rocket and strafe the Kachin is now at the highest intensity since the Burma military began its attacks against the Kachin last year. Over 100,000 Kachin are now displaced, t…

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

Your friends in Burma

From Amir:  “”The use of jet aircraft and attack helicopters to bomb, rocket and strafe the Kachin is now at the highest intensity since the Burma military began its attacks against the Kachin last year. Over 100,000 Kachin are now displaced, t…

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad

censorship in Turkey

From Ali, Angry Arab’s chief correspondent in Turkey:”The İzmir Education Directorate’s books commission is seeking to ban certain parts of John Steinbeck’s classic “Of Mice and Men” for several “immoral” passages, according to daily BirGün.&…

Posted on January 2, 2013 by As'ad