Saturday, December 09, 2017

Protests in the Arab world

I noticed that in Jordan they chanted against Trump AND abasing Muhammad bin Salman.  But they also chanted in praise of Jordanian king.  Opposition and protests in Jordan can be as repugnant as the regime.  I also noticed that Iraq was very vocal against the US and Israel.  The entire political spectrum was united. Muqtada As-Sadr (who recently got favorable press in Gulf and naturally Western media) was most fierce in rallying the public against Israeli occupation.  This image is from a protest in Baghdad.  Someone should translate the article to the New York Times correspondents who wrote only two days ago that Arabs don't care about Jerusalem or Palestine anymore--because a Lebanese blogger wrote that in English.