Monday, May 25, 2009

Israeli orientalism

"But official UN confirmation of the report could alter this picture, causing some Shi'ite voters to switch to the rival Shi'ite party, Amal, and floating Sunni, Druze and Christian voters to switch to the anti-Syrian coalition led by Saad Hariri." The quality of Israeli expertise on the Middle East never ceases to make me chuckle. Look at these brilliant insights from Middle East experts at one of the top Israeli newspapers. They are predicting that some Shi`ite voters may swithc their votes from Hizbullah to Amal. Can somebody tell them that they can't do that because Hizbullah and Amal are ON THE SAME ELECTORAL LISTS?? How dumb is Israeli orientalism?