Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Did I not tell you that obituaries of Ali Salem would fill Western newspapers?

"Salem's book "A Drive to Israel" sold more than 60,000 copies, a best-seller by Egyptian standards. But he was shunned in Egypt for the visit and fellow writers labeled him a sellout or collaborator."  Wait a minute. Who told you the book sold 60,000 copies? That was a mere figure claimed by Salem himself. And like most of the things he said, it was a fabrication. No one has exact figures of sales in the Arab world like that.  He must have made that claim at a talk at WINEP.  2) You forgot to add that he was a huge supporter of Saudi princes and wrote their praises in the mouthpiece of King Salman, Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat. 3) and most importantly, you needed to add that he insulted Jews (to his last days) in Arabic while he insulted Arabs when he spoke at WINEP.  But then again: it won't be the first time that American Zionists would welcome an anti-Semite to their midst.