Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Al-Arabiyya is considered "liberal" by Saudi regime and Western media standards

36% of respondents blame women's clothing for sexual harassment while only 9% blame men's conduct.

Human rights Watch

This is information from someone who went through it: when an Arab is interviewed for a job at Human Rights Watch one of the first questions asked during the job interview is: are you willing to work with Israelis because part of our work entails dealing with Israelis.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Mystique of Marxism in the 21st century

My weekly article for Al-Akhbar: "The Mystique of Marxism in the 21st century".

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Refutation of Zionist propaganda (part IV)

The 4th and last installment of my article for Al-Akhbar: "Refutation of Zionist propaganda in the documentary of Al-Arabiyya: An abstract about Nakbah, Part IV".

My article on Anti-Semitism and Jeremy Corbyn

My article for Consortium News on anti-Semitism and Jeremy Corbyn.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

1979 Vela Incident

“This article offers a new analysis of radionuclide and hydroacoustic data to support a low-yield nuclear weapon test as a plausible explanation for the still contentious 22 September 1979 Vela Incident, in which U.S. satellite Vela 6911 detected an optical signal characteristic of an atmospheric nuclear explosion over the Southern Indian or Atlantic Ocean.”

Israeli infantry crossed the Lebanese border to kidnap a shepherd

“An Israeli enemy infantry unit crossed the border line in Al-Radar axis near the town of Shabaa for a distance of about 40 meters, NNA field reporter said on Tuesday. The enemy infantry failed in its attempt to kidnap the shepherd, identified as A.Z. The hostile patrol fired several smoke bombs in the direction of the shepherd, who managed to flee away.” (thanks Amir)

Monday, August 13, 2018

Elie Wiesel and the Sea is Never full (or empty)

I don't understand why people who like Elie Wiesel and approve of his politics and his posturing would not concede that his writings have no literary value whatsoever.  The titles of his books are more like titles of bad B movies, and the narratives in all of them are like articles you read in the Atlantic (when it was under the editorship of the former Israeli military prison guard).  In the Sea is Never full (how profound), he tells a story: how the Palestinian poet Rashid Husain contacted Wiesel and assured him that he is not a dangerous Arab and not even a PLO and that he is "an Israeli". He met with Wiesel and showed him a list of Israeli repression, injustices, and censorship.  Wiesel said that he did not believe what he heard and that he contacted an Israeli Jewish journalist to verify (because Arabs are liars) and that the Israeli journalist verified what Husayn had told him. So Wiesel went to Golda Meir who basically told him to mind his own business. The irony is that Wiesel never ever criticized Israel.  So it works: what Meir ordered him to do.

Refutation of Zionist propaganda on Al-Arabiyyah: part III

My weekly article in Al-Akhbar: "Refutation of Zionist Propaganda on Al-Arabiyyah: an abstract on Nakbah, Part III."

My interview with the Real News

Here is a link to my interview with The Real News on the political developments in Gaza.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Walid Jumblat and French colonialism

My article for Al-Akhbar: "Walid Jumblat honors French colonialism and reminds it of Mukhtarah's alliance with it."

PS This is the official response of the party's mouthpiece to my article.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Refutation of Zionist propaganda

My weekly article: "Refutation of Zionist Propaganda: the Documentary on Al-Arabiyya: an abstract about Nakbah II".

Damascus book exhibit: censorship in full force

I today learned that the authorities in Syria have banned a whole number of books in the Damascus book exhibit even by writers who support the Syrian regime in the region.

Friday, August 03, 2018

Chulov wrote this propaganda piece for the Saudi regime in order to blame the Muslim Brotherhood for Bin Laden's terrorism

"One of the men he met there was Abdullah Azzam, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood"."  It is being widely circulated by professional Saudi regime propagandists.

Martin Chulov: another lousy Western correspondent in the Middle East with a lousy track record

Look at this: "and the bowls of dates and chocolates that mark the three-day festival that follows it sit on tabletops throughout the house."  He thinks that Muslims (and Arabs) don't eat dates and chocolates except on holy days.  

If you want to know why New York Times (and most Western) correspondents in ME are clueless, read this:

How New York Times correspondents cover the world:
“I depend way too heavily on Google Translate, both for work and in my personal life. For accurate translations I rely on an excellent support staff”.  I like how unaware he is of the blatant incompetence and ill-prepeaation that he is admitting to here.