Archive for 'Middle East'
Quite a lot, as Jeffrey Goldberg writes, including cruel and abusive treatment of the 90 percent of its population who are migrant workers, and providing huge subsidies for Hamas in Gaza while calling for normalization of relations between Arabs and Israel.
Posted: May 2nd, 2013 under Middle East.
This is a cross-post from BBCWatch
Among the recent Tweets on the BBC Gaza correspondent Jon Donnison’s Twitter timeline we find this:
For the Twitter uninitiated, Donnison is retweeting to his 7,971 followers a Tweet by one Hazem Balousha – a Palestinian ‘journalist and social activist’ – including a picture titled “Pain in Gaza”, to which Donnison adds [...]
In the wake of Newsweek’s infamous cover last month, Bob Garfield of NPR’s “On the Media” and Middle East scholar Marc Lynch discussed the lack of nuance and context in the coverage of the recent anti-American violence and protests in the Middle East and North Africa.
Lynch notes that the Western media generally ignore larger protests [...]
Normally I don’t find antisemitism amusing, but I couldn’t stop myself from smiling at this clip featuring “Lebanese New Age Guru Maryam Nour”– who, refreshingly, was not taken seriously on LBC:
Update: If you have trouble telling from the translation on the video who said what, here is a transcript.
Guest post by DaveM
On the 15th June Lebanese news stations reported a clash in Nahr al Bared between Palestinians and the Lebanese army which left a Palestinian dead and seven wounded.
“This isn’t a battle from the Nahr al Bared battles which took place in May 2007, but it’s footage of a dispute which took place [...]
Posted: June 16th, 2012 under Middle East.
Palestinian problems over residency permits in Israel are covered fairly regularly in the media. I noted this concern when briefly describing the situation of Arab Israelis in this post. Here I discussed the need to consider the problems faced by Palestinians living in all countries in the region – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria – [...]
John Gray’s review of Chomsky’s latest tome is worth a read:
Reading these articles, published between April 2007 and October 2011, it is impossible to avoid the conclusion that, for Chomsky, America is virtually the sole obstacle to peace in the world. Crimes committed by other powers are mentioned occasionally, but only in passing. Nowhere does [...]
This is a guest post by Hadar Sela.
Concern is regularly expressed on these pages and elsewhere regarding the volatile situation in British universities surrounding the issue of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the increasing blight of anti-Semitism on campus and the radicalisation of students by members of Islamist organisations. It seems, however, that these subjects are by [...]
Worth reading, this:
Libya provides an interesting example. Its late, unlamented dictator, Muammar Qaddafi, was a terrible anti-Semite, and often argued for the elimination of Israel. At the beginning of his reign, he expelled several thousand Jews (members of a community that predated the Muslim conquest of Libya by hundreds of years). His regime confiscated Jewish [...]
Posted: December 13th, 2011 under Middle East.