My dear friend, Issa, in Jordan sent me this.
Friday, May 17, 2013
If you remember, NGO Monitor campaigned against The Electronic Intifada a few years ago. Their US 501c3 organization was called Friends of NGO Monitor. More recently, the American organization changed its named to REPORT and incorporated some other projects such as the Israel Research Fellowships and something called Dry Bones.
Dry Bones is a Zionist political cartoon. it's particularly blunt about calling Palestinians and solidarity activists anti-semitic. This cartoon is being translated into Chinese using funds from REPORT.
From the Dry Bones project, you can get a good idea of why Zionists are campaigning in China:
> History is being rewritten to portray Israel as a colonial State built on the lands of the indigenous people, the Palestinian Arabs. This willful erasing of 3,500 years of Israel's history has not yet infected the 1.3 billion Chinese.
(All three sentences are dripping with false history, Orientalism and racism against Arabs and Chinese.)
Obviously, not everything can be attributed to a political cartoon, but Israeli education institutions have in 2011 opened an Israel studies center at Sichuan International Studies University.
"The small state with a gargantuan appetite is the biggest donor to the political opposition, providing generous refugee packages to defectors (one estimate puts it at $50,000 a year for a defector and
his family) and has provided vast amounts of humanitarian support."
"Exclusive: Israeli special forces inside Syria" (thanks Yazan)
PS Yazen wrote to me this comment: "One comment,
I do not think your distinction that the FSA is a replica of the SLA is correct though.The FSA is too disorganized, too mixed from, of course, the collaborators of the Zionists and the West, thuggish armed gangs, defected military personnel, to normal men from villages/towns/cities fighting the regime. One recent example that comes to mind is when Israel bombed Damascus, there were those in the FSA that celebrated the act. Those that condemned it and emphasized that after the idiotic Assad, Israel is next. We should keep that in mind no?"
Who decides who gets journalism, literature, and arts awards in the Arab world? The man to the right.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Stone is a strong supporter of the Palestinian cause and writes frequently against Zionism, Khalil added."
Let me translate this statement from Free Syrian Army: dear Mr. Kerry. We have received the last shipment of cash but we would like more cash, please
Cristine Dumo was rescued from the house in Ras Al Khaimah by welfare workers on Tuesday night and is now in the care of the Philippines Consulate in Dubai.
An officer from the consulate told 7DAYS: “We received her at our centre for migrant workers last night. She is traumatised but stable. She is relieved to be safe and will not have to go back to her employer.”
The 23-year-old Filipina, who had been working for her employer for eight months, described how her boss tried to sexually assault her many times but she fought back. The officer said: “She said that he slapped her and tried to rape her. She managed to resist. She said she was scared to cry out for help because he threatened to send her to prison if she ever told anyone anything.”"
From Basim: UNRWA categorically rejects accusations in the media that the Agency is “erasing Israel from the map” because its officials and stakeholders stood next to a map which does not show Israel. The map in question is an embroidery depicting a pre-1948 map and therefore ante-dates the creation of the state of Israel. The allegations are therefore completely false.
PS Here is a sleazy report of the story with photo by the Zionist outfit "Palestine Media Watch":
The group said that at least 41,000 of those confirmed killed were Alawites, the sect of President Bashar al-Assad."
1) the New York Times as usual buries the story under a different story about crimes of the regime.
2) many news media reported that the guy is really upset because he saw crimes by the Syrian regime.
3) Some media actually quibbled with the facts: that he did not really eat the heart of the man but ate parts of the lung.
4) Many news media opted to totally ignore the story.
5) many media put the story in the context of war crimes in Syria where the regime is solely responsible.
6) Some media focused on the man, saying that he really is not representative.
Syrian "revolutionaries" minutes before publicly executing those three men who were accused of working against the "revolution". You want to bet that neither the New York Times nor the Hariri office of Human Rights Watch in Beirut will cover this?
PS Nir Rosen quibbles with me and argues that the executed were members of the security forces who were "accused" of killing civilians. Case close, I guess.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
From Sultan: " You know you're in bad shape when Saudi insists that you protect minority rights
"Riyadh is said to have promised increased support - but only if the opposition agreed to expand the coalition to include minorities."
Look how the Guardian reported it: " 'Anti-Assad fighter appears to eat internal organ of dead government soldier in horrific video':
"The figure in the video cuts the heart and liver out of the body and uses sectarian language to insult Alawites [Assad's minority sect]. At the end of the video [the man] is filmed putting the corpse's heart into his mouth, as if he is taking a bite out of it."
And now look Syrian "revolution" groupie, Anne Barnard, reports it and notice the title is about Syrian regime crime:
"One rebel commander recently filmed himself cutting out an organ of a dead pro-government fighter, biting it and promising the same fate to Alawites, members of Mr. Assad’s Shiite Muslim sect."
Comrade Joseph writes: " The Nazis would not be an exception in this anti-Semitic chain of pro-Zionist enthusiasts. Indeed, the Zionists would strike a deal with the Nazis very early in their history. It was in 1933 that the infamous Transfer (Ha'avara) Agreement was signed between the Zionists and the Nazi government to facilitate the transfer of German Jews and their property to Palestine and which broke the international Jewish boycott of Nazi Germany started by American Jews. It was in this spirit that Zionist envoys were dispatched to Palestine to report on the successes of Jewish colonization of the country. Adolf Eichmann returned from his 1937 trip to Palestine full of fantastic stories about the achievements of the racially-separatist Ashkenazi Kibbutz, one of which he visited on Mount Carmel as a guest of the Zionists.
Despite the overwhelming opposition of most German Jews, it was the Zionist Federation of Germany that was the only Jewish group that supported the Nuremberg Laws of 1935, as they agreed with the Nazis that Jews and Aryans were separate and separable races. This was not a tactical support but one based on ideological similitude. The Nazis' Final Solution initially meant the expulsion of Germany's Jews to Madagascar. It is this shared goal of expelling Jews from Europe as a separate unassimilable race that created the affinity between Nazis and Zionists all along."
Notice how Western reporters only wax poetic when talking about Israel and Saudi-Qatari rebels in Syria
" including Syria's own rebels, now have the momentum and air of authenticity.". Can someone help me here? What does this sentence mean? What is the air of authenticity? And this writer who cited Pew throughout ignored its finding about the unpopularity of Syrian rebels.
" A video of a Syrian rebel commander cutting the heart out of a soldier and biting into is emblematic of a civil war that has rapidly descended into sectarian hatred and revenge killings, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.
The New York-based group said an amateur video posted on the Internet on Sunday shows Abu Sakkar, a founder of the rebel Farouq Brigade who is well known to journalists as an insurgent from Homs, cutting into the torso of a dead soldier.
The video has caused outrage among both supporters of President Bashar al-Assad and opposition figures.
"I swear to God we will eat your hearts and your livers, you soldiers of Bashar the dog," the man says to offscreen cheers of his comrades shouting "Allahu akbar (God is great)"."
From Nidal: " I'm sure you're going to appreciate this:
Bulgarian police seize 350,000 ’fake’ ballots.
“Private BGNES news agency named the party as Borisov’s GERB, whose deputy leader Tsvetanov headed the interior ministry until GERB’s ousting from power in end-February.
The prosecution did not comment on this information.
The allegations come at an awkward time for Tsvetanov, already embroiled in late April in a scandal about alleged illegal wiretapping of the party’s opponents and businesspeople.”
You might remember that this Tsvetan Tsvetanov is the Interior minister that pretended to have “well-grounded reasons” to implicate Hezbollah in an attack against Israeli tourists:
"We have well-grounded reasons to suggest that the two were members of the militant wing of Hezbollah," said Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Bulgaria's interior minister
So, with 2 major political scandals on the Tsvetanov, I would bet that the accusation against Hezbollah is now dead.
You can quote me."
" FBI agents were called to the Michigan home of a Saudi student who was spotted walking around with a pressure cooker — only to learn that he was using it to bring food to his friend's house.
Talal al Rouki told the Saudi daily Okaz he was visited by several FBI agents last Friday after a neighbor apparently called in to report his "bullet-colored" pressure cooker.
"They asked me about my major, when I arrived in the US and what I do in my spare time," al Rouki is quoted as saying.
He then showed the agents his cooker, which he had just used to cook kabsa, a traditional Saudi dish consisting of rice, meat, and vegetables.
Satisfied, the agents withdrew, but not before one of them told al Rouki to "be more careful moving around with such things.""
From Amir: Canada deported Mahmoud Mohammad Issa Mohammad, a 70-year-old Palestinian grandfather and former member of The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) to Lebanon.
"I was a freedom fighter – not a terrorist," said Mohammad, who was born in Palestine in 1943. "I was fighting Israel, the enemy of (his people)."
Canada welcomes with open arms Israeli, Lebanese Phalange and Iranian M.E.K. war-criminals and terrorists."
I moved from Stuttgart to the town of Wiesensteig. I interrogated famed Palestinian former prisoner, Jabr Wishah, about his imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Israeli terrorist army. I found me more angry than he is about his experience. I also solicited information about Wadi' Haddad from former PFLP leader, Salah Salah, who kept in secret contact with him for decades. He told me that when Wadi' would stumble on a matter that required a solution, he would watch cartoons until he would come up with something. Back tomorrow.
Monday, May 13, 2013
From Bahrain correspondent: " Some great news! Ali Abdelemam who went missing during the mass arrests in february/march 2011 has managed to escape Bahrain and has now been granted asylum in England. He was in hiding for the past few years and is our Khalid Saeed. He was the founder of Bahrain Online, an online political forum. It became so popular that even ministers would go on the sight to get their news. He was jailed in 2010 during a government crackdown and then was released shortly after the protests began while the regime was negotiating with the opposition. when the crackdown began and the saudis came in, he became one of the regime's primary targets. He went into hiding (many people thought he was kidnapped or dead) and now he has finally surfaced! Here is an article covering the story http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/10/bahrain-online-ali-abdulemam-escape "
" "Two senior rival militiamen have been assassinated in the last 10 days: Abu Awad of the Farouq Brigade, and, on Thursday, the head of the Ahfad al-Rasool, Abu al-Zein. In both cases the method was the same – three men in black and masks drove up to the victims' cars, shot them, then sped off. Some say it could be a leftover squad of Assad's Shabiha, but members of their militias point out both were known for support for a civil state, not an Islamic one." "After Assad falls, there will be a second revolution, against Jabhat al-Nusra," said Amar Abu Yasser, a battalion leader with the Farouq Brigade." (thanks Amir)
King of Bahrain says that his father wanted British colonialism to stay on forever.