California professor amplifies his call for a genocide against Israeli Jews.
The March 22 lunch meeting in Washington, D.C. of the National Press Club’s Young Members Committee featured Helen Thomas.
It is hard to decide what is most outrageous: that the Young Members Committee invited Helen Thomas in the first place, that the National Press Club did not veto the appearance, or that the event did not generate the alarm and protest that it should have.
The news reports that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the al-Qaeda terrorist mastermind behind the September 11th attacks, will be prosecuted by a U.S. military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay, come at a time like no other in Arab history. The dissent and rebellion in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, and most recently in Syria has caused most of the mainstream media to speculate about a future Middle East where moderates have a greater influence.
The spotlight on Middle East regimes in transition has left Tunisia and Egypt behind for the most part and zeroed in on Libya. I believe that it is worthwhile however to examine one of the early images of the revolt against the rule of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The fact that it was a complex amalgam of forces that joined together in the streets of Tunis was brought home to me in a photo (above) in the January 25, 2011 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
At the end of February J Street will be holding its second national conference in Washington. Some of its leadership (and much of its base) have shown that they have lost patience with its program and are taking a much more radical stance. They even started using the language of the PLO and Hamas to attack Israel.
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood? Gaza’s Hamas? Lebanon’s Hezbollah? Dalal Mughrabi proves Fatah is No Different!
The Muslim Brotherhood may yet decide to imitate Fatah and take on the tokens of moderation. If they do the denizens of Foggy Bottom will no doubt believe them.
This State Department game (that too many successive Israel governments have participated in) of pretending that Fatah will ever be a peace partner must end. Fatah remains what it has always been, a violent criminal organization with a Nazi-like hatred for Jews at its core.
Did you hear the one about the Saudi Arabian Prince and the guy from Sesame Street?
If you are not familiar with The National Council on U.S. Arab Relations (NCUSAR) you really shouldn’t feel bad. After all, it is difficult to keep track of all of the various Saudi funded propaganda/political efforts in the U.S. Here’s what you do need to know about NCUSAR: like the similarly named Council on Islamic American Relations (CAIR) this group also has deep pockets and has successfully forged high level relations with some of the most respected institutions and personalities of the limousine liberal left. Their website can be found at http://www.ncusar.org/.
Over the last hundred years there have been similar situations when longtime, seemingly entrenched regimes were set upon by a myriad of disparate forces focused on immediate change. What can we expect to emerge in Cairo after Mubarak’s fall in light of historical patterns?
Analysis of the chaos in Egypt since January has consumed much of the talking head time on American television and yet almost none of these pundits has properly discussed the context of this process compared to the great revolutions of the twentieth century. How are these events similar to the Russian Revolution? How is the flow of these events mimicking the history of the ouster of the Shah?
These photos are not something independent of the protest movement that started these demonstrations. The group commonly known as the April 6 youth movement ovement originated on Facebook and generated the initial excitement for the current protests. A year ago the New York Times profiled the university students behind the April 6 organization and reported that the movement’s first large-scale public action was a protest against the Mubarak regime during Israel’s incursion into Gaza in late 2008/early 2009. These demonstrators criticized Mubarak for not intervening on behalf of Hamas and against Israel. “(M)ore than 2,000 protesters marched through the streets of downtown Cairo, carrying Palestinian flags.” In today’s Islamic world being pro-democracy has no impact on whether you hate Israel or buy into dark anti-Jewish conspiracy theories.
And all of this–the rest of the Egypt story–is now being ignored by the press here and in Europe.