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On Palestinian leadership

You know, it doesn't matter how many times I say it, there are still people out there defending the Palestinian leadership in both of its Hamas and Fatah incarnations. So, ehh, how about I let Nizo here do the talking: However, the top spot in my maslakh list will always be reserved to our notoriously [...]

On the Lost God of Palestine

His name is Pales, and the entire country is named after him, and he was celebrated by both the jews and the cananites (arab grandparents) of the time. And check this out, he was a Bi-sexual Ass-God (Ass meaning Donkey, of course). Pales was also the name of the "Ass-God" of ancient Cannan, and Babylon [...]

Just so you know

Hamas just rejected the egyptian Truce draft. While hostilities are not yet resumed, until actual negotiations start, war might break out again. Do you care? I am not sure I do at the moment. If you are sick of the whole thing, the Onion has an Op-Ed for you!

Index finger in each ear!

I am gonna ignore the fighting in Ghaza. Not gonna acknowledge the fighting in Ghaza. There is no fighting erupting again in Ghaza. I caaaan't heeeear youuuu! lalalalalalalalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (Don't you people ever get bored? Why can't you watch American Idol like the rest of us? What do you think of the new Judge? I like her. She [...]

Re-branding Ghaza

It's always refreshing when you read something as brilliant as this in the morning: Let’s just face it: the “decency of the world” is relative. Perceptions and attention are all that matters when you want to tell/sell your story. If Israel, a mighty country which has brutalized the Palestinians for so long still manages to [...]

And the winner of the Ghaza conflict is..

Hosny Mubarak. I know, I know, I am shocked too. But check this out: 1) He managed to sideline Qatar and Syria and the Iranian allies in the region, despite the huge pressure they put on him, and made Egypt the most important player in the palestinian Israeli conflict again (ironically, thanks in part to that same pressure), 2) [...]

On Facebook Status warfare

Beyond the Blame Egypt crowd and their cheerleaders, beyond the images of dead babies and the money being raised through them, beyond the stupidity of Israel's leaders statements on the winability of this War and those who believe them, the most recent, most annoying and most retarded by-product of the current Hamas-Israel conflict has to be the flurry of [...]

US anti-immigration technology tested in Ghaza

I find this rather interesting, if not slightly disturbing: Upon reading this morning news of US army engineers securing Egypt side of border against tunnels I went to Rafah city to check border. Security was relaxed compared to past days though the city was still a ghost one. At Rafah crossing, a high level security [...]

Get Your War On!

Today is a fantastic day, ladies and gentlemen. Today is the day Israel decided to finally prove that it already forgot everything it had learned from the Lebanon War, and repeat its mistakes, with fantastic percision and exactness I might add. Today, Israel went into Ghaza with ground forces, proving yet once again that the people running the IDF are  [...]

Ghaza…again..

Bloodshed in Ghaza…again. Rockets launched from both sides….again. Round 69474932 of the grandsons of Isaac vs. the grandsons of Ishmael…again. And again, no end in sight..again and again and again. Welcome to Middle-east people, where we make excellent rugs and most fantastic death, all for political gain. Hamas wanted to be relevant again, wanted the [...]

The other Gaza syndrome

Why doesn't this surprise me?

Mahmoud Darwish dies, Hamas acts snooty

I have been at the beach for the majority of last week, so the news of Mahmoud Darwish's death didn't reach me until I arrived on monday. In case any of you are wondering who he is or what the big deal is, and it is a big deal, even for our fruity internet no-poetry-reading [...]

Celebrating the nakba with Israeli money

An Egyptian cultural institution decided to have their own set of cultural events celebrating the Nakba's 60th anniversary, which was organized by a female blogger who is known for her hatred to Israel and Zionists. The Events were big and well organized, which meant there was a lot of funding to it. Upon some people [...]

Let’s all celebrate the Nakba

First of all, I would like to note that I have nothing but love and respect to Hossam at arabawy, despite our political ..ehh…..yeah, let's just call them differences. Sure the differences only seems to intensify after his trip to the US and his stay in Berkley, but that's his deal and his journey, and [...]

Carter’s statement is bullshit

The biggest piece of news in AP right now is that Carter managed to get a concession from Hamas regarding co-existence with Israel: Carter relayed the message in a speech in Jerusalem after meeting last week with top Hamas leaders in Syria. It capped a nine-day visit to the Mideast aimed at breaking the deadlock [...]

We might have another border breach coming

Hamas is threatening a repeat of the AlAreesh invasion, and Nora is reporting tensions on the Egypt Gaza borders, with the egyptians over there stocking on food so they wouldn't be left starving like last time! Hey, egyptian army and security forces, how about you show half of the enthusiasm you show for silencing freedom [...]

Shadowgames

On the History of Palestinian collaborators with Zionists: In his groundbreaking book Army of Shadows, Hillel Cohen, a research fellow at Hebrew University's Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, exposes this particularly nefarious side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Cohen has spent years in numerous Israeli and British archives gathering information that many would pre­fer [...]

Hamas fires at egyptian workers building a new wall

It's brotherly love man!

Blame it on the suffering

The one thing that I always loved about leftist (and now islamist) reasoning has been always their insistence that "suffering" excuses all behaviors. If you were a thief because you were suffering because you are poor, that's fine, you are a victim of society. If you are  a crazy fuckhead who likes to blow himself [...]

Big Surprise

Hamas allegedly threatened to kidnap egyptian soldiers if their detainees in Egyptian jails aren't released! Oh Joy!