Browsing Tag Arab Spring

Abbas and Palestine Spring Are an Oxymoron

Brendan O’Neill doesn’t agree with the Palestine Spring Mahmoud Abbas has declared as part of his statehood push. After seeing headlines like AP‘s, I tweeted a similar reaction yesterday. But...

September 27, 2011 12:16 By :

Syria Exposes Israel-NATO-Al Jazeera Axis of Evil

Syria’s state-run Addounia TV “exposes” the tremendous effort Al-Jazeera’s taking to fabricate the Syrian uprising. We’re talking about enormous replicas of Syrian cities...

September 15, 2011 9:31 By :

Sky News Ignores Palmer Report for UNHRC Flotilla Findings

Here’s a new low: Sky News‘ latest on Erdogan’s Arab Spring Tour ignores the Palmer report, and instead refers to the UNHRC’s more sensationalized bash-Israel “findings.”...

September 14, 2011 12:50 By :

NBC’s Day With ‘Najad: No Tough Questions

Ann Curry of NBC’s Today Show spent 24 fawning hours with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Clearly, this hardball moment was the highlight of Curry’s day: “What is the future you wish for Iran?...

September 13, 2011 12:59 By :

The Embassy Attack: A Damning Judgment on Egypt’s Revolution?

The spin games and fallout from this weekend’s embassy attack has high stakes. It renders judgment on the Egyptian revolution and where the military council is leading the country. Unlike other Israel...

September 12, 2011 22:34 By :

September 1 Blogging

• Hezbollah’s opening a base in Cuba. YNet News, quoting Corriere della Sera, says the move is to facilitate an attack on an Israeli target in South America. All for the still-unavenged death of...

September 1, 2011 14:15 By :

UK Arms Dealers Cash In on Arab Spring

The Times of London (paywall) reports that UK arms sales to the Mideast — primarily to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Libya (!?) — jumped 30 percent during the Arab Spring. We’re talking...

August 29, 2011 10:42 By :

Israel and the Arab Spring: Quote Unquote

Two quotes  — one prescient, the other deolusory — about Israel and the Arab Spring got my attention. I’ll start off with Robert Fisk, whose sense of irony about the Syrian assault...

August 10, 2011 9:54 By :

Syrian Defense Ministry Web Site Hacked

The group of hackers known as Anonymous have hacked the Syrian Defense Ministry website. I fear we’ll see similar attacks on Israeli web sites come September. Related reading: Gadi Everon on Cyber...

August 8, 2011 14:10 By :

Vogue, The Arab Lobby and Media Influence

Vogue’s fawning whitewash of Bashar Assad last March proved so embarrassing to the fashion mag, Vogue removed the article. But it gets worse. It turns out the profile was brought about by Brown Lloyd...

August 7, 2011 14:04 By :