Bookmarks 09/26/2011



  • tags: human rights watch al jazeera israel publishtoblog

    • Israel should immediately release the journalist Samer Allawi or charge him with a criminal offense, Human Rights Watch said today. The Israeli military arrested Allawi, a Palestinian who heads Al Jazeera’s office in Afghanistan, on August 9, 2011, as he tried to leave the West Bank after visiting his family. Military judges have repeatedly extended Allawi’s detention “for purposes of questioning” on the basis of confidential evidence that he could not see or challenge, and denied him access to his lawyer for 12 days.


  • Le CJDM a l’honneur chez TelQuel.

    tags: maroc CJDM Takhouar Abou Lahab publishtoblog

    • Le concept cher à la petite équipe, c’est le LOL, acronyme de Laughing Out Loud (“à mourir de rire”) que les internautes avertis connaissent bien. Qu’est-ce qui est LOL selon le CJDM ? “L’Istiqlol” par exemple. Mais aussi “l’option réLOLutionnaire” de l’Union socialiste des forces populaires (USFP), détournement là encore d’un mot d’ordre de l’Ittihadi Mehdi Ben Barka, “l’option révolutionnaire”. Le plus LOL, selon Abou Lahab et sa bande, restent les dépêches farfelues de la MAP, qui traque n’importe quel soutien, “de la diplomatie parallèle des Iles Féroé à l’amicale des retraités de l’enseignement public à Maroantsetra, qui bien sûr tous soutiennent le Plan Azur et relèvent la puissance de la composition de la commission de Menouni qui a rédigé la nouvelle Constitution”.




  • Wait a minute. Either this man is completely naive or he has been hired by Kadima, Netanyahu’s opponents, to do their PR work. We’re supposed to believe that previous Israeli governments wanted peace on the premise that the conditions they advanced at the time are accepted by Palestinians today; that the current government in Israel is somehow different from previous ones because it has shifted away from past Israeli commitments. What M. Clinton seems to ignore is that it has been a constant Israeli policy to impose on Palestinians conditions the Israelis knew new the Palestinians couldn’t accept. There’s a very good reason behind that strategy: to put the Palestinians in a situation where they reflexively refuse Israel’s so-called offers. It has been true before and it is true today. I’m not saying that to absolve Netanyahu or his government but only to point out the fact that M. Clinton’s analysis is flawed.

    tags: clinton netanyahu peace palestine foreign policy publishtoblog

    • “The two great tragedies in modern Middle Eastern politics, which make you wonder if God wants Middle East peace or not, were [Yitzhak] Rabin‘s assassination and [Ariel] Sharon‘s stroke,” Clinton said.
    • “The Israelis always wanted two things that once it turned out they had, it didn’t seem so appealing to Mr. Netanyahu. They wanted to believe they had a partner for peace in a Palestinian government, and there’s no question — and the Netanyahu government has said — that this is the finest Palestinian government they’ve ever had in the West Bank,” Clinton said.





  • tags: publishtoblog Palestinian UN Bid

    • Abbas, the outdated Palestinian president, made nothing new in today’s speech.  He declared his intention to sit around the table with Netenyahu if he was guaranteed full membership in the UN. He thinks that negotiations without solid parameters will remain as useless as they have always been.  He also stated that he does not want to isolate Israel. Something most Palestinians, actually, want to do. South Africa couldn’t have won over the Apartheid regime had it not isolated the White government and compelled the world to exert pressure and economic sanctions upon it.


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