28 January 2011

The background of the 2011 Egyptian protests

…is that the country in question has been ruled by a US backed dictator for decades.

[via:Ville Hautakangas]

2 June 2010

Israeli Knesset member rejects navy account of attack

She added that within minutes of the raid beginning, three bodies had been brought to the main room on the upper deck in which she and most other passengers were confined. Two had gunshot wounds to the head, in what she suggested had been executions.”

…and of course:

“Tuesday right-wing parties launched their first attacks on Ms Zoubi, demanding the revocation of her immunity and her expulsion from the parliament. Danny Danon, a member of the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, called for her to be “tried for treason””

[via:Israel Global PR]

1 June 2010

What does Israel fear from media coverage?

Related: Israel Global PR

[via:Roger Ebert/Miguel de Icaza]

23 April 2010

dubai france qatar united arab emirates spider man window cleaner inspect, fix, and clean building facades

In Dubai, France, Qatar and UAE, hire Spider-man to clean windows and facades

[via:Boing Boing]

21 December 2009

Israel admits harvesting Palestinian organs

These clowns really know how to create positive PR buzz.

[via:Mattis Hådén]

14 July 2009

Hamas claims Israeli intelligence service is dumping libido increasing, youth corrupting chewing gum in Gaza

Brilliant.

[via:Xuenay]

22 April 2009

Samples of Iranian pre-Islamic Revolution 70′s culture

[via:Charris]

22 March 2009

Israeli soldiers ordered to shoot at Gaza rescuers

I could easily fill a body bag with post-it notes if I’d written one for every (recent) mental note I’ve made of “avoid the Middle East”.

[via:Helsingin Sanomat]

21 March 2009

Israel in Gaza: Killing civilians, vandalism, and lax rules of engagement

[via:Helsingin Sanomat]

11 February 2009

Statue honoring Iraqi shoe-thrower removed

Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi recently threw a shoe at George W. Bush.

[via:rms]

14 January 2009

Al Jazeera releases broadcast quality footage under Creative Commons licenses

More on the Creative Commons blog.

[via:Mummila]

4 January 2009

Al Jazeera’s Twitter account for Gaza conflict coverage

[via:Antti Vilpponen]

4 July 2008

Yemen town has “world’s oldest skyscrapers”

Shibam …, Yemen, is considered to have the world’s oldest skyscrapers. It has about 7,000 inhabitants …, the town’s house are made out of mud bricks. Some of these structures rise 5 to 9 stories high … in order to protect residents from Bedouin attacks. While Shibam has existed for around 2,000 years, most of the city’s houses come mainly from the 16th century.”

[via:NOTCOT]

30 June 2008

Movie to watch: Waltz with Bashir (animated Israeli anti-war documentary)

Waltz with Bashir, ex teenage soldier Ari Folman’s attempt to put together pieces of suppressed memories from his possible participation in e.g. a massacre during the Lebanon War of the early eighties, seems like an important movie. From Times:

“… the film’s most damning moment is reserved for the then Israeli Minister of Defence, one Ariel Sharon. An interviewee recalls that when he informed the minister in a late-night phone call that a massacre was suspected, Sharon said “Thank you for bringing it to my attention” and promptly went back to sleep.”

Official site
Trailer
Scene from the movie

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