Monday, October 08, 2012

The Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

According to wiki, "A humanitarian crisis (or "humanitarian disaster") is an event or series of events which represents a critical threat to the health, safety, security or well being of a community or other large group of people, usually over a wide area. Armed conflicts, epidemics, famine, natural disasters and other major emergencies may all involve or lead to a humanitarian crisis."

However, we are later told, "There is no simple categorization of humanitarian crises. Different communities and agencies tend to have definitions related to the concrete situations they face."

So, when Greta Berlin trumpets the humanitarian crisis in Gaza as the reason for her deep animus against Israel and Jews, there is no standard with which she has to comply when she describes Gaza condition as meriting humanitarian concern. And justifiably so. When the term "humanitarian" has been applied to suffering in Gaza, it has been so manipulated and diluted as to mean almost any kind of frustration experienced by the population due to Hamas's policies vis-a-vis Israel. 

Thus, read and weep:

"On a good day Rosy’s takes £500. Faris says they should be making £5,000.  Last Thursday, during an escalation in the fighting, Israeli jets dropped a bomb on an empty building behind Rosy’s. The blast shattered every piece of glass in his building, which cost Faris £6,300 to replace."

This spa story brings to mind Norman Finkelstein's "satirical" view of suffering in Israel due to terror attacks:


"Times Exclusive: Deranged Arab in bulldozer attacks NY Times' Isabel Kershner at her pedicure. Reporting live from the scene still in her curlers and with her beautician at her side, Kershner gives a minute by minute account of the horrifying moment when the bulldozer crashed through the pedicure's window front crushing the nail on her little toe. "My friends in the Catskills just won't believe it," she said. "A smashed toenail. How can Israelis live with so much anxiety?"

Do you see the irony?

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Angry Arab for fair minded and professional journalism...

 He said this:

"I never was a fan of Chavez but all articles on him in the Western media (including in the Economist) are just ridiculousThere isn't even an attempt to be fair or professional.  Today, in a front page story, the New York Times referred to him as "polarizing".  Which president is not "polarizing"?"

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Dreams of an Angry Arab

Prof. Asad Abukhalil celebrates a day in history:

On this day in 1187, Jerusalem was liberated by Arab armies.  There was no Obama or Bush to rescue the crusaders.  There will come a day when there will be no Obama or Bush to rescue the Zionists.  Stay tuned.

According to wikipedia:

"The Siege of Jerusalem lasted from September 20 to October 2, 1187. On October 2, 1187 Balian of Ibelin surrendered Jerusalem to Saladin, who allowed the citizens to leave by paying a ransom.[1] Those who could not pay their ransom were eventually sold into slavery. With the defeat of Jerusalem it signaled the end of the first Kingdom of Jerusalem."

I recorded some of AbuKhalil's dreams in the past.

This is a professor teaching young American students at an established American university of good standing. What does he teach them? How can such a person with such very obvious and explicit genocidal fantasies be allowed around young people. let alone teach them?


Update: Look how AbuKhalil introduces this recent event in which two persons died to his readers:

"Friday, October 05, 2012

Imagine there is no...Israel

Imagine if this US citizen was killed by an Arab government."
Read the news report that triggered this viciously articulated fantasy and tell me that such a person is fit to teach young students about how to think, analyze, draw correct conclusions, etc.