Tag Archives: Israel

Uma notícia que (estranhamente) não passou nos media ocidentais

…talvez por dificuldade em arranjarem interpretes fluentes em árabe. Faço notar que para o Ocidente bem-pensante estas são consideradas as faces moderadas da causa palestiniana.

No YNet News (via David Levy e Jorge Costa)

During an event celebrating the 47th anniversary of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement last week, Mufti Mohammed Hussein cited a hadith (saying attributed to the Prophet Muhammad) claiming that the Earth’s end of days will not happen until Muslims kill Jews in a religious battle: “The Hour (of Resurrection) will not come until you fight the Jews. The Jew will hide behind stones or trees. Then the stones or trees will call: ‘Oh Muslim, servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him.'”

The moderator who introduced the mufti at the Fatah event said, “Our war with the descendants of the apes and pigs (i.e., Jews) is a war of religion and faith.”

A invenção da Palestina

A propósito das recentes e polémicas declarações de Newt Gingrich, recordo este artigo de 1989 de Daniel Pipes: “The Year the Arabs Discovered Palestine”

This point cannot be overemphasized. Palestine was brought into existence by Brit­ish imperial authorities, not by Arabs; fur­ther, Muslims felt defeated by the British carving out of a distinct Palestinian entity. I know of no Palestinian endorsing this act when it took place in 1920. To the contrary, every recorded opinion suggests intense opposition.

Mais no Daled Amos

Uma bem sucedida operação de contra-informação

Enquanto andava tudo a comentar um possível (e estranhamente antecipado) ataque directo dos israelita ao programa nuclear iraniano eis que surge a notícia da misteriosa destruição de uma base militar. Nesta base do Guarda da Revolução, estavam estacionados os temidos mísseis shahab e entre as vítimas conta-se um oficial de alta patente com responsabilidades no programa de desenvolvimento de armamento.

Não digam que eu não sou vosso amigo

Um glossário extremamente útil para descodificar as notícias sobre o Médio Oriente, o mundo árabe, o Islão e Israel no Fontpage Magazine. Duas entradas aleatoriamente escolhidas;

Arab Street: Enraged mobs chanting and screaming their hatred, determined to annihilate Israel and the Jews. They can often be seen burning American and Israeli flags, passing out candies and firing guns into the air in response to successful murders of Westerners (closely related to):

Arab Humiliation: The pervasive feeling on the Arab street generated by their failure to annihilate Israel and the Jews in several wars. Many opinion-makers, Middle East experts and op-ed writers argue that Arab humiliation is at the root of the Middle East conflict; i.e., “If only the Jews would let themselves be destroyed, the Arab street would feel better about themselves, and then there would be peace.”

Estranha forma de jornalismo (2)

Os jornais portugueses escolheram apenas notíciar a retaliação israelitas sobre o Hamas. Certamente não noticiaram os ataques de mísseis que a antecederam por os considerarem irrelevantes.

Gilad Shalit is free

É interessante conhecer o calibre de alguns dos terroristas trocados por Shallit.

A prova definitiva das intenções terroristas de Israel

Um soldado por 1027 terroristas.

Entretanto, no Egipto

“Meet the anti-Israel demagogue who will likely be Egypt’s next president” no The New Republic

In 2001, Amr Moussa, the current Egyptian Secretary-General of the Arab League, briefly achieved pop-icon status. Serving at the time as Hosni Mubarak’s foreign minister, Moussa’s frequent anti-Israel pronouncements caught the attention of Egyptian pop singer Shaaban Abdel Rahim, who released a song with the line, “I hate Israel and I love Amr Moussa.” The song became a tremendous hit. Shortly thereafter, Mubarak, who had come to regard Moussa as a serious political rival, exiled him to the Arab League.

Ten years later, however, Moussa is back in the public eye. Despite having represented the combined interests of the Arab world’s 22 autocracies for the last decade, he is now the frontrunner to succeed Mubarak in what could be Egypt’s first-ever truly democratic presidential election. And Moussa owes his startling political ascendance primarily to one thing: his shameless exploitation of anti-Israel demagoguery for political gain.

Why Are You Protesting Against Israel?

Solução final

Iran’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ghadanfar Roken Abadi stated that significant developments are expected in the coming year, both in the region and in the international arena, which will change the balance of power and automatically result in Israel’s demise, without Iran needing to attack it. The ambassador detailed Iran’s plan for bringing calm to the region: returning the Palestinian refugees to their land, holding an election in the Palestinian territories among all their “original residents,” establishing a political regime according to the decision of the majority, and deciding the fate of the “non-original residents.”