The problem in this country is that Arab, Palestinian and Muslims’ suffering and grievances are mostly ignored. Western reporters when they go to the middle east, they use ;Thomas Friedman taxi drivers reporting style . I wonder what would they do when, Uber introduce driverless Cars service oversea.
The art of the apology is to never say “if” or “but”, but to just admit mistakes and move on. Conservatives never apologize, their motto is the three D’s: deny, deceive and distract, and if they do, they usually blame it on the offended victims; sorry if my action/comments offended you. However, liberals can hardly wait to apologize, they believe in redemption and their ego is not as big as conservatives. When liberals apologize they don’t use “if”, they use “but”. They always have something to feel guilty about it, which brings us to Rep. Ilhan Omar‘s long awaited apology. Continue reading WHEN IT COMES TO OUR BLINDE SUPPORT TO ISRAEL, REP. ILHAN OMAR TOOK A KNEE→
“This man from a foreign government walked into the United States legislative chamber and tried to take over U.S. foreign policy. He said, ‘You should trust me, not your president on this. I am the man you should trust, I am your true leader on this question of U.S. geopolitics. To protect yourself, you must listen to me and not this president.’”
Chris Matthews, MSNBC
Pamela Olson, a small town girl from eastern Oklahoma, had what she always wanted: a physics degree from Stanford University. But instead of feeling excited for what came next, she felt consumed by dread and confusion. This irresistible memoir chronicles her journey from aimless ex-bartender to Ramallah-based journalist and foreign press coordinator for a Palestinian presidential candidate.
With dizzying speed she found herself attending Yasser Arafat’s funeral, tour-guiding Israeli friends around the West Bank, dating a Palestinian from a conservative village, being held at gunpoint and injured by a stun grenade, and witnessing the 2005 Disengagement from inside the Gaza Strip. The gripping narrative focuses not only on violence, terror, and politics but also on the daily rounds of house parties, concerts, barbecues, weddings, jokes, harvests, and romantic drama that happen in between.
Funny, gorgeous, shocking, and galvanizing, Fast Times in Palestine challenges the way we think not only about the Middle East but about human nature and our place in the world.
What a great visual display Code Pink has mounted outside the annual AIPAC gathering in Washington DC. Hopefully some of the US politicians will get the message, especially those AIPAC bought and sold ones who let AIPAC tell them what to do, even to support wars for Israel instead of acting on behalf of US interests.