Friday, July 18, 2008

U.S. Coverage of Exchange One-Sided, argues 'Angry Arab' AbuKhalil

"These are 197 dead bodies delivered by Israel to Lebanon in the prisoner exchange. The two dead Israeli soldiers have received more coverage those those 197 dead Arab bodies. Hell, dead Israeli soldiers receive more coverage than all the Arab [sic] living. .....

Those dead Arab bodies are not all Hizbullah: only 9 belong to Hizbullah fighters. 17 belong to the Lebanese Communist Party, 22 to SSNP, and 30 to the Amal Movement. The rest belong to various Arab countries: they died fighting in Lebanon for Lebanon and for Palestine. They all (148 of them) belonged to various Palestinian organizations. Some were from Tunisia. ......

PS I posted this before I read the New York Times. Sure enough, there was not a single picture of a funeral for the dead Arab bodies. Instead, the New York Times have been publishing pictures of Israeli tears for THREE DAYS IN A ROW, [sic] including today when the news is the arrival of the 197 bodies."

-Commentary from The Angry Arab News Service, the blog of the avowedly secular Lebanese-American professor As'ad AbuKhalil (California University, Stanislaus).

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