Re: Regarding MEMRI

From: Jeremy Bradley (
Date: Sun 24 Nov 2002 - 10:56:34 GMT

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    At 07:11 PM 23/11/02 -0600, you wrote:
    >I respect Chomsky's opinions on these issues little more than I respect
    >those of Robert Fisk or Edward Said. What might trouble such types
    >about MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute) is that they
    >present information and opinions that conflict with the schema which the
    >above authors proffer, but which they cannot refute, for what they
    >present are the horse's mouth messages of the Muslim government
    >officials, media outlets and mullahs themselves, and although they
    >might like to kill this translating messenger, the messages are
    >authentic, authentically translated, and their sources are voluminously
    Sure buddy, but why did you not address the four criteria for peace as reported (quite simply) by the Arabic News (all you did was to denigrate Egyptian media integrity out of hand). They are the genuine concerns of the majority of ME peoples. Let me refresh your memory.

    "Al-Baz set out a number of conditions that needed to be met by Israel so as to enjoy peace with its Arab neighbors. He said that foremost of all conditions was Israel's renouncement of all its expansionist schemes and its dumping of the theory of stretching its land from the Nile to the Euphrates. Al-Baz prodded Israel to dismantle its military nuclear program noting that it (Israel) should not expect to establish a durable peace with its neighbors so long as it continued to possess nuclear weapons. Israel must stop its settlement building and commit itself to a declared timetable to withdraw from the occupied lands, he said." That is all Joe. What is so hard about renouncing its plans for an Israeli Super-State, giving up its WMDs, stop building settlements on acknowledged Palestinian land and committing to an autonomous Palestinian State; after all that's mostly what the UN has repeatedly directed Israel to do. The only alternative to these requests is to relocate or kill the entire Palestinian population; an alternative which is not out of the question for some radical Zionist fundamentalists. I read what you post and try to comment on it, as well as my typing speed allows. So come on tell me why you wouldn't support these four peace initiatives when the obvious alternative is constant war. What is so hard about telling Zion to back off? Jeremy

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