What is it about Jewish and Arab children that privileges the first and spurns the second in the speeches of President Barack Obama, let alone in the Western media more generally? Are Jewish children smarter, prettier, whiter? Are they deserving of sympathy and solidarity, denied to Arab children, because they are innocent and unsullied by the guilt of their parents, themselves often referred to as "the children of Israel"? Or, is it that Arab children are dangerous, threatening, guilty, even dark and ugly, a situation that can only lead to Arabopaedophobia - the Western fear of Arab children?
Monday, May 30, 2011
|Paul Stirling scores his First Century vs Pakistan|
Belfast : Pakistan wins their second one day vs Ireland by five wickets, winning the two match series by 2-0.
Ireland win the toss and elected to bat first and made a good looking total of 238/8 in 50 overs. The main role from Ireland side was played by Striling who scored 109 by hitting four Sixers and seven fours.
|General Martin E.Dempsey|
Washington : Gen. Martin E. Dempsey has been nominated by President Obama as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Memorial Day, the holiday that honors the nation’s war dead. Dempsey, who was sworn in as Army chief of staff just last month, replaces Adm. Mike Mullen, who is retiring when his term ends Sept. 30.
The international coalition forces in Afghanistan has admitted the deaths of Women and Children in air strike hours after Hamid Karzai had given America a “final warning” to change its tactics and avoid killing civilians.
A statement said aircraft, which locals said were helicopters, fired into a house where insurgents had fled after killing a United States Marine.
|South African President Jacob Zuma|
Tripoli : South Africa's president Jacob Zuma has arrived in Tripoli for talks to end Libya's conflict. Zuma's office said the Main objectives of his visit on Monday include negotiating an immediate ceasefire, enabling the delivery of humanitarian aid and adopting and implementing reforms to eliminate the causes of the conflict.
HERAT, Afghanistan: Twin Taliban attacks killed four people and wounded 24 others, in the Afghan city of Herat at an Italian-led Nato reconstruction team on Monday, officials said.
The blasts came just weeks before the usually peaceful historic city is to become one of the first places in the war-torn country to transition from Nato to Afghan security control nearly 10 years after the 2001 US-led invasion.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani claimed that the visas to certain US officials, which are in question, were issued with the approval of the GHQ.
In his reply to a letter by the Joint Staff Headquarters (JSHQ) over the issuance of visas to certain US officials without security clearance.The letter was referred to Mr Haqqani by the Foreign Ministry.