meanwhile in PalestineIt is astonishing that the Arab countries with all the economic and political cards within its reach, do not oppose this new war against the Palestinians. The Arabs do not want any resistance against Israel to prove that it is capable of confronting, because such a stand contradicts its commitments to the American Administration that employed them to be guards against the emergence of any force in the Arab world that might create problems for the American Arrogance. -Ayatullah Fadlallah.
The Israeli ambassador feels no compunction in speaking the language of racial stereotypes. "Israel and Australia are like sisters in Asia," he says. "We are in Asia without the characteristics of Asians. We don't have yellow skin and slanted eyes. Asia is basically the yellow race. Australia and Israel are not - we are basically the white race. We are on the western side of Asia and they are on the southeastern side." (The Two White Sisters)
and check out also Khalil Bendib's commentary on the the elections. and interview with Cynthia Mckinney.
On tonight's program, Khalil will speak with Atlanta congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, who has become a national icon to her supporters in the Middle Eastern, African American communities and other progressive communities for being the only member of congress to steadfastly stand up to the Israel lobby and other racist, right wing lobbies which have been hounding her ever since she first became a member of the US congress and have managed to defeat her a second time this summer. Tonight she talks about the heavy price to be paid for daring to speak truth to power and staying true to her democratic ideals come what may.