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March 19th 2003, 09:39 AM
Most of you will know of Al Jazirah from the fact theat they are given tapes by Osama. It is a Saudi based news organisation, and is being greatly commended of late for its objectivity in reporting issues affecting the region - and no, not by the lefties either. They were featured on the BBC recently, and very good it was to. At the moment their web site is only in Arabic, but they are working on an English language edition, which might be worth adding to your news links, such as CNN, BBC, and what ever epapers you subscribe to.
Check out their auto page: http://www.al-jazirah.com.sa/cars/
And there is something vaguely familiar about this: http://www.al-jazirah.com.sa/digimag/16032003/wr715.htm
Check out the books on sale here: http://www.al-jazirah.com.sa/book/ Chomsky, Lyndon Johnson, and Vidal
March 19th 2003, 12:48 PM
that's interesting, but I doubt I will give up the New York Times online or BBC for it.
March 19th 2003, 12:50 PM
No, I was thinking of the current crisis, that's all.
March 19th 2003, 12:52 PM
Use it with CNN? Yeah right! :rofl:
CNN sucks. :lol:
March 19th 2003, 12:55 PM
Sorry Cir, I duno what you guys do or don't use. I use BBC mostly, with Yahoo on the side.
March 19th 2003, 01:01 PM
No problem. :smile:
CNN, MSNBC, and FoxNews are the top rated cable news networks. Fox is on top for their(IMHO) better coverage, and CNN is on the bottom.(they are, however, improving on their coverage)
Personally, when I'm online, I get my news from new.google.com. I normally get numerous sources on the same article(so I can compare) and it is highly diversified. I sometimes click a story and get taken to a newspaper from a town I haven't even heard of! :lol:
March 19th 2003, 01:01 PM
bbc gives the most indepth coverage of non-newspapers, I think. It would be nice to see Al Jazeera's spin on this.
April 8th 2003, 10:53 AM
English site now running here (http://www.aljazeerah.info/)
for those interested, it has a link page to a diary of Israeli attacks on palestinians.
April 8th 2003, 11:10 AM
Does it keep a record of Palestinian suicide bombers, their blowing up of school buses, petrol bombs ....?
April 8th 2003, 11:17 AM
No Socrates, I would assume an Israeli site would do that. :doh:
Are we not to hear both sides? Should all our info be filtered through Fox, or the Aussie equivelents?
This is real enough:
The Israeli Daily Aggression on the Palestinian People
From: 19.00hrs Sunday, April 6
To: 19.00hrs Monday, April 7
Israeli occupation troops continue their aggression and now they occupy virtually every Palestinian population center on the West Bank, and maintain a system of checkpoints, security cordons and curfews in the rest of the Palestinian territories. Israeli occupation forces have also cordoned off the Gaza Strip and conducted military attacks against Palestinian installations and houses inside its borders. Under the occupation, Palestinians are prohibited from leaving their homes to go to work or shop, and transport for relief provisions has been made difficult, if not impossible; up to half of the 3.3 million Palestinian population is verging on serious malnutrition.
 Palestinians were killed, including one assassinated,  were wounded, among them  children and  critically including  child.  Were arrested.  Trees and  dunams were destroyed.  Houses,  vehicles,  economic establishments,  School,  security post were destroyed or damaged. Palestinian areas were shelled  times & bombarded by machinegun fire  times.
Jerusalem: The occupation forces tore down four residential buildings consist of nine apartments in Isawya suburb without pre-warning. Palestinians were prevented from taking their properties.
Ramallah & Al Birah: The occupation forces attacked and brutally beat up a Palestinian man. He was seriously injured and left bleeding for several hours.
Nablus: The occupation forces penetrated into Balata refugee camp, searched houses, severely ransacked properties and arrested three Palestinians. Elsewhere, they arrested a number of Palestinian, bombarded houses and torched two houses completely. In Jourish, a 31-year-old boy was critically wounded when a booby-trapped object was detonated.
Salfeet: The occupation special forces assassinated a 23-year-old Palestinian security man by firing at him directly.
Jenin: The occupation forces, backed by tanks, penetrated the village of Ya’abad and arrested a number of Palestinians.
Tolkarem: The occupation forces penetrated into the city, searched houses, vandalized properties and arrested one Palestinian. They also closed down the main entrances with barbed wires.
Hebron: The occupation forces thrust into the city and arrested one Palestinian. Meanwhile, Jewish settlers, backed by the occupation forces, attacked and brutally beat up a Palestinian driver.
Gaza: The occupation forces killed a 17-year-old youth when opened fire at Palestinian residents near the Jewish-only settlement of Netzareem. Three others were wounded, one critically.
Khan Younis: The occupation forces, under the cover of heavy fire, penetrated into Al Qarara, searched houses, ransacked properties arrested a number of Palestinians. They also attacked and vandalized Al Amaari school and a security post.
Rafah: The occupation forces heavily bombarded Palestinian residential houses in a number of suburbs wounding three Palestinians, one critically. A 75-year-old aged man was wounded.
As is this:
April 8th 2003, 11:19 AM
Of course, you are free to present the Israelis as harmless settlers going about their business while the nasty old palestinians, each one armed to the teeth, seeks to destroy them. But then, that is a good reason for having links like this.
I see enough pro Israeli stuff.
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