Friday, December 16, 2005

The following are excerpts from a symposium of students at Universite
Libanaise, hosted by Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV and broadcast on November
29, 2005. The symposium marked the anniversary of November 29, 1947, the
day the U.N. General Assembly passed the Partition Plan which is marked
annually in the Arab world with the ceremonies of solidarity with
Palestinians. Al-Manar's symposium was devoted to the Palestinian-Israeli
conflict and participants included Shafiq Al-Hut, a former PLO
representative in Lebanon, and Palestinian, Lebanese and Syrian students.

It should be noted that Universite Libanaise(1) is Lebanon's only
government-run university, and the country's largest.(2)


Mediator: "The Arab regimes have all accepted the establishing of a
Palestinian state on the territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
In other words, the 1967 borders only. They believe that the reality
and the balance of power do not allow more than that at this stage. Do
you support this 'realism,' or do you adhere to what has come to be known
as the historical, original Palestine? Let us... Let us... Go ahead."

Student 1: "My name is Hisham Sham'as, and I study political science. I
just want to say everyone is talking about..."

Mediator: "Please address the question."

Hisham Sham'as: "The state shouldn't be only within the 1976 borders...
Or rather, 1967... Israel must be wiped out."

Mediator: "You mean, reviving the motto of erasing Israel from the

Hisham Sham'as: "Israel should be completely wiped out, so the
Palestinians will have a country to return to."

Mediator: "If someone tells you this motto is unrealistic, how would
you respond?"

Hisham Sham'as: "There is no such thing as unrealistic. Just as
Israel... Just like Hitler fought the Jews – We are a great Islamic nation of
Jihad, and we too should fight the Jews and burn them."


Student 2: "Avian flu hit the entire world, and they are trying to find
a cure for it now. As for Israel – the only cure for it is to wipe it
off the map."


Mediator: "What's your name?"

Student 3: "Mahmoud Fakhri. I hope what I have to say is not too

Mediator: "Go ahead and incite. This is what we're looking for. We want
some action."

Mahmoud Fakhri: "In all honesty, the Arab people should overturn the
disappointing regimes."

Mediator: "Now you are really inciting..."

Fakhri: "In all honesty, any disappointing government that wants to
normalize relations with the Zionist enemy and to sell out the Arab cause,
and especially Jerusalem – the people must topple this regime and have
its say."


Blogger Theo said...

O/T - Thanks for your most amusing response on AL's blog to orang's syllogism. (Too many children - a lesson learned from his own family experience.) I should send you the bill for cleaning my keyboard though, as I sprayed coffee all over it with laughter.

3:53 AM, December 18, 2005  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

No problem. Send the bill. Don't mind the next. I use this to defeat Umakill's and Mary's silly nazi attempts at censorship:

9:16 AM, December 19, 2005  
Blogger Theo said...

Thanks for the link - an all-round great resource.

4:19 AM, December 20, 2005  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

No Problem

8:53 AM, December 20, 2005  

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