Democracy or Jew-Hatred? The Libyan Edition

Posted by John Rosenthal

The virtual entirety of the western media and all western governments appear to be united in their condemnation of Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi and their open or tacit support of the forces seeking to topple his regime. But as with the Egyptian protests one month ago, the pictorial evidence from the Libyan protests suggests that [...]

We Are All Al-Qaeda Now

Posted by John Rosenthal

Not yet ten years after the 9/11 attacks, Western commentators, on both the Left and the Right, are making common cause with al-Qaeda. See my new post on the “Tatler” blog here.

Don’t “Bomb Libya”

Posted by John Rosenthal

Michael Ledeen makes what strikes me as a remarkably flip suggestion on Pajamas Media. See my response on the “Tatler” blog here.

All Democrats? A Report from Libya

Posted by John Rosenthal

Gabriele Riedle is a reporter for the German magazine GEO who was on assignment in Libya when the anti-Gaddafi protests broke out last week. In an interview that appeared yesterday, she was asked by Die Berliner Zeitung what the protesters aim to achieve. To read her response, see my new post on the “Tatler” blog [...]

‘Democracy is the Best Solvent’: An Interview with Boualem Sansal

Posted by John Rosenthal

The Algerian novelist Boualem Sansal is the author of The German Mujahid (“Le Village d’Allemand” in the original French). The book addresses a unique theme for an Arab author: the Holocaust. Via the reflections of two young brothers in a Parisian banlieue, it tells the story of Hans Schiller: a German SS officer who immigrates to Algeria, converts [...]

The Time of the Brothers?

Posted by John Rosenthal

Not everyone is so sanguine about the future of post-revolutionary Egypt or so sure that the Muslim Brotherhood will not play a major role in it. See my new post on the PJM “Tatler” blog here.

Two Follow-Ups on the Egyptian “Revolution”

Posted by John Rosenthal

Two small follow-ups today on the Egypt-related themes on which I’ve been writing  lately. Both appear on the recently launched ”Tatler” blog at Pajamas Media. First, “A Tweet from the Egyptian Revolution: ‘US pundits r fools’” here. And second “Egyptian Official Who Banned Anti-Semitic Media Placed Under House Arrest” here.

Mubarak and Anti-Semitism: A Boomerang Effect?

Posted by John Rosenthal

In two previous articles, I’ve shown how Hosni Mubarak was regularly made the target of anti-Semitic/“anti-Zionist” hate at the anti-Mubarak protests in Egypt. Paradoxically, however, many commentators suggest that Mubarak was himself largely responsible for the widespread anti-Semitism in Egyptian society. I’ve examined some of the evidence. It in fact leads back precisely to the [...]

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Posted by John Rosenthal

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Democracy or Jew-Hatred? More Evidence of Anti-Semitism at the Egypt Protests

Posted by John Rosenthal

As shown in my previous article on “Anti-Semitic Imagery at the Egypt Protests,” there is massive visual evidence to be found in the Western media of anti-Semitism and “anti-Zionism” at the Egypt protests. But images in the flickr streams of amateur local photographers are even more outrageous and unambiguous. For more evidence from both sources, [...]