Interview with Phyllis Chesler: ‘Israel Under Existential Siege’
by Fern Sidman – February 21, 2011
Israel National News reporter Fern Sidman interviewed op-ed columnist, Dr. Phyllis Chesler, at a first-of-its-kind conference in Toronto organized by Advocates for Civil Liberties and entitled, “When Middle East Politics Invade Campus”. Held on February 16th, the event dealt with the continued and increasingly hostile demonization of Israel, both on the college campus and in the media.
INN: Today, you addressed the escalating hatred of Israel in the realm of Western academia. Can you tell us your observations of this phenomenon since your book, “The New Anti-Semitism” came about some years ago?
Mere HER hos Israel National News (Arutz Sheva). Desuden disse artikler om overfalet på Lara Logan:
A War Crime in Cairo
by Phyllis Chesler on Feb 21st, 2011
Something is very wrong with the mainstream American media. By now, we all know that CBS did not find it newsworthy that, on February 11, 2011, their own chief foreign correspondent had been gang-raped by a mob of 200 men on the Muslim “Sabbath”—on the very day that President Mubarak stepped down. Instead, they spent four days continuing to celebrate the freedom fighters in Tahrir Square.
Only after CBS finally broke this story did other American media networks come forward with news of their own: Apparently, CNN’s Anderson Cooper had also been beaten up by the brave pro-democracy freedom fighters in Tahrir Square and ABC’s Brian Hartman had been threatened with beheading in that same allegedly pro-democracy uprising. Even Christiane Amanpour had to be hustled away to safety by her handlers.
Mere HER i FrontPageMagazine. Kan også læses her hos AINA.
What Every Good Cultural Relativist Knows About the Gang Assault on Lara Logan UPDATED
by Phyllis Chesler on February 21 2011
On February 11th CBS foreign correspondent, Lara Logan, was publicly gang-raped and beaten for 20-30 minutes by Egyptian men in Tahrir Square who, all the while, cursed her as a “Jew.” CBS only revealed this four days later. Writing at the London Guardian, blogger Amanda Marcotte chose not to focus on this act of jihadic barbarism because she did not want anyone to draw negative conclusions about Islam, Muslims, Egyptians, or about the so-called Egyptian pro-democracy “revolution.” Instead, like many other commentators, Marcotte bemoaned the fact that “rightwingers” might now draw some politically incorrect conclusions. Marcotte writes:
“In this case, rightwingers who have an interest in stoking fear and loathing of Muslims worldwide pounced at the opportunity to smear all Egyptians with this crime.”
Mere HER på NewsRealBlog. The Daily Mail har denne artikel om Lara Logan:
Opdatering den 23. februar 2011. Der er åbenbart udbrudt en twitterkrig mellem Phyllis Chesler og Amanda Marcotte:
We Are All Lara Logan
by Phyllis Chesler on February 22, 2011
Thank you, Amanda Marcotte!
You have given me an opportunity to tear my hair out—yet again; indeed, you have actually driven me to “tweet” in response to your tweet.
I never tweet. You have dragged me, kicking and screaming, into the future.
Ah, Marcotte: You are too thin-skinned. Just because I’ve criticized your piece in the London Guardian about the Lara Logan tragedy does not mean that you have to insult the critic—and in so few words! Why not really take me on at length, but on the issues, not personally? Better yet: Why not consider talking to me? I’d do it.
Mere HER på NewsRealBlog.