Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Israeli Arabs against Mubarak (Egyptian el presidente): Learn from Israel

Yes, really. Arab Israelis protested the way Egypt handled a bus accident and said they should have learned from Israel. Do you see this on Reuters, the AP, or AFP? Hellllz no! Relatives of Sinai accident casualties hold demonstration opposite Egyptian embassy in Tel Aviv, claim that Egypt authorities failed in treating injured, and protested a lenient sentence handed to bus driver. Egypt had forbidden the injured to be shipped to nearby Israel for treatment, which had resulted in at least one of the passengers dying. Meanwhile, Israelis, Jews, Muslims, and Christians alike, had lined up at blood centers to donate blood to help the Arab Israelis. Again, this got absolutely no mainstream media attention - but this also does not fit into the paradigm of Israel being an evil/racist regime.

2 comments:

Egypeter said...

"but this also does not fit into the paradigm of Israel being an evil/racist regime."

It's because it is NOT! It's a democratic and civil regime unlike that of Egypt.

Stupid Egyptian pride is more important than human life. I know it makes no sense al all.

I know this sounds awful but this is just the way it is in Egypt. No accountability. No justice. No independent media. No nothing!! And the same problems will continue to exist. The cycle never ends.

Oh well.

Red Tulips said...

Egypeter:

You said it all. Stupid Egyptian pride is more important than human life. Sadly, that is exactly what happened here. And of course Israel is not an evil/racist regime!!

Oh well, indeed. We can only wish for a better tomorrow.