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  • Egyptian show that’s flattering to Jews is a surprise hit among Palestinians

    07/22/2015 4:37:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 17 , 2015 | William Booth and Sufian Taha
    BETHLEHEM, West Bank — A dozen Palestinian Muslim men gathered after midnight at an isolated farm house this week to indulge in a new delight. They were going to watch a soap opera about Jews. “Hush, hush. It’s starting!” someone said. The group settled down, sipped fresh lemonade, nibbled sweets, sucked on water pipes and then cranked up the volume for the opening credits of “Haret al-Yahud,” or “The Jewish Quarter.” The steamy Egyptian soap tells a Romeo and Juliet tale of a beautiful daughter of a well-to-do Jewish merchant and a dashing Muslim army commander falling in and out...
  • Lawrence of Arabia' star Omar Sharif dies at 83

    07/10/2015 9:23:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Egyptian actor Omar Sharif, best known for his roles in Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago died at age of 83, Egyptian media reported. “He died this afternoon of a heart attack in Cairo,” Steve Kenis told AFP, adding that the actor had been in a hospital for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Born in a Syrian family and named Michel Demitri Chalhoub in Egypt in 1932, he was brought up as a Roman catholic and earned a college degree in mathematics and physics before he joined his family’s business. Read: Hollywood film legend Omar Sharif suffering from Alzheimer’s disease Omar...
  • Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, dies

    07/10/2015 7:38:12 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 7/10/2015 | Victoria Ward
    Omar Sharif, star of Dr Zhivago and one of the world's greatest bridge players, has died aged 83. His agent Steve Kenis said on Friday: "He suffered a heart attack this afternoon in a hospital in Cairo." Egyptian-born Sharif, who had Alzheimer’s disease, won international acclaim for his role in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia – his first English-language film. He won two Golden Globes and an Oscar nomination for his turn as Sherif Ali in David Lean’s iconic film.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Lawrence of Arabia"(1962)

    12/15/2013 11:02:13 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 28 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1962 | David Lean
  • Peter O'Toole, star of Lawrence of Arabia, dies aged 81

    12/15/2013 10:21:16 AM PST · by Borges · 135 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/15/2013 | Robert Booth
    The actor Peter O'Toole, who found stardom in David Lean's masterpiece Lawrence of Arabia, has died aged 81, his agent has said. The acclaimed leading man who overcame stomach cancer in the 1970s passed away on Saturday at the Wellington hospital in London following a long illness, Steve Kenis said.
  • Peter O’Toole at 80: The best drinking stories

    08/02/2012 6:29:05 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 48 replies
    UK Yahoo ^ | August 2, 2012 | Orlando Parfitt
    Acting legend Peter O'Toole is 80 years old! The thesp with the piercing eyes scooped a whopping eight Oscar nominations during a glittering career for the likes of 'Lawrence Of Arabia, ' The Lion In Winter' and 'Venus'. He was also awarded a lifetime achievement Academy Award in 2003 (he initially turned it down, famously saying "I want to win the lovely bugger outright"). He's now retired, but his CV is remarkable. O'Toole is not just renowned for his monumental acting talent though. He's also infamous for his hellraising antics, along with fellow luvvies Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter Finch...
  • Peter O'Toole retires, says his 'heart' for acting is gone

    07/11/2012 7:45:32 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 93 replies
    L A Times ^ | July 10, 2012 | Susan King
    Screen legend Peter O'Toole announced today that he is retiring from acting. "It's time for me to chuck in the sponge," he said in a statement. "To retire from stage and screen. The heart for it has gone out of me; it won't come back." O'Toole, who turns 80 on Aug. 2, achieved international stardom and his first Oscar nomination for David Lean's 1962's Academy Award-winning epic "Lawrence of Arabia." O'Toole was 27 when he earned the coveted title role. When he was cast in 1960, The Times quoted a London critic who called the young actor "a blazing new...
  • Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Meets with Genocidal Hamas to Discuss the “Judaization of Jerusalem

    01/01/2012 7:58:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/1/12 | Pamela Geller
    Annihilationist 'Prime Minister' of Hamas Ismail Haniyeh is on an official tour of the Muslim world, his first trip outside Muslim occupied Israel since the devout Muslim group took over Gaza in 2007. Hamas is a genocidal Muslim Brotherhood-tied organization. The opening paragraph in Hamas charter calls for the destruction of Israel. So why is this annihilationist being welcomed by anyone? Islamic Jew hatred, that's why. It's a mandate of Islam. Rolling back a century of moderation, Ataturk and enforced separation of mosque and state, Prime Minister Erdogan is openly aligning with terror groups. The jihad warship 'flotilla' launched from...
  • Europe's Islamic future Op-ed: If current demographic trends persist, Europe to be Muslim

    12/18/2011 10:53:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Ynet ^ | 12/18/11 | Giulio Meotti
    Islam is on its way to become the most practiced religion in Europe. In a new book published by the University of Leuven, “The Iris and the Crescent,” sociologist Felice Dassetto says that Muslims will comprise the majority of the population of Brussels by 2030. The title of the book refers to the yellow flower symbol of Brussels’ region and to the Islamic emblem: While the first is decaying, the second is growing. Muslims now make up one-quarter of the population of the capital of the enlightened Europe and they are asking to use the empty churches for Islamic prayers....
  • War drums are beating for Iran. But who's playing them?

    12/18/2011 5:50:06 AM PST · by Cardhu · 21 replies
    Guardian ^ | December 6th 2011 | Terry Jones
    In the 14th century there were two pandemics. One was the Black Death, the other was the commercialisation of warfare. Mercenaries had always existed, but under Edward III they became the mainstay of the English army for the first 20 years of what became the Hundred Years war. Then, when Edward signed the treaty of Brétigny in 1360 and told his soldiers to stop fighting and go home, many of them didn't have any homes to go to. They were used to fighting, and that's how they made their money. So they simply formed themselves into freelance armies, aptly called...
  • The EU and Turkey: steering a safer path through the storms

    12/16/2011 12:04:06 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    EUobserver ^ | December 1, 2011 | Eleven EU foreign ministers
    ...Turkey has grown in influence and authority as a regional power in the Western Balkans, Central and South Asia and the Horn of Africa. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has been a key interlocutor, not least on Afghanistan where he made a huge personal contribution to last month's conference in Istanbul. With Turkey as host, for the first time, Afghanistan's neighbours have agreed to implement political and security measures to underpin the cause of reconciliation... Turkish economic growth has been exponential. Turkey is the 16th largest economy in the world and will assume the Presidency of the G20 in 2015....
  • Muslims are going through that situation right now that the Jews faced before the Holocaust

    12/15/2011 2:52:01 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 9 replies
    Jihadwatch ^ | 14th Dec, 2011 | Robert Spencer
    Remember all those Jewish terror plots? Jews shouting "Shema Yisrael" as they blew themselves up in crowds of non-Jews and flew planes into buildings? Remember those captured internal documents of Jewish organizations saying they were working toward "eliminating and destroying Western civilization from within" so that "the religion of Moses was victorious over other religions"?
  • 'Your Excellency': Charles's fawning letter to Gaddafi discovered at one of despot's palaces

    10/25/2011 5:29:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th October 2011 | Sam Greenhill and Rebecca English
    A fawning letter sent by Prince Charles to Colonel Gaddafi has been discovered at one of the despot’s palaces in Libya. Addressing the dictator as ‘Your Excellency’, the heir to the throne called for greater ties between the two nations. It is the latest embarrassing link to emerge between the British Establishment and Gaddafi’s hated regime, and follows revelations his brother Prince Andrew was also used as a go-between.
  • Being T.E. Lawrence (Review of Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia by Michael Korda)

    04/11/2011 3:10:27 PM PDT · by mojito · 9 replies
    Hoover Institution's Policy Review ^ | 4/1/2011 | Joseph Bottum
    He was the best of England and the worst. A wastrel, in many ways, and a triumph, in others. A hero and a clown. A scholar and a soldier. A sophisticate and a naïf. A child and a grown-up. He was an adolescent, all in all: perhaps the greatest lifelong teenager the modern world has ever known, with every bit of the soaring self-confidence and crushing self-doubt the awkward years can bring. His name was Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence. Or T.E. Lawrence, as he signed his books, or John Hume Ross and T.E. Shaw, the military pseudonyms under which...
  • Obama and The Muslim Brotherhood

    03/06/2011 9:45:53 PM PST · by Warriors For Truth · 10 replies
    Warriors For Truth ^ | 3/6/2011 | Warriors For Truth
    3 Articles on Warriors For Truth "We shouldn't be afraid of Islam in the politics of these countries," said a senior Obama administration official, speaking on the condition of anonymity. Obama is preparing for the prospect that Islamist governments will take hold in North Africa and the Middle East. Since taking office, Obama has argued that Islamic belief and democratic politics are compatable The Muslim Brotherhood said it rejects U.S. intervention in Libya and the Libyan people can remove leader Mu'ammar Al-Qadhafi by itself, at whatever cost, and that freedom is a religious obligation that is dearer than life....
  • Film composer Maurice Jarre dies

    03/29/2009 5:14:55 PM PDT · by Borges · 22 replies · 745+ views
    BBC ^ | 3/29/09
    French composer Maurice Jarre, best known for his music on classic Hollywood films, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 84. Jarre, who had been suffering from cancer, rose to prominence relatively late in life. His breakthrough came in 1962 when he wrote the score for Lawrence of Arabia, for he was awarded an Oscar. He won two further Oscars for Doctor Zhivago and A Passage to India, and composed music for more than 150 films. His scores enhanced the work of some of the film industry's greatest directors - among others David Lean, Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston...
  • Lawrence of Arabia Was a Zionist

    02/27/2007 7:40:07 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 187+ views
    Cinnamon Stillwell's Blog ^ | 2/27/7 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    Watching Peter O'Toole at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, one couldn't help but hearken back to that David Lean film classic, "Lawrence of Arabia." O'Toole's T.E. Lawrence was the archetype British Arabist, but, according to historian Sir Martin Gilbert, Lawrence was in reality a staunch Zionist. Sir Martin plans to expand upon this thesis in his forthcoming book, "Churchill and the Jews" and for now, it can be read about further in The Jerusalem Post and The Independent. According to the latter: Sir Martin revealed last night that a series of minutes written by Lawrence, which he uncovered in...
  • Lawrence of Arabia's £1/4m compass 'is a £50 fake'

    10/22/2006 5:38:14 PM PDT · by FLOutdoorsman · 7 replies · 769+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 Oct 2006 | Glen Owen
    It was described as the pocket compass used by Lawrence of Arabia during his First World War desert adventures when it was sold by Christie's for more than £250,000. But now the auction house is facing embarrassing claims from experts that it has been duped - and the successful bidder walked away with a £50 fake. The two-inch brass pocket compass, which fetched £254,000 when it was sold with a watch and cigarette case, was said to have helped Lawrence as he led the Arab revolt against Germany's ally Turkey. Christie's claimed the three items were given by Lawrence to...
  • Britain 'Is Now Biggest Security Threat To US'

    08/28/2006 6:14:35 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies · 1,439+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-29-2006 | Francis Harris
    Britain 'is now biggest security threat to US' By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 29/08/2006) Britain now presents a greater security threat to the United States than Iran or Iraq, an American magazine said yesterday. In an article on Islamists headlined "Kashmir on the Thames", the New Republic painted Britain's Muslim communities as a breeding ground for violent extremism. Citing recent opinion poll evidence suggesting that one in four British Muslims believed that last year's London Tube bombings were justified, the magazine said: "In the wake of this month's high-profile arrests, it can now be argued that the biggest threat...
  • 10,000 bags misplaced at airports

    08/15/2006 8:34:23 PM PDT · by familyop · 8 replies · 583+ views
    BBC (UK) ^ | 15AUG06 | BBC
    Around 10,000 bags checked in by British Airways passengers have gone missing at airports since the UK security alert began, the airline says. It said half of them were still piled up at airports waiting to be delivered back to their owners. A war of words has erupted between BA and airport operator BAA over who is to blame for the misplaced luggage. Twenty-four are now in custody after another person was held under terror laws over the alleged plot on Tuesday. 'Unprecedented circumstance' And CCTV footage has emerged of one of the men being held, Tayib Rauf, at his...
  • Blair in push for peace in Middle East [...nauseating but educational.]

    07/18/2006 12:31:29 AM PDT · by familyop · 19 replies · 352+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 18JUL06 | Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor, Graeme Wilson in St Petersburg and Tim Butcher in Beirut
    Big power diplomacy to stop the fighting in Lebanon ground into gear yesterday as Britain and other European states pushed hard for the deployment of an international intervention force on the Israeli-Lebanese border. Tony Blair appeared to admit that he had become a mere adjunct of American diplomacy As Israel bombarded Lebanon for the sixth day, seeking to weaken the pro-Iranian Hizbollah movement and stop it from firing rockets into Israeli territory, American officials said that Condoleezza Rice, the secretary of state, would travel to the Middle East "soon". Dominique de Villepin, the French prime minister, was already in Beirut...
  • Women await suicide call

    07/06/2006 8:13:13 PM PDT · by Piefloater · 35 replies · 910+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | July 07, 2006
    IN these violent times, Um Ahmed takes steps to ensure her safety, strapping on a suicide belt before going to bed at night. The mother-of-eight is one of a group of 20 women who, according to the local al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades commander, is prepared to die for her cause, should there be an unexpected Israeli assault on Abasa, near the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis. Ahmed, and women like her, are changing the face of terrorism by declaring their willingness to die for the cause. The first recorded suicide bomber involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was a woman, 28-year-old...
  • Lawrence of Arabia 'made up' sex attack by Turk troops

    05/14/2006 10:17:59 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 93 replies · 2,666+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 5/15/06 | Elizabeth Day
    The most controversial incident in the colourful life of Lawrence of Arabia was made up by the celebrated hero, according to new forensic evidence.The brutal sex attack on Lt Col T E Lawrence by Turkish soldiers, which allegedly took place while he was serving as the British liaison officer during the Arab revolt, was considered so contentious that it was covered up by the British Army.   Diary of a lie? The 1917 journal But now, a new history of the Arab revolt is to claim that Lawrence invented the attack in order to smear political opponents and fulfil...
  • Our leaders have forgotten the legacy of Lawrence of Arabia

    02/10/2006 8:00:58 PM PST · by Aracelis · 17 replies · 851+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Friday February 10, 2006 | Simon Jenkins
    When Tony Blair is criticised over Iraq he appeals to either the past or the future. The invasion seemed a good idea at the time, or at least "Let history be my judge". Leave the present out of it.Taking him at his word, I thought to give history a call. She is in good health, sleeves rolled up, rolling pin in hand. But she complains of overwork. Not a month passes without some new leaked Iraq memorandum, narrative or memoir slamming down on her kitchen table.Of all the conundrums, the most often cited is that Iraq was a "great invasion,...
  • Freed British hostage vows to return to Gaza [Public relations misunderstanding remedied.]

    12/31/2005 5:41:31 PM PST · by familyop · 20 replies · 486+ views
    Times Online - Sunday Times ^ | 01JAN06 | Maurice Chittenden and Uzi Mahnaimi
    KATE BURTON, the freed British hostage, yesterday vowed to go straight back to her human rights work among the Palestinian people. Burton, 25, who was held captive with her parents for nearly 60 hours before their release late on Friday, dismissed the abduction as “just one incident” in the chaotic Gaza Strip. She said she was sorry her parents had had such a “desperate experience” during a Christmas visit to see her and that they were tired after their ordeal. But she said she “remains committed and passionate about working alongside the Palestinians to improve their external image”. The Palestinian...
  • Lawrence's Mid-East Map on Show

    10/12/2005 4:33:22 AM PDT · by Our_Man_In_Gough_Island · 1 replies · 524+ views
    BBC ^ | 11 Oct 2005 | Staff
    A map showing Lawrence of Arabia's proposals for the reconstruction of the Middle East following World War I is set to be displayed for the first time. The newly-found map shows TE Lawrence opposed the allied agreement which eventually determined the borders of Iraq as it is now. He said separate governments should operate in the predominantly Kurdish and Arab areas in what is now Iraq. The map is to go on display at the Imperial War Museum in London. It is just one of a number of previous unseen items in the museum's new exhibition, Lawrence Of Arabia: The...
  • U.S. Soldier Wears White Robes of Sheik After Being Honored With Title for Helping Iraqis

    07/31/2005 10:39:30 AM PDT · by NewMediaFan · 60 replies · 1,933+ views
    (AP) ^ | Sunday, July 31 | Antonio Castaneda
    QAYYARAH, Iraq (AP) - Sheik Horn floats around the room in white robe and headdress, exchanging pleasantries with dozens of village leaders. But he's the only sheik with blonde streaks in his mustache - and the only one who attended country music star Toby Keith's recent concert in Baghdad with fellow U.S. soldiers. Officially, he's Army Staff Sgt. Dale L. Horn, but to residents of the 37 villages and towns that he patrols he's known as the American sheik. Sheiks, or village elders, are known as the real power in rural Iraq. And the 5-foot-6-inch Floridian's ascension to the esteemed...
  • Pentagon promotes words of wisdom by Lawrence of Arabia

    07/05/2005 10:29:37 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 36 replies · 2,399+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | July 6, 2005 | Oliver Poole
    The US military has turned to the wisdom of Lawrence of Arabia for guidance on how to win the war in Iraq and understand the mindset of its insurgents.In the latest list of books recommended to commanders, T E Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom, his first-person account of the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks between 1917 and 1919, is number two out of 100. Extracts from the memoir and his essays have also been e-mailed directly to senior officers in the field. So highly does the Pentagon consider the relevance of his insights that it has officially adopted one...
  • Britain criticizes U.S. climate record

    02/18/2005 5:27:44 PM PST · by familyop · 10 replies · 389+ views
    UNITED NATIONS -- In another jab at its closest ally, Britain criticized U.S. environmental policy again on Thursday, urging the Bush administration to place climate change high on its agenda. At a U.N. event marking the entry into force of the Kyoto accord on global warming, Britain's ambassador to the United Nations, Sir Emyr Jones Parry, said it was "important that climate change rises up the US agenda." He called for a "strong U.S. contribution" to international talks on cutting gas emissions beyond the targets set by the Kyoto agreement. "We need much more effort. The post-Kyoto regime will require...
  • Lessons from Lawrence!

    04/09/2004 5:52:15 AM PDT · by scouse · 3 replies · 162+ views
    BBC Online ^ | 04/09/04 | Ryan Dilley
    Lessons from Lawrence of Arabia By Ryan Dilley BBC News Online Magazine Sales of a book by Lawrence of Arabia, the British officer who united desert tribes against the Turks during World War One, have risen sharply since the war in Iraq. Why? "War upon rebellion is messy and slow, like eating soup with a knife." This grim assessment of quelling an armed insurrection must prey on the minds of at least two of the Westerners grappling with Iraq's upsurge in violence. It comes from the book which graces the otherwise sparse office of Rory Stewart, the British diplomat who...