On Kabobfest – Residents of Muslim countries love looking for boy sex on the Internet:
Who is searching for boy sex?: Top 10 countries include Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, The United Arab Emirates and Indonesia. What about just plain old sex? Top 10 countries include Pakistan, Egypt, Iran, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
On Ynetnews – Palestinian supporters in the US need more Chutzpah – Choice quotes related to abysmal Arab lobbying efforts in the US include:
“… the Arab American Institute … is more of a cult honoring the personal charisma of Jim Zogby than a political lobbying organization.”
“The problem is the Arab American community. It’s not doing enough for the Palestinians… Without a strong, networked and coordinated grassroots constituency, AAI and ATFP can only do so much… Arab Americans are cheap. Worse, when an Arab tries to do something for the community, five other Arabs rush to do the same thing. Not to merge their voices in a show of strength, but to compete… Envy is the fastest way to push an apathetic Arab American off his laurels. You start a business, they start a business just to keep you from succeeding. You start a newspaper, they start a newspaper, just to keep your newspaper from getting enough advertising.”
“And yet knowing that tragic fact about the Arab American community, that they are often their own worst enemies… It’s too bad that the Arab American community is so divided and lacking in political maturity to be effective at all. There is so much they could do to help the Palestinians, but they can’t get past their selfish problems, rivalries, and inability to organize.”
This was written by Ray Hanania, a Palestinian American columnist, author and standup comedian. So it’s got to be true, right?
On The Webby Awards: Jdate is a better social networking Web site than myspace? Huh?? i don’t know about that, but I do know that on JDate’s recent and much ballyhooed trip to Israel, social networking between Israelis and diasporah Jews was less than spectacular:
JDate, the world’s biggest online Jewish personals community, has chosen Israel’s Independence Day for its first trans-Atlantic mixer. But as the Israelis and visitors keep their distance, and their differing manners become sharply evident, this month’s event seems more than anything to highlight how the two sides have gone their separate ways. A mass wedding, this gathering won’t produce… The JDaters, mostly Americans plus a few Canadians, Mexicans and Britons, kayaked on the Jordan River, floated on the Dead Sea and dined in gourmet restaurants. They met plenty of eligible Israelis, but were mostly interested in each other… â€œIsraelis are really hot. They’d be fun for a fling, but there is no future,â€ said Cera Schachter, 24, from Edmonton, Alberta. Jaime Cojac, 30, from Charlotte, N.C., agreed. She’d like to meet a Jewish man but not to move to Israel. â€œYou stick with what you know,â€ she said. â€œI would just feel more comfortable with an American.â€ Israeli daters seemed equally indifferent, finding too large a gap in mentality and wary of seeking a partner not committed to living in Israel. â€œI love Israel and I love Israeli women,â€ said Erez Kamai, 35, from Tel Aviv. â€œI didn’t come here looking for America.â€
OK, so it’s a slow news day. And I have to pack for the upcoming Jewlicious Taglit-birthright israel trip – they’re landing in less than 5 hours. So sue me.