*** "IN A COUNTRY where the army is divine and
sacred, he's more than a traitor. Israeli democracy is nothing more than
(Father of Jonathan Ben Artzi, the nephew of Israel's
ultra-nationalist foreign minister Benjamin Netanyahu, commenting on the
35-day sentence awarded to his son by the army for refusing to serve.
Jonathan who has been jailed for the sixth time since August 8 is a
conscientious objector and is against occupation of Palestinian
*** "Rs 80 Billion"
(Loss already suffered by yet-to-be-commissioned the
Ghazi Brotha Hydel Project according to a report prepared by Water and
Power Development Authority. The loss includes Rs 70 billion due to
delays in construction and Rs 10 billion in misappropriation)
(Name given to the "at (@)" sign used in
internet addresses by France)
*** "IT IS QUITE unacceptable to have a 'B'
(Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Peterson criticising
the United Nations for letting itself be intimidated by the US to cede
control of Iraq's arms dossier which were not provided to other members
of the Security Council, including his country)
*** "NOW HE BRINGS a gun and says 'I will kill'.
I swear to God, he said it."
(Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga accusing
Prime Minister Ranil Wickeremsinghe of carrying a gun and threatening to
kill her if she did not cooperate with the political cohabitation
*** "APPARENTLY, THE U.S. now kills without
judicial trials and without questions. Are we nothing more than
technically advanced snipers and terrorists?"
(Letter written by an American citizen criticizing
killing of alleged terrorists by US Predator drone in Yemen)
*** "SEYMOUR HURSH is a liar... TELL THE
PAKISTANI PEOPLE that the President of the United States looked you in
the eye and told you we wouldn't do that."
(Excerpt from Watergate-famed US journalist Bob
Woodward's new book "Bush at War" quoting President George W.
Bush's soothing President Pervez Musharraf's concerns that US would once
again abandon Pakistan during a face-to-face meeting at the UN. Symour
Hursh is an investigative journalist whose article in the New Yorker
magazine said that the US was going to take out Pakistan,s nuclear
weapons with the help from Israel)
*** "I GOT this idea to serve a coulis of
peanuts because I thought that would be nice given his past as a 'peanut
(French chef's comment on serving Nobel Peace Prize
2002 Jimmy Carter, the former president of the US, chocolate cake topped
with a peanut coulis at a ceremonial gala dinner at a posh hotel in
*** "THE UNITED STATES is wielding the stick of
war on terror to terrorise nations, threatening to unleash its military,
including nuclear power under the banner of its security."
(Saudi daily Okaz accusing the US of terrorizing the
world and denouncing 'Nazism of new US era' and calling President Bush a
*** "WE WOULD NOT like to offend other
countries, but we cannot tolerate such a thing. We will not keep on
sitting in the waiting room."
(Tukish Prime Minister Abdullah Gul categorically
rejecting a Franco-German proposal to begin accession talks with the EU
*** "$ 11 billion"
(Contribution made to the US economy by record
582,996 foreign students during the past school year showing that 11.9
has not deterred foreign students to enroll in the US)
*** "IF THIS SERIES scares the United States and
the Zionist entity, then we will make many more like it."
(One of the screenwriters of Egyptian television
series "The protocols of the Elders of Zion", Mohammed Sobhi,
apologizing to Arab television viewers saying that it portrayed only one
percent of the reality of Zionist acts)