Mona Eltahawy Has More In Common With Times Square Than Tahrir Square

Statement – Egyptian Trade Unionists: Declaration of Independence / BDS

Thanks to the Egyptian uprising Mona Eltahawy’s career really took off this year.  She made a name for herself in the U.S. , and become an American media darling as the self-appointed representative of Egyptian revolutionaries although most of her views are anathema to the Egyptian people.  She also takes pride in being “the first Egyptian journalist to live and work for a western news agency in Israel” and was a big hit at this year’s J-Street gathering.  This is a video of her opening remarks at the racist, Zionist group’s 2011 conference.  Eltahawy, unlike Hussein Ibish and James Zogby, two other Arab-Americans who enthusiastically promote J-Street, (Ibish also works with AIPAC) does speak Arabic with native ability and closely followed the Egyptian revolution.  Therefore, when she told the audience “not one anti-Israeli or anti-American sentiment was expressed” during the uprising in Egypt (11:40), she was knowingly making a false statement.

Since then Mona has continued repeating the same lies to her readers and audiences. As all objective, informed observers of Egyptian politics, and the Egyptian people’s continuing struggle know, nothing could be further from the truth.  We at Ikhras have documented ample evidence (See Related Articles Below) that demonstrates when it comes to the Israel our New York-based  revolutionary has more in common with Times Square than Tahrir Square.  Here is yet another example of the Egyptian people clearly sharing their views of the Zionist entity, and their vision for Egypt and its leading role in the Arab world. The following is a paragraph from the Egyptian Independent Union Federation statement released on June 28:    

5. The independent unions completely reject any form of normal relations with the Zionist enemy, as they reject all forms of co-operation with any person or organisation who is involved in normalisation or is calling for normalisation. We affirm our complete support for the right of the Arab Palestinian people to create an independent state in the whole of Palestine, and their right to use whatever means of resistance to achieve their rights. We affirm also that one of the principal reasons for our rejection of the old Egyptian Trade Union Federation is its subservience to the state and the National Democratic Party, and its participation in a visit to occupied Jerusalem and its failure to take any position opposing the policy of normalisation, such as the QIZ [Qualified Industrial Zones] Agreement and the gas supply agreement and other policies which the Egyptian Trade Union Federation by its silence supported while the Egyptian workers’ movement rejected them and was resisting them.

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  20 comments for “Mona Eltahawy Has More In Common With Times Square Than Tahrir Square

  1. Karim
    July 9, 2011 at 7:07 AM

    LOVE YOUR WORK!

  2. Sameer
    July 8, 2011 at 11:01 PM

    a first class media slut who first whored herself out to the Arab dictators as part of their yes man press corps than conveniently re-invented herself as some leftist, pro-democracy spokesperson.  A simple read through one of her garbage articles such as this:

    Palestine is NOT a Muslim issue:
    http://www.asharq-e.com/news.asp?section=2&id=1043

    published in a wholly Saudi funded rag should tell you everything you need to know.  The only difference between her and Zogby is that Zogby openly prostitutes himself to the Arab dictators while she does it to the enablers and paymasters of the dictators.

  3. Common Sense
    July 8, 2011 at 10:14 PM

    Frankly put, this woman came out of no where. I understand she’s Egyptian and all, and so are many other qualified scholars. You can’t get a random journalist and take his/her opinions seriously. Generally, journalists are paid to write, if they have no background in what they’re discussing, specifically politics and economics, then they should shut up. This woman clearly has no clue what she’s talking about. Any person who reads Arabic media will see that Egyptians are not happy with some aspects of the peace treaty, they are not thrilled that the Mubarak’s government was selling Israel natural gas, and they are trying to amend the peace treaty, and stop selling natural gas to Israel altogether. 

  4. Anonymous
    July 8, 2011 at 4:05 PM

    Every comment or post discussing these issues and not Israel occupation of Palestine is exactly what the people at ikhras and the pro Israeli groups who support them want- 
    Their goal is destroy our community from within- There r those whodeserve criticism but the only thing Ikhras does is attack in poorly written vapid article
    devoid of style or substance 

    I give this web the Hasbara award of the year!

  5. khalid
    July 7, 2011 at 11:17 PM

    Jim you and Mona can go lick neo-con boots together and you still wouldn’t add up to  one credible person among Muslims or Arabs.

  6. Anonymous
    July 7, 2011 at 6:42 PM

    This is anti-Arab website – its goal is destruction of Arabs – I read yesterday about Ikhras award from the Israeli group on the web – why havent u commented on that award you traitor scum?  We will find the people in Ikhras and expose u for who u are soon enough –  u front for Israel

    • Sameer
      July 7, 2011 at 11:20 PM

      Looks like Hussain Ibish is off his meds again.

  7. Karim Medhat Ennarah
    July 7, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    Jim Early – I’m just a sporadic follower of Ikhras.com and I can tell you that the quality of writing is a 100 times better than Mona El Tahawi’s writing, which I’ve followed more regularly. So I think the staff here (whoever they are) are more than qualified to lace her boots.

    As for Mona El Tahawy’s opinions: I don’t want to speak on behalf of an entire population, but as an Egyptian who was part of the revolution I can tell you that more than 99% of the Egyptians who were part of the revolution do not know of the existence of Mona El Tahawy–who is largely irrelevant in the Arab world. I also dare-say that her views would be considered laughable by the majority of the Egyptian population, not just those who took part in the revolution. In that sense, Ikhras’s analysis is fairly accurate.

    She is entitled to her own views, but I find it disgusting and misleading that she has appointed herself as representative of the Egyptian uprising in the Western media.

    • Anonymous
      July 7, 2011 at 6:51 PM

      Ur supporting a Zionist website over an Arab – will u please just shut up!

      • Jim Holstun
        July 8, 2011 at 12:25 PM

        Strategy lesson from John and Mike and Jim Early: DON’T RESPOND; REPEAT.

        It’s really interesting–even those trying to circulate this little meme (“IKHRAS is anti-Arab”) seem to sense how laughable it is, so they repeat it, repeat it, repeat it–not unlike the little Zionists who keep attacking those who wish to “delegitimize” the illegal Israeli state.

        Ikhras attacks “EVERY visible person in the Arab community,” says John. I guess if you can only see capitalist, Zionist, and pro-PA Arabs, that might be true.

        Meanwhile, those righteous anti-Zionist Egyptian Arabs whom Mona says don’t exist have blown up Mubarak’s natural gas pipeline go Israel. Good work, guys!

      • Jim Holstun
        July 8, 2011 at 12:25 PM

        Strategy lesson from John and Mike and Jim Early: DON’T RESPOND; REPEAT.

        It’s really interesting–even those trying to circulate this little meme (“IKHRAS is anti-Arab”) seem to sense how laughable it is, so they repeat it, repeat it, repeat it–not unlike the little Zionists who keep attacking those who wish to “delegitimize” the illegal Israeli state.

        Ikhras attacks “EVERY visible person in the Arab community,” says John. I guess if you can only see capitalist, Zionist, and pro-PA Arabs, that might be true.

        Meanwhile, those righteous anti-Zionist Egyptian Arabs whom Mona says don’t exist have blown up Mubarak’s natural gas pipeline go Israel. Good work, guys!

        • Sandwichonthestreet
          July 8, 2011 at 1:46 PM
          • Ab
            July 8, 2011 at 3:14 PM

            I think it’s more creepy that someone would trust a random loser’s blogspot site as evidence of anything. 

          • Jim Holstun
            July 8, 2011 at 6:41 PM

            Ah, beautiful–a three-week-old minimalist internet site, set up around the time Hussein Ibish began trying to defend his indefensible Zionist gladhanding and brownnosing. Who could ask for more?

            “Of course it’s reliable, honey–it’s on the INTERNET!”

  8. July 7, 2011 at 5:45 PM

    If you want to go after Mona Eltahawy you are going to have to better than a cheap-shot headline and this nonsensical piece of writing. You are not qualified to lace her boots.

  9. July 7, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    Havent looked at ur site in a bit – amazing to see it is still just attacking people in our community – not one positive article about any Arabs? Wonder why?

    After the fake Israeli video  propoganda video re the floatilla I have to believe u are just Hasbara group bc who else would want to destroy EVERY visible person in the Arab-American community?  Seriously every one

    Who is funding you? AIPAC, Daniel Pipes, Pamela Gellar- why not tell us ur names or is as I keep reading online from others is it really Schrwartz or Stein or Liberman?

    Of course u can clear that all up by revealing ur identity and funding sources, right Yitzak or Moshe or whatever ur name is who is writing this!I urge everyone to start googling this group and find their connections to pro-Israel groups – We need to find out who these people are and why they hate every Arab so much.  Only good thing is that articles get zero to 1 comment so its really Hasbara masturbation but still we need to find out these people

    • Anonymous
      July 8, 2011 at 12:12 AM

      Hussein, so nice of you to drop by. Still working with AIPAC? How’s that whole thing about building a coalition of peace going for you? 

      • Anonymous
        July 8, 2011 at 3:58 AM

        I think it is Ray, to be honest. He has a whole website dedicated to u guys, and he has used up his jerusalem post article to attack u guys. so he is doing everything he can to get at u guys, i also suspected the guy on twitter offering himself as a hitmen to be him.

        • Anonymous
          July 8, 2011 at 4:06 PM

          So paranoid – its real people in the community who hate u – we are on to u Hasbara!

          • Anonymous
            August 3, 2011 at 2:27 AM

            Real people who recycle the same fake names, take a bow before your 1-2 followers Ray, you suck!

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