Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari is expected to walk free again in a few weeks; Eloquence, thy name is not Netanyahu, as portrayed by his "duck" metaphor at the AIPAC conference; A mural is worth a thousand words; Paris Hilton visits Lebanon.
Saudi journalist facing the death penalty for his tweets reportedly to be released
After much talk about Hamza Kashgari's tweets and eventual fate, it looks like this Saudi journalist is being let go. It looks like Saudi has averted a PR nightmare by accepting Kashgari's apology.
"Kashgari deleted the tweets, apologising repeatedly, but to no avail. He fled to Malaysia, with the intention of seeking asylum in New Zealand, but was deported home, where he faced charges of apostasy, which is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia."
Music Video: Entire coverage of AIPAC conference featuring Netanyahu and Daffy Duck
It's a good thing that Netanyahu followed the path of politics instead of literature, as his grasp of effective metaphors is a bit lacking. His "duck" comment has led to much disdain on the blogosphere and Twitter alike.
"From AIPAC’s failed attempts at stirring up steady support on Twitter to Liza Behrendt’s successful interruption of a breakout session, from Phil Weiss’s revoked press pass to the 629,055 references (give or take) to a supposedly war-ready Iran, this year’s conference was nothing short of a bust."
Did you know that Paris Hilton paid Beirut a visit? Neither did we until we got a hold of this! She also got her very own SWAT team. That's probably where Lebanon's military fund went for 2012.
"I wish they’d [the Lebanese SWAT teams] do their job properly and make all the Lebanese feel safe for a change!"