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What political system do the Egyptians want? We live by hope, but a reed never becomes an Iroko tree by dreaming

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What political system do the Egyptians want? We live by hope, but a reed never becomes an Iroko tree by dreaming

The Rais has stepped down, long life to the Rais. For many people in Egypt, President Mubarak was a dictator. For many outsiders, Mubarak was the bridge between the West and the Arab world. Nobody is perfect and democracy is not a magic solution against poverty. No matter which country, race, or religion you belong to, we […]

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A future Christian-free zone in the Middle East? A tree is known by its fruit

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, Tragedy by on January 4, 2011 0 Comments
A future Christian-free zone in the Middle East? A tree is known by its fruit

The killing of Christian copts in Egypt is another tragedy that we are witnessing now against non-Muslims in the Arab world. There is clearly a connection between what is happening in Iraq and what just happened in Egypt. Should we condemn Pastor Terry Jones of Florida who made headlines for threatening to burn the Koran? Are […]

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Mahmoud Abbas is courageous: You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on September 7, 2010 1 Comment
Mahmoud Abbas is courageous: You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try

The confrontational regime of Iran has already predicted the failure of talks between Palestinians and Israelis. Tension is high between the Palestinian authority and Teheran. For sure, for the hard core Islamists, anyone who deals peacefully with Israel is seen as a traitor. The truth is, Israel will not be wiped off the world map, and […]

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Hamas doesn’t get it: Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs, US foreign policy by on September 3, 2010 3 Comments
Hamas doesn’t get it: Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself

Peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians have started in Washington. Like always, when both sides meet for talks, the extremists of both sides do everything to stop the progress. Yitzhak Rabin was killed by Jewish extremists. Anwar El Sadat of Egypt paid the price for making peace with Israel. Mahmoud Abbas is seen by Hamas as a traitor. For […]

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Hope for Israeli-Palestinian peace: If you can walk, you can dance; if you can talk, you can sing

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on August 21, 2010 0 Comments
Hope for Israeli-Palestinian peace: If you can walk, you can dance; if you can talk, you can sing

The Palestinians and Israel have agreed to resume peace talks after more than 20 months of disagreement. Both Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority leader President Abbas will meet in Washington to restart talks. It is unclear what each side is willing to give up in order to reach a definitive peace and the […]

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Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of Hamas: a crocodile running away from rain to seek refuge in the river.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on March 9, 2010 0 Comments
Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of Hamas: a crocodile running away from rain to seek refuge in the river.

Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of a Hamas founder, has revealed in a new book “Son of Hamas” that he was a Shin Bet spy for 10 years. The news is a shock in Gaza and among the Palestinian people. Of course the reaction of Hamas was to deny that he was part of their organization. […]

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Killing of Hamas Operative: Evil knows where evil sleeps.

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Killing of Hamas Operative: Evil knows where evil sleeps.

The death of Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai last month is making headlines. It’s like a killing in a James Bond movie. The killers, whoever they are, got their man and escaped. But they were caught on video and left behind what appears to be significant evidence. The killers used European stolen passports. Mossad, the […]

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Gilad Shalit: The person who deals in camels should make the doors high.

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Gilad Shalit: The person who deals in camels should make the doors high.

According to the Israeli media, the Israeli government may release 980 Palestinian prisoners in a possible deal to win the freedom of Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier held captive by Hamas for three years. After requesting proof that the soldier was still alive, Hamas sent a convincing tape of the soldier, apparently in good shape. […]

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He who loves the truth has many enemies.

Filed in Current affairs, foreign affairs by on April 21, 2009 1 Comment
He who loves the truth has many enemies.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad triggered a mass walkout at a major United Nations anti-racism conference. Any time that the President of Iran has had an opportunity to speak at an international conference, he has used tough words toward Westerners and the State of Israel. Not all he has said is false. The truth is sometimes difficult […]

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When a king has good counselors, his reign is peaceful.

Filed in Current affairs, US foreign policy by on March 21, 2009 1 Comment
When a king has good counselors, his reign is peaceful.

The new approach of the Obama administration toward Iran is certainly the best chance for real peace between the US and Iran. When the politics of two countries diverge, it is the people of both countries that suffer the most. The Obama administration understands the influence of Iran in the Arab world. I don’t see […]

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