Added on 14/11/2013
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RAMZY BAROUD: An hour spent flipping between two Palestinian TV channels made it abundantly clear how Palestinians are missing a clear story about their present and future
Added on 10/11/2013
Biology , Contact immunity , Flaccid paralysis , Health , Health/Medical/Pharmaceuticals , immunization , Measles , Medicine , Polio , polio cases , Polio vaccine , Poliomyelitis , Poliomyelitis eradication , Poliovirus , Syria , Vaccination , Vaccine , World Health Organization
MICH CAFE: Prior to the civil war its prevalence in Syria was very low indeed but the conflict has seen a spike in polio in the country
Added on 08/11/2013
Ashraf Khatib , Asia , Dror Etkes , Fertile Crescent , Israel , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , large natural gas deposits , Levant , Meged oil field , Oil , oil field , Oslo , Oslo Accords , Palestinian Environmental Quality Authority , Palestinian National Authority , Palestinian people , Palestinian Territories , Politics , United Nations General Assembly observers , USD , War/Conflict , West Bank , Western Asia , World Bank
JONATHAN COOK: It’s clear that Israeli policy is to ensure that any possibility of a future Palestinian state being economically viable remains very remote
Added on 02/11/2013
Arab League , Hamas , Human rights in Israel , Human rights in the Palestinian territories , Israel , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Kerry , Mahmoud Abbas , Martin Indyk , Middle East , Nasif Hata , Netanyahu , Palestinian nationalism , Palestinian prisoners in Israel , Palestinian Territories , Peace process in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Politics , President , Two-state solution , United States
JONATHAN COOK: We’re stumbling towards a conclusion with which the Israeli authorities would be very happy – a stalled process with the potential added extra of a Palestinian walkout
Added on 23/10/2013
Arab citizens of Israel , Asia , Benjamin Netanyahu , Central Elections Committee , Development towns , Fertile Crescent , Israel , Karmiel , Likud , Likud Party , mayor , Mohammed Zeidan , Nationalism , Nazareth Illit , Religion and politics , Religion/Belief , Salim Joubran , Social Issues , Zionism
JONATHAN COOK: It seems to have fallen under the radar of the news-reporting community but some very unpleasant campaigning has been going on in this week’s elections
Added on 21/10/2013
Common Ground News Service
Ali Khamenei , British people , CNN INTERNATIONAL , English people , Harvest , Hassan Rouhani , Holocaust denial , Iran , Mohammad Javad Zarif , Persian Jews , Politics , Politics of Iran , Rosh Hashanah , Zarif
MICHAEL FELSEN, CGNEWS: A recent exchange of tweets hints at a more positive future dialogue between two regional superpowers.
Added on 15/10/2013
James M. Dorsey
Ali Bin Al Hussein , Arabian Peninsula , Asia , Asian Football Confederation , Bahrain , Basra , Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf , FIFA , Football , International reactions to the 2011–2012 Bahraini uprising , Iran , Iraq , Iraq national football team , Iraqi Football Association , Iraqi government , Kuwait , Member states of the Arab League , Member states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf , Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation , Member states of the United Nations , Persian Gulf countries , Politics , President , Prince , Saudi Arabia , Shi'a–Sunni relations , Soccer , Sports , United Arab Emirates , War/Conflict , Western Asia
Sectarian divisions fuelling conflict across the Middle East have spilt on to the soccer pitch with Iraq’s decision to boycott the Gulf Cup and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) warning the Iraqi government not to interfere in the game. It is hard to separate the divisions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims that governments in Bahrain […]
Added on 12/10/2013
Common Ground News Service
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DR DANIEL MOSES, CGNEWS: Ecomomic boycotts are one thing but banning people from both sides speaking to each other for educational purposes is wrong.
Added on 10/10/2013
Asia , Egypt , Fatah , Fatah–Hamas conflict , Gaza , Gaza Strip , Governance of the Gaza Strip , Hamas , Hosni Mubarak , Israel , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Mahmoud Abbas , Palestinian militant groups , Palestinian National Authority , Palestinian nationalism , Palestinian Territories , Politics , United States , War/Conflict , West Bank , Western Asia
RAMZY BAROUD: The ‘pampered men’ of the PNA are in no hurry to take on a ‘national liberation project’. The attack on Gaza continues.
Added on 04/10/2013
Asia , Assad , Entertainment/Culture , Fertile Crescent , Gaza Strip , Israel , Palestinian people , Paradise Now , Second Intifada , Tarek , War/Conflict
JONATHAN COOK: It is written by Palestinians, stars Palestinians and is funded entirely by Palestinian money. Welcome to ‘Omar’.
Added on 26/09/2013
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NASEEM TARAWNAH: It’s curious watching while other countries decide what to do with the place where you live.
Added on 17/09/2013
mai abdul rahman
Arab citizens of Israel , Arab–Israeli conflict , Chemical weapons , Christian Zionists , Gaza , Gaza Strip , Israel , Israeli government , Israeli Jews , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Middle East , Palestinian exodus , Palestinian Territories , Palestinian terrorism , Politics , Rabin , Religion/Belief , United States , White House , Yasser Arafat , Zionism
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: The hope has long since disappeared. Since the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin Israel has pursued a relentless course.
Added on 14/09/2013
Gaza Strip , Hamas , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Middle East , Oslo , Palestine Liberation Organization , Palestinian National Authority , Palestinian nationalism , Palestinian people , Palestinian Territories , Politics , Ramallah , United Nations General Assembly observers , War/Conflict , Yasser Arafat
RAMZY BAROUD: The physical distance between Gaza and Ramallah belies the significant issues surrounding Palestinian identity today.
Added on 11/09/2013
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JUAN COLE: By taking the words of John Kerry and quickly formulating a new policy on Syria Putin has saved Obama from a major political embarrassment
Added on 09/09/2013
Israel , Israeli settlement , Israeli–Palestinian conflict , Mahmoud Abbas , Middle East , Nationalism , Oslo , PA , Palestine Liberation Organization , Palestinian nationalism , Palestinian terrorism , Politics , State of Palestine , United Nations General Assembly observers , War/Conflict
RAMZY BAROUD: Israel has consistently tried to mould Palestinian leaders in its ideal image. In Mahmoud Abbas they have an unqualified success
Added on 04/09/2013
Income tax , Jordan , Tax , Tax reform , Taxation
NASEEM TARAWNAH: The Jordanian government see the ICT industry as a well of money which it can bleed dry. Time for a change of thinking
Added on 31/08/2013
David Cameron , George W. Bush , Gulf War , Iraq , Rationale for the Iraq War , Saddam Hussein , Special Relationship , Syria , Tony Blair
The heavy propaganda for an Iraq War waged by the Bush administration and the Blair government in 2002-2003 came back to haunt the Anglo-American alliance on Thursday when the British parliament voted 285 to 272 not to authorize a military strike on Syria.
JUAN COLE: The heavy propaganda for an Iraq War waged by Bush, Blair governments came back to haunt the alliance on Thursday when parliament voted not to authorize a military strike on Syria.
Added on 16/08/2013
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M. LYNX-QUALEY: Ryan Van Winkle, a Scottish poet, has been a key figure in an initiative called ‘Reel Iraq’ which has helped to give wider recognition to the country’s leading writers
Added on 27/07/2013
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MONDOWEISS: The Israeli authorities certainly made the most of American R&B singer Alicia Keys recent visit to their country.
Added on 26/07/2013
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RAMZY BAROUD: Prepare yourself for cliche, ‘grin and grip’ photo opportunities and nothing of susbtance – here comes the so-called ‘Negotiation Process’