Added on 15/01/2013
mai abdul rahman
Ariel Sharon , Deir Yassin , East Africa , Europe , Gaza , Gaza Strip , IDF , Irgun , Israel , Israel’s military , Jerusalem , Jordan , King David Hotel , Likud Party , Menachem Begin , Moshe Dayan , Netanyahu , Palestinian Territories , South Africa , Stern Gang , The Green Line , Theodor Herzl , Uganda , United Kingdom , United Nations , West Africa , West Bank , Yitzhak Shamir , Zimbabwe
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: It’s a bold move and one that is sure to cause much aggression and derision to be directed his way. What’s the story behind the brutality?
Added on 13/01/2013
America , Civil society , Fouad al-Farhan , iPads , Mohammad Al Qahtani , oil fields , SAR , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , United States
EMAN AL-NAFJAN: Here we go again – another foreigner rattles out yet another ‘analysis’ of Saudi Arabia that seems to have been pre-cooked.
Added on 12/01/2013
The View From Fez
Harley Davidson , Journalist , Marrakech , Morocco , Spain , US Federal Reserve , Valencia City
DEREK WORKMAN, VIEW FROM FEZ: Some traders and residents in the Medina have had enough of the speedy, ill-disciplined moped riders.
Added on 11/01/2013
Al Qaeda , Bush Administration , Central Intelligence Agency , Cuba , Dick Cheney , George W. Bush , Movies , Obama administration , Osama Bin Laden , President , United States , World Trade Center
KAREN J. GREENBERG, INFORMED COMMENT: It’s a deeply flawed movie with a deeply troubling message – torture is great.
Added on 08/01/2013
Ameer Makhoul , Amnon Lipkin-Shahak , Army , Barak , Benjamin Netanyahu , Bibi Netanyahu , Democracy , Ehud Olmert , Gaza Strip , Hamas , IDF , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Lebanon , Mahmoud Abbas , Meir Dagan , Menachem Begin , Middle East , Military Intelligence , Mossad , Netanyahu government , Oscars , Palestine , President , Prime Minister , Rabin , security systems , Sharon , Shin Bet , Syria , West Bank , Yuval Diskin
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: When in office they’re ramrod straight security hawks but once they leave they suddenly become ‘seers’. But the criticism is unusual in its vehemence
Added on 07/01/2013
America , Benjamin Netanyahu , Chuck Hagel , Congress , Department of Defense , Emergency Committee for Israel , Iran , Islamic Republic of Iran , Israel , Israeli government , Jim Lobe , Josh Block , Matt Duss , Middle East , Obama , President , Prime Minister , Republican Jewish Coalition , Republican Party , Secretary of Defense , Senate , Steve Walt , The Guardian , The Washington Post , United States , Vietnam , Washington , White House
PHILIP WEISS: The widely floated possibility of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Defence Secretary looks a reality. Who will fight against it?
Added on 06/01/2013
James M. Dorsey
Al Masri , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Cairo , Eduardo P. Archetti , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Egyptian Football Association , Football , Hosni Mubarak , Media organizations , Mohammed Morsi , Mohammed Morsi Government , Mubarak government , Muslim Brotherhood , Port Said , Port Said stadium , President , Suez , Suez Canal , travel ban , Ultras Ahlawy
JAMES DORSEY: It seems that ‘ultra’ football fans in Egypt are gearing up for greater and fiercer conflict in the months ahead.
Added on 05/01/2013
Ariel Sharon , Benyamin Netanyahu , David Duke , Ehud Olmert , Haifa , Iran , Israel , Israeli government , Knesset , Likud Party , Pakistan , Prime Minister , Tzipi Livni , United States , United States government , West Bank
KIRK BEATTIE, INFORMED COMMENT: The ultimate Middle East nightmare – a small group of religious extremists in charge of nuclear weapons could happen soon – in Israel.
Added on 03/01/2013
mai abdul rahman
Declaration of Independence , Gaza , Haaretz , IDF , Israel , Jerusalem , Knesset , Middle East , Palestine , Palestinian Territories , Shin Bet , United States , West Bank
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: They are a powerful force within Israeli society and their courage is deeply appreciated by Palestinian activists
Added on 31/12/2012
Abdel Bari Atwan , Afghanistan , Al Qaeda , Algeria , America , Arabic newspaper , Ayman al-Zawahiri , Editor-in-Chief , Egypt , Florida , Foreign Affairs , Gaza Strip , Iraq , Islam , Israel , Jerusalem , Leon Panetta , Libya , London , Mali , Middle East , North Africa , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , Osama Bin Laden , Pakistan , Pentagon , President , Somalia , Sudan , Syria , Taliban , U.S. administration , United States , Washington , West Bank , Yemen , YouTube
KHALED FATTAH, TABSIR: There is a lazy shorthand in much Western reporting on the Middle East, particularly when it comes to describing the influence of tribes
Added on 30/12/2012
Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi , Afghanistan , Al Qaeda , Aleppo , Algeria , Ali Abdullah Saleh , America , American embassy , Arab Spring , Baath Party in Syria , Bahrain , Bahrain’s government , Binyamin Netanyahu , David Petraeus , Democracy , Egypt , Egypt Protests , first prime minister , Gaza , Homs , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Lebanon , Libya , Manama , Middle East , Mohammed Morsi , Muslim Brotherhood , Obama administration , Oil , oil sales , Palestine , President , Prime Minister , Saudi Arabia , South Africa , Supreme Council of the Armed Forces , Syria , Tunis , Tunisia , Turkey , U.S. Congress , United States , US government , Washington , Yemen
JUAN COLE: It’s been another extraordinary year across the Middle East. Here is my take on the most significant changes this year
Added on 29/12/2012
Adel Fakieh , Ahmed Al-Omran , Bahrain , Crown Prince , Egypt , Energy , Iran , Israel , Journalist , Literature , Middle East , Mohammed Mursi , New Year's Day , news site , Olympics , Retail , Riyadh Bureau , Robin Barrett , Sarah Attar , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Syria , Wojdan Shaherkani
STEVE ROYSTON: It’s by no means scientific or representative but here are the people and special moments that resonated with me this year
Added on 27/12/2012
Al Aqsa Mosque , Christmas , Food and Drink , Gaza , Hana Shalabi , Israel , Israeli government , Israeli military , Israeli Military Strength , Israeli police , Jerusalem , Khader Adnan , Nazareth , Palestine , Palestinian Territories , Tel Aviv , UN Court , West Bank
MONDOWEISS: He has been on hunger strike for more than 150 days. Still his story is not heard
Added on 26/12/2012
Alexandria , Amr Moussa , Army , Cairo , Constituent Assembly , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Freedom and Justice Party , Iran , Islam , Mohammed Morsi , Mubarak , Muslim Brotherhood , President , Supreme Council of the Armed Forces
JUAN COLE: A deeply polarized country must face the reality that Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood cadre have scored an overwhelming victory.
Added on 23/12/2012
Gaza , Gaza City , Israel , Journalism , Palestine
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Time Magazine has chosen its ‘Photo of the Year’ and it is a moment of great sadness during the recent onslaught on Gaza
Added on 23/12/2012
James M. Dorsey
Activist , Army , Baghdad , Bashar al-Assad , Damascus , East Africa , Facebook , Football , head of security. , Homs , Iraq , Joshua Landis , Kuwait , Lebanon , mechanic , Middle East , national team player , North Africa , President , Saudi Arabia , Soccer , South Korea , Syria
JAMES M. DORSEY: This weekend’s Syrian victory over Iraq in a soccer match is being seized by the regime as ‘a great national achievement’.
Added on 22/12/2012
Susan Al Shahri
Islam , Muscat , Oman , Women , Women's issues
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: I’ve only worn a burqa once and that’s more than enough times. Its appearance in Dhofar is getting increasingly more rare.
Added on 20/12/2012
Amazon.com , CEO , Economy , Education , Entrepreneur , Facebook , Google+ , Jordan , Malcolm Gladwell , Social Media
NASEEM TARAWNAH: It’s not about spinning logos, Facebook likes or fancy events – real entrepreneurship is about engagement.
Added on 18/12/2012
Australia , Christianity , Christmas , HBO , Illinois , Islam , Jerusalem , John , Marriott Hotel , Mexico , New York , Newsweek , Ohio , Religion , Time Magazine , Vermont
‘DANIEL M. VARISCO: It’s a shtick that gets trotted out in editorial conferences at this time of year and occasionally editors buy it. ‘So who’s the real Jesus?’
Added on 17/12/2012
Ahmad Shafiq , Alexandria , Cairo , Constituent Assembly , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Freedom and Justice Party , Iraq , Mohammed Morsi , Muslim Brotherhood , President , United States , Wafd Party
JUAN COLE: Some of the figures coming out of the constitutional referendum cause raised eyebrows at the least. But there are deeper problems.