CROSSROADS ARABIA: The Saudi made film Wajda has been nominated in the Best Foreign Film category for the Oscars. But the country doesn’t even have a cinema!
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
DR MUQTEDAR KHAN, CGNEWS: Whatever you think about prizes they help to define an era. Pulitzer judged wrong this year.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: I hope every Israeli and U.S. foreign policy official sees this film: How can bombs stand up to the moral acuity represented by this film?
ZEINOBIA: I know the racists of the right will jump on the bandwagon. That’s started already, we have been called “the country of savages”.
STEVE ROYSTON: What troubles Arab intellectuals is that the use of the Arabic language is declining. There’s an Arabic interface for Facebook, yet 75% of Arab users prefer the English.