Reach out for darfur

Reach out for DarfurDina Ezzat Minni Arko Minnawi tells Al-Ahram Weekly that Egypt can be a prime mediator securing comprehensive peace in Sudan  Of the many Darfur figures who fought hard against the regime of Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, it was Minni Arko...

Book review beyond chutzpah

Reviewed by Iqbal Jassat On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History  A Book by: Norman G Finkelstein  (ISBN 1-84467-049-X Verso 2005)The imminent visit to South Africa by Norman G. Finkelstein following a major new initiative by S.A NGOs to...

Cia destroyed almost 100 torture videos

CIA destroyed almost 100 torture videos A US attorney says the CIA has destroyed 92 controversial interrogation video tapes, far more than what the agency had previously said. "Ninety-two videotapes were destroyed," Acting US Attorney Lev Dassin wrote...

Sustaining global solidarity after Gaza

Sustaining global solidarity after Gaza By Jamal Juma The Israeli invasion of Gaza, which has now claimed more than 1,400 lives, generated serious popular backlash the world over. The overwhelmingly weak official positions and statements, especially in the Arab world,...

Obama pick quits over Isarael lobby

Obama pick quits over Israel lobby   The candidate for a leading US intelligence post has withdrawn his nomination after accusing the country’s Israel lobby of plumbing "the depths of dishonour and indecency" to assassinate his...