The perils of blogging in Egypt

The perils of blogging in Egypt Rannie Amiri Philip Rizk wasn’t “unlucky” or at “the wrong place at the wrong time.” Instead, he found himself quite the deliberate target of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s regime. On 6 February,...

Homeward bound Gaza in 24 hours

Homeward Bound: Gaza in 24 Hours    How can I convey what I have seen in the little faces? (Middle East Children’s Alliance)  By Dr. Mona El Farra – Gaza As soon as I arrived home, I felt a great relief, if that is the right word. I had been unable to...

Reach out for darfur

Reach out for Darfur Dina 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 mount a...

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 in...