Convoy update

Convoy Update by Farid Arada A SMOOTH CROSSING INTO EGYPT The convoy was over 3 miles long and contained about 220 vehicles. So it was an awesome sight when finally, at about 1.00pm local time, the first vehicles rolled into Egypt, where they were met at the borders...

The af pak paradox

The Af-Pak Paradox By JOHN PRADOS  There is a new acronym in the lexicon of Obama administration national security moguls. “AfPak” stands for Afghanistan and Pakistan. The term denotes the administration’s desire to make a unified approach to...

Rebuilding somalia is the real answer

Gulf NewsPublished: November 20, 2008, 23:35 Piracy off the coast of Somalia is finally attracting the interest of the international community. The Arab states bordering the Red Sea met yesterday in Cairo to define a plan of action they can adopt. Nato...

History did not begin with the qassams

  History did not begin with the Qassams By Amira Hass  History did not begin with the Qassam rockets. But for us, the Israelis, history always begins when the Palestinians hurt us, and then the pain is completely decontextualized. We think that if we cause the...

Resident of jerusalem demolishes his own home

Resident of Jerusalem demolishes his own home after he was unable to pay fine by Saed Bannoura –   On Saturday, a Palestinian resident of Beit Hanina neighborhood in East Jerusalem had to demolish his own home built ten years ago after he was unable to pay a...