October 13, 2011
Find out why so much of a negative response has arisen to a raised minimum wage in Lebanon; Lessons at the Checkpoint when teachers were held up by Israeli checkpoint police; The Middle East is home to much wonder--Vote For Jeita Grotto for the New 7 Wonders of Nature; The Gilda-Prisoner Deal is suspect; And a British Jew cries antisemitism at his own parliament.
October 12, 2011
Angelina the do-gooder half of Bradelina is visiting Libya to "see a country in transition" & express support; At home with the Assad's- an exclusive glimpse into the Assad lives, including Asma's school days; Palestinian prisoners' hunger strike- the low-down; 6-ways to avoid Lebanese Wedding Drama (Drama plus); Back to Libya a personal account of reunion.
Is this a good trade-of? The price of one Israeli: Over a thousand deaths in Gaza and and now the government has agreed to part with a thousand more Palestinians in exchange for this prize - Gilad Shalit; The reality of what happened to 'Christian' Cairo hits Egyptians hard; And Israel sneaks in a settler land-gain in while the attention's on one Israeli freed lad.
October 11, 2011
Iran's censorship pen- of film in Lebanon and communications at home; Tunis tidings in blog form from a blog tourist; Bashar-lovers are not few and far between; A word from Egypt's third sect: (part) Arab Jewry, near to extinct; A word of advice, breathe!
Sectarian conflict between Christian and Muslim might be the meddling of some 'agent' whom it suits to show unrest post revolution; Lebanon's classic tramway- what happened to it? How the BBC presented Lebanon's snail internet service; And when Blackberry Blanked-out; And a philosophy to match all your moods.
October 10, 2011
Armed with 'bibles' and 'crucifixes, how did the Coptic protest of death to their community end in a slaughter of more Christian Arab blood? Lebanon's latest film by Lebanon's director Nadine Labaki; and Lebanon's Blog-artist with a fiendish cartoon streak uncovered.
Huda Naccache - the Arab-Israeli model clad in bikini on a magazine cover has sparked talk of an Arab Bikini Revolution; A blogging - - stalker of Twitter (no irony) in Jordan shares his valuable, sardonic insights; In praise of the biography of Mandela; Dual nationality in Jordan opens up a can of worms; And some context to the Coptic-Muslim fray in 'changing' Egypt.
October 9, 2011
Cameras fixed to check out girls checking out guys- find out where they looked! GCC's top ten employers for salaries, benefits and the full monty; Citizen journalism from Jordan's very own 'Chubby'; How Jordanian customer 'care' could become more 'caring'; Proof that happiness is contagious; And burning mosques as reprehensible as anti-Semitic crime.
When Saudi men feature in a drive to combat breast cancer in their female compatriots, the Arab world welcomes this approach, though met with some reservation on ultra conservative Arab street; Questioning the departure from 1948; The baddest Apple in the bunch? Convo with a taxi driver in Amman; And three myths of Israeli history from the horse's mouth.
October 8, 2011
Choosing a woman Nobel peace prize winner from Yemen gives thumbs up to Arab Spring; Copts facing mass Biblical exodus from Egypt; Should you avoid mineral water in Kuwait; Steve Jobs gave good staff bonuses; Turning 30 on Teacher's Day; And Does Palestine get a flag too?
October 6, 2011
Ethnically Arab by half, but all 'American Dream' influences Iraqi fan 'the way iThink, the way iBlieve, the way iSee the world.'; Was Steve Jobs a Muslim; And why we want him back, says a blogger reviewing the latest i-Product; And Egypt on the portentious day of October 6th War Anniversary.
Reactions from the region: Mentions again of his Syrian father who has made little comment on his death, in respect of having had no relationship with his son in life; What Obama said on this legendary i-American talent posthumously; Apple tattoos will keep tattoo artists inundated with requests; and the Maradonna of the computer industry.
October 5, 2011
On World Teacher's Day where we celebrate the moral caliber of our thankless teachers, we consider how a country seeking progress in its internet stakes is still committing piracy on the cyber-waves; Occupy Wall Street gets the Chomsky treatment; Again, what? How Facebook appeals to all and Twitter only some; And a round-up in a round-up of Syria.
Not Google Plus-- join this latest radical ring- or better still, don't!; on Saudi women driving mavericks from 20 years ago til now; Israelis tell Brooklyn Jews a thing or two about their Promised Land; How far bloggers have come since the Arab revolutions; skeletons in your closet or in your arts and crafts lab; And Choosing your Sci-Fi or Fantasy literature made easier.
October 4, 2011
Introducing a new upcoming genre in literature -- children's resistance literature; The movie for all PhD- past, present or prevaricating- candidates; What Arab Spring that denies entry to Palestinians? Tablets of the reading rather than medicinal kind; Pro-government Arab 'terrorists'; And Lebanese as natural actors.