July 19, 2014
More and more, it seems a gas mask is good to have in the Middle East. For those who don't have one on hand, here's an easy way to make your own; a father teaches his daughter how to beat up her brother; and Turkey blows off Sisi and Egypt.
July 18, 2014
Israel deploys dystopian propaganda to depict Hamas as taking its own people hostage; Devil's advocate: an argument for why Israel is a beneficent peacemaker; How Israel and the West destroyed peace in Palestine; What much of the world's media thinks is inconsequential to inform its viewers about the conflict in Gaza.
With the loss of a child, Palestinian and Israeli families promote peace; The lunacy of Israel's self-defense claim; Want peace between Palestinians and Israelis? Don't hold your breath; Tweets and news of Israel's ground invasion of Gaza
July 17, 2014
The UAE is entering the space race with a mission to Mars; Blues legend Johnny Winter passes away; Police still using the banned and shameful "gay test" in Lebanon.
July 16, 2014
Genocidal tweets from Israeli teens shows the difficult path ahead for those who want peace; Poetry gets political. Scottish icon endorses cultural boycott of Israel; Peace derailed: how Israel ruined the best chance for peace in decades with anti-violence Abbas; Media dystopia: Israel's semantic battle for PR victory.
Wanna eat the world's most expensive meal in a day? What happens when Apple and IBM get together?
During the current Gaza conflict, an Israeli thinks back to the time a Palestinian saved his life; US foreign policy supporting the double standards in Israel must end; Hamas is putting Palestinian lives in danger by refusing the ceasefire.
July 15, 2014
Why is the iPhone still on top? Who's changing Lebanon's Map? And why are you still single?
July 14, 2014
Gaza residents spend Iftar afraid of the sky; Jewish synagogue in Egypt hosts interfaith Iftar; Young Palestinians and Israelis eat Iftar together despite political tensions; How to enjoy Ramadan in Malaysia; Corporate America and the lost meaning of Ramadan
US rocker Eddie Vedder spoke out about the war on Gaza during his concert in England two days ago. Meanwhile, Shakira performed at the World Club closing ceremony in a Lebanese designer!
Egypt fills prisons with dissidents like there's no tomorrow; Sudanese president accused of massive human rights abuses invited to visit Egypt; Can you spell orientalism? Uproar over sale of Egyptian statue from British museum
July 13, 2014
Gaza is still under attack by Israel, but you can keep up-to-date with what's happening through this blog. Also, check out some noteworthy stories you might have missed in Lebanon this week.
July 12, 2014
Modern Islamic extremist groups reconfigure modernity to focus on punishment rather than morals; outside help is needed to unify the Iraqi people and defeat ISIS; the chaos in Iraq threatens to become a global epidemic; tech-savy terrorists use Bitcoin to funnel electronic funds.
July 11, 2014
A Palestinian mother speaks of trying to cope with Israeli occupation; ABC issues correction after citing a grieving Palestinian family as Israeli; How the West Bank crackdown mushroomed from a search for just 3 missing teenagers; The US State Department distances itself from voices in the Obama administration critical of Israeli policy.
July 10, 2014
Obama is often called the pragmatic president, a euphemism for dodging obligations to human rights; Thousands of years ago spice trade routes brought Islam from Arabia to Southeast Asia. Today the same transmission has taken place with extremist ISIS ideology. But its conduit is likely the Internet; Think ideology is behind the current Chaos in the Middle East? Try social policy.