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February, 2012

  • 8 February

    Signs of Hope on Climate Change – in Unexpected Places

    Remember the heady days of 2009? The world – or at least the world’s media – was rocked by such hot topics as the death of Michael Jackson, the spread of swine flu, the Iranian elections and the new Star Trek movie; as if that wasn’t enough, there was also something called climate change that was pushing us into global …

May, 2011

  • 20 May

    Obama Calls for Two State Solution and Supports MENA Political Reforms

    In a landmark speech on issues in the Middle East and North Africa, the President of the United States, Barack Obama, has listed the range of what his administration sees as achievements in the region. The changes of government in North Africa, the return of troops from Afghanistan and the killing of Osama Bin Laden were recounted by the President …

  • 15 May

    Israeli Defence Force Shoots at Legs in Order to Disperse Palestinian Rioters

    The Israeli Defence Force has been shooting at the legs of protesters on Sunday 15th May 2011 in order to disperse rioters throwing rocks close to the Erez Crossing in Gaza. Protests have erupted throughout the region on what is known as “Nabka Day” – the anniversary of the 1948 war in which the state of Israel was proclaimed and …

March, 2011

  • 15 March

    Faith: Is Religion the Real Problem in the Middle East?

    Those who enjoy the blame-game prefer it not to be a multiple choice question. A problem has to be all the fault of religion; for example the headline is “religious riots” if the criminals burning down churches and mosques happen to belong to different religions. Or, alternatively, the problem is all about land, ethnicity or nationalism; nothing to do with religion. Life would be …