Category Archives: Palestine

Egypt and Gaza

This piece is published in Daily News Egypt Last Friday, a small group of Palestinians protested near the Egyptian border demanding the opening of the Rafah border. Their congregation ended uneventfully, however, it highlights a brewing crisis between post-Morsi Egypt and … Continue reading

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Middle East Digest. December 2013 Part II

Iran British envoy to visit Iran for first time in two years Iran ready to discuss island dispute with UAE Iran’s Zarif stretches Gulf trip to include UAE Iran diplomacy must be backed by military power: Chuck Hagel Hassan Rouhani … Continue reading

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Middle East Digest: November Edition

This is my second monthly selection of news, reports, and articles covering  the Middle East (except Egypt). I hope you find useful. Main Headlines  Iran Iran FM Zarif outlines ideas to exit nuclear dispute Hard bargaining in Geneva on Iran nuclear … Continue reading

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Middle East Digest: October Edition

This is a monthly selection of news, reports, and articles covering the Middle East (except Egypt). I hope you find it useful.  Syria Chemical experts  begin destroying Syria’s weapons arsenal UN urges immediate humanitarian access to Syria Syria wins cautious … Continue reading

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Mali, a victim of a toxic mix

(Photo, the Atlantic) Initially published in the Daily News Egypt. The history of Mali is heartbreaking to read. The land that had once been a prosperous empire and one of Africa’s most stable democracies has fallen victim to locusts, hunger, and rebellion. The year … Continue reading

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Escalation in Gaza: Update 1

In a previously undeclared summit, on Saturday Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi will meet Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Hamas leader Khaled Meshal and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Cairo to discuss ways to manage the Gaza crisis. Sources … Continue reading

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Abu Mazen Pressured By New Hamas Alliances

I wrote this piece for AlMonitor. The Pulse of the Middle East It may be subtle, it may be slow, but undoubtedly the uprisings in the Arab world — particularly in Egypt — have resulted in new dynamics on the … Continue reading

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Saladin and the current Arab-Israeli Conflict

October 2, 1187: Saladin, the Sultan of Egypt and Syria, and leader of the Muslim forces battling the Crusaders in the Holy Land, captured the city of Jerusalem. Interestingly, this anniversary was only covered by two newspapers, Haaretz and al-Hayat. … Continue reading

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A road map for Sinai

It is Sinai, again—the time bomb that has been ticking for the last 18 months. The bomb has finally exploded and the victims were 16 innocent Egyptian soldiers, who died for no particular reason other than doing their duty for their country by defending … Continue reading

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The Arab-Israeli conflict is stuck in a dangerous stalemate

I wrote this piece few days ago and it is published today in  The Telegraph I think the upheaval in Syria and the attack in Bulgaria reinforce my argument. So please read and let me know what do you think. Throughout … Continue reading

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