Category Archives: Middle East

To Israel: A clarion call for peace from UAE

“Today I tell you, and I declare it to the whole world, that we accept to live with you in permanent peace based on justice.”  These momentous words, uttered by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat on November 20, 1977, in the Israeli … Continue reading

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What If Israel Vanished?

  Advert of Egyptian drama “The End”- produced by Synergy   A science-fiction Egyptian Ramadan drama, “The End”, set in the year 2120, has depicted what many in the Middle East wish would become a reality____ the destruction of Israel. … Continue reading

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On Naoum Shebib and the Systematic obliteration of Jewish history in the Arab world

  No Egyptian citizen or visitor to Egypt does not know or has not heard of the iconic Cairo Tower, one of the most important landmarks of the Egyptian capital. Very few people, however, know the man behind this interesting … Continue reading

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Reblog: Idlib: The Next Phase

Originally posted on Jonathan Spyer:
Jerusalem Post, 6/3 Russia’s desire to woo Turkey from the west likely to prevent all out Turkey-Syria War ? Clashes between Turkish and Syrian regime forces in north west Syria are ongoing.  For the first…

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Twitter Thread: The End of Iran’s Qassem Suleimani

The American President Donald Trump ordered the killing of the powerful commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, in a drone strike on the Baghdad International Airport. The death of Iran’s strong man is described by many … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria offensive: Update-Day 10

The pause was so short as events continue to unfold in Syria. Here is a brief summery, including a crucial report by Amnesty on evidence of war crimes committed by the Turkish side. Headlines Amid scattered fighting, Turkey’s Erdogan threatens … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Syria Offensive: Day 9 -Oct 17-2019

For the last few days, I have chronicled the events in North Syria, following the Turkish invasion. As a ceasefire has been reached, I will pause this chronicle unless further developments happen. Thanks everyone who read and supported my blog.  … Continue reading

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The U.S. and the Muslim Brotherhood

  I am delighted to contribute, for the second time, to the Carnegie Middle East’s Diwan, in its regular surveys in matters related to Middle East politics and security. This time the question was: What impact would U.S. designation of … Continue reading

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The time is not ripe for a “deal of the century”

Ahead of Jared Kushner, the senior advisor to President Donald Trump, speech at the Washington Institute, in which he will discuss the Trump administration’s Middle East peace effort, here is my piece on why Kushner plan is doomed to fail. The … Continue reading

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Twitter Thread: Executions in Saudi Arabia

The execution of 37 men convicted of terror-related crimes in Saudi Arabia has triggered many angry responses, here is twitter thread by Professor Firas Maksad, the director of Arabia foundation that shed more light on the motive behind those executions … Continue reading

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