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Category Archives: Egypt

Poll charts attitudes in the Middle East

Jim Lobe reports on an interesting recent multicountry public opinion poll of the Middle East in IPS (8 Feb). There are many significant and heartening findings, including that majorities in … Continue reading

10 February, 2007 · Leave a comment

Uri Avnery: “If Arafat were Alive…”

EXCERPT IF ONE wants to see real joy, one has only to look at the faces of Israeli correspondents who appear every evening on television to report on events in … Continue reading

27 January, 2007 · Leave a comment

Gush Shalom on Provocation in Ramallah

In case you missed this, even as Ehud Olmert was meeting Egypt’s Hosni Moubarak, a deadly raid and blatant provocation was being conducted in the heart of downtown Ramallah. Four … Continue reading

5 January, 2007 · 3 Comments

Mark Bruzonsky on the Middle East

We in the blogging world are greatly indebted to Servant for his munificent efforts in helping coordinate the availability of many of these Bruzonsky video materials. This one, recorded in … Continue reading

20 December, 2006 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"