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January 13, 2009

Palestine: Cynthia McKinney Lived to Tell the Story

Aggregated from: Global Voices Online » U.S.A.

The Free Gaza Movement posts this article by American Green Party nominee for the US Presidential elections Cynthia McKinney, who is in Lebanon, after the boat she was in along with supporters and aid to Gaza was rammed by Israeli ships. ...

Open letter to Obama

Aggregated from: Lebanese Chess

If you're a teacher, please sign this Open letter to Obama to oppose Israel's war on Gaza. ...

January 8, 2009

You’ve Just Been Appointed U.S. Middle East Envoy…Now What?

Aggregated from: Mideast Youth - Thinking Ahead » USA

With the bloody fighting in Gaza, emotions are running high in the region, and around the world. The ghastly images we see on the news evoke a wide range of emotions: sympathy, empathy, regret, guilt, remorse, and yes, anger. All this is understandable. And yet we sense that strong passions and unbr...

December 31, 2008

Gaza Attack: Where is Barack Obama?

As Israel's military excursion into Gaza continues, more than a few bloggers wonder if US-president-elect Barack Obama can help put an end to fighting. However, no one has seen or heard much from the future president, leading many to wonder: Where in the world is Barack Obama?

November 18, 2008

On Obama and Tempering Skepticism

Aggregated from: Mideast Youth - Thinking Ahead » USA

-By Karim El Assir One of the most compelling contrasts offered to us throughout this past election cycle has been the manner in which an exuberant optimism has been met with cautious skepticism. In a debate held in Maastricht’s ravishing Selexyz bookshop on the night of the election, Danny...

Hillary Clinton, Sec. of State, and the Mid East

Aggregated from: Mideast Youth - Thinking Ahead » USA

News reports are buzzing with speculation that Hillary Clinton has been offered the role of Secretary of State in the upcoming Obama administration, a happening I believe few people had expected. If the speculation turns out to be true, however, Clinton may find ample incentive to take the position,...

November 16, 2008

ADC urges action on Emanuel racism

Aggregated from: Lebanese Chess

This from the ADC:The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee urges you to take immediate action by using the contact info below to express your disappointment to President-Elect Obama and Congressman Rahm Emmanuel for the detestable anti-Arab remarks Emmanuel’s father made this past week...

Obama's transition lobby rules

Aggregated from: Lebanese Chess

Obama has curtailed lobbyist efforts during the transition process, making true a promise in his campaign to crack down on federal lobbying.But what does this mean for AIPAC, the most powerful lobby in the US?The following NYT article explains the transition lobby rules:Obama's Transition Team Restr...

November 15, 2008

Israel takes first pot shot at Obama

Aggregated from: Lebanese Chess

If there is any sign that Israel is wary of Obama's election, Tzipi Livni gave it today.The Israeli Foreign Minister, and Prime Minister hopeful, sought to distance her country's approach to Iran from Obama's declared desire to open dialogue with Tehran.Livni's comments come as a veiled warning ...

Greek newspaper: Obama's election signals end to Jewish domination

Aggregated from: Lebanese Chess

The Greek newspaper, Avriani, ran the following headline:"The anticipated victory of Obama in US elections signals ...the end of the Jewish domination - Everything changes in USA and we hope that it will be more democratic and humane".Jewish groups were in uproar yesterday, as expected, with this in...