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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 9, 2008

Peres is To Syria As Obama is To Iran (and both simplistic)

Aggregated from: My Right Word

President Shimon Peres said he will agree to meet Syrian President Bashar Assad or any other Syrian who wants peace at any time and without preconditions, Israel Radio reported on Sunday evening.The president reportedly said that both sides must make concession for the sake of peace.While Obama is a...

November 16, 2008

Syria: New Dawn for Humanity

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

Blogger Anas, shows an excerpt from the top of the front page of Al Watan Daily Syrian Newspaper, with a text saying: “A New Dawn For Humanity, 70 Days Till Bush Leaves the White House” ...

20 Countries

Aggregated from: Egyptian chronicles

20 Countries in the World according to an American Presidential order in 2004 were an open playground to the American army to lauch raids whenever where ever in those 20 countries it wants. I guess some of you have read the NYT important report that there was a 2004 secret order from Bush to th...

November 15, 2008

Ok Egypt is just like Syria in the eyes of Obama

Aggregated from: Egyptian chronicles

Oh this really shows how rocky our relations with the States and the new comer to the White House will be Egypt is just like Syria ,both Obama will work on improving the relations with !!?? I mean I used to know just everybody else that the States had worse relations with Syria than with Egypt and ...

November 11, 2008

Grave reflections this Remembrance Day

Aggregated from: Untold Damascene Stories

Many in Syria don’t know this, but in the West, November 11 is the day where we remember wars past in order to prevent them in the future. “Lest We Forget” is a slogan often repeated but seemingly seldom understood, as though we remember past atrocities on this day, it seems we ca...

November 8, 2008

Comments from Syria on the U.S. Elections

The Syrian blogosphere, particularly the contingent that blogs in English, has been somewhat quiet about the U.S. elections, at least in comparison to its neighbors. It's no secret that many bloggers in the Arab world are frustrated with some of Obama's policies, even if they are glad that some change has come. In this post, we will take a look at three different Syrian perspectives on the recent elections in the U.S.

November 6, 2008

Obama nominates neocon for Chief of Staff

Aggregated from: Lebanese Chess

In another signal to the Middle East that Obama may not be all the change he claims to be, the US president-elect has nominated an Israeli-American, Rahm Emanuel, as Chief of Staff.Emanuel, an Orthodox Jew, was an Israeli Army volunteer during the first Gulf War, while his father Benjamin M. Emanuel...

November 5, 2008

A Sigh of Relief

Aggregated from: The Damanscene Blog

Dare we hope that the eight-year nightmare is over? ...

Obama projected to win

Aggregated from: Lebanese Chess

A centre-left wave is sweeping across America.Obama is, thus far, heading into a landslide victory. Consult the sources below to follow the coverage state-by-state.The Democrats are set to gain control of the US Senate, heading for the magic 60 Senate seats. Nancy Pelosi will become one of the most ...