Stories War & Conflict from May, 2008
Middle East: Obamaâ€™s Man in Gaza
Call him Barack Obamaâ€™s man in Gaza. Ibrahim Abu Jayyab, a bookish 23-year-old media studies student, gathers friends to try and rally support for the Democratic candidate by calling U.S. voters from a cybercafÃ© in the Gaza strip. John Liebhardt takes a closer look at why Obama may be ... or may be not ... scoring points with supporters in the Middle East.
Iran: Sitting with Ahmadinejad at the Same Table?
US President George W Bush's address to the Israeli Knesset prompted Senator Barack Obama to condemn Bush for launching a â€˜false political attack' against him. Now several Iranian bloggers react to Bush's remarks and the Democrats' reaction to it in this translation of Farsi blogs by Hamid Tehrani.
Israel: Bush's Last Presidential Visit
On the heels of its 60th birthday celebrations, President Bush visited Israel this week, marking his second and last presidential visit to the Middle Eastern state. Maya Norton tunes into the Israeli blogosphere to bring us the latest reactions.
Philippines: The Other “Bill” That Hillary Backed
Victory was declared for the thousands of World War II veterans from the Philippines this past week with the passing of the Filipino Veterans Equity Bill in the US. Democrats pushing the legislation now want a six-decade-long law overturned to give an estimated 18,000 Filipino war veterans who live in...