“Two States”

THIS WEEK I had a nostalgic experience. I met a parliamentary delegation from one of the European countries. What turned this meeting into a special occasion for me was its

Gaza Or Bust

The last 24 hours have probably been the blackest since the Viva Palestina convoy set off from London. Yesterday the convoy members became the target of an orchestrated wave of

Talking to the Taliban

Way back in September, 2001, in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, there were few cool heads in the United States, a country bent on bloodthirsty revenge and intent on launching

On Interference

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returns from her travels to Europe and the Middle east, including Egypt it is worth wondering about the place of human rights in U.S.

Ahram Journalists Protest, Request Chair’s Leave

In his statement to Ikhwanweb, MP Mohsen Radi described the assault on journalists of the most popular Egyptian and Arab newspaper Al-Ahram at the hands of its workers as a

Memo to Obama: don’t abandon Arab democrats

Several dozen scholars and experts, including Egyptian dissident Saad Eddin Ibrahim and Malaysia’s former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim -are urging the Obama administration to support democracy in the Arab

Hamas’s popularity rises after Israel’s Gaza war

Hamas’s popularity among Palestinians has risen sharply since a three-week Israeli war in January devastated the Islamist-ruled Gaza Strip, an opinion poll released Monday showed.

Adrift on the Nile

Bruce Rutherford’s Egypt After Mubarak is an ambitious effort to explain how the Muslim Brotherhood, the judiciary, and the business sector can work in parallel, if not exactly together, to

Egypt: Detained blogger Ahmed Abou Doma is at risk of torture

A report was submitted to the Egyptian General Prosecutor claiming that the detained blogger Ahmed Abou Doma was subjected to torture. According to the report, the young blogger (23 years),

Egyptian authorities promise to allow British lifeline convoy into Gaza

Egyptian officials have promised that they would allow medical relief aid of the British lifeline for Gaza convoy to cross the Rafah border crossing into the Gaza Strip but non-medical