Dark Humour at the WSJ

On July 29, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

  Dark Humour at the WSJ Such have become the cavalier standards of modern western media that one no longer needs to dig into the archives to find duplicitous instances of yellow journalism on the Middle East. It’s now a daily occurrence. Due to the ironies of fate and geography, as well as its dignified […]

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Barak’s Bombs and Old Habits

On July 16, 2011, in blog posts, by admin

Barak’s Bombs and Old Habits Human beings grow accustomed to certain routines as a result of regular repetition. Repeat things often enough, and you end up doing them without any prior thought or contemplation – the wonders of the subconscious! Just like individuals, it would appear that states also share this trait. They pick up […]

Playing with Political Fire

On July 12, 2011, in Articles, by admin

Playing with Political Fire By Brenda Heard The timing of political manoeuvring often reveals the stark business of domination.  Sometimes the timing is flagrant, like the recent commotion in Greece.  In the very hours of forbidding the passage of the aid flotilla to Gaza, the financially strapped Greek government welcomed the approval of an €8.7 […]

On Flotillas and the Law – An Analysis

On July 7, 2011, in Articles, by admin

On Flotillas and the Law – An Analysis By Lawrence Davidson   Part I – Civil Society Movements vs. Corrupt Politics   When it comes to the struggle against Israel’s policies of oppression there are two conflicting levels: that of government and that of civil society. The most recent example of this duality is the […]

Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s Government Ministerial Statement

On July 1, 2011, in Uncategorized, by admin

Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s Government Ministerial Statement        Approved by the Lebanese Cabinet of Ministers on 30 June 2011.       Received Lebanese Parliamentary vote of confidence on 7 July 2011.     1. The government emphasizes its adherence to the principle of the state’s unity and referential status in all matters concerning the country’s public policy so […]