And now for some dark humor

Should blowing off little girls' faces be limited by international agreement? Aqoul gets hold of a leaked conversation by Israel and Hizbullah. My laugh-out-loud moment:
Hizbullah: Look this isn’t rocket science—
Israel: Actually, it is….
Mediator: Should we bring in the rocket scientists?
Hizbullah: Um, uh, . . . is there a . . . um . . . Farsi translator here?
Just read it.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,