Book ban to end, Middle East for sale (culture links)

Arab Israelis may have access to more books in Arabic soon, as Israelis plan to lift the ban on books from enemy countries like Syria, Lebanon (link found at the Literary Saloon).

How much would it cost to buy Egypt? 7 trillion, according to...a very comprehensive art project. You can see the prospectus here, or read all about Jordanian artist Oraib Toukan's project, and other work on display at the recent Istanbul Biennale.