August 22, 2011 Links 17-21 August 2011 August 22, 2011/ Issandr El Amrani Foreign funds for Hamas hit by Syria unrest: diplomats - Yahoo! News Meanwhile - more very big M/E news: Iran cuts off funding for Hamas 'cos it won't back Bashar. via @BeirutCalling Who can unite Libya if Gaddafi falls? | Reuters Brian Whitaker's blog: Libya: no longer an 'Arab state' In its draft constitution. I bet that changes. Who needs Spiderman? We have Flagman! « 3arabawy The Wrong Side of History « P U L S E On Iran's Syria policy. Real 'Spiderman' hailed a hero after pulling down Star of David flag at Cairo Israeli embassy | Adelaide Now Love it. (500) http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/08/201182113320998130.html?utm_content=automateplus&utm_campaign=Trial5&utm_source=SocialFlow&utm_term=tweets&utm_medium=MasterAccount Egypt: Israeli statement of regret "not in keeping with the magnitude of the incident" The man that removed the Israeli flag from Israel Embassy in Egypt - #FlagMan - YouTube VIDEO: #FlagMan - The man that removed the Israeli flag from #IsraelEmbassy in #Egypt - - #Israel Jordan Goes Morocco - By Sean Yom | The Middle East Channel Does this mean that Amman decided to listen to Washington rather than Riyadh? Robert Fisk: This slaughter will end only when words of condemnation are acted on - The Independent Fisk has gone completely insane. Planning for Libya 2.0 - By Daniel Serwer | Foreign Policy Yet another piece seeking to commit the West to intervention in Libya post-Qadhafi. Al-Ahram Weekly | Front Page | Constitutional battle, take two Al-Ahram Weekly | Front Page | 'Everybody is getting ready' On the Ramadan presidential campaign trail. Al-Ahram Weekly | Egypt | Whose principles? Good roundup of Islamist opposition to constitutional principles. Al-Ahram Weekly | Egypt | Differences in court On arguments among judges about judicial reform. Al-Ahram Weekly | Egypt | Unorthodox measures Glad to see Copts leaving the tyrannical Orthodox Church. Keeping the faith - FT.com About the Arab uprisings, which show that patience pays off. EU set to target Syrian oil industry - FT.com Affecting 95% of Syrian exports. Cher ami Fouad Laroui, tu n’as rien compris à… - Comme une bouteille jetée à la mer! Shame on Fouad Laraoui. Saudi Arabia’s policy of stability at all costs may backfire Bernard Heykal. The war in Libya: No way out for the colonel | The Economist He's surrounded. Morocco sets legislative elections date (Magharebia.com) On 25 November. Gaddafi calling on Arab governments to grant family asylum – Rebel sources I would bet on Algeria. Tripoli facing three-sided advance by Libyan rebels | The Guardian New U.S. ambassador faces cooler relations in Egypt Too soon to tell, methinks. Egypt military council drops charges against two activists Asmaa Mahfouz and Louai Nagati pardoned in FB affair. Delay of Military Exercises Could Hint at US-Egypt Rift No it doesn't. EGYPT: Liberals approve cleric's suggestion for new constitution - latimes.com Pitting Azhar against Salafists, some MB? 'Mossad plotted to harm Egyptian fertility' - Ynetnews "precious bodily fluids" Debate over Gulf peg to dollar reignited - FT.com Wag the Dog Hossam reminds us that in June, Egypt officials said there was no al-Qaeda in Sinai Bin Laden's doctor spotted in Egypt May have escaped prison to Sinai Egypt launches attack on Sinai jihadists Amnesty calls on Egypt to drop charges against activist for Twitter comments Asmaa Mahfouz Egypt: Military Intensifies Clampdown on Free Expression Egypt uprising art brightens Cairo, tempts buyers Reading the Israel Summer Abu Muqawama on the Israel protests, and occupation spending. September 11th Anniversary: Richard Clarke's Explosive CIA Cover-up Charge - The Daily Beast WTF?