Google Ads, you try my patience

First, I see an ad for Islamist candidate Muhammad Selim al-Awa (a blowhard with some rather nasty remarks about Christians in his past, even if he says he was misunderstood now) appear on the site:

And then, a reader in the US sends me a screenshot showing yet another ad for Israel:

Nohing I can do about it — I asked Google several times... I'd love to get off Google Ads and onto a private ad network, but unfortunately there isn't much out there for the Middle East.

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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, www.arabist.net.