The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Times and Times again

Here we go again. Another attempt at local English-language news reporting, this time in Palestine, according to AP.

The Palestine Times, available on the internet in crude but workable PDF format, is on issue no. 4 as of today.

If, as the editor claims, the Palestine Times isn't going to be beholden to any particular political or commercial interest, then this could a good thing. Palestine, as much as Egypt, needs a way of laying out local events from a local perspective in a way that is comprehensible and credible to a western audience.