Links for June 15-20 2010
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- POMED Notes: “Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Morocco”
Depressingly, Morocco only criticized when Christian missionaries are concerned.
- Poll: Most Palestinians want peace with Israel - Haaretz
"Fafo poll conducted in West Bank and Gaza finds that 89% Palestinians support PA legislative elections this year, 84 % believe Fatah will win."
- Israel bars German minister from Gaza - Haaretz
Germany should end its aid to Israel now.
- BBC - Adam Curtis Blog: BP AND THE AXIS OF EVIL
Great history and footage from Curtis as usual.
- Cocaine and west Africa « The Moor Next Door
Great post and read the comments too.
- Latest German business scam might involve Egyptians | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today's News from Egypt
More details on corruption scandal.
- Turkey’s Gain Is Iran’s Loss
"Washington actually stands to gain indirectly if a newly muscular Turkey can adopt a leadership role in the Sunni Arab world, which has been eagerly looking for a better advocate of its causes than Shiite, authoritarian Iran or the inept and flaccid Arab regimes of the Persian Gulf."
- Netanyahu's Achievement - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
"one reason the Muslim world has lost confidence in Obama is because they have every reason to"
- Popular fim holds mirror to Egyptian society, for better and worse - The National
Review of "Asal Esweid"
- Al-Ahram Weekly | Opinion | Would Hamas lift the siege?
Abdel Moneim Said says Hamas nixed PA guards at border - dubious.
- Egypt, the next global style capital? - CNN.com
- Saudi King coming to Washington - Laura Rozen
The comments on this post are crazy.
- The hollow Arab core | The Middle East Channel
Marc Lynch rebuts Elliott Abrams - and perhaps overstates Saudi Arabia's feebleness.
- Jerome Slater: On the US and Israel: The Education of Peter Beinart: Two Cheers
This is a good blog to follow on the Israel lobby.
- Erdogan is not the bogeyman - Haaretz
- The NDP's vote inflation problem
Economics of vote-buying.
- Afghanistan: Graveyard of Assumptions? (Updated) | Center for a New American Security
Exum on Cordesman and Afghanistan. Good series of reflections.
- George Orwell, Call Your Office
Bibi says one thing in English and another in Hebrew.
- Overview of Syrian-US Relations
of Josh Landis.
- Quds Arabi on the new balance of power in the region
Noe makes very good arguments here about empty triumphalism.
- Interview with Essam al-Arian, member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Guidance Bureau
Some good stuff here.
Critical review of Anthony Julius' book on anti-Semitism, where he labels anti-Zionists as "fellow travelers" and says two-state solution is, ultimately, anti-Semitic.
- Fairfax man returning from Yemen stranded in Cairo after landing on no-fly list
What the hell?
- AFP: Study highlights Egypt's 'invisible' child workers
Children as live-in domestic workers in Egypt.
- Uri Saguy tells all, ctd: Provides an insider’s account of Barak’s “missed opportunity” with Syria in 2000 « Coteret
On the 2000 Israel-Syria talks.
- DutchNews.nl - Opinion: Wilders and the US Israel lobby
Wilders hearts Israel.
- Yossi Sarid / The great Haredi rebellion is raging on several fronts - Haaretz
Theocracy looms in Israel.
- Elia Suleiman: stories my father told me | The Guardian
Review of Suleiman's film "The Time That Remains"
- "Me esperaban como a un redentor. Pero yo solo no puedo cambiar Egipto" · ELPAÍS.com
El Pais interview with ElBaradei.
- Travels with George: Patton does Cairo - By Tom Ricks | The Best Defense
General Patton reports that the Egyptian capital as of December 1943 is "really a disgusting place. ... The Egyptian peasant, who abounds in large numbers, is distinctly lower than the Sicilian whom up until that time I considered the bottom of the human curve."