The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Meanwhile in Israel/Palestine

This just in — the peace process is still 'dead':

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghouthi said on Tuesday the movement should focus on building and reforming Palestinian institutions and peaceful resistance, as the peace process has failed.

In a letter penned in jail to the Palestinian people, commemorating his Fatah party's 47th anniversary, Barghouthi said peace negotiations with Israel are finished, "and there is no point to make desperate attempts to breathe life into a dead body."

Meanwhile, Israelis are having Facebook fun with their variation of LOLcats:

I like this one too — for some reason he reminds me of Ariel Sharon:

Topple Mubarak already, I can't take this anymore (Maayan Niezna) See more at the excellent +972.