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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Editor's Note -- September 29, 2010

I wanted to update you this week on the Mideast peace talks but decided at the last minute to summarize it in a few lines and focus the blog instead on an important story that is not getting much attention in mainstream media. Hope you read the blog and share it.

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Justice for Suzanne Tamim?

Pop star murder retrial saves Egyptian senior ruling party member from death sentence.

The first time Hisham Talaat Mustafa was found guilty of ordering the murder of Lebanese Pop Star Suzanne Tamim, he was sentenced to death. On Tuesday, a Cairo court reduced the Egyptian tycoon's sentence to fifteen years in jail in a retrial. His co-defendant got life in jail. A new twist in a high profile case that exposes flaws in Egypt's justice system.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thank You

The time has come for me say ‘Thank You!’ I might have said it to you individually or collectively here and there in private messages or tweets or status updates. Now it is time to share my gratitude with you publically and in details before I move on to writing and posting my analysis on a regular basis in this space.

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Editor's Note -- September 20, 2010

Sometimes people show up in one’s life to serve a purpose. If you’re lucky, they remain in your life; and if you’re really really lucky they become your friends.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Middle East Analysis: Another setback or a true chance at peace?

Middle East Analysis

Another setback or a true chance at peace?

Count me among the few who think something might actually come out of the latest direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians. My cautious optimism comes from the belief that every attempt at peace in the Middle East should be seen with a fresh eye and a fresh heart. This round has interesting characteristics that we shouldn’t ignore. A U.S. president very keen on being the one who brings peace, an Israeli Prime Minister who is changing his “tough talk” and acting more like a peace-maker, and a Palestinian leader who has no choice but peace as his people yearn for a state they can call their own and the right to a dignified life.

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Editor's Note -- September 17, 2010

No matter what anyone tells you, life is good.. Mine at least is; thanks to my husband, my kids, my family, and my MANY MANY MANY friends.. Read more »

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