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Sunday, July 31, 2011

An-Nahar Newspaper: Arab Spring Fever Has Arrived To Israel

[Administrator's Note: Octavia is now writing articles for An-Nahar Newspaper each week and we will provide them here after they are printed.]

Although they’re in Hebrew, the chants in Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities are borrowed from the Arab Spring activists. “The people.. Want.. Social justice.” It was only a matter of time before the revolution fever reaches Israel and now it has, and it might succeed in shaking the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a time when nothing else can.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

An-Nahar Newspaper: Terror In Gold And Blue

[Administrator's Note: Octavia is now writing articles for An-Nahar Newspaper each week and we will provide them here after they are printed.]

Everything I’ve ever known about Norway is beautiful, peaceful and fun. Through my work, I was privileged to learn a lot about the Scandinavian country through regular reports from local broadcasters and their fine journalists.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

An-Nahar Newspaper: The Price Of A Happy Ending

[Administrator's Note: Octavia is now writing articles for An-Nahar Newspaper each week and we will provide them here after they are printed.]

There is no doubt that the saga of seven Estonian cyclists ended well with all of them alive, seemingly unharmed and now in the safety of their homes among their loved ones.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

An-Nahar Newspaper: It’s a Confusion Fest.. Do You Care To Join Me?

[Administrator's Note: Octavia is now writing articles for An-Nahar Newspaper each week and we will provide them here after they are printed.]

The Arab leader drama continues, this past week was Yemen’s turn. Judging by his badly burned face I’ll bet that Ali Abdallah Saleh was not making a fashion statement with his headdress. I listened to Saleh’s taped message as I watched his stiff demeanor and wondered, why? Why would he still want to speak? Who does he think he’s speaking to? Is he blind to reality or is he blind altogether? Media organizations ran portions of the message and some wondered if they did for the news value of the message or only the freak show aspect of it.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

An-Nahar Newspaper: The Truth

[Administrator's Note: Octavia is now writing articles for An-Nahar Newspaper each week and we will provide them here after they are printed.]

Who doesn’t like the truth? Before you quickly jump to say, “everyone likes the truth,” think again. Think and ask yourself, “which truth?” Is the truth universal? Far from it! One man’s “truth” is another man’s propaganda and another man’s lie and yet other people’s spin on reality.

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