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Sunday, August 28, 2011

An-Nahar Newspaper: September Is The Month of Palestine

Israel’s seemingly unavoidable nightmare is about to become reality despite rallying by the highest U.S. and Israeli authorities for months to thwart it.

President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to formally request in September that Palestine becomes a full member of the United Nations. A resolution in support of his request is almost guaranteed at this point. Once a resolution to recognize a Palestinian state is approved during the U.N. General Assembly, a vote also expected to be in favor will follow in October. The United States usual veto, a weapon that has worked so many times at the Security Council, has no effect at the General Assembly.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Ask 5 for 5

Guest Blogger: Sarah Lenssen from Ask5for5



First, thanks to Octavia Nasr; for allowing me to post on her blog today! Today, 25 bloggers, including this one, are standing with me to Ask 5 for 5 for Africa. Here's why....

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Assad Not Worried

President Bashar al-Assad is not worried about the escalating situation in his country. He told a couple of presenters that he can deal with the unrest that has swept his country, in a carefully staged and executed performance that was promoted as a “TV Interview” and broadcast on Syrian National TV.

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

An-Nahar Newspaper: Syria Is Bleeding

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

Which of its own cities will Syria attack next? Which ‘enemy’ will it confront this week? Which of its arsenals will it introduce in its ongoing battle against itself? Which nightmare will it invoke in the hearts of its people?

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Monday, August 8, 2011

An-Nahar Newspaper: The Land of Missed Opportunities

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

This week is not like any other for the United States of America. The economic, political and military challenges of the past week have left many scratching their heads trying to make sense of it all while others are trying to devise ways to appease a population that is mostly confused, misinformed and powerless. Still others are looking for opportunities to shoot down more targets, aim at the arm that hurts, find loopholes and keep at it until the enemy surrenders completely beyond any capability to fight back!

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