Why I do not believe in the one state solution

“For decades, there has been a stalemate: two peoples with legitimate aspirations, each with a painful history that makes compromise elusive. It is easy to point fingers – for Palestinians to point to the displacement brought by Israel’s founding, and for Israelis to point to the constant hostility and attacks throughout its history from within … Continue reading

Palestine: the One State Solution ?

The Israeli government, during the Prime Minister Netanyahu visit to Washington, has declared its opposition to the creation of a sovereign Palestinian State, to a comeback to the 1967 borders and to the suspension of colonization . What future for Palestine? I attended last year in London the One State Solution Conference in relation to … Continue reading

On the 7th of June, why would I vote blank!

During Easter vacation in Syria, I was talking with friends of mine living in Lebanon about the forthcoming Lebanese elections in June. The main topic: which side to choose? 8th or 14th of March? After a while of pro and anti arguments for each political group and according to each of one political sensibility, we … Continue reading

Hezbollah vs Egypt or Mubarak’s last attempt to stay in the game

On the 8th April 2009, Egypt’s prosecutor announced the disassembly of a Hezbollah network in Egypt, accusing Hassan Nasrallah to have sent few members of the Lebanese party to Cairo to recruite Egyptians nationals, in order to prepare attacks and to destabilise the Egyptian regime. Forty nine suspects were arrested; they are also accused of … Continue reading

The Consequences of the Gaza embargo: A Human disaster!

The Gaza strip and its population have suffered a quasi complete embargo from the Israelis since Hamas “Coup d’Etat” against the Palestinian Authority in June 2007. Gaza has been declared since then “hostile entity” by Israel. The totality of the checkpoints and other sources of supply have therefore been bolted by Tsahal, the Israeli army, … Continue reading

Egyptian Youth on the Rise

Since 2000, Egypt has witnessed increased political activism from the youngsters on external and national issues. This follows a decade of political demobilization from this branch of the society. The popular support for the second Palestinian Intifada in 2000 stimulated this awakening from the youth. This latter constitutes around one third of the Egyptian population[i] … Continue reading