Entries from Bashir Goth at PostGlobal tagged with 'Palestine'
Blair should push for a Marshall Plan for the Palestinian Authority, to demonstrate to the Palestinian people that the Quartet's efforts will improve their lives. Hamas and other radical groups have used Islamic charity funds to win impoverished hearts and minds through economics. Western funds must be tapped to provide a real alternative.
The tragedy of Alan Johnston and other journalists who were kidnapped or slaughtered in cold blood is not about journalistic objectivity; it is about people living in religious obsession losing their minds. People who live with an obsessive feeling of victimization and believe they speak on behalf of God do not follow the rules of humanity.
With Palestine the predominant cause behind Arab nationalism of past decades, America's support for Israel always made it the Arabs' cause for evil in the Middle East. But the U.S. has maintained good friends in the region as well: Egypt, Jordan and the Gulf states. For them, Iran is increasingly the real trouble.
For most Arabs, the Bush administration's boycott of the Palestinian government is the epitome of hypocracy. The U.S. pushed for democracy in the Middle East, and got it. The more the West shuns democratically elected Arab leaders, the more the Arab people believe it's because of Islam. These leaders should be engaged instead.
Somalia/UAE - By delving into the Arab literary wisdom one stumbles on the prophetic manner in which Arab and Muslim poets and philosophers through history have predicted the present situation with precision.
Somalia/United Arab Emirates - Looking at the prolonged suffering of the people of Darfur, one wonders why the world fails to act? There is a nagging explanation that comes to the African's mind: The question of race....