What is your favorite proverb or saying from where you live that you would want to share with the world? What does your proverb tell us about today?
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Daoud Kuttab is a Palestinian journalist. He was born in Jerusalem in 1955. He is a former Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University in the United States. Mr. Kuttab is the former director of the Institute of Modern Media at Al Quds University in Ramallah, Palestine and the founder of AmmanNet, the Arab world's first internet radio station. His personal web page is

Do Not Throw Stones at Iran

Amman, Jordan - My favorite proverb at these times is "if your house is made of glass, don't throw stones at your neighbors." This applies to nuclear power in Iran.

Daoud Kuttab Jerusalem/Amman, Jordan | 52 COMMENTS
Dec 31, 2006 at 8:12 AM
Bashir Goth is a veteran journalist, freelance writer, the first Somali blogger and editor of a leading news website. He is also a regular contributor to major Middle Eastern and African newspapers and online journals.

Prophetic Middle East Poetry

Bashir Goth Somalia/UAE | 34 COMMENTS
Miriam Leitao is a reporter and columnist for O Globo and Radio CBN in Brazil. She is also a commentator on Globo TV Network and runs her own blog,, hosted at Globo online at She was awarded Columbia University’s Maria Moors Cabot Prize in 2005.

The Wisdom of Brazilian Savannah

Miriam Leitao Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 16 COMMENTS
Gustavo Gorriti Is and award-winning Peruvian journalist based in Lima. He covered Peru's internal war, drug trafficking and corruption. He is the author, among other books, of The Shining Path: A History of the Millenarian War in Peru. He was Associate Director of Panama's La Prensa, Co-Director of Peru's La Republica and is currently a columnist for Caretas, Peru's leading newsmagazine.

Proverbs: Handy For Guilty Moments

Gustavo Gorriti Lima, Peru | 4 COMMENTS
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