Haitham Sabbah · June, 2006

Latest posts by Haitham Sabbah from June, 2006

Israel: Eliyahu was killed

The body of the Israeli kidnapped youth Eliyahu Asheri was found overnight near Ramallah. It was devastating news for everybody in the Israeli blogsphere. Sarah never been to a funeral in Israel before, but she decided to attended this funeral. She wrote a post describing it. Aussie Dave has an...

Egypt: We are cheap!

Why we are cheap? Zeinobia feels so and she writes why. She said: “For one man , one kidnapped solider , not even a dead , not even for a group of soldiers Israel is punishing one million person in Gaza Strip . I feel so cheap when three Egypt...

Lebanon: Medical Tourism

Raja describes his visit to what seems to be a tourism medical center. The first in Lebanon. The hospital feels like a five-star hotel. Family members take turns visiting their sick sibling, parent or child. While one or two are continuously present in the hospital, the others go shopping, head...

Palestine: Invasion Forecast

Christopher Brown writing from Palestine his “Today's Forecast“, he said: “Heavy rains of missiles and sonic blasts have been happening since Tuesday and are expected to continue throughout the week, and possibly into the foreseeable future… no reports of death due to this current storm, a number of arrests have...

Palestine: Palestine: From Gaza, with Love!

Mona El-Farra, a Palestinian blogger from Gaza, a physician and a human rights and women's rights activist, describe last night's Israeli attck on Gaza in a letter to here freind in UK, Hilary. She said: “I am writing while the jet fighters are in the sky , with their horrible...

Israel: Major Israeli websites hacked

Hundreds of websites were damaged by hackers in recent hours, following the righteous IDF activity in Gaza to go in after one of her citizens. This is the largest, most concentrated attack on Israeli websites in recent years. More than 750 Israeli websites, on a number of different domains, were...

Egypt: World Cup, Monopoly and Islam

Zeinobia is a defended of Amr Khalid and supported him and his effort to improve the conditions of Muslim youth and youth in general. Yet, she record here anger on Mr. Khalid because of his support to the on going monopoly of Shekih Salah Kamal, the owner of ART Satellite...

Morocco: Essaouira Gnawa Music Festival

Samir talks about the huge success of Essaouira Gnawa and world music festival. He said: “Once again Essaouira has turned on a world class music festival. More than 500.000 people attended between June 22 through 25. Last year's record of 450.000 was easily beaten.”

Palestine: Peaceful Resistance in Bethlehem City

Al Khadr is yet another example of a peaceful village bearing the brunt of the Israeli occupation's policies to annex land while undermining the social and economic viability of the Bethlehem governorate. The soon to be built Apartheid wall near Al Khadr will isolate 95% of the village's lands behind...

Syria: Authoritarianism

Syrian comment on the cultural inclination which was cited by a study that claims that there is no anti-democratic attitude within the Mideast cultures. Syrian said: “While its true that an individual may not object to a democratic form of government does not explain his acceptance of the alternative. Syrians...

Yemen: Presidency Next Seven Years

Omar Barsawad admire and respect his President, Ali Abdullah Saleh. Yet, Omar felt both frustrated and relieved at Saleh's decision to run again for presidency. “Frustration, in that: by not standing he would have done an unprecedented, unheard of thing in the Arab World! And become a pioneer and role...

Algeria: China, America, and the Arabs

Nouri Lumendifi writes about officials speak Arabic. Nouri says that the US can compete with China in the Arab World. All it needs to do is get in the ring and change some time honored traditions like staffing embassies with people who can speak German or Italian but not Arabic....

Iraq: Reconciliation initiative, born dead

LadyBird commenting on latest developments in Iraq said: Maliki’s initiative for dialogue and national reconciliation included many positive points such as the disarming militias, stop torture and the release of detainees, but it is not expected to achieve any results in terms of halting security deterioration because the plan was...

Israel: What Gilad's father is thinking

Commenting on the latest news coming from Israel, David Bogner writes: “Since hearing about yesterday's attack on an IDF position near Gaza in which two of our soldiers were killed and another taken hostage, I'm embarrassed to say that I've had few thoughts for the dead. Quite simply our government...

Egypt: Pope Shenouda's health in danger

Zeinobia writes that Pope Shenouda's health is in danger now and already he went to Germany in treatment journey in the same hospital President Mubarak went last year. The medical test showed how danger his health condition has reached and that he must go to the United States for immediate...