Day: April 28, 2012

Top Iraq politicians demand greater democracy

Source: AFP Author: Abdel Hamid Zebari ARBIL, Iraq — Top Iraqi politicians, many of whom feel marginalised by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s style of governing, called on Saturday in Arbil for greater democracy in running the country. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Massud Barzani, the president […]

The Iraqi-Iranian connection

By ALI BLUWI ARABNEWS Every time I hear politicians of the Third World utter the word “unity” I remember a meeting between the late Libyan leader Qaddafi and the late Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba and the latter’s response to Qaddafi’s call for unity. It is normal that in politics wishes […]

Why the sudden interest in East Jerusalem?

by Daoud Kuttab “The sudden flurry of visits also came after the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, publicly called on all who can to visit Jerusalem as a statement of solidarity. Abbas said what Faisal Husseini said in this regard, namely that visiting a prisoner doesn’t equate recognition of his jailers….Jerusalemite […]

Is visiting Jerusalem recognition of Israel?

Arab News; By ABDULATEEF AL-MULHIM Since 1948 till today, the Arab states have been in a state of war with Israel. There were four major wars (1948-56-67-73) and many more military conflicts. And till 1979, there were no formal relations between any Arab country and Israel. The first breakthrough came […]