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What The "Two State Solution" Has to Do with the Rise of Islamic Extremism: Zero

by Khaled Abu Toamen
October 20, 2014

The “Arab Spring” did not erupt as a result of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Rather, it was the outcome of decades of tyranny and corruption in the Arab world. 136 more words

Israel & Middle East

How to ward off the evil eye...

When travelling in Morocco, you will come across the Hand of Fatima in jewellery shops (as beautiful pendants) or as door knockers on peoples homes – and it is used to ward off the evil eye. 352 more words

Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

By Amelia L

The ancient Egyptians built pyramids as tombs for the pharaoh and their queens. The pharaohs were buried in large pyramids with their valuables, like gold. 71 more words


The Expanding Orbit!

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Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

Egyptians, Mayans, Babylonians besides many others developed calendars based upon a 360-day year. Long-long ago the earth did have an orbit of precisely 360-day year. 81 more words

Weekly Challenge

Egyptian Police

This story ran on BuzzFeed a few minutes ago (click image or here for full story):

It’s the epitome of police mentality in Egypt. I’ve heard more than one story of similar discouragement, as well as an instance in which police took two hours to respond to an assault. 81 more words


The Art of Portrait Photography

Humans have been depicting portraits for thousands of years, beginning with the Egyptians, through portrait photography also known as portraiture. Portraiture is defined as displaying the expression, personality, and mood of the subject, usually focusing on the person’s face. 195 more words