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What Is Israel Doing?

Opinion from the desk of the Editor

It has been 4 weeks of carnage in the Gaza……and the narrative is that Israel has a right to defend itself so it has declared war on Hamas who is to blame for all the missiles being fired into Israel……also they say that they will keep fighting until Hamas is no longer capable of harming Israel in any way….. 348 more words

International Situations

Hello, Lebanon!! Third World Living (from an American living in the Middle East)

This time it is safe to safe it IS all about the destination not the journey that brought us here.

Let’s start with my blog title, it’s not meant to offend anyone or any country for that matter, it is more to amuse and educate us  to what  third  world countries are really like.  1,067 more words

Lebanon

Middle Eastern firm’s deal to manage U.S. cargo port raises security concerns - By Kelly Riddell-The Washington Times Tuesday, July 29, 2014

For the first time in U.S. history, a Middle Eastern-based firm is poised to manage a strategic U.S. port on Florida’s Atlantic coast, rekindling national security concerns inside  303 more words

Innovation

The ugly truth

This trip has changed me. I used to defend everyone.. in the name of cultural diversity and religious technicalities. I wanted to fight for the acceptance of all cultures and ways of life, to teach people to tolerate each other’s different ways of thinking. 1,235 more words

Musings

Children in war zones – how do we respond?

I co-authored an article for the International Children’s edition of ehospice looking at the impact that war has on children and what the response should be from the palliative care community. 409 more words

Middle East

Jordan's Informal Sector Being Crowded Out by Syrian Refugees

Link: http://www.majalla.com/eng/2014/07/article55250594?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%2AMideast%20Brief&utm_campaign=2014_The%20Middle%20East%20Daily_7.28.14 (Written on July 27, 2014)

Summary: Jordan’s recent economic slump (unemployment rates went from 12.2% in 2012 to 14% in 2013) is further exacerbated by the influx of 1.4 million Syrian refugees now residing in the Hashemite Kingdom. 276 more words

Who, exactly, has Israel's back?

Channel One in Israel has produced what it claims to be a leaked transcript of a conversation between US President Barak, “I’ve got your back, Israel,” Obama and  Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu in which the President of the United States tries to bully Israel into submission to its enemies.  319 more words

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