Peace Process After Olmert Resignation

By Walid al-Mudallal, Assistant Professor for Political Science at Gaza Islamic University

After months of being dogged by corruption scandals and calls for his resignation, Israeli President Ehud Olmert’s decision to step down has stirred political uncertainty in Israel and plunged the stalled peace talks into confusion.

Israel’s press is largely unsurprised by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s resignation that he would leave office after coming under pressure over mounting corruption allegations. Continue reading

Suicide Bombing After Second Intifada

About 22 suicide bombings were useless because no enemy was killed except the bomber.

Suicide bombing was popular in Palestine since broke second intifada in September 2000. The peak season in 2002 while happened 44 suicide bombings.

Until the present, there were 120 suicide bombings committed by Palestinians. Around 652 have been killed and 2,267 injured. These figures not included suicide bombers must be died. Continue reading

Ramadan in the Occupied Land

Palestinians in Gaza fast in a very hard situation caused by Israeli blockade.

Live is suffering. For around 1.5 million people in Gaza Strip it’s not only a slogan. They have been living in suffer at least for the last fourteen months.

Israel blockaded in area of 380 square meters since mid of June last year because that region was controlled by Hamas, an Islamist movement which anti-Israel. All borders in sea, air, and ground have been closed, included the crossings of Erez and Sofia (Gaza-Israel), Rafah (Gaza-Egypt), and Karen Shalom (Gaza-Egypt-Israel). The passages of people, goods, and services have been so limited. Continue reading

Haj Ali Akbari: “We Don’t Acknowledge the State of Israel”

For the US President George Walker Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, recently Iran is their biggest enemy. They have also believe the Mullah state is developing nuclear weapons.

Therefore, issues of Iranian nuclear or its democracy has become political commodity in both countries. It wasn’t surprisingly if two US presidential candidates, Barack Hussein Obama from Democrat and John McCain from Republic, have sold issues of Iran to attract American voters. Continue reading

Hamas Leader Attends the Reception of Indonesia’s Independence

Chief of Hamas Political Bureau Khaled Meshaal on Tuesday night attended the reception of 63rd Indonesia’s independence whuch held by the Embassy of Indonesia in Damascus, Syria.

It was the second time for Meshaal attending the same event after last year. “The security measures are very tight,” a source who close with Hamas told Tempo through his cell phone. Continue reading

Son of Hamas in Jesus’ Embrace

A son of Hamas leader changed into Christian.

A night in a restaurant in California, the United States. Two men started to pray before enjoying their dinner already served. Whispering, they said a few of sacred words: “Thanks God and Jesus for food on the plate.”

Actually, what they’re doing isn’t strange for Christians. But surprisingly, one of those men was Masab, the son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a Hamas leader in West Bank. He didn’t seem doubted, only looked at his friend analogously before praying. “Now, called me Joseph,” he said. Continue reading

Approach the Western Wall

Obama prayed at the Western Wall when Moslems did Shubuh praying in the Al-Aqsha mosque.

The most effective strategy to approach a community by following yheir way of life, included their worship. The US presidential candidate from Democrat Party Barack Hussein Obama, 47, also realized this kind tactic could be used to assure the Jewish voters.

That’s why in his last two day visit in Israel on Thursday two weeks ago, he visited the Western Wall or Kotel in Hebrew which sacred by Jews. This holy place located in the Al-Aqsha mosque compound, east Jerusalem. Continue reading