Controversy of Obama’s Nobel

By Faisal Assegaf

In fact US President Barack Hussein Obama surprised, absolutely for global society. Most likely no one in this universe has previously predicted on October 9 he will receive the Nobel Prize for Peace at his nine months in power. Nobel committee in Oslo, Norway, argued that he has done great efforts to create a world free of nuclear weapons and a better situation of international relations, especially in term of relationship between his country and the Muslim world.

It is a hasty assessment to conclude that Obama’s policy on world peace will be successful. There’s no one of those two great ideas has been emerged. Five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council added with India, Pakistan, Israel, Iran, and North Korea still have nuclear power. The relationship between the US and Islam is not harmonic yet. So, definitely he also upset and the controversy of his Nobel sparked. Continue reading

Gambled Cash Goes to the Jewish Settlement

A US citizen funded the Jewish settlement project from gambled money.

Casino owned by Irving Moskowitz

The gamblers in Hawaiian Gardens perhaps never expect win or lost is not belong to themselves. Their destiny also has impact towards people in East Jerusalem, West Bank, which is thousand kilometers away from the town in southern of California, United States of America.

The Jewish settlers get the advantage from the gamblers, but unfortunately Palestinians face unlucky situation even they have stayed in the holy city for Islam, Christian, and Jew for a long time. Until the present time, Irving Moskowitz who own the casino in Hawaiian Gardens has donated US$ 100 millions to build Jewish settlement. Continue reading

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