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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →