June 4, 2009
Barack Hussein Obama, opened his much-anticipated speech to Muslims world-wide with greetings of gratitude and peace -- "Shukran" and “As-Salaam-Alaikum."
June 4, 2009
President Barack Obama's major speech in Cairo, Egypt lived up to the hype; not that, as the president said at the city's Al-Azhar University, "a single speech can eradicate years of mistrust," but that Obama is uniquely comfortable speaking plainly in the most uncomfortable of situations. And here—in a Muslim country not yet fully democratic, before an audience of skeptical, but cosmopolitan Egyptians and a noisome public at home—was an uncomfortable situation....
June 3, 2009
For some strange reason, people in the Middle East have trust issues with the United States...
June 2, 2009
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is not feeling President Obama's call for Gaza settlement freeze...
May 20, 2009
The Afternoon Round-Up:
Jay Mohr talks greasy about FLOTUS on radio show, Black woman gains traction as she runs for French parliament, Rep. Maxine Waters unveils plan for Afghanistan...
by Sundaa Bridgett Jones onJanuary 14, 2009
Jan. 20 cannot come soon enough with respect to the Middle East crisis. Hillary Clinton may be taking over the State Department, but new signals of respect and active engagement must come, quickly, from President Obama.
by Alice Walker onJanuary 13, 2009
What are we to do with the assault of mothers, fathers and children of Gaza? Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker opens up about her sister's death and grief for her other sisters in the Middle East.
by David Swerdlick onDecember 15, 2008
Yes, blacks and Jews tend to view the Palestinian conflict differently, but Obama's got it right when it comes to Israel.
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