Posted by: quiscus | December 22, 2011

December 22, 2011

1. “The ‘Arab spring’ and the west: seven lessons from history

1. The west never gives up its drive to control the Middle East, whatever the setbacks

2. Imperial powers can usually be relied on to delude themselves about what Arabs actually think

3. The Big Powers are old hands at prettifying client regimes to keep the oil flowing

4. People in the Middle East don’t forget their history – even when the US and Europe does

5. The west has always presented Arabs who insist on running their own affairs as fanatics

6. Foreign military intervention in the Middle East brings death, destruction and divide and rule

7. Western sponsorship of Palestine’s colonisation is a permanent block on normal relations with the Arab world”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/dec/19/arab-spring-seven-lessons-from-history

2. “What happens when a Gazan wants to marry a West Bank woman?

Did you know that Israel allows Gaza residents to enter the West Bank to attend their relatives’ weddings but not to get betrothed themselves? ”

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/features/what-happens-when-a-gazan-wants-to-marry-a-west-bank-woman-1.402233#.TvIIh1a_SoQ.gmail

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