It is fascinating but quite provincial to focus attention — as much of the Western media is doing — on whether Facebook drove these revolts or what will happen if Muslim Brothers play a role in the governments to be formed. The Arabs are like a bride emerging on her wedding day and many people are commenting on whether her shoes match her gloves, when the real issue is how beautiful and happy she is.
Rami G. Khouri
The really important new development is the growing Arab and international realization that the criminal and inhuman excesses of Zionism — colonialism, discrimination, collective punishment, racism, siege and starvation, murder on the high seas, mass incarcerations, and many others — can best be confronted using the same tactics that finally brought down the two major examples of racism and inequity in modern times: the civil rights movement that broke the back of official racism in the United States, and the anti-Apartheid movement that forced the South African White minority government to throw in the towel and accept a fully democratic system.
Shareby Rami G. Khouri Released: 18 Jan 2010 BEIRUT — Just as the United States apparently is gearing up for phase two of its foray into Arab-Israeli peace-making diplomacy, some Europeans seem to be awakening from their long slumber on the issue. Several symbolic or rhetorical gestures in recent weeks indicate that the European Union [...]Read more
Shareby Rami G. Khouri BEIRUT — It has been depressing this week to watch mainstream American television networks cover Yemen and wider issues related to tensions and terrorism in our region. It is depressing because — with very few exceptions — the mass media that provides the majority of Americans with their news and views [...]Read more