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Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - May 28,2015
Our culture is more backward than forward looking.While a lot is said about the past, mostly in nostalgic and therefore somewhat fallacious ways, very little is said about the future.Ours is a highly retrospective culture.Such nostalgia or retrospection is seen at work at many le
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - May 14,2015
For how long are we to talk about “obstacles” to investment? Since the late 1970s, i.e., for about four decades now, we have been citing obstacles to investment as a major problem. Many meetings, conferences, TV programmes, articles tackled this matter, all stressin
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Apr 16,2015
Terror is plaguing many countries in our region, like never before. Several countries — Iraq, Syria, Libya and now Yemen — are falling apart as states due to the emergence of terror groups such as Daesh, Al Qaeda and many others who are waging wars and occupying terr
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Apr 02,2015
The chances for Palestinian-Israeli peace are utterly grim, if not entirely impossible. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, backed by enough radicals and racists in Israel to have him re-elected for a fourth term, openly declared what he believes but had hid all along: th
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Mar 19,2015
Commentators on the outcome of Israeli elections, both in the Arab world and abroad, have been quick to point out the obvious: that the re-election of the Likud and several far-right parties is neither in the interest of Palestinian-Israeli peace nor in the interest of stability
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Mar 05,2015
Those of us who wish for a peaceful Middle East found Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to the US Congress on Tuesday and the response to it by both the jolly congressmen in attendance and the un-amused Obama administration troubling on at least three coun
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Feb 19,2015
US President Barack Obama rightly said that radicalism and terrorism are two different things.
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Feb 05,2015
Until the emergence of the so-called Islamic State and other similar criminal Al Qaeda offshoots, “Islamist” terror had been seen by Western powers as essentially an external threat. After IS’ advent, it has become a threat for them as well. The September 11,
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Jan 22,2015
Whenever an act of terror is committed in the name of Islam or attributed to “Islamists”, the first to feel both hurt and upset are Muslims themselves. Islam never sanctions or condones hurting or killing innocent people. Islam is clear on this.
By Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh - Dec 11,2014
Peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians is at a standstill.

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