In this hall, resonant with symbolism, Egypt's new president spoke

Egypt’s newly-elected President Mohammed Morsi addressed his country and the world this afternoon from the historic hall, or grand ballroom, of Cairo University: The choice of venue was resonant with symbolism: from this hall, newly-elected U.S. President Barak Obama made his speech to the Muslim world. Egyptian Hany Rasmy [@hany2m] said in a...

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Dahiet al-Bariid in Al-Monitor

Dahiet al-Bariid, as we’ve written before, is divided in two by Israel’s Wall. Al-Monitor posted three photos of The Wall in Dahiet al-Bariid as part of a photo album on ten years of The Wall, published here. This photo shows The Wall as it runs up Ahmad Orabi street, dividing Dahiet al-Bariid into two parts, […]

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The blimp over Beit El

This photo, taken and tweeted by @Falasteeniiya, and posted here, shows the Israeli surveillance blimp hovering right over the huge Beit El compound — which contains the main Israeli “Civil Administration” headquarters in the West Bank, as well as an IDF military base to guard it as well as a huge sprawling area where there [&hell...

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Haram ash-Sharif in Jerusalem on Thursday night

This beautiful photo was posted on Twitter by “Zalameh” [@BDS4Justice] on Thursday night.  Its caption tells us that it was taken on the Haram ash-Sharif outside al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, and reads: “Aqsa right now #aqsa #palestine”:

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Nablus, on Friday

A nice photo of Nablus on Friday, by the talented Ahmad Nimer [@ANimer], photographer from Nablus, who seems to be there every weekend. A view of Nablus on Instagram:

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What’s Happening in the Sinai?

It’s rather difficult to know what’s really happening in the Sinai. On Friday, the eve of Egypt’s Presidential election run-off , two Grad/Katyusha missiles were fired into Israel’s Negev Desert north of Eilat. One landed near Mitzpe Ramon, while the other – not immediately discovered until the next day, probably in partly because of th...

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The isolation + demonization of Gaza

Here are some young men surfing — in Gaza. The photo is the 9th in a photo album on daily life in Gaza published by The Guardian newspaper here And here is another photo, the 15th and last,  in the same Guardian photo album: The Guardian writes in what newspapers used to call a “special […]

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Palestinian leadership preparing to make move in UN General Assembly

Muhammad Shtayyeh, a member of the Palestinian Negotiations team, said in an encounter with journalists in the West Bank village of Dura al-Qarya’ on Monday that the Palestinian leadership is preparing to make a much-discussed move in the UN General Assembly — “soon”. The move, as Shtayyeh described it, will be to seek recog...

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