Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Back to moderation mode

Back to moderation mode. I hate to do this since for many years no problems occurred when people left their comments here. But lately, an ‘anonymous’ person is leaving comments, and it doesn’t matter the topic, all related to Jews and or homosexuality; obvious showing his obsessions and frustrations. And probably showing his inferior complex.
Regarding his ‘anonymity’; this person doesn’t know that when you leave a comment, you also leave your footprint, your ISP here… You’re one of those ‘Evren’s Children’, raised and educated under military tutorage. To scared to raise your opinion in the real world…
Moderation mode will be here until things turned normal.

Let's talk peace with the Israelis

Below an article by Shaikh Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince of Bahrain.
This article is distributed by the Common Ground News Service (CGNews) and published in Hurriyet Daily News of yestrday August 4. It makes more sense than the endless 'mediated' debates going on in the diverse media. He is really talking about peace withouth falling in platitudes. How the armed dispute between Hamas and Fatah has to be resolved is another problem.

We need fresh thinking if the Arab Peace Initiative is to have the impact it deserves on the crisis that needlessly impoverishes Palestinians and endangers Israel's security. This crisis is not a zero-sum game. For one side to win, the other does not have to lose. The peace dividend for the entire Middle East is potentially immense. So why have we not gotten anywhere?
Our biggest mistake has been to assume that you can simply switch peace on like a light bulb. The reality is that peace is a process, contingent on a good idea but also requiring a great deal of campaigning — patiently and repeatedly targeting all relevant parties. This is where we as Arabs have not done enough to communicate directly with the people of Israel.

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Day Opening - August 5

"Compilation" by Emanuel Mattini.