Sacha Baron Cohen loves to mock all things Arab and Muslim. All three of his most popular movies have gone out of their way to vilify Arabs and Muslims. Now, as brave men and women in the Arab world courageously and resiliently face down the despots that have beaten and killed them, Baron Cohen portrays a dictator.
Nabil Hanna takes a look at ‘peace talks’ ..or something.
It took me some time, but I have finally figured it out: I will take them to Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. Think about it… everyone at the show is bearded and scary-looking, and look like they might really hurt you. There is little food, everyone is armed, and there’s no power, just candles. There is no fuel and no cars, so people use horses. Plus they don’t bathe as often. And yes, wars and disease surround you. Perhaps being part of this show will allow them to see some of the good things about Gaza. Or maybe they’ll just feel at home…
A funny thing happened the other day. Michael Oren, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, tried to convince readers of the Wall Street Journal that the “only place in the Middle East where Christians aren’t endangered but flourishing is Israel,” while blaming Islam for the plight of Christians in the Middle East, specifically the plight of Christian Palestinians in the West Bank.
Nabil has something to say.
Nabil looks at the issue of unilateral actions by Israelis and, uh, apparently Palestinians?
The Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman has been jointly-awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Kabobfest takes a look at her and the other five Arab Nobel winners.
Upon our arrival to the Gaza Strip in the summer of 1991, I began missing all the things I took for granted; which included air conditioning and my favorite show Voltron. After a few months in Gaza, and having to adjust to life there, my gazillion cousins made life a lot more fun. Their sudden presence in my life combined with their stories made the difference. My first Ramadan in Gaza began on March 5th, 1992.
While we were guests of that country, Ramadan was the one time when we felt just like the local people. It was a wonderful time – a feeling of unity was over the country and everyone had plenty to eat and was able enjoy the special season. I remember on some evenings my family would skip Iftar to go to the mosque where they served an extravagant meal after the sunset prayer.
Mona Eltahawy, the white man’s favorite Egyptian talking head, famously claimed that the Egyptian revolution was not at all about Israel. Egyptian popular music shows where public opinion is now.