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The Lies of the Israel Media in America

March 12, 2018 // Al Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

I was on my way to Lebanon, then the Gulf, and decided to take a look at the Jewish-American media that support Israeli terrorism. I read and read and found that the gang of war and evil turns black into white as they defend the crime known as Benjamin Netanyahu's Israel - not the Jews' Israel, since a majority of them [Read more]

Trump Loses His Mind on Twitter

January 10, 2018 // Al Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

President Donald Trump attacked Steve Bannon, his chief strategist up until August of last year, after a book on the White House discussed a meeting of Trump's closest aides with Russian officials in 2016. Trump said that Bannon lost his mind after he lost his job because Bannon said that Trump's son’s meeting with [Read more]

The Balance of Power in a Changing World

December 3, 2017 // Asharq Al Awsat - Pan Arab - Arabic

The global balance of power is changing at an unprecedented rate; chess pieces advancing in a perplexing brain game, where there are those who want to maintain their position at the top as indisputably first, as well as those deliberately changing the scene via the two variables in the eternal equation for power – [Read more]

Trump and the ‘Angry White Men’ Crisis

August 23, 2017 // Asharq Al Awsat - Pan Arab - Arabic

The presidency of Donald Trump has reached a new crisis, adding to a continuous chain of crises that have over shadowed the eight months he has spent in the White House. The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, last Saturday, which saw violent confrontations and claimed the life of a paralegal, an activist with the [Read more]

The US Economy and Trump’s Mark

August 4, 2017 // Al Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

While it may be that Trump's positions may not have a major effect on trade or economic relations as a whole, they have to be generating concern on the part of many working in trade, investment and financial or money markets. [Read more]

Trump Errs and Insists on Erring

July 18, 2017 // Al-Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

Will Donald Trump be impeached before his four years in the White House are complete? There are many who hope that happens, including some who are working to bring charges against the president. But U.S. constitutional experts say that impeachment would be difficult, if not impossible. Perhaps there may be a greater [Read more]

Obama Accuses His Allies of His Own Vices

April 1, 2016 // Al Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

In English, there are the terms "freeloader" or “free-rider,” meaning that someone benefits from something without paying the price for it. President Barack Obama used the second term to describe U.S. allies in Europe and the Middle East. The Amir Turki al-Faisal, a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family, gave a [Read more]

Christianity and US Elections

March 2, 2016 // Asharq Al Awsat - Pan Arab - Arabic

It's not just the Middle East whose politics don a religious tunic brought on by fanatics in the region. And even when the believers protect their religion from being commandeered, their defense rests on religion as well. To some extent, North America and Europe wear the garment of secularism and so feel they are [Read more]

Is the American Century Over?

February 13, 2016 // Asharq Al Awsat - Pan Arab - Arabic

Harvard professor Joseph Nye, an expert in the topic, wonders: "Is the American century over?" Simply by posing the question, we know that the answer in his new book of the same title is 'yes.' But who will occupy the top position? In polls conducted in 22 countries, respondents in 15 of the countries agreed that China [Read more]

Mudslinging Among US Presidential Rivals

January 25, 2016 // Al Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

After U.S. presidential candidates have spent months trading accusations, insults, and one-ups, the elections have entered the countdown stage. In less than a month, the primaries will begin, when party delegates from each state choose their nominee for president. Next month, February, will give a clear indication [Read more]

Roosevelt and Reagan

December 17, 2015 // Asharq Al Awsat - Pan Arab - Arabic

The Republican battle for the presidency of the United States has turned into a tragedy and a farce. The strongest candidate is still Donald Trump, who keeps offering up unacceptable racist slogans. This seems to confirm the mood of American voters — the same as the French and other Westerners — who have been [Read more]

Bush 41 Condemns His Son’s Administration

November 25, 2015 // Al Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

The U.S. Congress passed a resolution to install a marble bust of Dick Cheney inside the Capitol. I read that the unveiling ceremony will be on Dec. 3, 2015. Cheney was the secretary of defense in the George [H.W.] Bush administration and became vice president under Bush's son. Cheney established his own empire that [Read more]

Clinton Clearly the Democratic Front-runner

November 7, 2015 // Al Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

It seems that Hillary Clinton is on the road to victory for winning the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, although of course this is not a settled issue. There may be something unforeseeable down the road that we can't yet take into account. I say this on the basis of Clinton's victory in the debate with her [Read more]

Likud America Media Campaigns Condemn Themselves

April 1, 2015 // Al-Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

American political commentator Thomas Friedman has been subjected to an endless and wicked campaign by Likud America because of his political opinions, especially his objection to the influence of the Jewish-American billionaire Sheldon Adelson in Congress and in American politics itself. The campaign is a [Read more]

Congress is Netanyahu’s Partner in Crime

March 9, 2015 // Al-Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

Netanyahu killed thousands of Palestinians, including 517 children in his latest war on the Gaza Strip. He, however, has not been sentenced to death, but was invited to speak before a joint session of the American Congress and applauded by its members, his partners in killing children. [Read more]

Fox News ‘Terrorism’

January 26, 2015 // Al-Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

Emerson may be an idiot, and Pirro may be even more of an idiot for believing what he said, but her program and 'expert' guest have millions of viewers. Idiocy may describe the majority of humanity, but we must pay the price for those who believe the idiots. [Read more]

The King in a Confused Washington

December 12, 2014 // Al-Ghad - Jordan - Arabic

King Abdullah II's current visit to Washington begins a cooperation between the two countries, and reaches a peak as Jordan joins other Arab nations in a Washington-led international coalition against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Discussion between the king and high ranking members of the U.S. administration [Read more]

Is There a Change in US Policy on Islamic State?

November 24, 2014 // Al-Hayat - Pan Arab - Arabic

Based on some media leaks as well as more straightforward statements, it looks as though the White House is announcing a change in the U.S. government's approach to dealing with the Islamic State. They are adapting their stance to the needs of allies in the region, particularly Saudi Arabia and Turkey, toward an [Read more]

I See No Greater Coward … than Obama!

September 8, 2014 // Al-Messa - Egypt - Arabic

I can't think of a single president of any country — advanced or underdeveloped — worth calling "cowardly" like U.S. President Barack Obama, whose country is regarded as the strongest politically, militarily and economically. After the slaughter of American journalist James Foley at the hands of the largest [Read more]

From Rodney King to Michael Brown

August 24, 2014 // Al-Bayan - U.A.E. - Arabic

The events in Ferguson, Missouri remind me of the infamous case of Rodney King in the 1990s, which I assume younger people don't know much about. Despite the differences in the two events, there are still a number of similarities. In Ferguson, demonstrations broke out in a city with a black majority, in protest against [Read more]

So We Don’t Have To Ask How America Lost Egypt

February 24, 2014 // Asharq Al Awsat - Saudi Arabia - Arabic

Of all the wonders of the ancient world, the only one standing tall is the Pyramids of Giza from the time of the pharaohs 4,500 years ago. The armies of Persia, Alexander, Rome, the Arabs, Hyksos, the Ottomans and the British have camped in the pyramids’ shadows. Likewise, in 1798, it was there, where Asian cultures [Read more]

Bush's Dog

May 29, 2014 // Al-Rai - Kuwait - Arabic

What's important is that Bush loved his dog Barnie, long considered him his good friend and, most importantly, never talked about politics with him. Perhaps Barnie never discussed politics so as to avoid dying at an early age. [Read more]

Robert Ford and Syria

May 21, 2014 // Asharq Al Awsat - Saudi Arabia - Arabic

It would be a mistake for the coalition to keep ignoring and taking lightly what he has said, as it would be for us to face the crisis with the comforting delusions that it will only go where we want it to go. [Read more]

Blood Moon

May 20, 2014 // Asharq Al Awsat - Saudi Arabia - Arabic

Whenever people feel threatened by the scourge of death or wars of destruction or natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanoes or meteorites, they tend to not see things clearly. Appealing to absurd explanations serves as obvious haven for confused people. Some time ago, American scholar Kenneth Waters, associate [Read more]

Whatever Came of Obama's Trip to Saudi Arabia?

April 18, 2014 // Al-Raya - Qatar - Arabic

U.S. President Barack Obama recently visited Saudi Arabia, making it his second trip there, after first visiting in 2009. This trip, however, was made markedly different by the highly complex circumstances plaguing not just the Arab region, but the Gulf region itself. The differing politics and approaches to foreign [Read more]

Americans Are Stupid, Arabs Are Intelligent

April 9, 2014 // Al Hayat - Lebanon - Arabic

Americans are stupid. It's no longer a secret. But the reason for their stupidity is a subject of dispute. There are some who attribute their stupidity to a cleverly woven conspiracy. There are people behind this conspiracy of stupidity; some of their names are well-known. This article will reveal some of their names, [Read more]

Has America Regained Its Peak Oil Production?

March 30, 2014 // Al-Yaum - Saudi Arabia - Arabic

The United States reached its peak in oil production in 1970 at about 9.6 million barrels a day. This rate, however, did not last for very long. The barrels began to deplete, and production decreased to 5 million barrels a day in 2008. But with the advancement of American drilling technology and the utilization of [Read more]

John F. Kennedy According to Novelists

March 27, 2014 // Al-Arab - U.K. - Arabic

Fifty years have passed since his assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963; at the time he was 46 years old, and seeking a new chance to save face. The journey of American President John Kennedy, whether in his political life or in his grand personal life, has inspired not only ordinary people, but filmmakers and [Read more]

Where Is the Arab Lobby?

March 21, 2014 // Al-Balad - Lebanon - Arabic

A lot of people hear the term "Zionist Lobby" without realizing exactly what it means or knowing the actual extent of its soft power—a power exercising almost complete control over American decision-making. The lobby is the most important branch of Zionism in Washington. Why do I say this? In short, one might say [Read more]

The 'Noah' Film

March 18, 2014 // Al-Masry Al-Youm - Egypt - Arabic

Once again, al-Azhar is facing the depiction of prophets on-screen and has released a special message about it. With the upcoming release of the film "Noah," telling the story of the prophet Noah (peace be upon him), the door has been opened anew to the controversy of depicting prophets in movies. I don't want to get [Read more]

Has Obama Changed?

June 2, 2014 // Asharq Al Awsat - Saudi Arabia - Arabic

The effort to bring order to Syria is no longer the concern of 20 million Syrians, suffering from the worst disaster the region has known in years; the issue is now about peace and security for everyone. [Read more]