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The story of an Israeli soldier

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It’s interesting to hear the experience of an Israeli soldier who questioned why. An interesting perspective and an eye opening one.“All of us want to be at the right place and the right time when history is knocking on our door, and history is knocking now and all of you need to be at the right place now.” Eran Efrati …

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Give peace a chance

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I just realised that I would LOVE the opportunity NOT to post any political stuff or even think about politics. Ever. Or at least for a reasonable period of time. Bahrain, Palestine, Israel, Iraq, Syria etc are bloody tiring. When will the day come when we can forget about strife and concentrate on living, actually living our lives rather than surviving from one conflict or war to another? At 52, I’ve lived through five major wars …

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Malala Yousafzai

“I think of it often and imagine the scene clearly. Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong, that education is our basic right.”  Malala YousafzaiA breath of fresh air in a  world that has lost its way. Regardless of her winning a Nobel Peace Prize. She is an inspiration and very much worthy of respect. She’s just sixteen… just watch how this …

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Honoured to be nominated by the New Century Foundation for Blogging

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I’m really honoured to be nominated for the International Media Award 2013 in the New Media category by the Next Century Foundation. This is the same entity that honoured Al-Wasat’s Editor in Chief Dr Mansoor Al-Jamri last year. The foundation will also run a conference on Bahrain at the same time where representatives from all sides have been invited. MAHMOOD AL-YOUSIF is known to many as the ‘Blogfather’ and is considered to be the “father of …

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Is there any better time than this to talk?

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I honestly don’t think so. The invitation to dialogue is about two weeks old and all what we’ve had so far – at least as far as I can see – are unilateral monologues fueled by wild speculation and rumours. The opposition seems to be biding its time in order to extract more concessions, while a sizable percentage of people in Bahrain are getting battle weary and tired of just waiting. And everyone is asking a …

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