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So now, the latest show of solidarity with the ‘Toronto Declaration’ is that an Egyptian filmmaker has pulled his film from the festival in protest of Tel Aviv’s inclusion. If the world made sense, the sequence of events would have been that 2 weeks ago, Tel Aviv filmmakers upon hearing that an Egyptian was showing […]

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According to Maan News Agency, Palestinians smuggling weapons and munitions into the Gaza strip have injured themselves in the smuggling tunnels on two separate occasions this week. In the most recent incident, the smuggler accidentally electrocuted himself to death. Six hospitalized after Gaza tunnel fuel spill Palestinian man electrocuted inside Rafah tunnel Now, we wait […]

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The following was said by Egyptian cleric Muhammad Hussein Ya’qoub on Al-Rahma TV on January 17. According to wikipedia, Ya’qoub is “one of the most recognized salafi Sheikhs/islamic scholars in Egypt”. This is not some fringe extremist: this seems to be mainstream, Egyptian theology. Via memri: Muhammad Hussein Ya’qoub: “If the Jews left Palestine to […]

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When Israel halts shipments, the UN, the media and the world are outraged. When Egypt does it, it doesn’t even make the headlines. Not that I mind what Egypt is doing! Sometimes the double standard works in our favour… The Egyptian government sent mixed signals to Gaza activists Wednesday as it seized 30 trucks of […]

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