Ali Younes

Ali Younes

Obama is turning his back on peace in the Middle East

On Tuesday this week President Barack Obama will embark on his least anticipated trip to the Middle East that will take him to Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan. Unlike his 2009 visit to......

History and reality are not on Assads side

When President Bashar al Assad delivered his latest speech last Sunday his first since last June, the world listened with expectations and anticipation. For those who thought that Assad would give......

How Obamas new administration will impact 2013 Mideast

While president Obama is battling the republicans in Congress over the looming fiscal crisis, his new administration and national security team are taking shape with diverse consequences especially on......

Obama might be Person of the Year in America but not in the MidEast

Time Magazine’s selection of president Barack Obama as Person of the Year for 2012 should not come as a surprise, after all, Obama’s presidency is by all measures a historic one.From an American......

The UN Palestinian statehood vote a hollow victory

When the State of Palestine was declared a non-member state at the U.N. General Assembly ( UNGA) last week, it was hailed by the Palestinian leadership as key victory for the Palestinians in their......

Jordan on the brink

The latest protests that erupted in Jordan are threatening to unravel the kingdom that has been so far spared the fate of other Arab states that went through indigenous regime change.Protests erupted......

Abbas has reached the end of the road

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas angered millions of Palestinians worldwide when he said on Israeli television last week that he does not intend to go back to the town of his birth “Safad”as a......

How Arab and Muslim Americans will vote in the US elections

For Arab Americans, the presidential election between the democratic incumbent Barack Obama and his republican challenger Mitt Romney is less pivotal than the one in 2008. Then Senator Obama stood in......