Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
By Mona Eltahawy Metro Canada and International Herald Tribune I live in Harlem, New York City, which on election night was the centre of the universe. I have never seen people so happy. Four days later, I went to the Axis of Evil, or at least that’s how former (doesn’t it feel good to say [...]
Monday, January 19th, 2009
By Mona Eltahawy Jerusalem Report Hi, I’m Mona and I’m a self-hating Arab. Surprised? Did you think it was an exclusively Jewish thing? I guess it must be a Semitic thing. Why do we do it? Why do we insist on complicating things when it would be so much easier, as the bombs are falling [...]
Sunday, January 18th, 2009
Here’s what one of the local papers said about MLT Doha, where I am happy debating and arguing. To follow Tweets on the MLT, go to www.search.twitter.com type in #mlt09.
Friday, January 16th, 2009
I am in Doha, Qatar to attend the Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow conference, Here’s what I wrote after the last MLT we had in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2006. What it Means to be Muslim By Mona Eltahawy Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 16, 2006 COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Yasir Kazi was the last person I wanted to [...]
Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
By Mona Eltahawy I was born in Egypt during one war with Israel, have vivid memories of another war with Israel and I was the first Egyptian to live and work in Israel for a Western news agency when I moved there from Cairo at the end of 1997 as a Reuters correspondent. And here’s [...]
Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
The Qatari daily Al Arab, for which I’m a columnist, has published my “Israel is the Opium of the People”. I am glad to see it in Arabic too. I’m waiting to see if Al Masry Al Youm in Egypt will also publish it.