موقع الصحافي صالح النعامي / موقع الصحافي صالح النعامي 16 ar-ar 15 موقع الصحافي صالح النعامي http://naamy.net//style/img/logo.png http://naamy.net/ Asset or burden? http://naamy.net//news/View/1225/Asset+or+burden?/ Sat, 26 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0200   Asset or burden? http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/1150/19/Asset-or-burden-.aspx    With Obama returning to office, Israelis are jittery that Tel Aviv’s strategic importance to the US might wane, writes Saleh Al-Naami Yaakov Ahmir, a leading talk show host on Israeli Channel 1, could not believe his ears when Republican Senator Rand Paul was talking to him and other Israeli reporters at a hotel in occupied Jerusalem at the end of last week. Paul, visiting Israel for the Chemical crisis http://naamy.net//news/View/1220/Chemical+crisis/ Tue, 08 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0200   Chemical crisis http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/806/19/Chemical-crisis.aspx    Israel is on edge as the Syrian regime slowly collapses, fearing that its chemical weapons stockpile could fall into the hands of vigorous adversaries, writes Saleh Al-Naami   A Free Syrian Army fighter vents anger amidst an air strike by a fighter jet loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in Azaz city, north Aleppo (photo: Reuters) Over the past few months, political correspondents Now the real test http://naamy.net//news/View/1208/Now+the+real+test/ Sat, 08 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0200   Now the real test http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/500/19/Now-the-real-test.aspx  With resistance gains in Gaza and UN recognition in New York, conditions have improved for Palestinian reconciliation. Will Abbas follow through? Saleh Al-Naami investigates   Hassan could not believe he was reunited with his family. Five years of exile ended this week when he returned to his family home in Gaza City after a boost in relations between Fatah and Hamas. Hassan returned to his Fruits of victory http://naamy.net//news/View/1206/Fruits+of+victory/ Sat, 01 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0200   Fruits of victory http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/392/19/Fruits-of-victory.aspx    Palestinians in Gaza are celebrating coming out on top from Israel’s latest round of aggression on the Strip, writes Saleh Al-Naami in Gaza   Palestinian students going to their destroyed schools on their first day after closure for eight days due to cross border fighting with Israel (photo: AP)   Ghassan Abu Semha, 49, was surprised when he found large amounts of fresh fish Awaiting an 'Iranian Spring http://naamy.net//news/View/1198/Awaiting+an+Iranian+Spring/ Fri, 19 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0200 Awaiting an 'Iranian Spring'? Israel and the US have backed away from military confrontation with Iran, hoping that further economic sanctions will bring down the regime, writes Saleh Al-Naami http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1118/re2.htm In all seriousness, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is trying to convince foreign officials he meets in Tel Aviv or on overseas tours that it is possible to topple the Iranian regime. All the West and Israel need to achieve this goal, Lieberman the cost of the Arab Spring Israel and http://naamy.net//news/View/1193/the+cost+of+the+Arab+Spring+Israel+and/ Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0200 The cost of the Arab Spring Welfare programmes are being cut in Israel, undermining its attractiveness to Jewish immigrants, compounding the demographic challenges Zionism is facing, writes Saleh Al-Naami https://sites.google.com/site/weeklyahramorgegissue1115/region/the-cost-of-the-arab-spring Oded Shahar, the economics reporter for Israeli television’s Channel 1, admitted to his audience that he is no longer able to keep up with or analyse the endless reports by Israel’s Finance Jewish refugees http://naamy.net//news/View/1190/Jewish+refugees/ Sun, 09 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0200 Jewish refugees? With astounding gall, Israel is now claiming that more Jews "fled" Arab countries than Palestinians fled Palestine, writes Saleh Al-Naami   http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1113/re5.htmClick to view caption The mother of Ehab Abu Nada holds a photograph of her son as she reads the Quran at her house in Gaza; a pro-Palestinian activist flashes the victory sign after being detained by Jordanian police during a demonstration in front of the Israeli embassy in Amman Waiting for Fadi http://naamy.net//news/View/1187/Waiting+for+Fadi/ Fri, 31 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0200 Waiting for Fadi Though nothing links Palestinians in Gaza to the Rafah attack that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers, their subsequent treatment -- by Egypt in particular -- smacked of collective punishment, concludes Saleh Al-Naami   http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1112/re2.htm His Facebook pages are still up and you can still watch his video uploads on several websites where Fadi Al-Hatu, 25, documented many moments in his life. Although Fadi was meticulous about updating his online Israel's Sinai spin http://naamy.net//news/View/1182/Israels+Sinai+spin/ Tue, 21 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0200 Israel's Sinai spin Tel Aviv is trying to paint the attack on Egyptian soldiers in Rafah as the work of Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza, hoping to revive strategic understandings it shared with Mubarak, writes Saleh Al-Naami in Gaza   http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1111/re11.htm Click to view caption Palestinians walk to the Rafah border on the Egyptian side to cross over to Gaza. Egypt opened the Rafah border to allow the return of pilgrims from Saudi Arabia (left); Netanyahu's mean feat http://naamy.net//news/View/1179/Netanyahus+mean+feat/ Sat, 11 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0200 Netanyahu's mean feat Iran is back at the top of the US agenda, but is Netanyahu ready to attack, asks Saleh Al-Naami   http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1110/re1.htm  Click to view caption Palestinians gather outside the Dome of the Rock at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Friday --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   As former chiefs of the two most important intelligence agencies A difficult fast http://naamy.net//news/View/1177/A+difficult+fast/ Sun, 05 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0200 A difficult fast Ramadan can be a trying month for Muslims, but it is especially so in Gaza, amid the Israeli siege, the threat of the occupation army, and constant power cuts, writes Saleh Al-Naami   http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1109/re2.htm Palestinian worshippers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Rehab was Does the US want Abbas out? http://naamy.net//news/View/1176/Does+the+US+want+Abbas+out?/ Sun, 29 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0200 Does the US want Abbas out? Fatah leaders warn of a plot thickening against Mahmoud Abbas, aiming to replace him with compliant pro-US premier Salam Fayyad, writes Saleh Al-Naami http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1108/re3.htm The sudden attack by Fatah leading figure and Palestinian MP Najat Abu Bakr on Salam Fayyad and his government, accusing him of administrative and financial corruption, was sharp and harsh. Abu Bakr proposed that he should be put under siege until his government is The Arafat forensic file reopened http://naamy.net//news/View/1174/The+Arafat+forensic+file+reopened/ Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0200 The Arafat forensic file reopened While the Palestinian Authority has dodged many bullets on its dubious relation with Israel, it may not be able to dodge the charge that Israel assassinated Yasser Arafat, writes Saleh Al-Naami http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1106/re11.htm- Palestinian Mahmoud Sarsak, a former player with the national football team, is carried by his supporters in Rafah after his release from Israeli prison where he was held for three years without charges or trial, Partnership of interests http://naamy.net//news/View/1173/Partnership+of+interests/ Sat, 14 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0200 Partnership of interests http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1093/re1.htm Isolated by the Arab Spring, Tel Aviv is reaching out to Putin for support, writes Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Click to view caption Palestinian Christians light candles during an Easter mass at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Israeli Choosing escalation http://naamy.net//news/View/1165/Choosing+escalation/ Mon, 19 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0200 Choosing escalation Taking advantage of Palestinian disunity and an election year in the US, Israel is hitting the Gaza Strip hard, writes Saleh Al-Naami http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1089/re1.htm Click to view caption Clockwise from top: the long-suffering people of Gaza inspect the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in Jabaliya; Palestinians carry the body of Zuhair Al-Qaissi, a commander of the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC); women Gaza on the brink http://naamy.net//news/View/1160/Gaza+on+the+brink/ Mon, 27 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0200 Gaza on the brink http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1086/re1.htm Gaza is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis as a result of electricity blackouts and cuts to fuel supplies, writes Saleh Al-Naami   Contrary to his usual custom, Magid Abu Samha has stopped buying a week's supply of fruits and vegetables for his eight-member family. The university lecturer from Birkat Al-Wizz west of the Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza is afraid they will rot before the week is out due to the Reconciliation can wait http://naamy.net//news/View/1157/Reconciliation+can+wait/ Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0200 Reconciliation can wait An explosive memo leaked to the press appears to show that Fatah is stringing Hamas along on reconciliation, writes Saleh Al-Naami Anyone browsing the online forums of the Fatah and Hamas youth would be shocked by the attacks each is launching against the other, an indicator of how far relations have deteriorated between followers of each group. Fatah condemns Ismail Haniyeh's security agencies for blocking the entry into Gaza of a delegation from the Viruses instead of missiles http://naamy.net//news/View/1154/Viruses+instead+of+missiles/ Sun, 15 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0200 Viruses instead of missiles The prospect of cyber war on Israel is gaining ground as a matter of high concern among Tel Aviv's security and strategic officials, writes Saleh Al-Naami http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1080/re1.htm   -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Click to view caption NO IMAGE --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Over the past week, the hotline at Israel's Central Time of change for Hamas http://naamy.net//news/View/1150/Time+of+change+for++Hamas/ Sun, 01 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0200   The prisoner exchange deal capped developments pushing Hamas in Gaza towards reconciliation with Fatah and integration -- with consequences -- into the wider Arab order, writes Saleh Al-Naami http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1078/re10.htm   -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Click to view caption NO IMAGE --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   From his seat on the balcony with a Through force alone http://naamy.net//news/View/1149/Through+force+alone/ Sun, 25 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Through force alone With the second phase of the prisoner swap deal concluded, many Palestinians believe it is only by force that they can exact concessions from Israel, writes Saleh Al-Naami http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1077/re5.htm   Fatemah Al-Jarbouni, 68, is trying to be by herself as she weeps sometimes in silence and sometimes wails out loud. She has lost hope that her daughter, Lina, serving a 17-year sentence, will be released from an Israeli jail as part of the second and War rapidly approaches http://naamy.net//news/View/1147/War+rapidly+approaches/ Sat, 17 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0200 War rapidly approaches With the Muslim Brotherhood on the rise in Egypt, Tel Aviv knows that its latitude to strike Hamas will soon diminish, writes Saleh Al-Naami   http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1076/re2.htm The signs of joy were obvious on 10-year-old Ramadan's face as he kissed his mother goodnight on Thursday night. His father, Bahgat Al-Zaalan, 37, had promised that he would take him Friday morning with the rest of his siblings and mother on an outing to the amusement Joint resistance strategy http://naamy.net//news/View/1144/Joint+resistance+strategy/ Mon, 05 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Joint resistance strategy Finally, the leaders of Hamas and Fatah appear to be reading from the same page, writes Saleh Al-Naami http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1074/re6.htm --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Click to view caption Meshaal (l) and Abbas (c) during their meeting in Cairo --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Hassan Ouda, 21, was unable to call his mother on his cell Israeli defense spending and the Arab revolts http://naamy.net//news/View/1140/Israeli+defense+spending+and+the+Arab+revolts/ Sat, 26 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Israeli defense spending and the Arab revolts Saleh al-Naami 19/07/2011 http://english.dohainstitute.org/Home/Details?entityID=5ea4b31b-155d-4a9f-8f4d-a5b428135cd5&resourceId=aa1c672a-1807-4cf0-a511-8bba227072bc  "Peace" and Israel's economic boom   .1  The fate of the peace treaties and defense spending  2.  The "1973 Syndrome" obsession  3.  Increased ties with the United States  4.  Conclusion  5.    1. Between success and failure http://naamy.net//news/View/1137/Between+success+and+failure/ Fri, 18 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Between success and failure http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1072/re12.htm Will the Palestinian reconciliation agreement finally be implemented, asks Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Click to view caption Palestinians mark the seventh anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat with a poster "Marching to the holy city of Jerusalem" The Middle East was never more dangerous http://naamy.net//news/View/1134/The+Middle+East+was+never+more+dangerous/ Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0200 The Middle East was never more dangerous Set off-balance by the democratic Arab Spring, Israel is edging closer to attacking Iran, to re-establish control over the region via military deterrence, regardless of the risks, writes Saleh Al-Naami http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1071/re2.htm   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Those who know Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu well say that he dreams of following in the Back from the grave http://naamy.net//news/View/1133/Back+from+the+grave/ Sun, 30 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Back from the grave For many Palestinian prisoners sentenced to multiple life sentences, their release in a prisoners exchange deal is a miracle, writes Saleh Al-Naami http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1070/re11.htm   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Click to view caption Freed Palestinian prisoner Yehiye Sinwar, a founder of Hamas's military wing, left, greets Hamas militants in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip on Thursday. Prisoner swap: why now? http://naamy.net//news/View/1131/Prisoner+swap:+why+now?/ Mon, 24 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Prisoner swap: why now? For some, the absence of Mubarak removed an obstacle to Shalit's release; for others, Shalit's release removes an obstacle to Israel attacking Iran, writes Saleh Al-Naami in Gaza http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1069/re701.htm   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Palestinians wait at Beituniya checkpoint near Ramallah for the release of prisoners Arab Spring forced us to accept Hamas's demands' http://naamy.net//news/View/1128/Arab+Spring+forced+us+to+accept+Hamass+demands/ Sat, 15 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0200     'Arab Spring forced us to accept Hamas's demands' http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1068/re1.htm An open-ended hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli prisons highlights the barbarous conditions to which they are subject, writes Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Click to view caption A Palestinian schoolboy walks past a mural depicting captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in Jabalya in the Abbas battling on many fronts http://naamy.net//news/View/1126/Abbas+battling+on+many+fronts/ Fri, 07 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Abbas battling on many fronts http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1067/re6.htm The Palestinian president is caught between the anvil of domestic public opinion and the hammer of US economic sanctions as the UN bid for recognition proceeds, writes Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Omar did not expect his family to be so distraught and despondent when he came home Friday to his home in the town of Al-Khedr on the Abbas's popularity takes a leap http://naamy.net//news/View/1124/Abbass+popularity+takes+a+leap/ Mon, 03 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Abbas's popularity takes a leap Hailed as a hero, Mahmoud Abbas appears to have won the PR battle waged at the UN, though now the words must be acted upon, writes Saleh Al-Naami in Gaza http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1066/re14.htm--  Click to view caption Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressing the 66th UN General Assembly --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Hassan waited more than 10 minutes outside the stationary shop Weighing up recognition http://naamy.net//news/View/1120/Weighing+up+recognition/ Wed, 21 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Weighing up recognition The Ramallah leadership is set on going to UN for recognition of Palestine, but other factions are sceptical, with some seeing this as a self-serving move on the part of the PA, writes Saleh Al-Naami in Gaza   http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1064/re6.htm The last thing that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expected was that US Special Envoy for Middle East Peace David Hale would start shouting during their meeting on 7 September in Ramallah, which was also Gaza's tunnels back in the spotlight http://naamy.net//news/View/1117/Gazas+tunnels+back+in+the+spotlight/ Sat, 10 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Gaza's tunnels back in the spotlight The cross-border incident two weeks ago near Eilat has put new focus on tunnels connecting Gaza to the outside world, as well as on the Israeli siege that makes them necessary, writes Saleh Al-Naami http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1063/eg11.htm     --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Click to view caption Palestinian tunnel diggers, wearing masks to conceal their identity, remove sand in a Suffering and strategy http://naamy.net//news/View/1114/Suffering+and+strategy/ Sat, 27 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Suffering and strategy While Gaza is coming under sustained Israeli attack, Tel Aviv is manoeuvring to use recent events to its best strategic advantage, in particular relative to Egypt, writes Saleh Al-Naami http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1062/eg1.htm-   Dr Monzher Qorayqa was going home Friday afternoon after a 12-hour shift at Dar Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza when he found his brother Moataz very distraught because his son Islam, aged five, had suddenly developed a high fever. The Birth of a new alliance http://naamy.net//news/View/1108/Birth+of+a+new+alliance/ Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Birth of a new alliance The turn in Turkish-Israeli relations has proved a boon for Balkan states, and Greece, who are falling over themselves to cosy up to Israel, writes Saleh Al-Naami from Gaza http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1058/re101.htm  Click to view caption A Palestinian worker puts finishing touches to a model of the Dome of the Rock in a stone cutting factory in the West Bank village of Kabatyeh near Jenin The Zionist project falters http://naamy.net//news/View/1106/The+Zionist+project+falters/ Sat, 30 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0200 The Zionist project falters Growing numbers of Israelis are seeking to emigrate from Israel in search of a better life abroad, writes Saleh Al-Naami http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1057/re11.htm   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Israelis have been surprised recently by advertisements in the newspapers aiming to recruit young Israeli university graduates in high-tech fields to work in the military intelligence agency Aman. Tel Aviv's most guarded secret exposed http://naamy.net//news/View/1093/Tel+Avivs+most+guarded+secret+exposed/ Sat, 18 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Tel Aviv's most guarded secret exposed A lawsuit filed against the administration of an Israeli biological research institute has blown open what is arguably the most secret weapons facility Israel has, writes Saleh El-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Drivers will only dart a glance at that mammoth structure nestled in the dunes south of Rishon Litsion southeast of Tel Aviv as they speed on their way. It is forbidden to The Palestinians and Obama http://naamy.net//news/View/1086/The+Palestinians+and+Obama/ Sun, 29 May 2011 00:00:00 +0200 The Palestinians and Obama http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1049/re2.htm Two recent policy speeches prove that Obama is not on the side of the Palestinians, writes Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   In the afternoon of 19 May, Khalil Kweik, 54, was downcast and upset. His family was about to lose the last plot of land they own in the northeast tip of Bethlehem. On that day, the government of Israel approved the Landmines of reconciliation http://naamy.net//news/View/1078/Landmines+of+reconciliation/ Sat, 14 May 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Landmines of reconciliation Despite the fanfare, it appears there are major issues still to be resolved on the Palestinian reconciliation front, not least implementing what has been agreed, writes Saleh Al-Naami http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1047/re5.htm   Asaad Qambaz, 24, was surprised when on 4 May he came home at night in the old district of Nablus and found a message from the Palestinian Authority's (PA) intelligence agency asking him to come in for questioning. When Asaad, a Joyous at reconciliation http://naamy.net//news/View/1074/Joyous+at+reconciliation/ Fri, 06 May 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Joyous at reconciliation http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1046/re1.htm A sense of jubilation has spread across the occupied territories at news of a reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas, though many details remain to be ironed out, writes Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Click to view caption Abbas; Mashaal --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   The Gaza in shock http://naamy.net//news/View/1070/Gaza+in+shock/ Fri, 22 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Gaza in shock The brutal murder of an Italian activist in Gaza has rocked the Palestinian public, and the Gaza government, writes Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Click to view caption Vittorio Arrigoni --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   During his 50 years, death has separated Ismail Haniyeh from many of his comrades, colleagues and acquaintances, usually Israel's narrowing options http://naamy.net//news/View/1062/Israels+narrowing+options/ Thu, 31 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Israel's narrowing options The spread of democratic revolutions in the Arab world has already blunted the usual belligerence of Israel, writes Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   It was 10.30am last Saturday when the mobile phone of an official closely linked with Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister of Gaza, rang. On the other end of the line was an official in the Egyptian Foreign Ministry. The two men spoke for 25 Israel's historic loss http://naamy.net//news/View/1054/Israels+historic+loss/ Fri, 04 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0200 Israel's historic loss The Arab revolutions spreading across the region are a death knell to Israel, Israeli analysts agree, writes Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Click to view caption Palestinians inspect a house damaged following an Israeli airstrike in the Bureij refugee camp, Gaza --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   With great secrecy, Isaac Molho -- this not racism? http://naamy.net//news/View/1027/this+not+racism?/ Fri, 17 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0200 this not racism? Despite relentless evidence that Israeli society is racist to the core, the world outside keeps silent, writes Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Click to view caption From left: Supporters mark the 23rd anniversary of Hamas and the 43rd anniversary of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Embracing the enemy's enemy http://naamy.net//news/View/1024/Embracing+the+enemys+enemy/ Sat, 04 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0200 Embracing the enemy's enemy Israel is reconfiguring its strategic relations, in particular reaching out to historic foes of Turkey as Ankara turns its back on Tel Aviv, writes Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Many Israelis were surprised that newspapers in Bulgaria published photos at the beginning of this month showing Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov with Mossad Chief Meir Dagan in the premier's office in One step forward, ten back http://naamy.net//news/View/1020/One+step+forward,+ten+back/ Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0200 One step forward, ten back Hopes appear to dim of inter-Palestinian reconciliation as a war of words erupts between Hamas and Fatah. When will it end, asks Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Majed Ibrahim, 44, had just gone back to sleep after praying at the local mosque at dawn in central Gaza when his mobile phone rang. It was his brother, Ghassan, telling him he was wrong to be so optimistic the night before Israel losing its appeal for Jews http://naamy.net//news/View/1008/Israel+losing+its+appeal+for+Jews/ Thu, 07 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 Israel losing its appeal for Jews Signs are strong that Israel could collapse from within as support amongst the Jewish Diaspora wanes dramatically, writes Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Dov Weisglass, an Israeli lawyer who was bureau chief to former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, admits that he is losing sleep over deteriorating relations between Israel and the world.   Weisglass, who was Losing the Al-Aqsa Intifada http://naamy.net//news/View/1007/Losing+the+Al-Aqsa+Intifada/ Thu, 07 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200 Losing the Al-Aqsa Intifada The Palestinian factions have not always paid sufficient attention to the lessons of the Al-Aqsa Intifada. Could strategic failings be to blame, asks Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Hassan Al-Rabie, 32, manoeuvred his wheelchair from his home in the Al-Zeitoun district of Gaza City last Thursday to the headquarters of a local charity in order to collect monthly benefits for his Ramadan on zero http://naamy.net//news/View/996/Ramadan+on+zero/ Fri, 13 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0200 Ramadan on zero While some extra goods are now available to people in Gaza, few have the money to buy them, writes Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Click to view caption One of Gaza markets filled with Ramadan goods --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Mohamed Nassar, 49, was astounded and at a loss as he walked through Al-Zawya market in the heart of Gaza Backed to the wall http://naamy.net//news/View/991/Backed+to+the+wall/ Fri, 06 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0300 Backed to the wall The incompatibility of governing and staging resistance is coming increasingly to the fore in Gaza, writes Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Saad Zameel, 24, lost count of the avalanche of phone calls and messages he received over the past three days congratulating him on cheating certain death. The family, friends and colleagues of this young man, an officer in the security force affiliated to No internal matter http://naamy.net//news/View/989/No+internal+matter/ Sat, 31 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0300 No internal matter Inter-Palestinian reconciliation might be possible were it not for the meddling of foreign powers, writes Saleh Al-Naami   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Unlike what drivers are used to on Saturdays and Tuesdays, traffic these days is flowing smoothly on Salaheddin Street (the location of a used car market) south of Al-Zaitoun district in southern Gaza City. In the past, used cars on sale on these two days