''Ein guter Nachbar kann Dir näher sein
als ein ferner Verwandter''
- die Levante - der kulturelle Reichtum der Länder am östlichen Mittelmeer:
Ägypten, Israel, Jordanien, Lebanon, Palästina, Syrien, Türkei...
Einfach auch ein Land im Nahen Osten:
Al-Mashriq - Stichwort Israel: Über Israel v. arab. Seite aus...
alle das Recht zu träumen, auch von einem neuen Nahen Osten. Träume hat
nicht nur Shimon Peres - schon viel früher träumte Theodor Herzl (s''l).
Sein Buch 'Der Judenstaat' begann mit den Worten: ''Wenn ihr nur wollt, so
ist es kein Traum...''.
- From the front page of the 'Arab
Organization for Human Rights':
"Calls for respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms of all
citizens and residents of the Arab world; defend any individual whose
human rights are subjected to violations which are contrary to the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights and
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; endeavour,
regardless of political considerations, to obtain release of detained or
imprisoned persons, and seek relief and assistance for persons whose
freedom is restricted in any way or who are subject to coercion of any
kind because of their beliefs and political convictions, or for reasons of
race, sex, colour or language; protest in cases where a fair trial is not
guaranteed; provide legal assistance where necessary and possible; call
for improvements in conditions of prisoners of conscience; work for
amnesty of persons sentenced for political reasons." They have their work
cut out for them, and deserve support.
Ägypten / Mizrajim
(Mit Mizrajm gibt's schon
Bureau Cairo und Middle East, Naher Osten / Middle East:
|Muhammad Anwar al-Sadat
25.12.1918 - 06.10.1981
In 1977 he
made the dramatic gesture of flying to Jerusalem to initiate
negotiations. (Hear President
Sadat's speech at the Knesset, 20.11.1977, ra, 69kb). His
efforts culminated (26.03.1979) in a historic Egyptian-Israeli peace
However, the rapprochement with Israel and Sadat's pro-western
policies isolated Egypt in the Arab world, and generated some
opposition at home. After a period of some liberalization Sadat
cracked down on his opponents, arresting about 1,600 religious
(primarily Islamic fundamentalist) and secular dissidents in
September 1981. A month later, he was assassinated during a military
parade by several gunmen associated with a militant Muslim
Die Rede Sadats vor der
Kneset in Jerusalem,
liegt vor als ra-file ca. 69kB
(mind. 14.4er Modem)
News from Lebanon
- www.salam.org -
MagaZine about Justice in the Middle East
- The Beirut
Times is aimed at the Arab-American (or
American-Arab) community. Like so many expatriate/diaspora organizations,
they sometimes try to be more Catholic than the pope when it comes to the
Arab-Israeli conflict -- and as is the case with Lebanon, in particular,
the troublesome question of the 35,000 Syrian troops in Lebanon is an
issue that they seem to have to be careful about in their reporting. But
in the belief that more than anything else the peace process depends on a
free flow of information, we recommend a visit to the site.
Walid Jumblat (zur Person)
Bejruth in historischen Postkarten: Vorgestellt zum Fairuz
Präsident Hafis al-Asad (zur Person):
I was born in Latakia to Ali Sulayman and Naisa, in October 1930.
Just before my birth, my father made the transition from a simple
peasant to minor notable. The family name was changed from Wahhish to
Asad. My mother, Naisa was a strong-minded woman...
... My primary goals for foreign policy are guaranteeing national
security, increasing influence among its Arab neighbors, and arriving
at an Arab-Israeli peace settlement which includes the return of the
Golan Heights. As far as the Arab-Israeli Conflict is concerned, Syria
has two goals: to give support to the Palestinian cause and to recover
the Golan Heights from Israel.
CIA World Factbook: Syria
Syria's Home Page
Syria Online !
Another sign that the Berlin Wall
really did collapse, and that the Middle East is moving toward the
Mediterranean. Note however, that many of the Arab sites on the Net,
are run by students or other people living outside Syria. As far as
we've been able to find out, nearly no computer inside Syria is yet
connected to the Web. Israelis are greeted hesitantly, and do not do
their cause a service by flaming Arabs for the past. Focus on the
SalamIran - sieht so unsere Zukunft aus? (Engl./Farsi)
Democracy Network of Iran is a new site devoted to organizing
Iranian expatriates into a pro-democracy movement. The site is
informative, indeed inspirational. If you are Iranian, you can sign a
chain letter they are circulating on the Internet, trying to gain support.
And for more information about them, you can write to
popped up on the net in June 1995, with reports from Somalia, Ethiopia,
and Djibouti. The Horn of Africa remains one of the crucial spots in the
geopolitics of the planet. Control the Horn and you've got the Persian
Gulf and the Suez Canal under your thumb. An issue of Wired
complained a while back that there's not enough Africa on the Web.
Here's a good place to start finding Africa. Ariga supports AT&T's plan to
ring Africa with fiber-optic cable.
Türkei, Seite des Aussenministeriums
Kulam bejahad, eine Zusammenstellung türkischer Webs Sites
...weitere türkische WebSites
Atatürk, Mustafa Kemal: Founder & First President, Republic of Turkey
- "500. YIL
Anyos Munchos i Buenos...
500 Jahre Sfarad in der Tuerkei, die Geschichte des tuerkischen
''Anyos Munchos y
RealAudio 14.4 Sfarad (24k)
Galluth Israel: S'farad
Die Levante in alten Bildern