Brad Pitt’s World War Z imagines a world overrun by a zombie pandemic, leading to an unlikely new global power structure. Two of the few countries that have kept the zombies at bay are Israel, which shelters Israelis and Palestinians behind a wall, and North Korea, which has removed the teeth of its citizens to prevent zombie biting
The defining image of World War Z, according to director Marc Forster, is not a zombie biting into someone’s flesh but the wildlife montage that plays behind the opening credits, which might best be summed up in the words of one of his characters: ”Mother Nature is a serial killer.
When the authorities at the Rafah border terminal closed down their offices on Saturday, they were wrapping up the first day of a new era in Egyptian foreign policy.
If reactions to the death of Osama bin Laden run the gamut among Palestinians and do they ever one end of the spectrum is occupied by Issam Marbough, selling used cell phones from an overturned cardboard box on a sidewalk of downtown Ramallah. Five in the afternoon finds him oblivious to the news of the day and, even after hearing it, he is more inclined to discussion of his financial situation than talking about a man known for “injuring women and children.” He’s not broken up about it.
It’s the end of an era. Gamal Helal, the longtime Arabic translator to four presidents and six secretaries of state, wrapped up his last day at the State Department on Thursday.
Salwa Salah was 16 years old when she was arrested by Israeli forces and jailed for seven months. To this day she says she does not know her crime and is struggling to get her life back on track.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s meeting with the top U.S. envoy to the Middle East on Friday was “useful and constructive,” the Israeli leader’s office said.
A man arrested in France on suspicion of links to terrorist organizations is a physicist who was working with the agency known for being home of the Large Hadron Collider — the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. Talks between American diplomat George Mitchell and Netanyahu focused on efforts to restart the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and the two men agreed to continue their discussions in the coming days, the minister’s office said
Mahmoud Abbas is not in the business of doing favors for his bitter rivals in Hamas, which is why the Islamists may have been more taken aback than anyone else at the massive political gift presented to them on Oct.