It is sooo cool what I learn during hiking trips. Even though I could leave my stamp book in the rucksack this time, still there were many things to discover and above all to learn! This time it was about knitting camels, dogmatical companions and a wonderful TV-series script: the german-arabic friendship with a wonderful ending at the “Hexenwerk” (witchcraft).
“Where’s the revolution” Depeche Mode is asking on their CD “Spirit”. The British pop band has always been state-of-the-art with its witty lyrics and one again they hit the bull’s eye. At no time the question for a revolution has been more justified than now, when the world seems to have turn upside down. To begin with the twilight of
Oh all that I know There’s nothing here to run from Cause here Everybody here’s got somebody to lean on Coldplay sing about a ‘beautiful world’ in their song “Don’t panic”. Germany experiences its first spring weekend. Yesterday temperatures almost 20 degrees Celsius for the first time this year and also today a gentle breeze dominated through the day. A
[nggallery id=52] The announcement of a „panel discussion with the human rights commissioner of the federal government Markus Löning“ intrigued me. I noticed positively that representatives of Syria and Tunisia would be part of the discussion. Next to Markus Löning, Matthias Katzer (Amnesty International), Dr. Sadiqu Al-Mousllie (member of the Syrian National Council) and Chaouki Ben Attia (Head of the
Is freedom a question of money or decency? After the failure of the UN-Resolution last friday and the reasons given for the decision that China and Russia consider the economic ties towards the Syrian Regime as more important than the daily victims of the struggle for freedom against Assad’s dictatorship, lack of understanding might be the nicest feeling one can
You might have noticed that the Middle East Messenger kept quiet somehow during the recent weeks. No new posts. The last one was dated November 4th, 2011 – on my birthday. One day before my birthday my father was taken to the hospital. Once again. But this time it was different. Unfortunately, he did not survive this stay in hospital.
These days there is much contradictory to be read or to be heard in the news. Such as the question, whether the Revolution in the Arab World should be hailed or feared in the West. It has been a while that the revolting youth movement has widened its sphere of influence. Protests are reaching from Tunisia via Egypt to Spain,
By car to Egypt? In Winter? Are you crazy? We often heard such sentences when we headed off to Egypt in February 1996. I must admit we had no clue what to expect from that trip. But we were young and – we did not need the money:-) But the adventure of a three week cross-country-trip attracted us. And again,