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Re: [casi] Al Jazeera

>I have been trying to sort out the various al
jazeera(h) websites.

> seems unreachable on my server .
> seems up and very much
> is a US satire site

>Just why an 'h' recently appears to be added to al
Jazeera (al >Jazeerah) I do not know.  Does anyone
know about this?

>Thanks. Pg


Here is some information about Al-Jazeerah. It has two
addresses:  and

It seems to be quite a good site.

Al-Jazeerah Information Center
Name and Mission

The word "Al-Jazeerah" means "The Island," in Arabic.
It is also used as an abbreviation for the Arabian
Peninsula, which is referred to by many Arabs as "The
Island" because it is surrounded by sea from three
directions and the desert isolates it from the fourth.
The main goal of Al-Jazeerah Information Center is to
promote cross-cultural understanding between people
all over the world. This will be achieved by
publishing news, articles, columns, book reviews, and
letters, which must not contain any hateful or
derogatory words or phrases. We are looking for
opinions, analyses, and arguments that are well
reasoned and well documented. The need for this
approach has increased recently as a result of the
bias displayed against Arab and Muslim nations in many
parts of the world. In particular, major TV stations,
magazines, and newspapers in the United States have
taken the Israeli side in the Israeli- Palestinian
conflict. This is despite the fact that Palestinians
are victims of the Israeli military occupation and
oppression. It is the mission of Al-Jazeerah
Information Center to promote non-violence in the
resolution of international conflicts, particularly
the U.S.-Iraqi conflict and the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict, without equating the oppressed Palestinians
with the oppressive Israeli occupiers. Within this
context, we especially welcome any contributions from
readers that set the record straight and may help
educate the world generally, and Americans in
particular, about the truth of what is happening in
Palestine, Iraq, and around the world. This is a free
forum for an objective treatment of the issues that
have major importance for world peace and for
understanding among people of all nations and
cultures. We welcome articles, opinions about issues,
news, pictures, letters, and book reviews. Thus,
Al-Jazeerah will be an island of truth and hope.

Hassan A. El-Najjar

Hassan A. El-Najjar was born in Gaza, Palestine, in
1950. He received his Master's degree in Cultural
Anthropology in 1988, and his Ph.D. in Sociology in
1993, from the University of Georgia. He is an
Associate Professor at Dalton State College where he
has been teaching since 1991.

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