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What the Arab World Thinks about Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

As you will likely already know, Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace prize. So we have our mission statement for the day:

"To provide diverse translated views on Barack Obama's Nobel Peace prize win from across the Middle East and beyond."

So here's are the latest links from our thread:

If you think you can help us, here's how you can get involved:

1- Visit Meedan and add your view, post a url to an important blog or op-ed response, or help us translate comments and articles coming in ex.php?page=events&post_id =284430

2- Take part in the Meedan Poll

3- Retweet @meedan tweets about this event on Twitter or share our updates on Facebook as we try to find out what the Middle East thinks about this award

We now have Anas, Mike, Deena, Ottman all working on this.  Really hope to see you there too!

What the Arab world thinks about Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

In an major diplomatic coup, U.S. President Barack Obama today won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

The Norwegian Nobel committee said the American President had shown "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

But with a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict still a distant dream, fighting raging in Yemen and an upsurge in violence in Iraq, many Arabs were wondering whether this prize was awarded too soon.

If you have a view or want to share a response to the Nobel decision, add a comment or post a url in the thread below.

آراء العالم العربي حول منح أوباما جائزة نوبل للسلام

في انقلاب دبلوماسي كبير، حصل الرئيس الأميركي باراك أوباما اليوم على جائزة نوبل للسلام للعام 2009.

وقالت لجنة نوبل النرويجية أن الرئيس الأميركي قد أظهر "جهوداُ استثنائية لتقوية العلاقات الدبلوماسية الدولية والتعاون بين الشعوب".

ولكن مع بقاء حل الصراع الإسرائيلي- الفلسطيني حلماً بعيداً، واحتدام القتال في اليمن، وتصعيد العنف في العراق، يتساءل العديد من العرب فيما إذا كانت الجائزة أعطيت قبل أوانها.

إذا كان عندكم وجهات نظر أو آراء تريدون المشاركة بها حول الجائزة، يمكنكم إضافة تعليق أو عنوان صفحة انترنت في التعليقات أدناه.


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