The Independent

The British Independent newspaper profiled Mr Shafik Gabr and reported on his East West initiative - in an article dated 15th November 2012.

The Independent's article headline was: “Shafik Gabr: Man with a mission - how to get the East talking to the West”.

The newspaper interviewed Mr Gabr, and talked about his collection of Orientalist paintings.

The article said: ”Inspired by these Orientalists, Mr Gabr is launching a new East-West initiative, The Art of Dialogue, to repair relations between the Middle East and the West. His one-man mission, to change the geo- politics of ‘the ticking time-bomb’ in the region, launches with a conference in London today”.

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