Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution
This report examines Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. It presents the present-day reality of a single authority, the Israeli government, ruling primarily over the area between the Jordan River and Mediterranean Sea, populated by two groups of roughly equal size, and methodologically privileging Jewish Israelis while repressing Palestinians, most severely in the occupied territory.
A Jewish Case for Equality in Israel-Palestine rather than Racial Segregation
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex parts of the land that Israel has brutally and undemocratically controlled for decades. And watching all this unfold, I have begun to wonder, for the first time in my life, whether the price of a state that favors Jews over Palestinians is too high.
“PLAYING EAST”: ARABS PLAY ARABS IN NINETEENTH CENTURY AMERICA
This article explores the practice, widespread among the diasporic Syrians and North Africans of the nineteenth century, of pretending to be Arabs. “Arabs” were astute purveyors of Orientalism, both in entertainment and in trade. Syrian peddlers and merchants played the Orientalist card because they knew it would help sell their goods.
Sharia (Islamic Law) Cannot work in the 21st Century?
We should acknowledge that Islam began by establishing some revolutionary progress on women rights. Those were only the first steps to set the direction, Muslims were supposed to take it further towards women's complete equity. That has never happened
The End of Evangelical Support for Israel?
The days of taking evangelical support for Israel for granted are over. As they are increasingly confronted with an evangelical-friendly, anti-Israel narrative, more and more of these Christians are turning against the Jewish state.
Proposal for ending the Palestinian/Israeli conflict-One-State?
The basis of the proposed Union shall be a federation that ensures a Jewish state and a Palestinian state with security, equality and respect for all citizens regardless of religion, gender, race or ethnicity.
Chasing a Mirage: The tragic illusion of an Islamic state
This book is an appeal to those [Muslims] who are chasing the mirage of an Islamic State. I hope they can reflect on the futility of their endeavour and instead focus on achieving the state of Islam. Islamists working for the establishment of an Islamic State are headed in the wrong
So, what did the Muslims do for the Jews?Jewish cultural prosperity in the middle ages operated in large part as a function of Muslim, Arabic cultural and prosperity: when Muslim Arabic culture thrived, so did that of the Jews; when Muslim Arabic culture declined, so did that of the Jews.
The Conventional Military Balance in the GulfThe Persian Gulf is currently in the midst of one of the largest arms races it has ever known. The chief motivation for it is Iran’s progress on its nuclear program and the possibility that Arab Gulf states will be in the line of fire in any future conflict
Turkey: Looking East Without Looking Back"Turkey in 2010 is not the same Turkey as a decade ago." It has made vast strides in extending its economic and political weight far beyond its traditional sphere of influence.
Fighting against the Death Penalty in the Arab World.
Algeria voted in favor of a moratorium on the use of the death penalty and seven other Arab countries abstained in 2008. Four of them changed their vote from no in 2007.
Science in the Arab WorldCan the Arab world become a major contributor to the advancement of the sciences, as it once was many centuries ago? Does it need to? If so, how best to go about it?
The Failure of Modern Islamist Thought
Syrian philosopher discusses state of religious thought in the Muslim world, democracy in Turkey and in Arab countries, Hizbullah and the 2006 war, and the role of the intellectual in Syria and the Arab world.
Iran's Attempts to Renew Relations with EgyptIn recent months, Iran has been making efforts to renew diplomatic relations with Egypt. Relations between the two countries were cut off in 1981 by the founder of Iran's Islamic regime Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in protest against Egypt's peace agreement with Israel, and following Egypt's granting of political asylum to the deposed Shah.
Platform of the Planned Muslim Brotherhood Party in EgyptFor the first time in its history, the Muslim Brotherhood movement would publicize its political platform. The following is a draft of the Platform
"Islamic Government" is Un-Islamic & Sharia Law is UnjustThe idea of "Islamic government" is a myth created by the power-hungry to subdue Muslims and non-Muslims alike to benefit exclusively those who rule.
The battle is against militant Islam, not "Terror"In the here and now, that enemy is militant Islam - a very particular practice and interpretation of a very particular set of religious, political
Keeping Terror Out9/11 was not the only terrorist plot to benefit from lax enforcement of ordinary immigration controls-every major Al-Qaeda attack or conspiracy in
A Liberal Arab Columnist on the Sources of Arab AntisemitismArab antisemitism is not rooted in legends, such as Jesus' crucifixion, rather in the actual conflict in Palestine.