Middle East

Israeli Parliament: Arena for tribal politics

This year, for the first time, the leaders of Israel's political parties took part in a televised pre-election debate. While this innovation should be...

Conflating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism

Between the 23rd and 27th of February, students and staff at SOAS, University of London took to the ballot box in a school wide...

Neonazism of Europe and Fascism in the Arab World

How did Europe manage to drag Arabs to the wrong side of history – a confusion, pride, shame and denial – all which resurfaces...

After Paris: Codes of Tolerance as the Bridge

The slaughter of 17 people in the past week in Paris marks a dark era in Europe in the relationship between European Muslims and...

The Paris Killings: Who Are the Real Heroes of Press Freedom?

In the wake of the terrorist assault last week on the offices of the French magazine “Charlie Hebdo,” in which 12 persons were killed,...

Africa and Libya, Then and Now

In 2011, as the entire world watched the Arab Spring in amazement, the US and its allies, predominantly  working under the banner of the...

Syria: Talk is of peace but preparations are for war

With growing demands for the international community to arm and support Syrian opposition groups, a regional expert speaking at the World Economic Forum on...

Israeli and Palestinian Business Leaders Urge Two-State Solution

Nearly 200 leading Israeli and Palestinian business people and executives of some of the largest companies called today for their respective governments to urgently...

Lebanon: A welcoming land weakened by the Syrian crisis

Syria is going through its third autumn of civil war, where the indiscriminate brutality from both sides is matched only the complexity of the...

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