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Familiar Ruptures and Opportunities, 1967 and 2017

The 1967 war was a fundamental, damning failure for the Arab world. In the course of six short days, Israel expanded its jurisdiction across the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula and the Syrian Golan Heights, as well as the West Bank and the Gaza ...

Municipal Politics in Lebanon

The municipal system has been a key pillar of debates on administrative decentralization, economic development and political participation in Lebanon. During the late 1990s and early 2000s, activists sought to stop the demolition of the ...

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جزيرة اللجوء المؤجل: قبرص

مزّق محمد، اللاجئ السوري، ورقة قبول العمل التي مُنحت له بعد مقابلات عدة في مهن أرسل إليها من قبل "مكتب التشغيل والتأمين" في مدينة لارنكا القبرصية، كانت الفرصة الممنوحة له "عاملاً لفرز المعادن في معمل خردوات وقمامة يبعد عن ...

Jadaliyya Monthly Edition (May 2017)

This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya during the month of May 2017. It also includes the most recent roundups, editors picks, and most-read articles. Progressively, we will be featuring more content ...


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Survivor: Life After Cluster Bomb

[Mohammed's prosthetic legs lie on a sofa at his home in the Rashidiyeh camp for Palestinian refugees in southern Lebanon. Photo by Laura Boushnak.]

Survivor is a decade-long documentary photography project following the story of Mohammed, a young cluster bomb survivor. During the summer 2006 Israel-Hizbollah war in Lebanon he was riding as a passenger on his father's motorbike when it struck a cluster bomb. Over the past 10 years I have documented how Mohammed, like so many other survivors around the world, lives with the horrifying repercussions of cluster munitions. Mohammed was eleven years old when he lost both legs during the last week of the conflict. The fact that he lives a five-minute drive from my parents' home made it easier to follow him through the years. I saw the young boy who had to endure physical ...

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استذكار غرامشي

"ماذا سيكون رأي غرامشي حيال مآزقنا الحالية؟" تساءلَ رئيس بلدية مدينة كالياري الإيطالية اليساري الشاب ماسيمو زيدا ثم أجاب: "ربما سيفكّر بأن أمورنا تحسنت، لكننا نواجه أيضاً مشاكل كثيرة في سردينيا... ولهذا نحتاج إلى أن نتنظّم". بهذا التصريح أعلن رئيس البلدية الذي يرتدي الجينزالأزرق عام 2017 "عاماً لغرامشي" وافتتح مؤتمر "قرن من الثورات: مسارات غرامشية في العالم". وكان 27 نيسان لحظة مناسبة لتسليط الضوء من جديد على حياة وأعمال أنطونيو غرامشي في الذكرى الثمانين لموته، في السنة التي حددت أيضاً الذكرى المئوية للثورة الروسية ومرور سبع سنوات على الانتفاضات العربية التي اتسمت بالاضطراب. إن الطاقة والحماس اللذين أحاطا بهذه المناسبة الخاصة ...

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Traces, Fragments, Scraps: Collecting Cairo’s Discarded Images

[The author's mother and aunt, Beirut, 1954. Courtesy Yasser Alwan.]

[In this two-part essay we present a selection of captivating photographs from roughly the first half of the 20th century in Egypt, collected by Yasser Alwan and held by the photography center Akkasah at NYUAD. The essays by Akkasah director Shamoon Zamir and Alwan provide valuable context and insights into how to understand this particular collection. The first selection of photographs, with Zamir's essay, highlights the collection's poignant snapshot photographs, while the second group with Alwan's essay showcases a range of studio portraits. - Editor] A photograph is always a fragment, but its unique persuasive power lies in appearing to be a complete and ...

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مينغ دي: قصيدتان

عمل للفنان الصينية وا دياو

مينغ دي Ming Di  ترجمة أسامة إسبر  قصيدتان     ما تقوله ورقةٌ واحدة     في الريح التي تهبُّ، تضربُ الأسئلةُ الموجَّهَة إلى السماء شجرةَ الحور البيضاء فتتشظّى الأجوبةُ ألفَ ورقة بيضاء، ألفَ فمٍ بريء، ألف عذر، عشرةَ آلاف عذرٍ بلا لون.  

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Syria Media Roundup (June 19)

[Image of Syrian family killed as a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria. Image by Thorsten Strasas via Flickr]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]               Inside Syria Syrian doctors plead for help, fearing the world is 'bored' with their conflict (13 June, 2017) A group of Syrian doctors based in rebel-held provinces said on Tuesday that aid had dropped markedly over the last two months because donors were losing interest, a factor ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (June 12-18)

[This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya last week. It also includes a list of the most read articles and roundups. Progressively, we will be featuring more content on our "Last Week on Jadaliyya" series.] حوار مع مظفر النواب - الجزء الأول خمس قصص قصيرة للكاتب الإسباني خوان خوسية مياس What is Happening between Qatar and the GCC? A STATUS/الوضع Conversation between Bassam Haddad a

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Palestine Media Roundup (June 18)

[Israeli Army and Border Police troops stop Palestinians from entering Al-Shuhada' St. during the demonstration during the twentieth anniversary of closing Al-Shuhada (Martyr's) St. in the old city of Hebron. Where it has been closed since 1994 after the Massacre of Hebron where twenty-nine Palestinian where killed by an Israeli man. Photo by Mustafa Bader and uploaded via Wikimedia Commons]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page co-editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Israeli Authorities Have Allowed A Few Palestinians To Pray At Al-Aqsa Mosque This is the first time in months that Palestinians have been allowed into the holy site for prayers. Only one hundred Palestinians were permitted to worship at the mosque for the first Friday of Ramadan.  A Palestinian Teenager Has Died After Succumbing ...

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حوار مع مظفر النواب - الجزء الأول

[مظفر النواب. الصورة من جريدة العالم]

نُشِر هذا الحوار الذي أجراه سنان أنطون مع مظفّر النوّاب في «مجلة الدراسات العربية» (العدد ٢، خريف ١٩٩٦، ص. ٣-٢٦) بنسختها الورقيّة. وتعيد «جدليّة» نشره هنا بأجزاء مع المقدّمة. [بعد الأمسية الشعرية التي أحياها مظفّر النواب في جامعة جورجتاون في ١٩ أيار، ١٩٩٦ والتي ساهمت «مجلة الدراسات العربيّة» بالتحضير لها، وكان لي شرف تقديمه فيها، كان الشاعر يقف خارج القاعة يتلقّى التهاني من الجمهور. وقبل أن أقترب منه لأفاتحة بإمكانيّة إجراء حوار معه، طلب منّي أحد اللاجئين العراقيّين الذين قدموا من معسكر رفحة في السعوديّة ، من الذين يعيشون في واشنطن، أن أسأل النوّاب إذا كان يمانع في أن يلتقط صورة معه. وسألته تلقائياً لماذا لا يسأله هو مباشرة، فارتسمت على وجهه ابتسامة وقال: «ما أعرف. ...

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Engaging Books Series: Lynne Rienner Press Selections on Democracy

ENGAGING BOOKS SERIES   Lynne Rienner Press Selections On Democracy This is a new series that features books by various publishers on a given theme, along with an excerpt from each volume. The second installment involves a selection from Lynne Rienner Press on the theme of Democracy. Other publishers' books will follow on a monthly basis.      Table of Contents Building Rule of Law in the Arab World: Egypt, Tunisia, and Beyond By Eva Bellin and Heidi E. Lane About the Book About the Editors Scholarly Reviews Scholarly Praise Additional Information Where to Purchase Excerpt Call for Reviews  Beyond the Arab Spring: ...

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Statement from Mashrou' Leila on Jordanian Government Banning of Their Show (Again)

[The following written statement and video was issued by the Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila on 13 June 2017 in response to news that the the Jordanian government had officially cancelled their 27 June 2017 show in Amman. This represents the second year in a row that this has happened, despite obtaining all necessary permits and other documents in the lead up to the show.] We regret to inform you that the Mashrou’ Leila concert, which was supposed to take place on the 27th of June in Amman, has been cancelled following a decision by the Jordanian ministry of interior. The decision was reminiscent of last year’s concert, when our performance was authorized, then ...

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Maghreb Media Roundup (June 14)

[A group of Saharawis demand the end of the occupation in front of the wall of Morocco, in the zones controlled by the saharawi Government, in Western Sahara. Alba Villén]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com] Algeria Algeria agrees to take Syrians trapped near Morocco border 41 Syrian refugees, including women and children, have been trapped in a desert area since mid-April amid a diplomatic spat between Morocco and Algeria.  Algeria calls on Arab states to resolve differences by dialogue Algeria made an official statement about the recent Qatar crisis by advocating for ...

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Corruption et réforme en Tunisie: les dangers d'une analyse élitiste

[Picture taken by Corinna Mullin]

Le 24 mai, une série d'arrestations de personnalités de haut rang a secoué la Tunisie. Un groupe d'hommes d'affaires éminents, des entrepreneurs dans l'économie parallèle, ainsi que des hauts fonctionnaires des services douaniers ont été arrêtés dans le cadre de ce que le chef du gouvernement Youssef Chahed a décrit comme le début d'une nouvelle guerre contre la corruption dans le pays. Randis que Chahed recevait beaucoup de louanges publiques après cette annonce, certains analystes ont décrit la répression soudaine comme une bascule du pouvoir dans un système où la politique anti-corruption et le développement économique sont de plus en plus le résultat de luttes ...

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Caught Between Two Fires: Sudanese Refugees in Jordan

Ahmad is poised as a journalist from Kutum, a town that lies 120 kilm away from El Fasher, the capital of North Darfur in Sudan. His towering figure and wide shoulders sway slowly with each calculated step he takes around his home’s uneven floor, leaning on his aluminum cane for support. He is among the many Darfuris that have in recent years actively spoken out about persecution in their homeland: I am forced to raise my voice because my family members are victims. There are real problems: rape, ...

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Syria’s Rebels, Before and After Aleppo: A STATUS/الوضع Conversation between Bassam Haddad and Aron Lund

In this conversation for STATUS/الوضع, host Bassam Haddad talks to Aron Lund about the state and status of Syria’s rebels, more than five months after the battle for Aleppo. Lund addresses the aftermath of the rebels defeat in east Aleppo in December 2016 and the significance of this loss for the opposition in general as well as the armed groups. Bassam also asks Lund to elaborate on what he thinks explains the pattern of mergers and factionalism among rebel groups over the years. The conversation ...

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New Texts Out Now: Michèle Jolé, Histoire turque de l’Institut d’urbanisme de Paris. Des étudiants de 1919 à 1969

A propos de : Michèle Jolé, Histoire turque de l’Institut d’urbanisme de Paris. Des étudiants de 1919 à 1969 (Institut français d’études anatoliennes/ Openeditionbook: Istanbul, 2017) Jadaliyya (J.) : Qu’est-ce qui vous a fait écrire ce livre? Michèle Jolé (M.J.): La question est particulièrement pertinente. Je m’y suis d’ailleurs, longuement  et sans doute avec complaisance, arrêtée dans le premier chapitre de ce livre. On peut y voir un besoin de légitimer cette aventure, hors de mes champs ...

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Lost and Found: The Yasser Alwan Photography Collection at Akkasah

[In this two-part essay we present a selection of captivating photographs from roughly the first half of the 20th century in Egypt, collected by Yasser Alwan and held by the photography center Akkasah at NYUAD. The essays by Akkasah director Shamoon Zamir and Alwan provide valuable context and insights into how to understand this particular collection. The first selection of photographs, with Zamir's essay, highlights the collection's poignant snapshot photographs, while the second group with ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (June 19)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights 5 websites offering VPN services added to list of blocked sites in Egypt Egyptian authorities banned access to five more websites on Monday, bringing the total ...

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حوار مع مظفر النواب - الجزء الثاني

س: متى كانت أول مرة سجنت فيها لمدة طويلة؟ م ن: بعد ثورة تموز كانت هناك انتخابات نقابة المعلمين في الكاظمية وذهبنا لننتخب. وقتل مدرس شيوعي من الأعظمية. كان البعثيون هم الذين قتلوه ولكنهم اتهمونا. وبالرغم من وجود عبد الكريم قاسم فإن جانباً من القضاء كان معهم، خصوصاً الشرطة. اتهموني بالقتل وأنا لم أكن موجوداً هناك أساساً. كان المقتول واحداً منا. وضعوني في موقف السراي لمدة أربعة أشهر. والموقف أصعب من السجن. كل يوم كانوا يأتون بأناس حشاشين ومجانين. ثم هو ضيق جداً. وأذكر في فترة ما بدأوا باحتجاز صباغي الأحذية ...

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Critical Currents in Islam Media Roundup (June 5-June 18)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating about Islam and reflects a wide variety of opinions and approaches. It does not reflect the views of the Critical Currents in Islam page or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to cci@jadaliyya.com by Saturday night of every week.]  June 12-18 "You are Islam's black sheep," RT News  Three hundred Austrian Imams condemn ISIS terrorists: Islamic ...

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مجلة الوضع/ستاتوس الصوتية، العدد 4.1

صدر العدد 4.1 من مجلة الوضع الصوتية الذي يحتوي على الكثير من المقابلات المهمة، التي سننشرها كذلك على صفحات "جدلية" خلال الأسابيع القادمة. ويصدر هذا العدد الجديد في فترة تحول مهمة في منطقة الشرق الأوسط.  وبما أن الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا يواجهان اضطرابات اجتماعية وسياسية عنيفة ناتجة عن استبداد قائم ويتسم بالقوة، وعن تعبئة طائفية تقسيمية غير قابلة للسيطرة، ودافع ثوري مقاوم يحذر من كليهما، ثمة حاجة ملحة للتوثيق والدراسة والأرشفة والصقل. ففي هذه الأوقات، ورداً على ست سنوات من التغطية ...

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A Database of Language Programs [Ongoing Post]

 Graduate students as well as professionals in the field of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies often seek language programs that best fit their school/work schedule and budget. The list below presents a one-stop shop informational database to help our readers identify available language programs. The information below is submitted by the program administrators. We will continue to update this list with other programs. If you are a program administrator and have not had a chance to respond to ...

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Jadaliyya Monthly Edition (May 2017)

This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya during the month of May 2017. It also includes the most recent roundups, editors picks, and most-read articles. Progressively, we will be featuring more content on our Monthly Edition series. خمس قصص قصيرة للكاتب الإسباني خوان خوسية مياس نوشيروان مصطفى: تاريخ مكتوب بدماء الضحايا الرأسمالية ونظرية الرواية

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جزيرة اللجوء المؤجل: قبرص

مزّق محمد، اللاجئ السوري، ورقة قبول العمل التي مُنحت له بعد مقابلات عدة في مهن أرسل إليها من قبل "مكتب التشغيل والتأمين" في مدينة لارنكا القبرصية، كانت الفرصة الممنوحة له "عاملاً لفرز المعادن في معمل خردوات وقمامة يبعد عن بيته أكثر من 25 كيلومتراً" يقول محمد.ح (25 عاماً)، المتخرج من كلية الإعلام – جامعة دمشق، والذي وصل إلى قبرص منذ عامين على متن باخرة تركيا أوصلته مقابل (50 دولاراَ) إلى القسم التركي المحتل من الجزيرة، وهناك دفع مبلغ الدخول قرب ميناء " كيرينيا" شمال ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (June 13)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations The $110 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia is fake news “There is no $110 billion deal. Instead, there ...

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