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Jadaliyya’s sister organization, Quilting Point, along with regional and national partners, announce the launch of Status/الوضع Audio Journal. A multi-stage project, Status will bring you critical, Independent, and taboo-less interviews, conversations, reports, reviews, satire, and more, on a regular basis. Our partners include Mada Masr, Assafir, GMU Middle East Studies, AUB’s Asfari Institute, and KPFA’s VOMENA in San Francisco. Tune in at

Personal Status Litigation for Palestinians in Israel: A Controversial Issue (Jadal Issue 16, December 2012)

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[The following is the Table of Contents of the latest issue of Jadal, a quarterly journal published by Mada al-Carmel.]

Jadal Issue 16, December 2012
Personal Status Litigation for Palestinians in Israel: A Controversial Issue


Areen Hawari

Analytical Papers

Personal Status in Civil Versus Religious Courts: A Controversial Issue
Areen Hawari


Eleven Years Since the Amendment to the Family Rights Law: Achievements and Challenges
Heba Yazbek

Family Rights Act: Certainty of Equity and Suspicion of Unfairness
Hamza Ahmad Hamza

Towards Amending Personal Status Law in Sharia Courts
Naifeh Sarrissi

Christian Courts: A Feminist Perspective
Shirene Batshoun

Polygamy as a Phenomenon External to the Legal System: Colonial Versus Patriarchal Power
Rawia Abu-Rabia

Women and Sharia in the Constitution and Possibilites for Opening Horizons 
Marwa Sharafeldin

From MADA's Ongoing Activities

Mada al-Carmel's Events from September to December 2012

[Click here for a full Table of Contents.]

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