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Co-Editor Noura Erakat Discusses Hamas-Fatah Unity on i24NEWS English

On 17 October 2017, Israel announced plans to build more than three-thousand new settlement units throughout the West Bank, including in Hebron as well as the establishment of a new settlement to accommodate the settlers evacuated from the Amona outpost in February 2017. This past week also marked the establishment of a unity government between Fatah and Hamas brokered by Egypt. In this segment, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat joins I24 to discuss these latest developments. In response to the correspondent’s suggestion that Israel is building settlements in the West Bank to protect itself from Hamas, Noura explains, “That makes absolutely zero sense. Settlements ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (October 16)

[President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi receiving the Egyptian national football team at Cairo's al-Ittihadeya Palace on Monday, October 9, 2017. Photo from the official Facebook page of the Spokesman of the Egyptian Presidency.]

[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 On not being there On Human Rights and solidarity in Egypt’s LGBT crisis. Court annuls activist Douma’s life sentence and orders retrial, lawyers begin release procedures The Court of Cassation annulled a life sentence handed to imprisoned activist Ahmed Douma in a case related to Cabinet clashes in 2011, ordering a retrial with a ...

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المِثلية والهوية الجِنسِيَّة في الفن الشعبي السوري

الممثل مصطفى سعد الدين في لقطة من مسلسل (قلم حمرة) ٢٠١٤

   في السنوات الثلاث الأخيرة، اكتسب موضوع المثلية الجنسية في سوريا تغطية إعلامية متزايدة وبُعداً سياسياً عالمياً، مع انتشار أخبار اضطهاد تنظيم داعش للرجال المثليين وصور إعدامهم عن طريق رميهم من أعلى أسطح الأبنية. كما هو الوضع في مُعظم دول العالم، تهميش مجتمع الميم"َLGBTQ" [تسمية تُشير إلى مجتمع المثليات والمثليين ومزدوجي الميول الجنسية والمتحولين جنسياً] ليس جديداً على المجتمع السوري، حيث القوانين تُجرم كافة النشاطات والممارسات الجنسية خارج إطار الزواج التقليدي بين رجل وامرأة مُغايري الجنس. الاستثناء القانوني الوحيد هو أن القوانينالسورية فضفاضة بما يتعلق في الحق بتغيير الجنس،  بشكل يُجيز هذا الموضوع استناداً إلى تفسيرات طبية ودينية. وقد ازداد ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (October 8)

[Apartheid Wall in Qalqilya/ West Bank flagwall. Photo taken by FREEPAL and uploaded via Flickr]

[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 Forces Detained Palestinian In Tel Aviv For Lacking Permit The Palestinian man from Bethlehem allegedly “confessed during interrogation that he planned to buy a knife to carry out a stabbing attack inside Israel” after being detained for lacking a permit that would allow his entry into the country. "Everyday Israelis" ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (October 2)

[People raising a rainbow flag during a Mashrou' Leila concert at the Cairo Festival City mall on 22 September. Photo from the Rainbow Egypt Facebook page.]

[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 Update: 7 arrested for ‘promoting sexual deviancy’ after raising rainbow flag at Mashrou’ Leila gig Security forces reportedly arrested seven people on charges of “promoting sexual deviancy” on Monday, after a rainbow flag was raised at a Mashrou’ Leila gig over the weekend. At least 22 arrested in continued security ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (September 25)

[President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and US President Trump meet on 20 September, 2017. Photo from the official Facebook page of the spokesman of the Egyptian presidency.]

[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 Family of detained journalist Hesham Gaafar files assault complaints The family of detained journalist Hesham Gaafar submitted a complaint to the prosecutor general’s office on Tuesday, claiming a security officer physically assaulted him as he was returning from a court session on 12 September. According to Manar al-Tantawy, ...

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Maghreb Media Roundup (September 21)

[Touareg celebration of Sbiba, by Magharebia (Flickr, Creative Commons)​]

[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 roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com] Algeria ميناء مستغانم يعود لركوده A lack of activity returns to Mostaganem Port in northwest Algeria after directing resources to importing automobiles. قرار الحكومة الجزائرية بتوحيد الأذان يثير جدلا دينيا The Algerian government decided to control the timing of the call to prayer, causing controversy within the country. Algeria: Stop Persecuting a Religious Minority Human Rights ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (September 17)

[Palestinian children running towards the Israeli West Bank Barrier. Picture taken by Justin McIntosh 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 Undercover Israeli Forces Entered Al-Jazalun Refugee Camp And Detained A Palestinian Youth The “youth” identified as Mahdi Jamal Abu Sharifa was detained during a raid on the camp in the West Bank district of Ramallah.  A Palestinian Lawyer Has Recently Slammed An Israeli Ruling Against Bedouin Village Chief Sheikh Sayah al-Turi, the ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (10 September)

[Destruction in Gaza. Photo taken by gloucester2gaza 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 An Israeli Mayor And Police Forces Raided A Mosque In Lod During Eid Prayers The mayor of the city, Yair Revivo, was escorted into the mosque by Israeli police. The Israeli forces and the mayor then continued to physically assault the Muslim worshippers.  Israeli Occupation Forces Raided Al-Jazalun Refugee Camp And Detained At Least ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (3 September)

[Razor wire Wall, Occupied Palestine. Picture taken by scottmontreal and uploaded via Flickr]

[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  Eleven Palestinians Have Been Detained In Overnight Raids Throughout West Bank Those arrested include teens from around Hebron, Jenin, as well as Bethlehem. At least two other Palestinians were taken from East Jerusalem.  Israeli Authorities Have Finalized A Deal To Purchase 17 Additional F-35 Stealth Fighter Jets Though the ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (August 28)

[President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with Senior Advisor to the US President Jared Kushner on 23 August, 2017 to discuss the latest developments in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Photo from the official Facebook page of the Spokesperson of the Egyptian Presidency.]

[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 2 rights lawyers released following interrogation in case against civil society organizations Rights lawyer Malek Adly was released after being investigated in relation to a case against civil society organizations in Egypt. Investigations judge Hesham Abdel Meguid also released lawyer Osama Khalil on 3,000 LE bail in the same ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (August 20)

[A checkpoint in the Israeli Barrier in the West Bank, near Abu Dis. Picture taken by Justin McIntosh 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 Detained Two Palestinian Teens During Raids Around Hebron The two teens were residents of the village of Beit Ummar in the Hebron district of the occupied West Bank. The teens were transferred to an army post near the illegal Karmei Tzur settlement for interrogation.  The Israeli Navy Detained Two Palestinian ...

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Extensive Syria Media Roundup (October 18)

[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 Director-General praises Dr Maamoun Adbulkarim’s commitment as Director General for Antiquities and ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (October 15)

[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 A Trip To Al-Aqsa Mosque Remains But A Dream For Many Palestinians As Many Can Not Obtain Travel Permits To Enter Jerusalem Only men over the age of fifty five and ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (October 9)

[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 Update: Number of arrests in security crackdown on LGBTQ individuals rises to 57 Fifty-seven people have been arrested on charges of “debauchery,” “inciting sexual ...

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Syria Media Roundup (October 5)

[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 Countryside Dwellers and City Dwellers… About the Syria that we Know very well (10 September 2017) “Munira says that countryside dwellers have started to feel ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (October 1)

[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 A Palestinian Boy Was Shot In Stomach And Interrogated By Israeli Officer During Attempted Knife Attack The young Palestinian teen has been identified as Hasan Issa ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (September 24)

[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 Again Raided Several Areas In The West Bank And East Jerusalem, Detaining At Least Two The Palestinians taken were teenagers from the ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (September 18)

[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 High commissioner for human rights: Egypt uses state of emergency to systematically restrict civil society Egypt has used the state of emergency imposed in April ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (September 11)

[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 UN committee calls torture in Egypt a systemic practice The UN Committee Against Torture describes abuse of human rights in Egypt as routine practice in ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (September 4)

[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 UN Human Rights Council statement slams Egypt website blocks Two UN officials issued a joint statement expressing their “grave concern” over the Egyptian ...

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Syria Media Roundup (August 31)

[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 Offensives target ISIL on Lebanon-Syria border (19 August 2017) Lebanese army starts operation near Ras ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (August 21)

[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 Fear and oblivion before the violent Rabea dispersal, celebration and denial afterward A journalist sifts through her interviews in and around the bloody dispersal ...

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Maghreb Media Roundup (August 19)

[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 roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com] Algeria Algerian presidency brings Ahmed Ouyahia back as prime minister After three months on the job, Abdelmajid Tebboune has been replaced by Ouyahia, who has already served three times as prime minister. How ...

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