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[Time in the Shadows investigates the two major liberal counterinsurgencies of our day: Israeli occupation of Palestine and the U.S. War on Terror.]

Seam Zones, Security Zones, Death Zones, and Walls

I wrote Time in the Shadows in order to puzzle out why the counterinsurgency practices of enormously powerful state militaries—the US and Israel at the time I was writing the book—so often invoked law and humanitarianism, ...

[Image cropped from a UNRWA Map of Gaza Strip shelters opened & pre-selected for hosting internally displaced people, as of 23 July 2014.]

The Economic Challenges of the Gaza War: Relief and Reconstruction but No Palestinian Development

As both on-the-ground pressure in the Gaza Strip and diplomacy inexorably move towards a ceasefire, the eyes of the world have been fixed upon the mounting casualty toll suffered by the territory’s 1.8 million inhabitants. The scale and ...

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A Teenager Contemplates Life and War in the Gaza Strip

Who I Am I am Noor Omar Shaban Ismail, a sixteen year-old teenager who lives and grew up in one of the most dangerous areas in the world, the Gaza Strip. I have only one brother who is studying civil engineering in France. I really hope ...

Arab Studies Journal Call for Papers: "Wayn al-Dawleh?" In Search of the Lebanese State

One of the most common expressions of popular rhetoric in Lebanon is the question, “Wayn al-dawleh?” Where is the state? The idea that the Lebanese state does not exist imbues the daily perceptions and attitudes of Lebanese of all ...


What is Jadaliyya? "Portal 9" Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Founder Bassam Haddad

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[This interview was published recently in the innaugural issue of  the Portal 9 Journal, by Nat Muller and Omar Kholeif. However, the interview was conducted many months prior, and awaited the launching of the publication.]  The modest launch of the bilingual English-Arabic online magazine Jadaliyya in September 2010, an initiative of the not-for-profit Arab Studies Institute (ASI) in Washington DC and Beirut, could not have anticipated its current status. The Arab uprisings, which gained momentum only a few months after Jadaliyya was established, firmly catapulted it to the forefront of critical debates and analysis of the Arab world. With ...

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New Texts Out Now: Ann Elizabeth Mayer, Islam and Human Rights

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Ann Elizabeth Mayer, Islam and Human Rights: Tradition and Politics, Fifth Edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2012. Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this book? Ann Elizabeth Mayer (AEM): Many things have changed in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region since the first edition of this book, published in the mid-1980s, examined proposed “Islamic” versions of human rights. I wanted to update the earlier versions of this book to take into account new developments in the ongoing contention about Islam and human rights, which has intensified in the wake of the crushing of the Green Movement by Iran’s ruling theocrats and the ascendancy of Islamist factions ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (November 27)

Mazrak Camp, Saada, Yemen. 12 November 2009. Photo by Hugh Macleod/IRIN.

[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 Qatar hosts climate summit amid criticism A news report on the eighteenth United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Doha, on Al-Jazeera English. Qatar hosts critical climate talks A news report on the opening of the climate summit, on Al-Jazeera English. Doha 2012: US claims ...

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نزع القداسة عن سلطان عمان

السلطان قابوس بن سعيد، سلطان عُمان، يحضر الجلسة الثالثة والعشرين لقمة مجلس التعاون الخليجي في دوحة، قطر، يوم ٢١ ديسمبر، ٢٠٠. الصورة: كافورك دجانسزيان/الأسوشيتد برس.

 امتلأ صيف 2012 بتقارير متعددة تتحدث عن اعتقالات وإدانات لمدونين وناشطي حقوق إنسان. حملة القمع هذه بدأت في أيار (مايو) حين تم اعتقال ناشطي حقوق انسان ومحامٍ أثناء محاولتهم الالتقاء بعمال نفط مضربين في اثنين من أهم حقول النفط العمانية. في بداية حزيران (يونيو)، تم اعتقال ثمانية مدونين وكتاب وهو يوثقون الاضرابات وقلة الاصلاحات الجدية منذ 2011. وفيما قبع بعضهم في الحبس الانفرادي، ومنعت عوائلهم ومحاميهم من الحصول على أية معلومات عن أماكن تواجدهم، فإن الثلاثين عمانياً الذين تظاهروا بسلام للمطالبة بالافراج عنهم تم اعتقالهم في الحادي عشر من حزيران. منذ بداية تموز (يوليو) 2012، تم اعتقال أكثر من أربعين طالباً جامعياً، وكاتباً، وصحفياً، وناشط حقوق انسان، ومحامياً – تعرض بعضهم ...

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تفكيك أمننة المجتمع

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ألقت الثورة المصرية الكثير من زجاجات المولتوف الحارقة على خطوط المواجهات بين قوات الأمن والثوار على مدار أكثر من عامين- أشتدت فيهما المواجهات تارة وهدأت تارة أخرى. فالصراع على نمط السلطة وتجلياتها في أشكال الممارسة ما يزال قائماً حتى هذه اللحظة. والقطيعة مع النظام السابق صارت تتمحور حول تلك النقطة، وهى مفترق الطرق بين الانعتاق والعبودية للدولة والنظام السياسي الحاكم والهوس الأمني. والقطعية والمفارقة مع المنظومة الأمنية لا تتمثل مع الدولة والنظام السياسي فقط. ولكنها مع خطوط متشابكة تتقاطع بين الدولة والمجتمع والنظام الأقتصادي والقائمين عليه، وبين المحلي والأقليمي والدولي. وحركة وأفعال الثورة تعكس هذه المحاولة وتوضح خطوط الأشتباك بين الثورة والنظام القديم/الحالي. فخطاب ...

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فواز طرابلسي: حرير وحديد

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  [“كتب” هي سلسلة تستضيف “جدلية” فيها المؤلفين والمؤلفات في حوار حول أعمالهم الجديدة ونرفقه بفصل من الكتاب.] فواز طرابلسي، “حرير وحديد: من جبل لبنان الى قناة السويس”، رياض الريس للكتب والنشر، بيروت، كانون الثاني ٢٠١٣. جدليّة: كيف تبلورتْ فكرة الكتاب وما الذي قادك نحو الموضوع؟ فواز طرابلسي: الكتاب الحالي نتاج الفائض من الشغل على كتابة ”تاريخ لبنان الحديث“. قادتني ابحاثي الى اكتشاف ثلاثة امور: الاول، تميّز القرن التاسع عشر بحركة إنتقال واتصال وتبادل واسعة النطاق ومدهشة الابعاد بين بلدان حوض المتوسط، وتحديدا تكاثر البعثات والرحلات وبناء وسائل المواصلات وتطور شبكات الاتصالات وتزاحم الحملات العسكرية والمقاومات بين اوروبا الغربية والعالم العربي. الامر الثاني هو ...

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Infographic: Palestinian & Israeli Deaths

[Crop of infographic below. Image by Visualizing Palestine.]

This infographic reflects the death toll and peaks of armed force in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. It draws on detailed data gathered by Israeli human rights organisation B'Tselem since the outbreak of the Second Intifada in September 2000.  The chart also includes figures from a previous study on the peaks of armed force and ensuing death tolls. The chart is particularly pertinent as a new and tenuous ceasefire has halted Israel's most recent military campaign, Operation Pillar of Cloud, which left more than 150 Palestinians and five Israelis dead. Of course this timeline is an ahistorical snapshot of a settler-colonial conflict that ...

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Joint Statement by Twenty-Two Egyptian Rights Organizations on Morsi Declaration

[Protesters in Tahrir Square on 23 November 2012. Image by Jonathan Rashad via Flickr]

[The following joint statement was issued by twenty-two Egyptian rights organizations in response to the recent constitutional decleration by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. The statement was originally published on 24 Novemeber 2012 by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies.] The undersigned rights organizations announce their unequivocal rejection of the constitutional declaration issued by the president on 22 November and demand its immediate revocation. These organizations believe that the president has contravened the revolution’s goals of democratization and exploited the expansive powers he granted to himself shortly after his election to arrogate ...

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Reports Roundup (November 24)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] Political Instability Costs Lebanon 5 Percent of Its GDP The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies analyzes political instabiiity in Lebanon since the assassination of Rafik Hariri in 2005 and the 2006 war and its effect on the economy. African Americans for Justice in the Middle East and North Africa Statement Regarding the Aggression Against Gaza AAJMENA condemns the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza, drawing attention to the gross power imbalance between the two sides of the conflict, framing the issue in its historical ...

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Gaza Reprieve: Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani On What The Cease-Fire Tells Us About the Balance of Power

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The following interview was conducted on Friday 23 Novemeber 2012 by Russia Today's CrossTalk. Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani, Harry Fear, and Yoram Meital discusses several issues in the aftermath of the most recent assualt on Gaza: What side can legitimately claim victory, or is it too early for an assessment? How long will this peace last? Israel continues to occupy the West Bank. What is the future of the two-state solution?  

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Maghreb Media Roundup (November 22)

[Google's contentious commemoration of Morocco's Independence Day. Image from Twitter/@asmaa_ben.]

[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 by Wednesday night of every week.] Algeria Stratfor: Algerian Secret Services’ grip on power WIkileaks post dissects the role of the obscure head of Algerian secret services, General Mohammed Mediene, in Algeria's 2010-11 protests, as well as his growing conflict with President Bouteflika. Le tribunal fédéral suisse rejette de manière «définitive» son recours Swiss ...

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Morsy and the "Nationalization" of the Revolution: Some Initial Reflections

[Anti-Morsy protest in downtown Cairo on 31 August 2012. Photo by Gigi Ibrahim]

  President Mohamed Morsy’s recent decisions to prop up presidential powers and shield the constituent assembly from legal challenges, among other controversial steps, have raised the question of where Egyptian politics is heading today. At first glance these developments seem to hold the promise of vengeance for the revolution’s martyrs, whose families were granted an increase in their state pensions. Upon closer examination, however, these decisions are clearly aimed at appropriating revolutionary legitimacy and using it to strengthen the position of the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled presidency. What was initially presented as a set of decrees responding to the ...

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New Texts Out Now: Elisabeth Weber, Living Together: Jacques Derrida's Communities of Violence and Peace

Elisabeth Weber, editor, Living Together: Jacques Derrida’s Communities of Violence and Peace. New York: Fordham University Press, 2012. Jadaliyya (J): What made you put together this collection? Elisabeth Weber (EW): The volume was conceived after the conference I organized with my colleague Thomas Carlson in October 2003 at the University of California at Santa Barbara, on “Irreconcilable Differences? Jacques Derrida and the Question of Religion.” The conference turned out to be Jacques Derrida’s ...

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Dispatch from Mohamed Mahmoud Street: Egyptian Revolts

“We are not thugs, and we are not criminals.” It is the sentence that every single protester in Mohamed Mahmoud Street used as they began to tell me about the protests that began on 19 November. That day is significant. It is the first anniversary of the “Mohamed Mahmoud Events,” when families and friends of those killed in the Tahrir uprisings of last year gathered to demand justice, and when the police dispersed their peaceful gathering. These anniversary “events” began three days before Egyptian ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (November 26)

[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.]      “State TV: Court to examine dual nationality of president's children” Lawsuit launched for stripping President’s son and daughter of their Egyptian ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (Nov 19-25)

This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya last week. It also includes a list of the most read articles.  Progressively, we will be featuring more content on our "Last Week on Jadaliyya" series. Tradition and the Anti-Politics Machine: DAM Seduced by the “Honor Crime” We Are Fine in Gaza. How Are You? Netanyahu's First War Dissecting IDF Propaganda: The Numbers Behind the Rocket Attacks Colonial Experiments in Gaza Mowing ...

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Bassem Youssef's The Show: Mohamed Mahmoud Street (Video with English Subtitles)

This week, Egyptians marked one year since the loss, community, and resilience of the “Battle of Mohamed Mahmoud Street.” In doing so, they faced fresh rounds of US-made tear gas from Egyptian security forces. At times, this tear gas was used against protestors calling for justice and accountability for those that were gassed, beaten, and murdered on the same street. At other times, quite literally as these words are being written, tear gas is being used against mobilizations in opposition to what ...

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Democracy, Democracy, But The Courts Can’t Touch Me

Through the release of a controversial set of executive decrees, President Mohamed Morsi has granted himself unheralded powers—powers normally reserved for dictators, not democratic leaders. The raft of decrees effectively renders him as “above the law,” meaning that the jurisdiction of Egypt’s courts no longer applies to the Egyptian president, or any of his Islamist-controlled executive bodies—an unprecedented move that not even Hosni Mubarak himself dared to employ. The promises of democracy, social ...

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America's Native Prisoners of War

Two years ago, photographer, activist, and storyteller Aaron Huey gave a presentation called America's Native Prisoner's of War at the University of Denver. The presentation is a mix of photography and narrative, and traces the ongoing history of settling and occupying indigenous American land. The format of TEDx talks makes in-depth and serious discussions about important topics almost impossible. However, this presentation is exceptional in both its argument and its emotional rawness. Today, ...

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تيار استقلال القضاء: من مواجهة مبارك إلى تقاسم كعكة السلطة مع الإخوان

 بعد فوز الرئيس محمد مرسي بالانتخابات الرئاسية شهدت قيادات تيار الاستقلال صعوداً كبيراً، سواء في مؤسسة الرئاسة أو على صعيد الجمعية التأسيسية أو مؤسسات رقابية وقضائية، حيث احتل المستشار محمود مكي منصب نائب رئيس الجمهورية، وعين شقيقه المستشار أحمد مكي، وزيرا للعدل، وأصبح المستشار هشام جنينة رئيسا للجهاز المركزي للمحاسبات، واختير المستشار حسام الغرياني رئيساً للجمعية التأسيسية لوضع الدستور، ورئيساً للمجلس القومي لحقوق الإنسان، وكان المستشار محمود الخضيري رئيساً للجنة التشريعية بمجلس الشعب، الذي تم حله ...

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From Opposition to Puppet: Morocco’s Party of Justice and Development

A protest repressed, a journalist beaten, an artist detained, a newspaper censored, and an activist tortured. Sixteen months after what was hailed as a “landmark” constitutional referendum, and exactly one year after a new government was elected, like a broken record, headlines from Morocco continue to repeat themselves. When the announcement for the 25 November 2011 parliamentary elections was made, the February 20th Movement and its supporters quickly agreed to boycott––a decision rooted in the ...

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Tradition and the Anti-Politics Machine: DAM Seduced by the “Honor Crime”

We write this piece as (disappointed) fans of the Palestinian hip hop group DAM at a time when the fierce attack on Gaza reminds us of grim realities that are the everyday stuff of life and death for Palestinian women and men. With songs like “Who’s the Terrorist?” and “Born Here,” DAM gave thrilling political voice to a new generation of Palestinians who were no longer silent about the racism of the Israeli state. They challenged the state violence that was devastating Palestinian lives and­ ...

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Going from Pillar to Truce

On the eighth day of the bombardment of Gaza, the Israeli government agreed to sit down with the Hamas leadership and the Egyptian government to come up with a ceasefire agreement. Hamas and Egypt had called for a ceasefire from early into the conflict, but the Israelis had refused. An early Israeli draft indicated that they wanted Hamas to accept a fifteen-year hudna or truce, which would be tantamount to asking the Palestinians to accept their occupation without any resistance. When the ...

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بيروت… غزة

بعد اسابيع من القصف، كان أبي مقيماً في المستشفى، وبقينا نحن، أمي وأخي وأنا في قبو أحد الفنادق البيروتية القديمة، نعد الساعات ونأكل خبزاً جافاً وأرزاً وبطاطا، بعد أسابيع من القصف والعزلة، كنت أنا بنتاً مهذبة، لا أسبب لوالدتي قلقاً في أي مسألة. آكل ما هو موجود، لا أتسبب في فوضى أو ضجة غير لازمة ولا أسأل أسئلة مزعجة، باستثناء السؤال عن أبي من حين لآخر، علماً بأنه كان من عادته الغياب بقصف أو بدون قصف… بعد أسابيع من القصف خرجنا إلى الخارج. لا أذكر لماذا، كان الجو خريفياً لطيفاً، والهواء جافاً مغبراً، ...

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