Follow Us

RSS Feed    Follow on Twitter    Follow on Facebook    YouTube Channel    Vimeo Channel    Tumblr    SoundCloud Channel    iPhone App    iPhone App
Wearing Catastrophe on Our Chests We Are All Uncomfortable: On Academic Boycott & What Is Productive Hoodies, Hijabs, & Belonging in the Netherlands Nakba Walks  Catastrophe-s
[Cover of Ronald Grigor Suny, “'They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else': A History of the Armenian Genocide

The Armenian Genocide and the Politics of Knowledge

Ronald Grigor Suny, “They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else": A History of the Armenian Genocide. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. In this centennial year since the Armenian Genocide, countless conferences, ...

[Image of Syrian President Bashar al-Asad among the trash in al-Qsair. Image by Freedom House via Flickr]

Syria Media Roundup (May 25)

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 ...

Not Much Special in UN Middle East Missions

Of the twenty-two members of the Arab League, no less than nine have been assigned a Special Advisor, Special Coordinator, Special Envoy, or Special Representative by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Their purpose, broadly ...

Last Week on Jadaliyya (May 18-24)

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 ...


Glenn Owns Bill: A Lesson in Challenging Islamophobia and Taking Responsibility (Video)

[Glenn Greewald. Image from below video clip]

[The following video is from the 10 May 2013 episode of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. The clip shows an exchange between Bill Maher and Glenn Greenwald following a discussion about the White House and State Department's immediate response to the 11 September 2012 attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. In this clip, Maher claims that theocracy and violence are inherent to Muslims and/or Muslim culture, and that US citizens and policy-makers are void of any responsibility for the status quo of forces in the Middle East (or Muslim world, it is not really clear). Greenwald, in turn, proceeds to give viewers a lesson in how to take down Bill Maher and own up to his ...

Keep Reading »

الثــأر والثــورة .. لماذا يثور الشمال ولا يفعلها الجنوب؟

"بعد بني سويف مفيش رجالة" عبارة كتبت على القطار المتوجه من القاهرة إلى الصعيد في الأيام الأولى من ثورة 25 يناير للمزايدة على رجولة أبناء صعيد مصر (الوجه القبلي) الذين لا يزالون يُتهمون بأنهم لم يشاركوا في الثورة كما فعل أهل الوجه البحري. وهو أمر متكرر على لسان بعض الثوار والنشطاء، وبالأخص الذين يداومون على تفسير التوجهات التصويتية لصعيد مصر بقلة مستوى التعليم، وقوة الروابط التقليدية كالعائلات والقبائل، فضلاً عن التعميمات المطلقة بخصوص الاستغلال السياسي للعمل الخيري من قبل الإسلاميين، وذلك لحاجة أهل الصعيد وارتفاع معدلات الفقر بين أغلبهم. فهل فعلاً لم يشارك الصعيد في الثورة؟   متلازمة المركزية والتهميش   والحقيقة أن الحكم على الشيء جزء من ...

Keep Reading »

إطلال المشتاق أو غريب على الخليج

[مسار طائرة فوق العراق. الصورة من سنان أنطون]

1 يتسلل التاريخ إلى الجغرافيا المنبسطة على الشاشة الصغيرة أمامي على متن الطائرة التي أسرَتْ بي من برلين إلى أبو ظبي. أو لعلي أنا الذي أبلّل الخارطة الضوئية بأرقي وكوابيسي، فيستيقظ التاريخ ويهتف بالأحمر القاني، مذكّراً بجبروته. فهذه الأسماء، ذات الرنين الموسيقيّ، مثل «ماردين»، التي تقع اليوم في تركيا، تحيلني إلى حكايات سمعتها عن هجرة أجداد جيراننا منها إلى الموصل في بدايات القرن الماضي. ثم انتقالهم بعدها، بعقود، إلى بغداد. والآن صار للأحفاد حكاياتهم أيضاً. يستعيدون فيها هجرتهم بعيداً عن سماء العراق وأرضه إلى كندا. تاريخ يلعب بالبشر ويبعثرهم كأنه يلقي بالنرد على الخرائط. أغفو لدقائق ثم أستيقظ بالقرب من تلعفر التي تردد اسمها كثيراً في الأخبار في السنين الأخيرة، هي ...

Keep Reading »

O.I.L. Media Roundup (May 9)

[Feb. 9, 2012. A Syrian woman stands among the rubble of her house, destroyed by a Syrian Army mortar, in al-Qsair. Image by Freeedom House.]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention, and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to OIL@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every other week.] News Obama Hints at US Military Action at Syria as Administration Readies Lethal Aid Options, Associated Press Barack Obama has indicated his administration will consider US military action in Syria should substantial evidence suggesting the Assad regime has used chemical weapons emerge. Gazan Killed After Israeli Is ...

Keep Reading »

Expanding the Legal Paradigm for Palestine: An International Law Conference at Birzeit University

[A view of the separation wall in the West Bank, Palestine. Image by Wall in Palestine (Flickr)]

The settlement project in the West Bank is not just a collection of rickety caravans installed on Palestinian farmland that can be dismantled upon the signing of a peace agreement.  Costing seventeen billion USD and populated by more than half a million Israelis, this enterprise has become a huge colonialist and real estate enterprise. It sprawls across twelve million square meters of roads, homes, and factories on some of the most important Palestinian geographic and agricultural land. This construction includes 32,000 apartments, 23,000 private homes, and an additional 868 public facilities to satiate the Israeli settlers’ social and economic needs. A simple look ...

Keep Reading »

New Texts Out Now: Wendy Pearlman, Emigration and the Resilience of Politics in Lebanon

[Cover of

Wendy Pearlman, “Emigration and the Resilience of Politics in Lebanon.” Arab Studies Journal Vol. XXI No. 1 (Spring 2013). Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article? Wendy Pearlman (WP): Five years ago I began to read widely about Lebanon in preparation for a trip there. While there are so many fascinating things about the country, I was most intrigued by its one hundred and fifty-year history with international emigration. There is hardly a corner of the globe in which Lebanese have not settled, and the worldwide diaspora of Lebanese origin outnumbers those living within Lebanon’s borders. Today, an estimated ten to twenty-five percent of Lebanese nationals ...

Keep Reading »

Windows to Refuge: Camp Life through the Eyes of Palestinian Youth in Lebanon

[“Buildings in Shatila are side by side with no space. Not every camp is like this.” Shatila, by Haneen B.]

“The pact that binds us to photographers puts our sight in their hands.” (From the introduction to Lahza, a book of Palestinian children’s photographs by ZAKIRA, Amers Editions, Beirut, 2009.) The Project These photographs were taken in July 2012 by Palestinian youth living in four out of the twelve refugee camps in Lebanon. The photographers, students aged eleven to fifteen, were participants in an intensive summer project called SHINE coordinated by both LEAP, an educational empowerment program dedicated to nurturing the intellectual growth and creative curiosity of Palestinian refugee youth in Lebanon, and Beit Atfal Assumoud, a Palestinian NGO in Lebanon that ...

Keep Reading »

Widespread Middle East Fears that Syrian Violence Will Spread

[Percent of population in neighboring countries who are concerned the violence in Syria will spread to neighboring countries. From pewglobal.org.]

[The following report was issued by the Pew Research Global Attitudes Project on 1 May 2013.]  Widespread Middle East Fears that Syrian Violence Will Spread As concern mounts about the Syrian government’s possible use of chemical weapons against its own people, publics in the Middle East – especially the Lebanese – are extremely worried about violence spreading to neighboring countries. Nonetheless, a new survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted before news emerged of alleged use of chemical agents by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, found little regional support for Western or Arab countries sending arms and military supplies to ...

Keep Reading »

O.I.L. Monthly Edition (April 2013)

[Qalandiya checkpoint graffiti. Image by Anna Lund Bjørnsen.]

[This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on the Occupations, Interventions,and Law (O.I.L.) Page. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of O.I.L.-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyya strives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to post@jadaliyya.com [click "Submissions" on the main page for more information] Sara Roy on Dispossessing Palestine ...

Keep Reading »

هل يعيد التاريخ الاقتصادي الفلسطيني نفسه؟

 [الضفة الغربية المحتلة. مصدر الصورة موقع البيان ]

  من الأفضل البقاء بعيداً عن هؤلاء   الذين يحملون خرطوم الحريق والحفاظ على الأنف نظيفا  ومراقبة هؤلاء بالملابس المدنية ولا تحتاج إلى خبير الأرصاد    لمعرفة الاتجاه التي تهب لها الرياح (بوب ديلان ) ليس من السهل حتى للمراقبين "المتطلعين" الوصول إلى المعلومة المؤكدة أو الموقف الثابت بشأن السياسات الفلسطينية لاقتصادية والمالية والتجارية، حتى في خضم الجدل العام الدائر منذ حين في الصحف والورش وأروقة السلطة، الذي يتصاعد بتحدي، ثم يخمد بتواطئي وهذا منذ عام على الأقل. كما أن التأكد من دقة المعلومات المتوفرة هي أساس لا يمكن الاستغناء عنه ، لأي تحليل مفيد لما يدور فعلا، وبالتالي الخروج باستنتاجات واضحة. إن عملية متابعة ...

Keep Reading »

Egypt Media Roundup (May 6)

[Wall graffiti in Tahrir Square. Image originally posted to Flickr by

[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.]  “Hundreds protest 'Brotherhoodisation' of Alexandria after governor complaint” Alexandrians stage anti-Brotherhood protests after governor accuses his deputy of being loyal to the group. “Top preacher to be investigated for 'terrorising' Egypt state security” Hazem Abou Ismail is to be investigated after he called for a protest in front of the ...

Keep Reading »

Egyptian Women: Between Revolution, Counter-Revolution, Orientalism, and "Authenticity"

[Samira Ibrahim versus Aliaa El-Mahdi. Photo by Suzeeinthecity]

The Egyptian revolution appears to present a “gender paradox.” On the one hand, women have been marginalized in many formal political institutions since the downfall of Hosni Mubarak. On the other hand, representations and images of women and women’s bodies have been ubiquitous. Representations of women through media and art, as well as the regulation of women’s sexuality through state laws and constitutions are an essential part of defining national identity and national difference, marking the boundaries between “them” and “us” and constituting the national polity. Representations of women and particular gender orders are also used as symbolic markers to ...

Keep Reading »

Reports Roundup (May 11)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] Month-by-Month Summary of Developments in Syria (Updated) International Crisis Group issues a monthly "Crisis Watch" report on Syria. These briefs are compiled here, showing the progression of the Syrian conflict. Gulf Center for Human Rights Condemns Assassination of Jalal Thyab Al-Jawhar The Gulf Center for Human Rights reports on the April 27th ...

Keep Reading »

Maghreb Media Roundup (May 10)

 [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 Thursday night of every week.]  Algeria New law on associations used to stifle civil society Amnesty International condemns conviction of Abdelkader Kherba, an activist distributing ...

Keep Reading »

Syria Media Roundup (May 9)

[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.]   Regional and International Perspectives   Saudi Arabia Takes Over From Qatar to Solve Syria’s Crisis Hassan Hassan on a surprising two-day meeting held in Riyadh that ...

Keep Reading »

Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (April 2013)

This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Egypt. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Egypt-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyya strives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to ...

Keep Reading »

Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (May 8)

[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 Saudi minister: US to remain energy dependent A news report on the oil minister’s dismissal of talk of US energy ...

Keep Reading »

New Texts Out Now: Simon Jackson, Diaspora Politics and Developmental Empire: The Syro-Lebanese at the League of Nations

Simon Jackson, “Diaspora Politics and Developmental Empire: The Syro-Lebanese at the League of Nations.” Arab Studies Journal Vol. XXI No. 1 (Spring 2013). Jadaliyya (J): What made you write this article? Simon Jackson (SJ): The article draws on my current book project, provisionally titled Mandatory Development: The Global Politics of Economic Development in the Colonial Middle East. The book is about the socioeconomic development regime in French Mandate Syria-Lebanon between the world wars, ...

Keep Reading »

Juridical Humanity: A Colonial History

Samera Esmeir, Juridical Humanity: A Colonial History. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. [This review was originally published in the most recent issue of Arab Studies Journal. For more information on the issue, or to subscribe to ASJ, click here.] Today human rights provides a dominant framework for thinking about humanity—one in which humanity often appears as both a universal and an ahistorical category. In this view, the history of humanity is one of the discovery of otherwise hidden or ...

Keep Reading »

New Addition to the Syrian Islamic Front

The Haqq Battalions Gathering, a militant group in the Hama province,announced in mid-April 2013 that they are joining the Syrian Islamic Front(SIF). This is the first time since the SIF’s creation in December 2012 that an independent outside organization of any consequence decides to join the front. Previously, some small local factions had been co-opted into SIF member factions, but the Haqq Battalions are joining as full members. The Syrian Islamic Front The SIF is one of ...

Keep Reading »

Always with the Oppressed: A Farewell to Akiva Orr 1931-2013, Humanist, Radical, Heretic

In February 2013 I participated with a small group of Israelis and Arabs in bidding farewell to Akiva Orr. I could not help recalling our first meeting nearly forty five-years earlier and my mind went back to the genealogy of individuals and events stretched across geography and time that had originally led me to his door in London, soon after my return from my first visit to Israel...and to Palestine. Though many of them never knew each other directly, in my mind, the thread linking them together (as ...

Keep Reading »

Last Week on Jadaliyya (April 29-May 5)

 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.  The Terror of Capitalism From “Islamic Art” to “Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia”: Reliving the Distortions of History "صادق جلال العظم يحسم أمره وينتقل إلى التنظير العلني للسُّنة ولفكر ...

Keep Reading »

Maghreb Monthly Edition (April 2013)

[This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on the Maghreb. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Maghreb-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyya strives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to ...

Keep Reading »

Syria Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (April 2013)

 [This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Syria. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Syria-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that Jadaliyya strives for, but the views are solely the ones of their authors. If you are interested in contributing to Jadaliyya, send us your post with your bio and a release form to ...

Keep Reading »
Page 122 of 259     « First   ...   119   120   121   122   123   124   125   ...   Last »

Pages/Sections

Archive

Jad Navigation

View Full Map, Topics, and Countries »
You need to upgrade your Flash Player

Top Jadaliyya Tags

Get Adobe Flash player