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After some months of hard work and consolidation, we are more than pleased to announce the release of Issue 2.2 of Status. This issue, like previous issues, includes a remarkable variety of interviews, programs, and reviews related to some ...
Palestinian struggles in maintaining a strong national identity have been affected by the emergence of three similar yet distinct groups: internally displaced persons; refugees in exile; and Palestinians who have emigrated from their ...
[Introductory text by Ziad Abu-Rish. All graphics by Jana Traboulsi] This past week, thousands of Lebanese citizens took to the streets under the banner of “You Stink” to protest political and economic corruption in the country. They did ...
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In recent years there has been growing concern about Israel’s planning regime and its operations across the West Bank. In particular, organizations have expressed their apprehension towards the growing number of demolitions, eviction orders, and restrictions in Area C. According to the 1995 Oslo Accords, Area C of the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) amounts to an estimated sixty-two percent of the West Bank. It is rich in land and water, and critical to the sustainable long-term development of a future viable Palestinian state. Israeli restrictions on planning and development in Area C have created systemic poverty and instability across local Palestinian ...Keep Reading »
As we head into the heart of summer, Jadaliyya would like to remind you of some of the most creative and groundbreaking works in the field that we have featured on our New Texts Out Now (NEWTON) page during the 2014-2015 academic year. Whether you are an instructor thinking about texts for the fall, a student doing research, or a reader making a summer reading list, you will find a wealth of interviews about and excerpts from works across a range of topics and disciplines. We have provided a list of all the NEWTONs we have published since last summer, divided into categories according to topic and region. If you have suggestions about new texts that you would like to ...Keep Reading »
[ تندرج هذه القصائد ضمن ملف "الموجة الجديدة في الشعر السوري (أثر الحرب)" الذي ستقوم جدلية بنشره على مدار الأسبوعين القادمين ] كهف الشعر يوماً ما سأهديكَ بيتي ؛ بالموجِ المسدلِ على نوافذهِ , بنوارس الغنج تطير بين غرفه بزوارق العشق ترسو في حديقته .. و ستهديني بيتكَ , بالجبل المستلقي على شرفته , بغزلان البهجة تقفز من جدرانه , بنبع السلام الدافق من صالته .. لكنّ طبْعي ينبىءُ بأني سأشكو افتقاد الدغل المثير و الذئاب المخيفة في بيتك الطيب و طبْعُك يؤكّد بأنك ستتذمر من غياب القراصنة و أسماك القرش عن بيتي الحنون و بطيب خاطرٍ سوف نهجر البيتين و سنرجع لنعيش معاً في كهفِ الشِّعر ...Keep Reading »
[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday night of every week.] English Post-Election Politics and Coalition Scenarios Did Erdoğan Push the Button for Early Elections? According to Yavuz Baydar, President Erdoğan and the AKP are working as slowly as possible in order to generate the necessary political and legal conditions for an early election. Hope You Enjoy the Show! Bülent Keneş claims that the AKP has ...Keep Reading »
[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 email@example.com by Sunday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations U.S. Wants Drones in North Africa to Combat Islamic State in Libya Adam Entous reports on United States talks with Egypt and Tunisia to establish drone base on their soil to increase surveillance on the Islamic State in Libya. Italian FM to Visit Egypt on Monday after Consulate Attack to Talk ...Keep Reading »
[This is a monthly roundup of news articles and other materials related to other countries' foreign policies toward the Middle East. It does not reflect the views of the Foreign Polices Roundup Editors of Jadaliyya. You may send recommendations for inclusion in the Foreign Policies Media Roundup to firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning "Foreign Policies Roundup" in the subject line.] United States: White House Urges Patience on ISIS Fight (19 May 2015) Following ISIS’s takeover of Ramadi many members of Washington’s foreign policy establishment called for more troops in Iraq and Syria. In response, the Obama administration has urged ...Keep Reading »
Outside the Middle East, the name of the Egyptian city Alexandria evokes images of the city’s lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world or the ancient library of Alexandria. Both are symbolic of a golden age of culture and knowledge. Beyond these historical artifacts, the West has usually perceived the port city as an oasis of religious, cultural and political tolerance—a veritable, yet disappearing cosmopolitan sanctuary. Today’s English-language mass media frequently revives similar vague images of Alexandria’s past. Mentions of the city are prefaced with the “former” or “once cosmopolitan” characterization. The tone is unfailingly nostalgic for this ...Keep Reading »
Bringing Our Lost Brethren Back Home: Messianic Zionism, Settler-Colonialism, and the Lost Jews of Kaifeng
The Kaifeng Jews of China–numbering at present some five hundred to one thousand in total–are one of the latest communities to garner the interest of right-wing messianic organizations connected to the settler-colonial movement in Israel. Over the last decade, messianic groups have intensified efforts to encourage the community to immigrate (aliyah) to Israel. This endeavor is making some headway. Messianic organizations, including Amichav (My People are Returning), its semi-successor Shavei Yisrael (Returners to Israel) and, in more supportive/facilitating roles, a number of Christian Zionist groups, see the Kaifeng Jews as “Lost Jews” and as such important assets. ...Keep Reading »
For more than a week, diplomats from Iran and six world powers have gathered in Vienna’s Coburg Palace to finalize a historic deal on Iran’s nuclear program. The officials from Iran and the US have told reporters “we are making good progress on almost all of the issues..But there are a few issues which … remain to be resolved” as a result, the self imposed deadline of June 30th is now extend to Friday July 10th. This week, we spend the hour with Kamran Matin, Assistant Professor in International Relations at Sussex University about the sticking points of the negotiations, the impact of sanctions on Iran’s economy and polity, and what we may expect ...Keep Reading »
What do the struggles of the Greek people have in common with those of the Haitian slaves at the end of the eighteenth century or those of the Algerians in the middle of the twentieth century? Of course, these struggles are incomparable in many ways, but there is one important parallel that can be drawn. Both moments of anticolonial resistance compelled ruling power to show its true face and managed to shatter the myths informing that power’s universal claims and its so-called humane intentions. The Greek people are now doing the same thing with the myth of the “European Compromise.” The clear-cut rejection of European austerity policies in the recent referendum is yet ...Keep Reading »
[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 email@example.com [click “Submissions” on the main page for more information] Seeing Egyptians: Hany Rashed from "Toys" to "Bulldozer" Margot ...Keep Reading »
[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Turkey and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Turkey Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday night of every week.] English Turkey’s “Buffer Zone” in Syria Turkey’s Syrian Adventure to Backfire Lale Kemal reports that Turkey’s interim AKP government is preparing for an incursion into Syria to neutralize what it sees as a security threat posed by Syrian pro-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) as well as the ISIL, whereas the TSK (Turkish Armed Forces) is of the ...Keep Reading »
[On 14 July 2015 in the Austrian capital Vienna, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif jointly announced the conclusion of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between Iran, the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and United States), Germany and the European Union (EU). Later that same day the presidents of Iran and the US, Hassan Rouhani ...Keep Reading »
لحمُنا المحزَّزُ بسياطِ كهرباءِ الحزبِ الواحد، المُلْصَقُ عجيناً في تَنُّور المِلَل والنِّحَل، المقدَّدُ في عنابر القراصنة، المصقولُ بجليد المنافي، المرقَّطُ بلدغاتِ أُولي القُربى، هو بِساطُ أجدادنا المزَّيِّنُ صدرَ كلِّ بيت: فُرجةً للضيوف، وتميمةً للمقيمين. لحمُنا نبتةُ الخلود التي لم يستسغها جلجامش، ولا اهتدت إليها الأفعى. لحمُنا جوهرُ الخلطة السحريّة التي توزِّعها على ورشات السلالة جَبّالاتُ المافيا. لحمُنا القمصانُ التي تَصَدَّقَ بها حفّارو القبور من حواشي الأكفان، فبِيعتْ راياتٍ وخياماً، ...Keep Reading »
Despite objections from human rights organizations in Morocco and France, on 23 June 2015, the National French Assembly adopted a bill that requires judges to refer legal complaints regarding criminal acts committed in Morocco to Moroccan justice. This would also include cases in which French citizens were subjected to acts of torture. The Senate will ratify this decision on 15 July 2015. This ratification comes a little over a year after the French justice system began raising questions about the head ...Keep Reading »
On 2 July 2015, Mosaïque FM, the largest radio station in Tunisia, reported that Sayfallah ‘Omer bin Hussayn al-Tunisi (al-Tunisi), also known as Abu ‘Iyadh, had been killed in a US led airstrike targeting former Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) commander Mokhtar al-Mokhtar. No sources were attributed to this announcement. But two days later, the New York Times confirmed the information, this time with unnamed sources. Mosaïque FM promptly published the news that the New York Times had confirmed ...Keep Reading »
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. Egypt under the New July Republic 'Lines Drawn on an Empty Map': Iraq’s Borders and the Legend of the Artificial State (Part 1) خطوط مرسومة على خريطة فارغة: حدود العراق وأسطورة الدولة المصطنعة الجزء الثاني المال ليس كل شيء: ...Keep Reading »
لكي تُسفر شخصية الإنسان عن قيمٍ استثنائية حقاً، ينبغي أن نحظى بالقدرة على ملاحظة سلوكِه على مدى سنوات طويلة. إذا كان هذا السلوك مجرَّداً من كلِّ أنانيّة، وكانت الفكرة التي تقوده كرَماً فريداً، وكان مؤكَّداً أنه كرَمٌ لا يرتجي التعويض من أية جهة غير أن يَسِمَ العالم بآثارٍ بيّنة، فنحن إذن، بلا ريب، أمام شخصيةٍ لا تُنسى. منذ أربعين عاماً تقريباً، قمت بجولة طويلة سيراً على قدميّ فوق مرتفعات يجهلها السيّاح تماماً، في تلك المنطقة العتيقة من جبال الألب التي تتغلغل في إقليم بروفانس. يحدُّ هذه المنطقةَ من ...Keep Reading »
منازل الدنيا أربعة (دمشق والرقّة والري وسمرقند)، هذا ما قاله الخليفة العباسي هارون الرشيد، أما الرقّة فهي محافظة في شمال شرق سورية تقع على ضفاف نهر الفرات، وفيها يلتقي رافده نهر البليخ، وفي اللغة العربية يعني اسمها الأرض الملساء التي يغمرها الماء ثم ينحسر عنها. أصبحت الرقة محافظة مستقلة عن دير الزور في ستينيات القرن الماضي، وحظيت باهتمام الحكومة السورية في السبعينيات بإقامة مشروعات حيوية مثل سدي الفرات والبعث إلا أنها تحولت خلال العقود القليلة الماضية إلى إحدى المدن المنسية، وسقطت من خطط الحكومة التنموية ...Keep Reading »
In the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), another Ramadan inevitably ushers in an intensified campaign to crack down on the Uyghurs’ religious beliefs, practices, and identity, alongside year-round social, political, and religious restrictions. As in previous years, local Xinjiang authorities have instituted a ban on Ramadan fasting this year for Uyghur civil servants and students, prohibited mosque attendance for Uyghurs under eighteen years of age, monitored mosque sermons and staff, and forced ...Keep Reading »
[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 email@example.com by Tuesday night of every week] Algeria Tourisme : Le plan de Amar Ghoul ne convainc pas les jeunes: The Minister of Tourism Amar Ghoul announces a plan to bolster Algeria’s minimal tourist industry ...Keep Reading »
[هذا المقال هو الثاني من سلسلة جزئين حول صنع الحدود العراقية. اضغط/ي هنا لقراءة الجزء الأول بالعربية ] لا تهدف دراستي لكيف قام الفاعلون المحليون بصياغة تشكّل العراق كدولة ـ أمة بعد الحرب العالمية الأولى إلى إنكار سلطة القوات الإمبراطورية البريطانية، أو العنف الذي سلّطتْهُ على العراقيين أثناء فترات الاحتلال (1914- 1920) والانتداب (1920-1932)، بل على العكس، أقول إن إحدى نتائج سرد الدولة المصطنعة هو طَمْس العنف الإمبراطوري البريطاني وفي الوقت نفسه إنكار تأثير الأفعال غير ...Keep Reading »
[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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations Gulf states share shock of terror attack on mosque in Kuwait Martin Chulov argues that the Gulf states fear further ...Keep Reading »
Since its launch in 2010, Jadaliyya has published many incisive pieces on Palestine and the Palestinians across a broad disciplinary spectrum. We have examined issues as diverse as Palestinian refugees in Syria, the assault on Palestinian advocacy in US academia and the public sphere, and Palestinian film and art. This is all in addition to extensive reportage, analysis, and interviews on the current state of Palestine, its politics and people. To date, these articles have been featured on the ...Keep Reading »
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