Category Archives: Naher Osten/ Middle East

Why we should boycott Israel now

You may think why another BDS article? Haven’t we said everything about boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS)? Haven’t we discussed all the pros and cons by now? BDS has been around since 2006, so why do we still need to … Continue reading

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On returning from Palestine – by Omar Robert Hamilton

http://www.madamasr.com/opinion/returning-palestine At the border it is always the same questions. Do you have another name? Do you have another passport? What is your father’s name? What is his father’s name? Have you ever been to Syria? Lebanon? Morocco? What are … Continue reading

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ISIS – The Inside Story – by Martin Chulov

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/11/-sp-isis-the-inside-story?CMP=share_btn_fb In the summer of 2004, a young jihadist in shackles and chains was walked by his captors slowly into the Camp Bucca prison in southern Iraq. He was nervous as two American soldiers led him through three brightly-lit buildings … Continue reading

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Gaza’s unhappy sister wives – by Asmaa Al-Ghoul

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/03/gaza-hamas-conservative-rise-of-polygamy.html They entered the hairdresser’s shop together. One looked serious, covered in traditional Islamic dress; while the other seemed more lively, wearing pants and lots of makeup. The first woman had an authoritarian air that she tried to impose on … Continue reading

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Exposing the Secret of Domestic Abuse in Egypt – by Reem Abdellatif

http://egyptianstreets.com/2015/03/23/exposing-the-secret-of-domestic-abuse-in-egypt/ It wasn’t easy growing up as a teenage Muslim girl, with a father who thought he owned your body just because he put a roof over your head or food on the table. Not just that—this was a Muslim … Continue reading

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Conflating Anti-Zionism with Anti-Semitism – by Harrison Lanigan-Coyte

http://www.moderndiplomacy.eu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=565%3Aconflating-anti-zionism-with-anti-semitism&Itemid=566 Between the 23rd and 27th of February, students and staff at SOAS, University of London took to the ballot box in a school wide referendum which asked “should SOAS join the BDS call for an academic boycott of Israeli … Continue reading

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From a Private School in Cairo to ISIS Killing Fields in Syria – by Mona El-Naggar

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/19/world/middleeast/from-a-private-school-in-cairo-to-isis-killing-fields-in-syria-video.html?_r=2

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