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Aljazeera - English home page
English-language site of the Arabic news network.
The Arab Revolts Against Neoliberalism
Joya, Angela; Bond, Patrick; El-Amine, Rmai; Hanieh, Adam; Henaway, Mostafa
The Arab Choice
The Arabs are many peoples, cultures, religions, and realities. I cannot put an Arab tyrant, whoever he is, in the same category as a martyr for democracy like Mehdi Ben Barka.
Arab Women Writers' Problems and Prospects
Arab critics, particularly those situated in the Arab world, are viewed with suspicion, especially when they are men writing about women. If they don't write about Arab women writers, they are chasti...
The Case Against Israel
Neumann argues that Israel's policies are the cause of the conflict, and that the conflict can be ended by Israel changing its behaviour.
Chasing a Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State
According to Tarek Fatah, "Morality is doing what is right, regardless what we are told; Religious dogma is doing what we are told, no matter what is right." Fatah argues that since Islam's advent, th...
Defending the West: A Critique of Edward Said's Orientalism
A methodical deconstruction of Edward Said's Orientalism.
Empire, Religion and Liberation: Against The Current vol. 135
Webber, Jeffery R.
“At least 10 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on Sunday by Israeli fire,” today’s New York Times reports as I write this review, “bringing the number of Palestinians killed since Wednesday… to more th...
Fearsome Words? : Nationalism and the Israel-Palestine Conflict
We are so bemused by the lovely vision of peoples determining themselves, we cannot see that ethnic self-determination is, in the real world, a quest for racial sovereignty, not a bid to enter some in...
For Lust of Knowing: The Orientalists and their enemies
A rebuttal of Edward Said which examines who the Orientalists were, how historically they advanced their disciplines, and what their achievements have been. Irwin calls Said's book "a work of malignan...
A History of the Jews - Ancient and Modern
Starting from a political interpretation of the period when judges, kings and prophets held sway over Israel and Judah, Ilan Halevi traces the evolution of the Jewish identity through its numerous sta...
The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
Arab scholars were exploring and extending the great works of the Persian, Hindu, and Greek civilizations. There were striking advances in the sciences and mathematics, but more fundamentally, the Ara...
Libya: From Colony to Revolution
St John, Ronald Bruce
Provides the background to the Libyan revolution by discussing its history from colonization up through the 2011 rebellion/foreign intervention that ousted Mu'ammar al-Qadafi.
The author follows the evolution of a backward tribal society into one of the most militant Arab states, a significant force within OPEC, and a troublesome puzzle for the superpowers. He gives a blow-...
Report from Dubai: Against The Current vol. 131
Dubai — This gulf emirate is shaping up into a key tourist destination. For golf, luxury hotels and high-end shopping, it is firmly established as a key player in the Middle East region. Dubai’s geogr...
Said, Edward, Critical Notes on
Edward Said was admired by the anti-imperialist left for his courageous defence of Palestinian rights. However, Irfan Habib argues that unfortunately Said's scholarly work, notably his major work 'Ori...
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Near East Cultural and Educational Foundation of Canada
NECEF is an academically oriented volunteer organization whose extensive international network of individuals and NGO's with expertise about and concern for the Arab World includes a Canadian speakers...
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A History of the Arab Peoples
US military taps 'sock puppets'
Fake personas on social websites to manipulate and influence opinion
Fielding, Nick; Cobain, Ian; Rushe, Dominic
A new $2.76 million dollar 'counter-terrorism' initiative to create a pro-America online presence using fake online personas is underway. These interventions will not be conducted in English or on Ame...
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