Mondoweiss

Selling Discredited Myths: Historian or Apologist?

Selling Discredited Myths: Historian or Apologist?

JEROME SLATER, MONDOWEISS: Simon Schama is a popular and highly respected historian. But Israel appears to be his blind-spot.

 Juan Cole

‘And Poof!’: The Moment ‘The Peace Process’ Died

‘And Poof!’: The Moment ‘The Peace Process’ Died

JUAN COLE: Israel reneged on its promises, Kerry called them out and then all hell broke loose.

 James M. Dorsey

Qatar 2022: New Labour Laws Set To Be Announced

Qatar 2022: New Labour Laws Set To Be Announced

JAMES M. DORSEY: With pressure mounting by the day the Qatari authorities are set to announce a huge set of changes to the kafala system

 Crossroads Arabia

Social Media Defeating Saudi ‘War on Pornography’

Social Media Defeating Saudi ‘War on Pornography’

CROSSROADS ARABIA: The authorities in the Kingdom admit that they’re fighting a losing battle to stem a flood of pornography

 mai abdul rahman

Invisible: The Plight of Arab-American Women

Invisible: The Plight of Arab-American Women

MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: They have played, and continue to play, a vital role in U.S society but their voices go unheard.

 M.-Lynx-Qualey

‘If Only’: A Young, Syrian Poet’s Searing Words

‘If Only’: A Young, Syrian Poet’s Searing Words

M. LYNX-QUALEY: A young Syrian poet writes about the horror that she has witnessed in her homeland.

 Crossroads Arabia

‘Hirsute Fury’: Tweet About Saudi Beards At Your Peril

‘Hirsute Fury’: Tweet About Saudi Beards At Your Peril

CROSSROADS ARABIA: A Saudi woman has had to go into hiding following her comments on social media about varying beard styles in the Kingdom

 James M. Dorsey

Saudi ‘Female Soccer Controversy Leads To Major Discussion

Saudi ‘Female Soccer Controversy Leads To Major Discussion

JAMES DORSEY: The attendance of American female senators at a soccer match in Riyadh has sparked a massive debate

 Jonathan Cook

Christian Conscription: Netanyahu’s Dangerous Game

Christian Conscription: Netanyahu’s Dangerous Game

JONATHAN COOK: It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book – divide and rule – but it could be the spark for another Intifada.

 thehedonista

Dining in Dubai: What To Expect in 2014

Dining in Dubai: What To Expect in 2014

SARAH WALTON: It’s going to be a very busy year indeed on the dining front in Dubai. Here are my predictions.

 Juan Cole

‘Violent, Impulsive, Rash and Greedy’: The Real Sharon

‘Violent, Impulsive, Rash and Greedy’: The Real Sharon

JUAN COLE: Arial Sharon’s legacy is one of disaster for Palestinians, Israelis and the wider Middle East.

 Crossroads Arabia

‘Stop Female Harassment!’ Saudis Support Stiff Penalties

‘Stop Female Harassment!’ Saudis Support Stiff Penalties

CROSSROADS ARABIA: A new poll reveals widespread public support for stronger action against individuals who abuse women in the Kingdom

 Jonathan Cook

‘Concentrating’ The Bedouin: Israel’s Prawer Plan

‘Concentrating’ The Bedouin: Israel’s Prawer Plan

JONATHAN COOK: The loaded term ‘Judaisation’ has been quietly dropped in favour of the more neutral ‘development’. The consequences are the same.

 Ramzy Baroud

‘The Arab Homeland’: Why Does the Phrase Embarrass?

‘The Arab Homeland’: Why Does the Phrase Embarrass?

RAMZY BAROUD: With the music of JJ Cale in my head I’ve had time to think while traveling through Switzerland

 Crossroads Arabia

Saudi Tourism: Is It Finally About To Happen?

Saudi Tourism: Is It Finally About To Happen?

CROSSROADS ARABIA: We’ve had many false dawns on the Saudi tourism story but we may be on the cusp of a breakthrough now.

 Alexander McNabb

Traffic Increase, Property Prices Rocket: Dubai’s ‘Groundhog Day’

Traffic Increase, Property Prices Rocket: Dubai’s ‘Groundhog Day’

ALEXANDER MCNABB: We appear to be back in the, ah, ‘glory days’ of 2006 and 2007 if recent reports are to be believed. Oh joy.

 Ramzy Baroud

Yemen’s Future: It’s A ‘No Win-No Win’ Situation For All

Yemen’s Future: It’s A ‘No Win-No Win’ Situation For All

RAMZY BAROUD: It’s looking increasingly likely that major protests will resume in Yemen in the new year.

 Dhofari Gucci

Women’s Rights in Oman: A Depressing Conversation

Women’s Rights in Oman: A Depressing Conversation

DHOFARI GUCCI: A workplace discussion with two educated young men regarding the role of women in my country left me distressed and sad

 James Mullan

‘The Cai-Bai Ring’: Egypt’s ‘New Civilisation’, Made in UAE

‘The Cai-Bai Ring’: Egypt’s ‘New Civilisation’, Made in UAE

JAMES MULLAN: There’s a surprising sense of optimism abroad in ‘New Cairo’ where many young returnees from the UAE are now based.

 Ramzy Baroud

A Convincing Palestinian Narrative: There Isn’t One

A Convincing Palestinian Narrative: There Isn’t One

RAMZY BAROUD: An hour spent flipping between two Palestinian TV channels made it abundantly clear how Palestinians are missing a clear story about their present and future

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