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

‘We Will Close Down Twitter’: Erdogan’s Attempt Fails

‘We Will Close Down Twitter’: Erdogan’s Attempt Fails

JUAN COLE: Let it be a warning to dictators around the world – a clumsy attempt to shut down Twitter in Turkey back-fires.

 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.

 Naseem Tarawnah

‘The Square’: A Compelling View of Egypt’s Revolution

‘The Square’: A Compelling View of Egypt’s Revolution

NASEEM TARAWNAH: I have my personal memories of that tumultuous time. But ‘The Square’ is a vision that all Arabs and non-Arabs should view.

 Ramzy Baroud

‘Where’s AIPAC?’: Bewildered US Senators Await Instruction

‘Where’s AIPAC?’: Bewildered US Senators Await Instruction

RAMZY BAROUD: There are a lot of confused people sitting in Washington waiting to hear how they should keep Israel happy.

 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.

 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.

 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.

 Administrator

Morsi and The Brothers: My Role in Their Rise and Fall

Morsi and The Brothers: My Role in Their Rise and Fall

NASHWA HUSIEN ALY: I am a repentant Morsi voter. There were good reasons I believe to vote him in but better reasons for him to be removed

 Sawsan Morrar

Turning A Blind Eye To Underage Workers in Jordan

Turning A Blind Eye To Underage Workers in Jordan

SAWSAN MORRAR: It’s a problem that’s growing by the day but little appears to be done to address the issue of underage domestic workers in Jordan

 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.

 Jonathan Cook

Advantage Israel: The Gains Made By ‘Removing’ Arafat

Advantage Israel: The Gains Made By ‘Removing’ Arafat

JONATHAN COOK; It’s looking increasingly likely that Yasser Arafat was poisoned with polonium. So what’s been the result of his ‘removal’?

 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

 Jonathan Cook

Secrecy, Foot-Dragging, Frustration: ‘Peace Process Going Nowhere’

Secrecy, Foot-Dragging, Frustration: ‘Peace Process Going Nowhere’

JONATHAN COOK: We’re stumbling towards a conclusion with which the Israeli authorities would be very happy – a stalled process with the potential added extra of a Palestinian walkout

 Ramzy Baroud

Lines on the Map ‘Irrelevant’ in Shifting Middle East Map

Lines on the Map ‘Irrelevant’ in Shifting Middle East Map

RAMZY BAROUD: The sectarian genie that was released via the US invasion of Iraq is now running rampant around the Middle East

 Juan Cole

‘Bye Bye, America, Hello, Russia’: Arab World Turns

‘Bye Bye, America, Hello, Russia’: Arab World Turns

An Egyptian delegation heading to Moscow just after the United States cut $300 million out of its aid package to Cairo to punish the July 3 military coup there has raised speculation that Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s military junta is shopping for a new superpower patron. In the 1960s at the height of the Cold […]

 Steve Royston

‘Sex and the Citadel’: Author Lifts Lid on Taboo Subjects

‘Sex and the Citadel’: Author Lifts Lid on Taboo Subjects

STEVE ROYSTON: Shereen El Feki takes on a subject of huge importance in her recently published book.

 James M. Dorsey

Cutting Egypt’s Military Aid: Washington’s Dangerous Game

Cutting Egypt’s Military Aid: Washington’s Dangerous Game

JAMES M. DORSEY: It’s clear that Washington has embarked on a major re-alignment of its strategic resources in the Middle East.

 Common Ground News Service

Young Egyptians ‘Take Grassroots Action’ To Build Nation

Young Egyptians ‘Take Grassroots Action’ To Build Nation

RANDA GHAZY, CGNEWS: Refusing to be bowed by pressure to choose one side or the other young Egyptians are trying to take hold of their own future

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