High-Fashion and Islam:’Hijabinistas On the Rise’
KEZIAH RIDGEWAY, CGNEWS: A spate of crimes involving burqa-clad individuals has led to a rise in hate crime but the fightback is coming from an unlikely quarter
Football: Buying into Globalised Britain
Top flight football in England continues to be at the wild frontier of business – to the extent that it’s a business at all. I’m with Richard Bevan, the chief executive of the English League Managers Association when he says that the number of sackings of soccer managers in the English professional game is “embarrassing”.
STEVE ROYSTON: Many of their forays into football look like bouts of temporary insanity from where I stand. But then I guess it’s more fun than investing in a bank, and no more risky.
Israeli, U.S Detention Policies ‘Damaging Society’
Last month I posted an article on Israel's wholesale detention of Palestinians and several readers observed similar patterns between Israel's detention practices of Palestinians and US detention policies.
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: The detention policies that the U.S and Israel are currently pursuing are having a corrosive effect on their own societies
Sleeping Rough in Dubai: Understanding & Kindness
One of my worst nightmares is not to have a roof over my head and not to have a home to return to every night. I was therefore in shock to find out a couple of weeks ago, purely by chance, that one of my friends had been sleeping rough on a beach in Jumeirah for the past four months.
MICH CAFE: I managed to miss all of the signs but now that I know what happened to ‘Eva’ they appear blindingly obvious
Forget Netanyahu, Let’s Speak to Obama Instead
JEROME SLATER, MONDOWEISS: American Jews concerned about settlement expansion are wasting their breath on Netanyahu.
‘Port Said Crisis’ Highlights Morsi’s Issues With Military
JAMES M. DORSEY: As we approach the date when the key findings regarding the Port Said soccer brawl are revealed tension is rising.
Turkey and Israel: A Thaw’s In the Air
RAMZY BAROUD: There are unmistakeable signs that the atmosphere between Turkey and Israel is becoming distinctly warmer
Israel’s Herod Exhibition: Example of ‘Colonial Plunder’?
JONATHAN COOK: Many of Palestine’s most treasured tourism sites are strictly controlled and regulated by the Israeli authorities.
Death In an Israeli Prison: It’s All Too Routine
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: The deaths of two individuals detained in Israeli prisons – one Palestinian, one Israeli – have made headlines. But it’s a very common occurrence
The Problem With ‘Argo’: An Orientalist Viewpoint
JUAN COLE: The Iranian ‘baddies’ come from a very old school of stock Middle Eastern characters. Wouldn’t it have been a good idea to show why they were angry?
Israeli Club’s Racism ‘Undermines Founding Principle’
JAMES M. DORSEY: Beitar Jerusalem’s problems surrounding the signing of two Muslim players underscores many of Israel’s issues with the international community
Halal Food: It’s a Simple Matter of Community Trust
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: The ongoing horsemeat scandal demonstrates the importance of establishing means to gain and maintain trust among consumers
Popular and Acclaimed: The Voice of Arab Women?
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Her latest novel has sold more than 100,000 copies within the first two months of release. She is, though, a sharply divisive figure
A Lesson for Iraq: The Perseverance of Sinbad
RAMZY BAROUD: Ten years on from the onset of the Iraq invasion with all the horror and despair that has accumulated there is hope in the shape of a character from a children’s story
Exile and Alienation: A Father’s Letters To His Son
GEORGE EL HAGE, TABSIR: I felt it necessary to express directly to my son the feelings of loneliness, isolation and alienation felt by a Lebanese exile.
Winners, Losers in Israeli Election ‘Much Clearer’
JONATHAN COOK: The straightforward narrative adopted by the international media following the results in the Israeli election masks the complex reality
‘Renounce Violence’: The Way for Egypt’s Parties
MOHAMED EL SAYED, CGNEWS: The temptation to resort to violence to conduct political discourse needs to stop in Egypt
Ferris Wheel Furore: Problem With Dubai’s ‘New Shiny’
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s always fun ‘gazumping’ a world record announcement by New York. But there’s a little problem with Dubai’s new landmark