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sudden death in Turkey أريحا New Texts Out Now: Alex Lubin and Marwan M. Kraidy, eds., American Studies Encounters the Middle East ملف من الأرشيف: خليل السكاكيني Text of Resignation Letter by ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf
[Electricity pole in Hamra. Photo by Abi Weaver, 2016]

Dark Beirut: The (In)Visibility of Electricity

As filmmakers and researchers working on electricity in Beirut, it is tempting to become too attached to the visible, the electricity wires that drape the city like garlands, dangerously gaping down at pedestrians, changing their paths, ...

Yemen's War [Ongoing Post]

Yemen's War [Ongoing Post]

[This is an ongoing post that will be updated regularly. It was first published on 6 December 2016. The updates appear at the bottom.] The conflict in Yemen seems set to intensify as 2016 draws to a close. The deposed president Abd ...

New Texts Out Now: Karine Walther, Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921

Karine Walther, Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.   Jadliyya (J): What made you write this book? Karine Walther (KW): As my parents ...

[المصدر موقع زنوبيا رسالة وطن]

دورنا في صناعة الظلام

[المقالة لربيع علم الدين ترجمها عن الإنجليزية إسامة إسبر] بعد الانتخابات الرئاسية مباشرة امتلأ حسابي على التويتر بالتعبيرات عن الصدمة والشكاوى. بدا كما لو أن العبارة المفضلة للجميع هي:"نحن أفضل من هذا”. لكنني اعتبرت هـذا الكلام ...


Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (March 28)

[Saudi Arabian Eurofighter Typhoons -Royal Saudi Air Force. By RA.AZ and uploaded via Flickr]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations Big Oil’s Plan to Buy Into the Shale Boom “Big Oil’s dive into shale could weaken the hand of Saudi Arabia and other big exporters by raising U.S.”  Saudi government won't issue domestic bonds in March for sixth month -Maaal “The suspension of this month's domestic ...

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Syria Media Roundup (March 27)

[Image of war torn neighborhood in the Syrian town of al-Bab. Image by Khalil Ashawi via flickr]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Syria and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Syria Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to syria@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.]   Inside Syria What I Smuggled From a Syrian Prison (15 March, 2017) Mansour Omari writes "I decided I needed to write the names and contact information of all those who were with me in that cell. When I told my cellmates about this plan, they wanted to help." Syrian activists say airstrike on mosque kills at least 35 (16 March, 2017) At ...

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إسطنبول.. لجوء في انتظار اللجوء

[لوحة للفنانة أتيل عدنان]

في محل صغير يتسع لأربع كراسي داخل أزقة حي الفاتح القديم بمدينة إسطنبول يقضي الشاب السوري عُبادة نداف (25 عامًا) وقته في قص شعر رؤوس الزبائن من أهالي الحي. قبل قدومه إلى تركيا في أغسطس 2013 عمل عُبادة حلاقًا في مسقط رأسه حلب، ثم مع اشتداد رحى الحرب في سوريا نزح إلى مدينة غازي عنتاب التركية، ومن هناك انتقل إلى إسطنبول، حيث فرص البحث عن عمل بين تلالها السبعة أكبر بكثير من غيرها من المدن. خلال بحثه عن فرصة للعمل تعرف عبادة على صاحب محل حلاقة تركي داخل أزقة منطقة "قره جمرك" بحي الفاتح الذي يفضل شريحة واسعة من العرب الاستقرار فيه لطبعه المحافظ. ساعده صاحب المحل بتوفير فرصة عمل ليُعين نفسه بعد أن صرف الأموال التي ادخرها في سوريا خلال رحلته إلى إسطنبول، حيث لا تقدم ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (March 20-26)

This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya last week. It also includes a list of the most read articles and roundups. Progressively, we will be featuring more content on our "Last Week on Jadaliyya" series. Text of Resignation Letter by ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf UN Report Establishes Israeli Apartheid; Fallout Begins السي آي إيه تقرأ النظرية الفرنسية: حول العمل الفكري لتقويض اليسار الثقافي

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Dark Beirut: The (In)Visibility of Electricity

[Electricity pole in Hamra. Photo by Abi Weaver, 2016]

As filmmakers and researchers working on electricity in Beirut, it is tempting to become too attached to the visible, the electricity wires that drape the city like garlands, dangerously gaping down at pedestrians, changing their paths, forcing detours. The ubiquity of wires stretching like lianas from rooftops or hanging heavily in overgrown bunches from leaning poles, inches from your head is difficult to avoid. The crowding of sky and street by intertwining cables, whose origins and destinations are difficult to trace, is one of the most distinctive features of the city’s urban landscape and a very explicit metaphor of Lebanon’s chronic electricity crisis. The wires ...

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قصائد للشاعر أمبرتو سابا، المجلد الاول

[صورة الشاعر امبرتو سابا]

أمبرتو سابا، المجلَّد الأوَّل Umberto Saba (1883-1957)  أُمبرتو سابا في سطور: أمبرتو سابا، الاسمُ المستعارُ لأمبرتو بولي، وُلِدَ في إصطاجانكو (تْريِيْستِه) في 9 آذار/ مارس 1883، لأبٍ من عائلةٍ بندقيَّةٍ نبيلة، كان يعمل وكيلاً تجاريَّاً، وأمٍّ يهوديَّةٍ من إصطاجانكو، هي حفيدة الشَّاعر والمؤرِّخ صموئيل ديفيد لوتزاتو، وقد اعتنق والدُه اليهوديَّة لأجل هذا الزَّواج، ومع ذلك هجرته زوجته عندما وُلِد أمبرتو، فعاش هذا طفولةً حزينة بسبب غياب الأب، وقد أمضى السَّنوات الثَّلاث الأولى من طفولته مع مربِّيةٍ سولفانيَّةٍ تُدعى "بيبَّا ساباز" كانت قد فقدت ابنها فسكبت حبَّها وحنانها في أمبرتو الذي اختار اسمه المستعار "سابا" من كنيتها تكريماً لها، والكلمة تعني ...

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Maghreb Media Roundup (March 23)

[Image by Kaylee Steck, Ouzoud Falls, Morocco]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Maghreb and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Maghreb Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to maghreb@jadaliyya.com by Tuesday night of every week] Algeria IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Mission to Algeria The IMF End-of-Mission press release reports on preliminary findings after a visit to the country. It emphasizes Algeria’s handling of the oil price shock and the need for fiscal consolidation. Paramilitary force fights to keep Algeria French – archive, 1962 An archived article ...

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Arabian Peninsula Media Roundup (March 22)

[A cache of weapons seized off the coast of Yemen by the coastal patrol ship USS Sirocco on March 28, 2016. US Navy photo uploaded via Flickr.]

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on the Arabian Peninsula and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Arabian Peninsula Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to ap@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every week.] Regional and International Relations  Saudi deputy crown prince, Trump meeting a 'turning point': Saudi adviser A main topic of the meeting would be Saudi investment in the United States, which could help Trump fulfil his promises of job creation. Trump's Yemen Policy Serves Saudi Royals Better Than ...

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Joint Statement Regarding the anti-Semitic, anti-Black, anti-Arab and anti-Muslim Posters on UIC’s Campus

[University of Illinois at Chicago East Campus. Image by Hied5 via Wikimedia Commons]

[The following press release was issued by the below signatories on 20 March 2017.] Joint Statement Regarding the anti-Semitic, anti-Black, anti-Arab and anti-Muslim Posters on UIC’s Campus March 20, 2017 On March 16, a series of flyers was posted on UIC’s campus that exploit social justice issues to spread anti-Semitic views. First and foremost, as units on campus that work at the forefront of UIC’s commitment to diversity and social justice, we condemn all forms of racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, anti-Blackness or any forms of hatred, phobia, or dehumanization. Secondly, the damaging and hurtful nature of these posters is that they seek to malign and divide ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (March 13-19)

This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya last week. It also includes a list of the most read articles and roundups. Progressively, we will be featuring more content on our "Last Week on Jadaliyya" series. Text of Resignation Letter by ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf UN Report Establishes Israeli Apartheid; Fallout Begins السي آي إيه تقرأ النظرية الفرنسية: حول العمل الفكري لتقويض اليسار الثقافي MESA Membership

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New Texts Out Now: Karine Walther, Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921

Karine Walther, Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015.   Jadliyya (J): What made you write this book? Karine Walther (KW): As my parents were both French immigrants to the United States, I have always been interested in what constitutes “American identity” and the history of how religious, ethnic and “racial” differences have been dealt with in the United States. After I finished my BA at the University of Texas, Austin, I pursued a Masters in France, where I studied the experiences of second and third generation French Muslim women. In the process, I learned quite a ...

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مختارات من الصحافة العربية 17 آذار

[المصدر موقع مجلة مصر المدنية]

مختارات من الصحافة العربية (من 4 حتى 10 اذار) مصر «النقض» تقضي ببراءة مبارك من «قتل متظاهري يناير» برأت محكمة النقض يوم الخميس الرئيس السابق حسني مبارك من تهمة قتل المتظاهرين أثناء انتفاضة الثمانية عشر يوماً في ٢٠١١.  مبارك لـ"صوت الأمة": "هاقعد فى بيتى بعد البراءة ولن أذهب لشرم الشيخ" في مقابلة حصرية بعد حكم البراءة، مبارك يتجنب التعليق على السياسة ويقول إنه يخطط للعودة إلى مسكنه. مجلس النواب المصري: برلمان الأجهزة مجلس النواب المصري يستهدف الأصوات المعارضة مثيراً القلق حول قمع الدولة المتواصل للحريات.

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Violence: Theirs and Ours

“I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favor of using poison gas against uncivilized tribes. It would spread a lively terror.” -- Winston Churchill, 1920, with regard to the uprising in Iraq. London On 23 March 2017, Khalid Masood ploughed his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London, stabbed a police officer with a knife, and then was shot dead. He killed four people in the rampage, which injured an additional forty people and disturbed the ...

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Yemen's War [Ongoing Post]

[This is an ongoing post that will be updated regularly. It was first published on 6 December 2016. The updates appear at the bottom.] The conflict in Yemen seems set to intensify as 2016 draws to a close. The deposed president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi returned to Aden from exile in mid-November after his government was reestablished in the southern city. This move, alongside a renewed ground campaign and the continued aerial bombardment throughout northern Yemen by the Saudi Arabia-led ...

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الأغنية الوطنية الفلسطينية: مقابلة لمجلة الوضع مع ايليني مستكلم وفارس شوملي

أجرى ضياء علي لمجلة "الوضع" هذا الحوار مع ايليني مستكلم، طالبة ماجستير في برنامج النوع الاجتماعي / جامعة بيرزيت وعازفة "كونتراباس" في أوركسترا فلسطين للشباب التابعة للمعهد الوطني الفلسطيني للموسيقى وفارس شوملي، طالب ماجستير في برنامج الدراسات الاسرائيلية / جامعة  بيرزيت وعازف "الفلوت" في فرقة بالعكس. تركز المقابلة على الاغنية الوطنية الفلسطينية من وجهة نظر الفنانين الشباب.  

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Egypt Media Roundup (March 27)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights 1,181 students detained, 21 killed, 65 referred to military trials in 3 years: AFTE Egyptian authorities took punitive action against 2,297 student activists ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (March 26)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces A Palestinian Security Officer Has Been Killed And Two Others Injured In Armed Clashes At Balata Their forces entered the refugee camp in order to detain "wanted ...

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Critical Currents in Islam Media Roundup (March 6 - March 19)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating about Islam and reflects a wide variety of opinions and approaches. It does not reflect the views of the Critical Currents in Islam page or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to cci@jadaliyya.com by Saturday night of every week.] March 6 - 12 Revised executive order bans travelers from six Muslim-majority countries from getting new visas: On Monday, President Trump ...

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واقع الزراعة في فلسطين: مقابلة لمجلة الوضع مع فؤاد أبو سيف

أجرى ضياء علي لمجلة "الوضع" هذا الحوار مع فؤاد ابو سيف، المدير العام لاتحاد لجان العمل الزراعي، مواليد عام 1974 السموع \ الخليل، مهندس زراعي حاصل على درجة الماجستير في مجال بناء المؤسسات. تركز المقابلة على واقع الزراعة في فلسطين المشاكل والتحديات.

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Media on Media Roundup (March 21)

This week’s Jadaliyya “Media on Media” Roundup examines several important topics affecting the MENA region’s mediascape. The Pentagon released an aerial photo of a building demolished by a U.S. airstrike in Syria alleged to be an al-Qaeda center. However, local activists insist it was a mosque and the airstrike killed innocent civilians. Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi denounced the U.N’s decision to remove a report calling Israel an apartheid state ...

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Egypt Media Roundup (March 20)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week's roundup to egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every week.]  Political Rights Mubarak ordered released following acquittal in killing protesters case Egypt's prosecutor-general ordered on Monday the release of ousted President Hosni Mubarak ...

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Jadaliyya Monthly Edition (February 2017)

This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya during the month of February 2017. It also includes the most recent roundups, editors picks, and most-read articles. Progressively, we will be featuring more content on our Monthly Edition series.   Remembering Husayn Muruwwah, the ‘Red Mujtahid’ اليأس كسلاح للاستبداد A Preface to A Critique of Instant Analysis and Scholarship on the ...

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Palestine Media Roundup (March 19)

[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Palestine and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Palestine Page Co-Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each roundup to Palestine@jadaliyya.com.] The Occupation Forces Israeli Forces Demolish Bedouin Village of al-Araqib For 110th Time For the one hundred and tenth time, Israeli Forces demolish the Bedouin village of al-Araqib, one of  ...

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المنظمات الأهلية الفلسطينية: مقابلة لمجلة الوضع مع طارق دعنا

أجرى ضياء علي لمجلة "الوضع" هذا الحوار مع طارق دعنا، المستشار السياساي لشبكة السياسات الفلسطينية والباحث في معهد إبراهيم أبو اللغد للدراسات الدولية في جامعة بيرزيت. وهو أيضا عضو هيئة التدريس في برنامج الماجستير في الدراسات الدولية، حيث يدرس مساقات في الاقتصاد السياسي العالمي. عمل كباحث ما بعد الدكتوراه في المعهد العالي للدراسات الدولية والتنمية٬ جنيف. وتشمل اهتماماته البحثية الاقتصاد السياسي والمجتمع المدني و الحركات الاجتماعية / المنظمات غير الحكومية٬ والعلاقات بين الدولة والمجتمع مع ...

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