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Let my bloggers go

עבד אל-קארים נביל סולימן הוא אפילו לא בן 25. הוא סטודנט, שכתב בלוג ביקורתי כלפי המשטר והחברה במצרים – והפך להיות האסיר הפוליטי הראשון של הרשת שם. מדוע המצרים רודפים בלוגרים?
ניר בומס, ניב ליליאן

לפני שנתיים ושבועיים בדיוק, עבד אל-קארים נביל סולימן מצא עצמו מאחורי סורג ובריח. בית משפט מצרי מצא את סולימן אשם ב”הפצת שנאה כלפי האיסלאם” ו”הפצת שמועות היכולות להפריע לשלווה” – שניהם שמות קוד “לפשעים” בהם מואשמים פעילים כנגד המשטר.

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Democratic accountability in Gaza


Democratic accountability in Gaza

Jan. 28, 2009

Nearly two years after Hamas won a large majority in the new Palestinian parliament, and in return started a new round of terror that triggered an IDF military operation in Gaza, a fragile cease-fire has set the last word of another chapter in this tragic conflict. The airwaves are still filled with footage of war and carnage, with crying women and children and with debates about body counts. Yes, there is a tragic story to be told. War, even when justified, brings much injustice with it. But there is also an important lesson to be learned, and a hope that this time it will not be completely missed by the rioting Arab street. Continue reading


Rights and Refugees

Executive Summary:

•    A fifty year old Muslim religious edict has been resurrected which offers a chance of a religious breakthrough in Arab‐Israeli relations.

• The Fatwa recognizes the existence of Israel as a fait accompli similar to other lands where Muslims formerly ruled. In doing so, it rejects the Palestinian “Right of Return” and in turns calls for equal right for Palestinian refugees in Arab countries.

• The Fatwa offers an alternative theological viewpoint countering the mainstream line of theological rejection of Israel and it can have implications beyond this specific case study in terms of Islamic attitudes towards territories that were previously conquered by Muslims.

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