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“More than 130 countries voted on Thursday to grant Palestine the upgraded status of nonmember observer state in the United Nations, a stinging defeat for Israel and the United States and a boost for President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian […]

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As we all know, the definition of hijab varies by place of origin and other cultural determinants. One look at the variations is captured by Boushra Almutawakel, a photographer from Yemen. “Unveiling an Arab Woman’s Experience With a Headscarf”

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“Egypt Factions Scramble as Deadline Nears on Constitution” How closely do you follow developments in Muslim-majority countries? Do you take the news “personally”, even if you’re not an immigrant?

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According to the following article in The Huffington Post, “experts who study homegrown terrorism said the case [in Upland, California] highlights the susceptibility of new converts to radicalization, particularly among the young.” Read it here: California Terror Suspects: 2 of […]

“Egypt’s judges have called for a nationwide strike in protest against a decree by President Mohamed Morsi granting himself extensive new powers.” Read more on Al Jazeera here: “Egypt judges call for nationwide strike”

Although there are street protests, the business community also is objecting to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi’s decree that gave him virtually absolute power. Here’s more: Egypt’s Stocks Tumble as Protests Over Morsi Decree Continue

‘”We are facing a historic moment in which we either complete our revolution or we abandon it to become prey for a group that has put its narrow party interests above the national interest,” the liberal Dustour Party said in […]

“Arabs in Israel are not part of the public discourse on how the country is and will be shaped. “Polls in recent years have stopped polling Arabs, specifically mentioning that polls reflect Jewish opinion.” Read more here: “What Does It […]

Israel-Gaza Conflict Reaches Cease-Fire After Egyptians, U.S. Broker Deal

What goes through your mind when you read headlines and articles such as this one? Israel Gears Up for Gaza Invasion Is this a religious issue? A territorial issue? What’s happening here?

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