Tag: New York Times

Shalom Goldman on Qashing Jewish Dissent on Israel

Shalom Goldman on Qashing Jewish Dissent on Israel

[ 0 ] July 14, 2014 |

by SHALOM GOLDMAN for PATHEOS on JULY 11, 2014:  A New Yorker cartoon of a few years back shows Moses and the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. Looking at Moses, one Israelite says to the other, “Well, he’s alright, but I wish he were a little more pro-Israel.” The leadership of American Jewish community organizations never has to worry about […]

Read More

Expert Voices: Understanding The ISIS Offensive in Iraq

Expert Voices: Understanding The ISIS Offensive in Iraq

[ 0 ] June 18, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary from JUNE 12-23, 2014:  Here is a compilation of expert voices/analysis on Iraq politics, security, and the ISIS offensive : Iraq on the Brink (by Emile Nakhleh, LobeLog, June 23, 2014) EXCERPT: The United States, in cooperation with Iran, the Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, Sunni tribal leaders, and […]

Read More

WATCH: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Exchanged for Guantanamo Detainees

[ 0 ] June 4, 2014 |

via SKY NEWS on JUNE 4, 2014: The Taliban has released a video (above) showing American hostage Sgt Bowe Bergdahl being handed over to US forces in Afghanistan.The video, emailed to the media, shows him being handed over close to the Afghan border with Pakistan. Related On Taliban Video, a Message as Soldier Is Released: ‘Don’t […]

Read More

WATCH: Israeli forces shoot and kill two Palestinian teens near Ramallah

[ 0 ] May 21, 2014 |

video above released by Defense for Children Palestine  by DEFENCE FOR CHILDREN PALESTINE (NEWS RELEASE) on MAY 17, 2014:  Ramallah, May 17, 2014—Israeli forces killed two Palestinian teens during clashes on Thursday outside the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Nadeem Siam Nawara, 17, and Mohammad Mahmoud Odeh Abu Daher, 16, were both fatally shot […]

Read More

‘Egypt’s Miscarriage of Justice’ & Other Headlines on Egypt This Week

‘Egypt’s Miscarriage of Justice’ & Other Headlines on Egypt This Week

[ 0 ] March 26, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on MARCH 26, 2014:  Egypt’s Miscarraige of Justice (by New York Times Editorial Board, March 24, 2014) EXCERPT: “Egypt has been on an alarming downward spiral ever since the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. Even so, the court verdict on Monday that condemned 529 Islamists to death for the killing […]

Read More

Ezra Klein: The Real Reason Nobody Reads Academics

[ 0 ] March 3, 2014 |

“…it would be better if academics didn’t have to blog, or know a blogger, to get their work in front of interested audiences. That would require a new model for disseminating academic work — one that gets beyond the samizdat system used for working papers on the one hand, and the rigid journal publication system on […]

Read More

The (Ir)relevance of Academia? Academics Lash Back at Kristof for NYT Column

[ 0 ] February 28, 2014 |

by TADWEEN EDITORS for TADWEEN PUBLISHING on FEBRUARY 28, 2014:  Has academia become a wasteland of intelligence? This is not the first time such an argument has been brought to light. A recent column by Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times titled “Professors, We Need You!” has attracted a significant amount of attention from across the web over […]

Read More

Ronald Meinardus: Why Western Liberals Have Problems Understanding Egypt

Ronald Meinardus: Why Western Liberals Have Problems Understanding Egypt

[ 0 ] February 14, 2014 |

by RONALD MEINARDUS for DAILY NEWS EGYPT on FEBRUARY 9, 2014:  I’ll start on a personal note. I’m writing this commentary with a sense of unease and cautiousness. I’m a foreigner living in Egypt, and intend to write about political issues related to the host country. As long as foreign journalists are in jail for […]

Read More

Revolution in Bosnia? (Scholars & Experts, Reporters, and Activists Weigh In)

Revolution in Bosnia? (Scholars & Experts, Reporters, and Activists Weigh In)

[ 0 ] February 12, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 12, 2014:  Last weekend, peaceful demonstrations across Bosnia and Herzegovina turned violent. The demonstrators were protesting local and state government corruption and mismanagement, unemployment and poverty. Is Bosnia, 19 years since the war ended, experiencing it’s own ‘Arab Spring’ , and what does it mean for […]

Read More

Renowned Egyptian Scholar Emad Shahin Charged With Espionage (His Response)

Renowned Egyptian Scholar Emad Shahin Charged With Espionage (His Response)

[ 0 ] January 22, 2014 |

JANUARY 22, 2014:  In an emailed statement, AUC professor Emad El-Din Shahin responds to being indicted for espionage and other charges by Egyptian prosecutors. Dr. Shahin’s statement is published in full below. (For more background and reactions from other scholars see today’s New York Times article on the subject) *Statement to my Students, Family and Friends […]

Read More