Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 1, January/February

AAAN's Abudayyeh Struggles to Rebuild after Fire Guts Office
AAAN's Abudayyeh Struggles to Rebuild After Fire Guts OfficeKristin Szremski is news editor at a suburban Chicago newspaper.On any given date and at almost any given hour, Palestinian-American activist Hatem Abudayyeh can be found in front of his computer...
A Chronology of U.S.-Middle East Relations
OCT. I: A car bomb exploded in Jerusalem. There were no injuries. A protest on Nauru prevented Australian troops from transferring about 200 Palestinian and Iraqi refugees to the island, which earlier had accepted some 400 Afghan refugees. Egypt's new...
ADL and AJC Demand Muslim Panelists Be Excluded
ADL and AJC Demand Muslim Panelists Be ExcludedThe Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) on Nov. 13 rejected a demand by that state's chapter of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to exclude a Muslim representative from a panel discussion at an...
A Letter to the Secretary of State
To Secretary of State Colin Powell, Nov. 19, 2001. I am writing to thank you for and to comment on your speech in Louisville today about the situation in Palestine, including the statement that: "Israel must be willing to end its occupation, consistent...
Alone in Their Cage, Palestinians Suffer the Illness of Despair
I'm tired, not a new state of affairs for me. I haven't slept enough since I started medical school more than seven years ago. I've eaten in a rush for as long as I can remember. Even now that I've graduated and begun my residency I'm never finished...
American Educational Trust
Happy Birthday to Us! This April the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs will be 20 years old. We've decided to begin observing this milestone with the current issue, the first of the year. Needless to say, we're bursting with pride over our accomplishment-and...
America on Trial: Will the Real America Please Stand Up!
America On Trial: Will the Real America Please Stand Up!Imam Johari Abdul Malik, the Muslim chaplain at Howard University, opened a Nov. 20 program entitled "America on Trial: Will the Real America Please Stand Up!" at the National Press Club in Washington,...
Arial Sharon Outsmarts Bush and Arafat
Sharon's biggest stroke of luck was the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. Special Report To understand what's going on in the Middle East, you have to understand Ariel Sharon, Israel's prime minister. Sharon does not now and never has wanted a peace...
CAIR Combats "Islamophobic Smear Campaign"
CAIR Combats "Islamophobic Smear Campaign"On Nov. 8, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called for an end to what it says is an "Islamophobic smear campaign" against the American Muslim community and its leaders. CAIR also called on media...
Cairo Communique: Verdict in Trial of Alleged Homosexuals Read amid Weeping and Pandemonium
Cairo Communique: Verdict in Trial of Alleged Homosexuals Read Amid Weeping and PandemoniumAndrew Hammond is a free-lance journalist based in Cairo.Rendering a verdict in the controversial case of 52 men tried on suspicion of being homosexual, an Egyptian...
Call for New Push into Iraq Gain Power in Washington
When President Bush told Saddam Hussain last week to submit to weapons inspections or else, he bolstered the spirits of a coalition of conservatives, cold warriors and Iraqi exiles determined to persuade the administration to overthrow the Iraqi leader...
Canadian Museum Decision, Reversal Angers Both Arabs, Jews
Canadian Museum Decision, Reversal Angers Both Arabs, JewsJohn Dirlik is a free-lance journalist based in Montreal.The question of whether life imitates art or vice versa was given added meaning shortly after Sept. 11, when one of Canada's largest federally...
Christianity and the Middle East: Ecumenical Prayer Vigil for Middle East Peace Enters Second Year
Christianity and the Middle East: Ecumenical Prayer Vigil for Middle East Peace Enters Second YearFred Strickert is professor of religion at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.For an entire year Christians throughout the world have been engaged in a continuous...
Deaths
Anwar Nashashibi, a former Iranian cabinet minister and ambassador to Japan, Nationalist China, India and Italy, died Sept. 4 at a Washington, DC hospital at the age of 89. He had pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease. Born in Jerusalem, he received law...
Detroit-Area Arabs First to Request Letter Rather Then Surprise FBI Visit
Detroit Doings "Michigan's Arab community has an historically good relationship with law enforcement and federal officials, so it is no wonder we got our way with the letters," said Imad Hamad, the Midwest regional director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination...
Detroit Doings: Detroit-Area Arabs First to Request Letter Rather Than Surprise FBI Visit
Detroit Doings: Detroit-Area Arabs First to Request Letter Rather Than Surprise FBI VisitRoxane Assaf is a free-lance writer based in Chicago."Michigan's Arab community has an historically good relationship with law enforcement and federal officials,...
Did Israel Have Advance Warning of 9/11 Attacks?
Did Israel Have Advance Warning of 9/11 Attacks?Richard H. Curtiss is the executive editor of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.Lawrence Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet consisted of four novels, each from a different protagonist's point of...
Economic Sanctions "Hit Wrong Target", Says Former U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq
Economic Sanctions "Hit Wrong Target," Says Former U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator in IraqElaine Pasquini is a free-lance journalist based in Ignacio, CA."A silent human catastrophe is occurring every day in Iraq," warned former United Nations Humanitarian...
Ecumenical Prayer Vigil for Middle East Peace Enter Second Year
For an entire year Christians throughout the world have been engaged in a continuous prayer vigil for Middle East Peace. The organizers of this project state that they have offered the vigil "as an opportunity for congregations to incorporate the welfare...
E-Mails of Thanks to Rep. Marlin Schneider
I WOULD GUESS 90 percent of Wisconsin refuses to admit the USS Liberty was a United States ship! Since June 8, 1967, we have been treated as though we were not a part of the Navy. I feel like the captain of the USS Indianapolis must have felt when they...
European Editorialists Question Whether War on Terrorism Should Be Expanded to Iraq
The European Press Looks at the Middle East There was much criticism of the bombing of Afghanistan in the European press at the beginning of November. By the end of the month, however, editorialists had begun to question whether the war on terrorism...
Experts Discuss Afghanistan
Experts Discuss AfghanistanAfghan-Americans Amin Tarzi, senior research associate at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and Afzal Rashid, manager of the quality assurance mental health unit of the California State Board of Control Victims...
Fifty Years of AMIDEAST
The America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala reception at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC on Nov. 8. Hosted by AMIDEAST's president, former U.S. Ambassador William A. Rugh, and members...
Fifty Years of AMIDEAST
Fifty Years of AMIDEASTThe America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. celebrated its 50th anniversary with a gala reception at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC on Nov. 8. Hosted by AMIDEAST's president, former U.S. Ambassador William...
For Lasting Peace, Israel Must Be Content to Be a Homeland for All Its Citizens-Not All Jews
IsraelandJudaism As the world-and U.S. policymakers-- focus upon the continuing Israeli-Palestinian impasse, it is important to examine a serious stumbling block along the path to any lasting settlement which has been long ignored. That is Israel's continuing...
Freeze on Jewish Defense League Assets Called for after JDL Bomb Plot Foiled
Freeze on Jewish Defense League Assets Called for After JDL Bomb Plot FoiledDelinda C. Hanley is the news editor of the Washington Report.At a Dec. 13 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)...
From the Holy Mountain: A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East
From the Holy Mountain: A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle EastNabil Matar is professor of English and head of the Humanities and Communication Department at the Florida Institute of Technology. He is the author of Turks, Moors, and Englishmen...
"Gaza Strip" Filmmaker James Longley Screens His Documentary at NYU Film Center
"Gaza Strip" Filmmaker James Longley Screens His Documentary at NYU Film CenterJane Adas is a free-lance writer based in the New York metropolitan area.Filmmaker James Longley traveled to Gaza in January 2001. For three months he filmed Palestinians--in...
Human Rights, Cyprus Issues Loom over Turkey's EU Aspirations
Turkey's march to Europe has never been easy or straightforward. A history of difficulties, ranging from mild misunderstandings to open warfare, has not been helped in recent years by a lack of progress in two major areas. This fall has seen the chickens...
Islam and the Middle East in the Far East: Is Misuari Finished? Former Rebel, Mindanao Governor Fails to Extend His Reign
Islam and the Middle East in the Far East: Is Misuari Finished? Former Muslim Rebel, Mindanao Governor Fails to Extend His ReignJohn Gee is a free-lance journalist based in Singapore and the author of Unequal Conflict: Israel and the Palestinians, available...
Islamic Charities Frozen before Eid as Jewish Charities Support Settlers, Soldiers
Islamic Charities Frozen Before Eid as Jewish Charities Support Settlers, SoldiersDelinda C. Hanley is the news editor of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.As the al-Aqsa intifada entered its second winter, Israel's American supporters launched...
Islam in America: Pardon Me, but Your Hate Is Showing
Islam in America: Pardon Me, But Your Hate Is ShowingRiad Z. Abdelkarim, MD, is Western Region Communications Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).Much to the dismay of American Muslims, verbal attacks on Islam and Muslims by...
Is Misuari Finished? Former Muslim Rebel, Mindanao Governor Fails to Extend His Reign
Islam and the Middle East in the Far East Over 100 people were killed in the southern Philippines when rebels assaulted an army brigade headquarters and other military and police posts on Nov. 19. Guerrilla attacks on government forces in that area are...
Israel and Judaism: For Lasting Peace, Israel Must Be Content to Be a Homeland for All Its Citizens - Not All Jews
Israel and Judaism: For Lasting Peace, Israel Must Be Content To Be A Homeland For All Its Citizens--Not All JewsAllan C. Brownfeld is a syndicated columnist and associate editor of the Lincoln Review, a journal published by the Lincoln Institute for...
"Israel and Palestine: Toward a Just Peace-Exploring the U.S. Role"
"Israel and Palestine: Toward a Just Peace--Exploring the U.S. Role"Following 9/11, all plans for activism conferences took on a new significance and a different tack. One held at North Park University in Chicago on Nov. 11 was aptly named "Israel and...
Israeli-Palestinian Peace "Difficult, but Doable," Says William Quandt
Israeli-Palestinian Peace "Difficult, But Doable," Says William QuandtThe United States needs to engage in a new round of diplomacy with the Israelis and Palestinians and shouldn't be concerned that it might be construed as caving in to terrorism, William...
Israeli-Palestinian Peace Must Be Imposed
If all the established powers that be-the United States, the European Union, the Arab League, Israel and the Palestinian Authority-publicly profess to agree on anything, the subject of their agreement should be rigorously examined to determine whether...
Israel's Friends Use Delaying Tactics to Prevent a Just Peace
Israel's Friends Use Delaying Tactics to Prevent a Just PeaceRichard H. Curtiss is the executive editor of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.No matter what surprises remain in the war against the Taliban, it is coming to a close. What should...
Issues in the News: Arabian Peninsula
Saudi Students Flee Harassment: The Nov. 11 Arab News reported that about 300 Saudis studying in the United States left their schools after experiencing harassment at the hands of US. government authorities. One student, Fahad Al-Turki, stated that the...
Issues in the News: Fertile Crescent
French Embassy Returns: According to the Nov. 7 Arab News, French Ambassador Philippe Lecourtier announced the previous day that the French Embassy has moved back to the center of Beirut, where it was located before the outbreak of the 1975-1990 civil...
Issues in the News: Iran/Iraq
Got Cable? As part of a government campaign against "social vice" in Iran, police have revived a crackdown on satellite dishes, which they cite as the cause of several riots. According to the police, the rioters were encouraged to take to the streets...
Issues in the News: Israel/Palestine
War Crimes, Then and Now: The Saudi Gazette reported on Nov. 24 that the United Nations Committee Against Torture, citing "numerous allegations" that Israeli law enforcement officials were abusing Palestinian detainees, called on Israel to stop further...
Issues in the News: North Africa
Algeria Flood Disaster: Algeria's worst flooding in four decades has left a reported 670 people dead, although unofficial numbers run much higher, according to the Nov. 26 Saudi Gazette. Rescuers continue to search for remains of people trapped under...
Issues in the News: The Subcontinent
Spy Games: The Saudi Gazette reported on Nov. 8 that Pakistan had ordered the expulsion of an Indian Embassy official on charges of spying. "Mr. Gupta," according to a statement by Pakistan's Foreign Ministry, "has been found involved in activities incompatible...
Jerusalem Journal: Alone in Their Cage, Palestinians Suffer the Illness of Despair
Jerusalem Journal: Alone in Their Cage, Palestinians Suffer The Illness of DespairSamah Jabr is a medical intern in her native city of Jerusalem. Betsy Mayfield is a writer living in Ames, Iowa.I'm tired, not a new state of affairs for me. I haven't...
Kazakhstan Supports Iran Pipeline Route: Is Israel's Turkish Route Doomed?
Kazakhstan Supports Iran Pipeline Route: Is Israel's Turkish Route Doomed?Andrew I. Killgore is the publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.On Dec. 9 in Kazakhstan's new capital of Astara, President Nursultan Nazarbayev told visiting...
Kuwaiti Journalists Describe Public Opinion after Sept. 11
Kuwaiti Journalists Describe Public Opinion After Sept. 11The Kuwait Information Office in Washington, DC hosted a Nov. 8 panel discussion with the editors-in-chief of Kuwait's major newspapers and other leading figures in journalism. The journalists...
Latest U.S. Veto on Behalf of Israel Gives the Life to Claim of Even-Handedness
As the hero of Sabra and Shatila rampages through the occupied territories to the cheers of most of Congress and the Bush administration, one could almost wish that the Taliban had put up a more prolonged resistance. Their sudden collapse has undermined...
Law Professor Discusses Civil Liberties at Risk
Law Professor Discusses Civil Liberties at RiskThe Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine hosted an Oct. 31 briefing by Howard University law professor Dr. Frank H. Wu. Author of Race in America: Beyond Black and White, Dr. Wu addressed the current...
Lebanon's Phalange Party: Back from the Grave?
America's Sept. 11 ordeal, followed by the war in Afghanistan, made world headlines during the last months of 2001. Even in the Middle East press, other events-with the exception of the Israeli atrocities in Palestine-received minor coverage, if any....
Letter from Levant: Lebanon's Phalange Party; Back from the Grave
Letter From Levant: Lebanon's Phalange Party; Back From the Grave?Sami Moubayed is a Syrian political analyst.America's Sept. 11 ordeal, followed by the war in Afghanistan, made world headlines during the last months of 2001. Even in the Middle East...
Letters to the Editor
Not in Our Name I am primarily writing to ask you if you sell your mailing list, and if so, if I am on this list. Somehow I thought that you did not, or that I requested not to be on such a list. I ask because today I received a mailing with a newsletter...
Mazen Dana Wins International Press Freedom Award
Mazen Dana Wins International Press Freedom AwardThe Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the National Press Club's Freedom of Press Committee hosted a press conference Nov. 14 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to introduce three of...
MEF Views "People and the Land"
MEF Views "People and the Land"Tom Hayes' documentary, "People of the Land," was viewed by members of the Middle East Fellowship at its Nov. 18 meeting and followed by a panel discussion on the realities of this hard-hitting 1997 film.Palestinian-American...
MESA Holds 35th Annual Meeting
MESA Holds 35th Annual MeetingDespite the global economic downturn, travel hassles due to stringent airport security, and alleged threats against the Golden Gate Bridge, the Middle East Studies Association of North America held its 35th annual meeting...
Mimi's American Bistro to Host "Just Peace Cafe" in January
Mimi's American Bistro to Host "Just Peace Cafe" in JanuaryAnas Shallal, Arab-American owner of Mimi's American Bistro, along with Mimi Conway and Ari Roth of Theater J at the Jewish Community Center in Washington, DC, invited peace activists from Washington,...
Muslim Scholars Discuss Role of Faith in Peacemaking
Muslim Scholars Discuss Role of Faith in PeacemakingOn Nov. 7, the U.S. Institute of Peace hosted a conference on "The Role of Religion in Peacekeeping: An Islamic Perspective." Participants included the distinguished Islamic scholars Dr. Abdul Aziz...
Muslims Dispel Myths as Post-9/11 Investigation Details Emerge
Muslims Dispel Myths as Post-9/11 Investigation Details EmergeEloise Davis-Chopin is a writer and editor based in South Florida.Even as federal agents combed Florida for evidence in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, mosques and Middle Eastern associations...
Other People's Mail
Some letters by or to other people are as informative for our readers as anything we might write ourselves. The Long View of History To The Guardian Unlimited, Nov. 13, 2001 (as published online). "History," President Bush said in his U.N. speech on...
Pardon Me, but Your Hate Is Showing
Since the first ship docked on American shores, tales of immigrants achieving their dreams have proliferated in the Old World. Success stories about Shi'i clerics, however, are relatively new. Take, for example, all that Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini has...
PAWA Responds to Crisis at Home and in Palestine
In response to the recent tragedies in Palestine and to the needs of Palestinian women in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland, the Palestinian Women's Association (PAWA) was established on October 21, 2000. PAWA's mission is to organize, support and...
PAWA Responds to Crisis at Home and in Palestine
PAWA Responds to Crisis at Home and in PalestineIn response to the recent tragedies in Palestine and to the needs of Palestinian women in Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland, the Palestinian Women's Association (PAWA) was established on October 21,...
Pen Pals for Peace
Pen Pals for PeaceI first met Taghreed in Beirut's Shatila refugee camp in the summer of 2001. She is a 22-year-old Palestinian girl whose family has lived in Shatila since fleeing their home in 1948. Taghreed's family have been refugees for 53 years,...
Post-Taliban Afghanistan
Post-Taliban AfghanistanProf. M.M. Ali, a Washington, DC-based specialist on South Asia, is a consultant with the United Nations Development Program.Islam advocates moderation in every aspect of life. The Taliban (seekers of truth) took to extremism,...
President Bush Holds Iftar Dinner at White House
President Bush Holds Iftar Dinner at White HousePresident George W. Bush welcomed 50 ambassadors from Muslim nations and other distinguished guests on Nov. 19 to the first White House Iftar dinner in the State Dining Room. During the holy month of Ramadan,...
President Pervez Musharraf Speaks to U.S. Pakistani Community
President Pervez Musharraf Speaks to U.S. Pakistani CommunityNumerous standing ovations accompanied Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's Nov. 11 address to a gathering of Pakistani professionals, students, diplomats and journalists at the Hilton Hotel...
Public Forum on Israel-Palestine
Public Forum on Israel-Palestine"The Role of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in the U.S. War on Terrorism" was the fourth in a series of programs sponsored by The Marin Committee to Understand the Crisis, Students for Social Responsibility of College...
Rally Marks Sixth Anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin's Assassination
Rally Marks Sixth Anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin's AssassinationAfter more than a year of escalating violence, many Israeli peace activists felt too dispirited to attend a Nov. 3 "non-political rally" at Rabin Square in Tel-Aviv. An estimated 80,000 people...
Refusal to Investigate Israel's 1967 Attack on USS Liberty a "No-Brainer": One Legislator's Story
Refusal to Investigate Israel's 1967 Attack on USS Liberty a "No-Brainer": One Legislator's StoryMarlin Schneider is a former assistant Democratic leader of the Wisconsin State Assembly.In the summer of 1998 I received an e-mail from a Wisconsin citizen...
Rights Not a Reward for Good Behavior, but a Basic Entitlement of All Human Beings
Following the Sept. 11 attacks, many in the U.S. and other Western countries asked questions about the grievances of the Muslim world upon which the perpetrators of those murderous actions had sought to capitalize. Well to the fore was the issue of the...
Ritter, Peck Discuss Anti-Iraq Campaign
Ritter, Peck Discuss Anti-Iraq CampaignTo a standing-room-only audience at the Center for Policy Analysis on Palestine on Dec. 7, Scott Ritter, former U.N. chief weapons inspector in Iraq, and retired Ambassador Edward Peck, former chief of mission at...
Shi'i Cleric Realizes His Dreams by Spreading Islam in America
Shi'i Cleric Realizes His Dreams by Spreading Islam in AmericaPat McDonnell Twair is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles.Since the first ship docked on American shores, tales of immigrants achieving their dreams have proliferated in the Old World....
Sojourners Editor Jim Wallis at Peace Lecture Series in Salem
Sojourners Editor Jim Wallis at Peace Lecture Series in SalemAuthor, teacher, preacher and peace activist Jim Wallis, editor of Sojourners magazine and the convener of the National Federation of Churches' "Call to Renewal," addressed a packed church...
Students Fast for Afghans
Students Fast for AfghansIt was reminiscent of the 1970s: students holding floral peace signs and passing out fliers calling for an end to bombing a foreign people. But it was Nov. 8, 2001 on the campus of Occidental College, where students had coordinated...
Talking Turkey: Human Rights, Cyprus Issues Loom over Turkey's EU Aspirations
Talking Turkey: Human Rights, Cyprus Issues Loom Over Turkey's EU AspirationsJon Gorvett is a free-lance journalist based in Istanbul.Turkey's march to Europe has never been easy or straightforward. A history of difficulties, ranging from mild misunderstandings...
Tamping Down a Civil War Sideshow
Tamping Down a Civil War SideshowEugene Bird, a retired foreign service officer, is president of the Council for the National Interest and diplomatic correspondent for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.It may not seem like it, but the Palestinian...
Terrorism, Military Tribunals and the Constitution
Terrorism, Military Tribunals and the ConstitutionOn Nov. 13, 2001, President George W. Bush signed an executive order, passed overwhelmingly by the House and Senate the following day, authorizing "action against those nations, organizations or persons"...
Terrorist Attacks Harden Pro-Israeli Mood in Congress
Terrorist Attacks Harden Pro-Israeli Mood in CongressShirl McArthur, a retired foreign service officer, is a consultant in the Washington, DC area.Even before the terrorist bombings in Israel the first weekend of December, most members of Congress had...
The Bush Administration Declares War on Terrorism, but Ignores Its Causes
The Bush Administration Declares War on Terrorism, But Ignores Its CausesRachelle Marshall is a free-lance editor living in Stanford, CA. A member of the International Jewish Peace Union, she writes frequently on the Middle East."In my reading of European...
The Challenge of "Winning the Peace" in Afghanistan
The Challenge of "Winning the Peace" in AfghanistanAlan L. Heil Jr. is former deputy director of the Voice of America."The U.S. and its allies cannot afford to win the military battle and lose the humanitarian campaign [in Afghanistan]. We have the ability...
The Challenge of "Winning the Peace" in Aghanistan
Special Report "The U.S. and its allies cannot afford to win the military battle and lose the humanitarian campaign [in Afghanistan]. We have the ability to triumph on both fronts and we must." -Kenneth H. Bacon, president of Refugees International,...
The European Press Looks at the Middle East: European Editorialists Question Whether War on Terrorism Should Be Expanded to Iraq
The European Press Looks at the Middle East: European Editorialists Question Whether War On Terrorism Should Be Expanded to IraqLucy Jones is a free-lance journalist based in London.There was much criticism of the bombing of Afghanistan in the European...
The Iranian-U.S. Relationship
The Iranian-U.S. RelationshipDr. Ebrahim Yazdi, foreign minister of the provisional government of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 and current advocate of the freedom movement, lectured Dec. 11 at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC to shed...
United Nations Report: Latest U.S. Veto on Behalf of Israel Gives the Lie to Claim of Even-Handedness
United Nations Report: Latest U.S. Veto on Behalf of Israel Gives The Lie to Claim of Even-HandednessIan Williams is a free-lance journalist based at the United Nations.As the hero of Sabra and Shatila rampages through the occupied territories to the...
Verdict in Trial of Alleged Homosexuals Read amid Weeping and Pandemonium
Rendering a verdict in the controversial case of 52 men tried on suspicion of being homosexual, an Egyptian state security court on Nov. 14 sentenced 23 men to between one and five years for "practicing sexual immorality" and acquitted 29 others. The...
Waco, Jim Jones Cultists No Different Than 9/11 Muslim Terrorists, Says Congressman Cox
Waco, Jim Jones Cultists No Different Than 9/11 Muslim Terrorists, Says Congressman CoxPat and Samir Twair are freelance journalists based in Los Angeles."David Koresh and Jim Jones were termed cultists, shouldn't we also use that term for Muslim terrorists...
WCC Ramadan Message
Following are excerpts from the Ramadan Message to Muslims by Konrad Raiser, general secretary of the World Council of Churches: "The blessed month of Ramadan and the Christian holy time of Advent during which the faithful prepare themselves in fasting...
"We Will Contine Our Struggle", Dr. Hanan Ashrawi Tells Oregon Audience
In her first public address since the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi, Arab League commissioner of information and public policy and representative for the Jerusalem District to the Palestinian Legislative Council, addressed...
"We Will Continue Our Struggle," Dr. Hanan Ashrawi Tells Oregon Audience
"We Will Continue Our Struggle," Dr. Hanan Ashrawi Tells Oregon AudienceSr. Elaine Kelley is the administrative officer of Friends of Sabeel-North America.In her first public address since the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington, Dr. Hanan Ashrawi,...
Whither the Peace Process? Israeli-Palestinian Peace Must Be Imposed
Whither the Peace Process? Israeli-Palestinian Peace Must Be ImposedJohn V. Whitbeck is an international lawyer who writes frequently on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.If all the established powers that be--the United States, the European Union, the...
Whither the Peace Process? Rights Not a Reward for Good Behavior, but a Basic Entitlement of All Human Beings
Whither the Peace Process? Rights Not a Reward for Good Behavior, But a Basic Entitlement of All Human BeingsJohn Gee is a free-lance journalist based in Singapore and the author of Unequal Conflict: The Palestinians and Israel, available from the AET...
Women from Three Religions Discuss Terror, War, and Peace
Women from Three Religions Discuss Terror, War, and PeaceFollowing the tragedy of Sept. 11, Women's Learning Partnership, a women's advocacy organization devoted to rights, development, and peace, hosted a Nov. 7 panel at American University on faith...