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On the “Arab Spring”: Thinking Beyond the Moment (III)
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It is obvious that a wind of change has blown across the Arab world, for the good: the toppling of tyrants, the drafting of a new constitution in Tunisia, the emergence of civil society, not always powerful, but which cannot be ignored.

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The return of ‘puppy jihad’
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You may remember from last year the laughable story about the Muslim Brotherhood using puppies as weapons by dousing them in petrol, setting them on fire and then throwing them at the Egyptian army. Both Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller reduced themselves to objects of ridicule by taking that nonsense seriously.




Racist slurs scrawled in Arab Jerusalem area
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Israeli police have said that vandals have slashed car tyres and sprayed a bus with hate graffiti in a predominantly Arab neighbourhood in Jerusalem, the latest in a series of similar incidents.




On the “Arab Spring”: Thinking Beyond the Moment (p.II)
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Disconnected commentators tend to associate all the problems in the Arab world with Islam, whether in order to explain the lack of democracy, overall poor economic performance, or even the complex status of women’s rights, always promptly manipulated by Islamophobes.




Northeastern University SJP chapter suspended as members are subjected to police interrogation
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On March 7, members of Northeastern University’s Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) were informed by the school’s Center for Student Involvement that their chapter had been suspended for at least a year.




On the “Arab Spring”: Thinking Beyond the Moment (I)
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More than three years ago the Arab world was plunged into turmoil by Mohamed Bouazizi’s self-immolation. The flames from Bouazizi’s act of despair set the region ablaze in revolt; a signal for Tunisians and Arabs in general to take to the streets and let their voices be heard.




Knesset passes bill distinguishing between Muslim and Christian Arabs
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The Knesset on Monday approved a controversial law, whose ultimate aim, according to its sponsor, is to distinguish between Muslim and Christian Arab citizens and to heighten involvement of Christians in Israeli society.




Ariel “The Butcher of Beirut” Sharon Was A War Criminal
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Sharon will go down as one of history’s villains, akin to the likes of Slobadan Milosevic. It was nauseating watching and reading Western mainstream media and political leaders whitewashing former Israeli Prime Minister/war criminal Ariel Sharon’s legacy.




Palestinian mosque set on fire in suspected hate crime
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Vandals set fire to a mosque early Wednesday morning in the Palestinian village Deir Istiya in the northern West Bank, in a suspected hate crime by Jewish vandals. Light damage was caused to the door of the mosque as the fire did not spread.




Jerusalem Councilman Aryeh King to Muslims: “Leave Israel”
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The last time we met Aryeh King he was running for Jerusalem city council under the banner ofJudaizing Jerusalem and blatant racism. He is trying to follow up on his promises by telling Muslims to leave Israel.