Links May 8th to May 10th
Links from my del.icio.us account for May 8th through May 10th:
- The Arabist Review » Nawal Saadawi at PEN - "Saadawi is in a strange place where she is considered an icon of feminist resistance to oppression in the West, and a beyond-the-pale kook or crank in her own country."
- The Israeli-Jewish Collective Memory of the Israeli-Arab/Palestinian Conflict - Columbia Uni study on Israeli-Jewish perceptions of the conflict and the peace process. Shows most are still largely convinced of Zionist narrative, have very skewed view of history.
- BBC NEWS | Middle East | Iran court hears reporter appeal - Roxana Saberi's appeal.
- Pakistan faces biggest human flood since 1947 - Asia, World - The Independent - "Aid groups have warned of a human tide of up to 500,000 people fleeing their homes. The UN said an estimated 200,000 have fled the Swat valley and its main town, Mingora, in the past few days alone, while another 300,000 are poised to flee if they get the chance. This would create a total of one million people forced from their homes by fighting in the past 12 months. It represents the biggest internal displacement of people in Pakistan since independence more than 60 years ago."
- The Associated Press: Lebanese gays take fight for their rights public - Helem gay rights group in Lebanon openly advocates against laws criminalizing homosexuality.
- Reporters have a Jones for NSC profiles - Jonathan Martin and Ben Smith - POLITICO.com - Press attacks on NSC head James Jones, as his views on Palestine are under scrutiny.
- Is It Clinton vs. Jones? - On Israel-Palestine?
- NYRB podcast: David Hare performs "Wall" - Monologue on Israel-Palestine. [MP3]
- Obama to reach out to Muslims in Egypt speech - So the Turkey speech was not that speech, and he will be coming to Cairo. But where will he speak?
- Ladies of Leisure - BBC Radio 4 podcast: "elicity Finch travels to Saudi Arabia to find out about a controversial women-only hotel. With its own bell-women and female management team, the Luthan Hotel aims to take advantage of a new rule allowing women in Saudi Arabia to stay in hotels without a male chaperone. Felicity meets some of the staff and guests to hear about their lives and experiences. Some people see the hotel as a sign of progress, but others say that it simply reinforces gender segregation in a nation where women are not even allowed to drive."
- Jesus killed Mohammed: The crusade for a Christian military—By Jeff Sharlet (Harper's Magazine) - On Christian fundamentalism in the US army.
- Tamim Al Barghouti - Comme une bouteille jetée à la mer! - Video of young Palestinian poet Tamim al-Barghouti.
- Arab Media & Society | Historicizing Arab blogs: Reflections on the transmission of ideas and information in Middle Eastern history - Brian Ulrich.
- Ceci’s Watson Journey - Blog of researcher examining Jewish communities in the Arab world and Egypt in particular.
- Egyptians to Obama: Mubarak not welcome in USA : AZ IMC - Is this an organization (I see no name) or an individual (Alaadin al-Asar): "American/Egyptian civic organizations called upon President Obama today to reconsider receiving President Mubarak of Egypt at the White House. Mubarak is expected to visit the United States this month. Today, Egypt is at dangerous crossroads. As Mubarak enters his 28th year in power and his ninth decade, Egypt’s future is more uncertain than ever. Many Egyptians argue that Mubarak’s regime is on the verge of collapse. "
- Egypt rejects reports of nuclear probe - Playing down reports...
- Egypt's foreign reserves dip more than 7 percent - Yahoo! Finance - Seven months of imports' worth left, govt. reducing social expenditures. Unavoidable.