Tag: middle east

Israel’s other Arabs

A new book lifts the veil off Israel’s Arab face and shows how, like the Palestinians, Middle Eastern Jews fell victim to political forces beyond their control.

The Middle East must look to the future

By Khaled Diab A secular society confines religion to the spiritual sphere where it belongs, and leaves worldly affairs to human resourcefulness. April 2009 In my previous piece on Arab secularism, both overt and veiled, I promised to consider ways…

تغيير على مستوى الجذور نستطيع أن نؤمن به

بقلـم خالد دياب كان أحد شعارات حملة باراك أوباما الناجحة “تغيير نستطيع أن نؤمن به”. ومع توليه الرئاسة، تغير كل شيء، إلا أن شيئاً لم يتغير بالنسبة لسياسة الولايات المتحدة الخارجية تجاه النزاع الإسرائيلي الفلسطيني. قدم أوباما، مقارنة بسلفه، تحولاً…

Tainted honour

By Khaled Diab The taboo surrounding the cruel murder of family members in the name of honour is slowly being broken. May 2009 Though relatively rare, killing a family member in the name of honour should be a cause for…

Grassroots change we CAN believe in

By Khaled Diab One of Barack Obama’s winning campaign slogans was “change we can believe in”. And with his presidency, everything has changed and nothing has changed when it comes to US foreign policy towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Compared with…