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Prominent Dutch humanitarian activist and friend of Arab-West Report Henk Glimmerveen passed away on May 1.[1] In February 2020, the Maadi Messenger asked me to write about how I have changed during the years that I have been involved in intercultural dialogue.[2] As I consider my life, Henk...
AWR reader Henk Glimmerveen asked us on October 2019 to view the documentary titled “The Valley of Salt,” broadcasted on October 18 by the Evangelische Omroep (EO, Evangelical Broadcasting Company). The parents of the filmmaker, Christophe Magdy Saber [Christophe Majdī Ṣābir], both Coptic...
Background: The Dutch Koolstra family has been released after being kidnapped in Yemen in 1999. Cornelis Hulsman interviews the family for the first time after their release by phone. The exact date of the telephone interview is not known but it was shortly after the interview with Truus Wierdsma....
Background: The Palestinian Ambassador to the UN and nephew of the late Yāssir ʿArafāt, Nāṣir al-Qudwa, is also the former Palestinian Foreign Minister and a member of Fataḥ. At an FPA press conference, al-Qudwa is asked to share his expectations of the UN, what they will do in regards to the...
Background: The following tape is of a radiobroadcast by the Evangelische Omroep (Evangelical Broadcasting Company). The radiobroadcast is of an interview with Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī and another interview with Father Dr. Christiaan van Nispen on al-Badrī’s views on Christians. Al-Badrī has made...
Background: The following tape concerns a recording for an EO radiobroadcast of Cornelis Hulsman interviewing a Jordan politician; ʿAbd al-Raʾūf al-Rawābdah in 1995; he became the Prime Minister of Jordan in 1999. The interview is in regards to the Jordan-Israeli peace settlements. The rest of the...
Background: Metropolitan Bīshūy, an Orthodox Copt is seen by many as a controversial figure for his outspoken statements in regards to other Christian denominations. In this interview, he is asked to comment on the Christian traditions in Egypt and refer to the Bible stories in regards to the Holy...
Previously, I have written in Arab-West Report about people who have influenced me, such as former Dutch Consul-General to Saudi Arabia, Daniel van der Meulen (1894–1989), who stimulated my interest in the Arab world and Muslim-Christian relations. Syrian-Orthodox Bishop, Samuel Aktash of the Tur...
The author discusses the prevalence of rumors in Egypt and how often the consequences of such rumors are more serious than their original cause. He notes the work of Drs. Hulsman in researching the factual events of claims of Christian persecution and Muslim outrage and in providing an electronic...

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