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The U.S. President Donald Trump has officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 7, 2017, and announced the plan to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
7 December 2017, by Jasper A. Kiepe and Salma Khamis This article is the second installment in a three-part series: In the first article, we gave an overview on the situation in Egypt with respect to sexual harassment, and violence against women more generally. In this piece, we examine the...
MEMRI TV Clip No. 6274 highlighted the November 5 interview with firebrand lawyer Nabīh al-Waḥsh, who stated on Egyptian TV, “I'm proud to be anti-Semitic,” and “if I see any Israeli, I will kill him.”
MEMRI TV Clip No. 6274 highlighted the November 5 interview with firebrand lawyer Nabīḥ al-Waḥsh, who stated on Egyptian TV, “I'm proud to be anti-Semitic,” and “if I see any Israeli, I will kill him.”
Slightly more than one hundred years ago on November 2, 1917, the Balfour Declaration was signed. The recently celebrated anniversary of the declaration led to expressions of appreciation, critique, hope, and fear through global media outlets, such as the Huffington Post, The Guardian, and the...
Slightly more than one hundred years ago on November 2, 1917, the Balfour Declaration was signed. The recently celebrated anniversary of the declaration led to expressions of appreciation, critique, hope, and fear through global media outlets, such as the Huffington Post, The Guardian, and the...
Social Capital and Local Water Management in Egypt (AUC Press 2016) is the first major publication by Dālyā M. Gūda, PhD., a development professional with years of experience with international development organizations.
On November 19, Christians of al-Fashn in the governorate of Banī Swayf will gather for the 40th day anniversary of Father Samʿān Shiḥāta’s death. This is a custom widely observed by Muslims and Christians alike, probably dating back to pharaonic days. In light of this occasion, please find...
About the Authors: Mette Toft Nielsen completed her M.A. degree in Culture, Communication and Globalization in Aalborg University, Denmark in 2013. Nielsen began her career at the Center for Arab-West Understanding, researching the reasons why people choose to emigrate for her M.A. thesis....
With a weakening economy, populism on the rise, and the hunt for scapegoats, personal rights and freedoms seem to be on the decline in Egypt. People live in fear for their right to exist and to live a peaceful life, due to a lack of social acceptance, as well as pressure from the government....
The second major publication by economist and urban planner David Sims, renowned author of Understanding Cairo. The Logic of a City Out of Control (AUC Press, 2010), is titled Egypt’s Desert Dreams (AUC Press, 2014). Sims is an American scholar who has been based in Egypt since 1974.
This article is the first part of a series of three: In the first part, we give an overview on the situation in Egypt, in the second part we will examine the legal framework, and in the final part, both victims and authors will comment on the situation. Cairo was voted to be “the most dangerous...
  As a follow-up to my interview with a Cairene Protestant pastor, I asked Cornelis Hulsman, Editor-in-Chief of Arab-West Report, for an interview on pious fraud. “I first learned about the term Pious Fraud from my long-time friend Dr. Otto Meinardus, German scholar and former pastor of the Maadi...
On Saturday, September 30, 2017, a female South Korean tourist (36) was killed in Siwa, the capital city of a remote oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert with the same name. The victim was stabbed several times, by an Egyptian man (27) from Alexandria, whom she has been meeting in Cairo prior to...
Western travel advice about Siwa is not entirely uniform. Please find below an overview of the travel advice of EU and non-EU countries regarding Siwa. The travel advisories from other languages than English were translated with help of Google translate and edited for readability. Quotes are...
Editor: Mona El Nadouri [Munā al-Nadūrī] has contributed for a period of two months to the Interview Documentation Project in which recordings of old interviews are summarized and made ready for placement in Arab-West Report. Texts and recordings are also placed in the EASY database of the Data...
Editor: We were very pleased to have Shen Shangyun working with us for a full year researching Coptic Christianity and in particular the Holy Family tradition. Shen is from mainland China and belongs to the growing indigenous Christian community. Most Chinese are not religious, but Shen’s mother...
The New York Times Magazine published a detailed report about the torture and murder of ItalianPhD student Giulio Regeni who focused in his study on Egyptian street vendors’ union, “hoping to assess their union’s potential to drive political and social change.” He disappeared on the 25th of January...
Editor AWR: This view is expressed by Rekaya el-Hafi [Ruqayya al-Hāfī], a Tunisian humanitarian activist who was born and raised in a Muslim family but represents the Eglise Reformé de Tunis in its relation between the Tunisian government and civil society. Tunisia’s constitution advocates freedom...
Yesterday I obtained a residence visa for three years based on marriage to my Egyptian wife Sawsan. I  spent the entire day (from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm) in the Mugamma [Mujamaʿ], an administrative governmental building operating under the Ministry of Interior where official and residency documents are...
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