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Dear Sir, When I started my journey from India, I had a few apprehensions, few worries, few concerns and a lot of hopes. Over the time, the apprehensions and worries blurred, concerns vanished although my hopes grew stronger. Hopes to venture into something adventurous, hopes to learn something new...
It was a ten-day walk from the village of Erra in Eritrea to Sudan. Aman and Meron, are two students at the CAWU Learning center in Cairo. They left their family behind at age 14 and 17. Annually tens of thousands of Eritreans leave the country to escape the harsh compulsory military service. Just...
  Recently, we witnessed what many in the Arab World thought would never happen. Some say we witnessed the impossible. Countries once thought of as enemies are becoming allies, and the Palestinian  cause that once unified the Arab world is now fading away. New alliances are formed, others destroyed...
Mr. Nabil Youssef [Nabīl Yūsuf], office director of the Cairo Foreign Press Association, asked Cornelis Hulsman to announce the death of FPA chairman Volkhard Windfuhr to the FPA members. Hulsman has been an FPA board member between 1995 and 2009 and served as its general secretary between 2003 and...
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...
Throughout his life, AWR friend Henk Glimmerveen (1923-2020) showed that engaged citizens can make a difference.
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...
This paper begins by reviewing Egypt’s post-2011 transition prior to 2013, which includes briefs on the 2011-2012 parliamentary elections, the 2012 presidential elections, and unrest and sectarian violence during the period between Ḥusnī Mubārak’s overthrow and the summer of 2013.
Dutch Prime Minister Andreas van Agt, 1977-1982, visited Egypt in 2006 in support of the work of Arab-West Report, the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT) and the Center for Arab-West Understanding, an NGO then waiting for a approval by the Ministry of Social Solidarity which...
Dutch Arabist Eildert Mulder refers to a text in Deuteronomy 22:20-21 in relation to a tragic example of honor killing in the occupied Palestinian area. The text in Deuteronomy is part of the laws on sexual relations. The relevant section reads: “13 Suppose a man marries a woman, but after going in...

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