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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...
Belgian intern Cleo Mampaey interned between January 17 and June 3, 2019, with the Center for Arab-West Understanding. During her internship, she visited Belgian prisoner Lesley Maras who has been in an Egyptian prison since 2006 because he had been so stupid to accept wrong counseling to take...
Anna-Maria Horschig, Bachelor of Linguistics, University of Leipzig, came for an internship to the Center for Arab-West Understanding through AIESEC-Ain Shams University. AIESEC had a number of cancellations of internships at other organizations in Egypt which explains why we had this year more...
Italian intern Erica Canova interned between June 11 and July 20, 2019. Erica obtained her Bachelor of Philosophy and Human Sciences (with honours) at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice in 2018. Earlier, in 2017, she received a merit award for the best students at university. Erica has a great...
For many years expatriate churches in Cairo organize regular visits to foreign prisoners at Qanater prison. French-Moroccan intern Dina Bouchkouch visited foreign female prisoners, including two Moroccans, in Qanater prison on August 6. Dina visited the Moroccan Embassy in Cairo as she had promised...
In a quiet Maʿādi suburb in Cairo, Dr. Sammy Muthini Muthuka, Kenyan professor at the Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi, is set to give a two-part, two day lecture about conflict resolution and peace building. These took place on September 24, 2019 and October 1, 2019. His audience are mostly...
The Egyptian Moral Rearmament Association (EMRA) celebrated on November 29 and 30 its 30th anniversary. The Moral Rearmament Association is the name of the organization when it was founded in Switzerland before the Second World War. In Europe and most other countries the name was changed to...
This internship at the Center for Arab-West Understanding between September 1, 2019-December 15, 2019was an obligatory part of Veronica Merlo’s studies at Sciences Po Paris PSIA, Master in International Security, Regional concentration: the Middle East. Thematic concentration: Media and Writing....
It is a sunny winter morning in Cairo when I and a small group from the Maadi Community Church (MCC) take the road for al-Qanāṭir prison. Located in al-Qanāṭir area, at the apex of the Nile Delta, al-Qanāṭir prison includes the only big female prison in Egypt. In addition, the complex hosts a...
Russian intern Yana Kabirova interned with the Center for Arab-West Understanding between December 10 and December 31, 2018. Her chief interest was in extremism in the Muslim world and thus we introduced her to Professor Abdallah Schleifer, a prominent Middle East expert, chief editor of The Muslim...

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