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Scholars Warning Against Intellectual Terrorism

Anti-Orientalist, Academia, Orientalism, BDS, Israel

In consortium with the recent successful activities of the BDS movement (Boycott, divestment, and Sanctions against Israel) and following the boycott of the American Studies Association (ASA) of Israeli academic institutions, a group of scholars and intellectuals have issued and signed a statement that warns against actions that threaten freedom of speech and expression. Judith Butler and Rashid Khalidi, who ... Read More »

Egypt, a change on hold

Sectarianism-Arab Spring- Egypr- Anti-Orientalist

Fourteen months after the Egyptian revolution, uncertainty reigns. Walking in Cairo’s streets, I can sense the fear of what tomorrow might bring; but then, a strange feeling settles in. A vibe of energy engulfs the air; I feel its ripples, but struggle to find its source… Passing a group of students talk about politics in the University of Cairo’s main ... Read More »

Canada: Conduit of Israeli Policy Towards Lebanon

Canada- Israel- Lebanon- Hezbollah- CBC- Terrorism- Hariri- Harper

It might be sheer coincidence that the last two prosecutors in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) are Canadians. Daniel Bellemare, who held the position since 2009, is now being replaced by Norman Farrell. Nevertheless, this “coincidence” is particularly telling of the increased Canadian interest and involvement in the Hariri assassination case and the politics of the Middle East at ... Read More »

About Burgas, Hezbollah, and Canada.


Bulgaria has recently accused Hezbollah to be behind the Burgas blast that killed 5 Israeli tourists and a bus driver last July. The Bulgarian foreign minister Mr. Tsvetan  Tsvetanov stated in a press conference that: “ A reasonable assumption, I repeat a reasonable assumption, can be made that the two of them were members of the militant wing of Hezbollah.” ... Read More »

Insight on sectarianism in post-2005 Lebanon


Sectarianism is inbuilt into the confessional nature of the political system in Lebanon but recent developments have given it a new twist.  Over the years, the terms sectarianism and Lebanon have become virtually synonymous. The confessional nature of the political system in the country distributes public offices and national resources according to sectarian quotas. This has made the system susceptible ... Read More »

Remembering the Massacre

Sabra and Shatila- Israeli Terrorism- Oritentalism- Anti-Orientalism

Thirty-one years ago, this day, the massacre of Sabra and Shatila took place in one overpopulated refugee camp on the outskirts of the Lebanese capital Beirut. An unconfirmed number of four thousand unarmed civilians were slaughtered in an operation foreseen by the Israelis and carried out by their Lebanese allies in the context of the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon. ... Read More »