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Invitation: Two Public Events on the Impact and Legality of "Firing Zone 918" Under International Humanitarian Law (Ramallah, 11 October 2012)

Diakonia International Humanitarian Law Resource Centre is pleased to invite you to two public events on the impact and legality of “Firing Zone 918” under International Humanitarian Law (IHL). The events are organized on the occasion of the visit of Prof. Michael Bothe, Professor emeritus of international law from ...  Read More »

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Censorship in Lebanon: Law and Practice

[The following report was issued by Marsad Al-Raqba (The Censorship Observatory) in January 2012.]  Censorship in Lebanon: Law and Practice Executive Summary This study aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of censorship in Lebanon, which will hopefully allow the many local artistic and cultural ...  Read More »

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Beirut Event -- Inverted Worlds: Congress on Cultural Motion in the Arab Region (4-8 October 2012)

Inverted Worlds: Congress on Cultural Motion in the Arab Region Beirut, Lebanon 4 - 8 October 2012 The Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) is pleased to announce Inverted Worlds – Congress on Cultural Motion in the Arab Region, to take place in Beirut from 4 to 8 October 2012. Artists, activists and academics ...  Read More »

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Text of Abbas' Speech to the UN General Assembly, 2012

[The following statement was made by President and Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at the U.N. General Assemby on 27 September, 2012. It was published by Information Clearing House.] I wish to begin by extending congratulations to the President of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Vuk ...  Read More »

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Text of Netanyahu's Speech to the UN General Assembly, 2012

[The following statement was made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the U.N. General Assemby on 27 September, 2012. It was published by the The Algemeiner.]   It’s a pleasure to see the General Assembly presided by the Ambassador from Israel, and it’s good to see all of you, distinguished ...  Read More »

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Palestine Conditions "More Brutal" Than in U.S. South of 50 Years Ago, Says Author Alice Walker (Interview Transcript)

Alice Walker has been a longtime advocate for the rights of Palestinians. Last summer, she was one of the activists on the U.S. ship that attempted to sail to Gaza as part of the Freedom Flotilla aimed at challenging Israel’s embargo of the Gaza Strip. Alice Walker also serves on the jury of the Russell Tribunal on ...  Read More »

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The Wine Festival at the Big Mosque in Bir el-Sabe

Although the Beer el-Sabe (Beer Sheva) Municipality and the local Islamic council eventually compromised and moved the tables selling wine at the Beer Sheva Wine Festival (see Adalah’s Letter to the AG: Stop the Wine Festival) outside of the Big Mosque courtyard, the festival created a general wave of angry reactions ...  Read More »

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Call for Participants -- Mideast Wire's The Exchange: City-Focused Conferences in Beirut, Tunis, & Turkey

The Exchange is an effort by Mideastwire.com and its partners to promote understanding and academic enrichment through a variety of city-focused conferences in and around the Middle East. During their stay, typically lasting from one to two weeks, students and professionals from around the world engage directly ...  Read More »

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Press Release and Video: Russell Tribunal on Palestine

Noam Chomsky, Alice Walker, and Angela Davis at the Russell Tribunal on Palestine New York City, October 6-7, 2012 The world's most prominent public intellectual Noam Chomsky, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, and the civil rights leader Angela Davis will be offering and ...  Read More »

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Divided We Stand: Libya's Enduring Conflicts

[The following report was issued by International Crisis Group on 14 September 2012.]  Divided We Stand: Libya's Enduring Conflicts  Executive Summary  The 11 September killing of the U.S. ambassador and three of his colleagues is a stark reminder of Libya’s security challenges. It also should serve ...  Read More »

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Press Release: The River Has Two Banks

The politics of segregation has greatly hindered a collective understanding of shared realities and common histories across the east and west banks of the River Jordan. As individuals who are invested in the relationship between Palestine and Jordan, the historical trajectory of the two compels us to examine where we ...  Read More »

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Reports Roundup (September 29)

[The following list is a compilation of the reports, statements, and other materials featured on the Jadaliyya Reports Page this past week.] Living Under Drones: Death, Injury, and Trauma to Civilians from US Drone Practices in Pakistan This study, published jointly by centers at Stanford Law School and NYU ...  Read More »

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Call for Applications: PARC Fellowship for Scholars Conducting Field-Based Research on Palestine, 2013-2014

The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its 14th annual round of competition for post-doctoral and doctoral research fellowships in Palestinian Studies for 2013 - 2014. To be eligible for research fellowships, the following criteria must be met: The research project must make a contribution ...  Read More »

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UNHCR Releases New Guidelines for Detention of Asylum-Seekers

[The following press release and guidelines were issued by the United Nations High Commission on Refugees on 21 September 2012.] Press Release The UN refugee agency on Friday issued new guidelines on the detention of asylum-seekers and said UNHCR was concerned at its growing use in a number of countries. "The ...  Read More »

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NYC Event -- Feminisms in the Time of Empire: Complicities, Contestations, and Solidarities (29 September 2012)

Feminisms in the Time of Empire: Complicities, Contestations and Solidarities Saturday, 29 September 12:00-3:00 Institute for Public Knowledge 20 Cooper Square Discourses of race, gender and sexuality have served an important ideological function within imperialist projects. The current phase of US imperialism is ...  Read More »

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California's Largest Student Union Votes to Condemn Attempts at Silencing Dissent

[The following statement was issued by the University of California Student Association on 15 September 2012.] The University of California Student Association, which represents hundreds of thousands of students at all ten UC campuses, passed a resolution today condemning recent attempts to censure boycott and ...  Read More »

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Living Under Drones: Death, Injury, and Trauma to Civilians from US Drone Practices in Pakistan

[The following report was issued by the International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic at Stanford Law School and the Global Justice Clinic at the NYU School of Law.]  Living Under Drones: Death, Injury, and Trauma to Civilians from US Drone Practices in Pakistan Executive Summary & ...  Read More »

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Letter Concerning Suspension of Department of Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University

[The following letter was written by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA).] Minister of Education Gideon Sa’ar Ministry of Education Government of Israel Sent via email gsaar@knesset.gov.il Dear Minister Sa’ar, It is with great consternation that I ...  Read More »

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An Open Letter From California Scholars for Academic Freedom to the 66 Co-authors of California House Resolution 35

[Coauthors of HR 35: California Assembly Members Linda Haldeman, Bonnie Lowenthal and: Achadjian, Beall, Block, Blumenfield, Butler, Cook, Fong, Furutani, Galgiani, Gatto, Gordon, Hagman, Mansoor, Miller, Monning, Portantino, and Williams, Alejo, Allen, Atkins, Bill Berryhill, Bonilla, Brownley, Buchanan, Charles ...  Read More »

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What a Seven Day Teachers' Strike Can Accomplish: Key Contract Issues

On 10 September 2012, approximately twenty-nine thousand members of the Chicago Teachers Union began a seven-day strike protesting a host of encroachments on their rights as workers and educators on the part of the Chicago Board of Education. While various news reports have detailed the final contract agreement, the ...  Read More »

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Call for Applicants: Training Module on Building Knowledge in Media Policy for Arab Countries (Cairo, 27 Nov. - 6 Dec., 2012)

The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy’s Executive Education at the American University in Cairo, announces the second round of its program entitled "Building Knowledge in Media Policy for Arab Countries in Transition" from November 27 to December 6, 2012. The training will be delivered in Arabic ...  Read More »

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NYC Event: Translating the Maghreb after the Arab Spring (NYC, 23 September 2012)

Translating the Maghreb after the Arab Spring Sunday, 23 September 2012 5 – 6 pm Brooklyn Borough Hall Community Room (209 Joralemon Street) The PEN Translation Committee Presents North African Writing in the Wake of the Arab Spring. Noted translators, editors, and poets Pierre Joris (Exile Is My ...  Read More »

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Open Letter Regarding the Detention of Zakaria Zubeidi

[The following letter was issued by a number of concerned individuals in response to the Palestinian Authority's detention and treatment of Zakaria Zubeidi, co-founder of the Freedom Theater.] Open letter regarding the detention of Zakaria Zubeidi, co-founder of the Freedom Theatre. For the attention of ...  Read More »

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Conference: Aesthetics and Politics - Counter-Narratives, New Publics, and the Role of Dissent in the Arab World (Cairo, 16-26 Sep. 2012)

"Aesthetics and Politics: Counter-Narratives, New Publics, and the Role of Dissent in the Arab World" is the theme of the International Summer Academy the research program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME) of the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien and the ‘Center for ...  Read More »

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Democracy Now! Interview with Islamic Scholar Tariq Ramadan on the Growing Mideast Protests and "Islam & the Arab Awakening"

As anti-U.S. protests spread across the Middle East, we’re joined by Tariq Ramadan, professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University and visiting professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies in Qatar. Ramadan is considered one of the most prominent Muslim intellectuals in Europe and was named by Time ...  Read More »

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The Economic Question for Palestinians in Israel (Jadal Issue 14, July 2012)

[The following is the Table of Contents of the latest issue of Jadal, a quarterly journal published by Mada al-Carmel] Jadal Issue 14, July 2012 The Economic Question for Palestinians In Israel Editorial Mtanes Shehadeh Analytical Papers Towards Redefining the Economic Inferiority of the Palestinians in ...  Read More »

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PACBI Thank You Letter to Mashrou' Leila

[The following letter was issued on 7 September 2012 by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI).] Dear Mashrou' Leila:   We at the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) wish to salute you for your principled decision not to perform ...  Read More »

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Delivered into Enemy Hands: US-Led Abuse and Rendition of Opponents to Gaddafi's Libya

[The following report is the latest from Human Rights Watch (HRW) on the relationship between the US rendition program and the now-deposed Qaddafi regime.] When rebel forces overtook Tripoli in August 2011, prison doors were opened and office files exposed, revealing startling new information about Libya's relations ...  Read More »

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US Democracy in Action: DNC Chairperson Forces Through Reversal on Democrat's Jerusalem Position (Video)

The following video shows the "vote" that occured on 5 September 2012 during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to amend the Democractic Party's national platform, which had previously been adopted at the DNC on 4 September 2012. Initially, and up until this "vote," the platform made no ...  Read More »

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Letter Concerning Interruption of Study of Four Medical Students at King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia

[The following letter was written by the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA).] Dr. Abdullah Mohammed Al-Rubaish President, King Faisal University via email aalrubaish@kfu.edu.sa; president@ud.edu.sa Dr. Waleed Albu-Ali Dean, College of Medicine, King Faisal ...  Read More »

About Reports Page

Jadaliyya’s Reports Page is a forum for disseminating statements, images, and videos produced by people on the ground in the region, as well as highlighting events and publications from/about the region. As such, the Reports Page features a broad range of content, including eye witness accounts of events (in textual, photgraphic, or video format), statements and press releases of interest, calls for participation in events and publications, report-backs from various events, and reports published by different local, regional and international organizations. Inclusion on the Reports Page does constitute endorsement of the analysis, but rather a means of highlighting items of interest produced through other organizations and publications. If you have questions or comments, or would like us to consider featuring something on the Reports Page, please email us at Reports@jadaliyya.com.

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