Monthly Archives: October 1978

Editorial

2014-04-13T13:08:05+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 6|

Critical marxist evaluation of women's situation in the Middle East is almost non-existent... In this issue of Khamsin we make an attempt to remedy these deficiencies.

Nigel Disney

2014-04-13T13:08:40+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 6|Tags: |

The members of the Khamsin collective announce with deeply-felt grief the sudden death of Nigel Disney, a dedicated member of our collective. Nigel, born in Nottingham, died at the age of 26 on the 24 June 1978 in a London hospital.

Arab Women – Magida Salman

2014-04-13T13:49:06+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Forbidden Agendas, Khamsin 6|Tags: |

Legislation dealing with marriage, divorce, and the status of women (inferior in all cases) is still based on, or directly inspired by, Koranic law in all the Arab-Islamic states. What role is played by Islam, what is its influence, and how is it used in the oppression of Arab women.

Zionism and its scarecrows – Moshé Machover and Mario Offenberg

2014-04-13T14:03:41+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 6|Tags: , |

This article aims to show how the objective and subjective hench­men of Zionism in the West, in their attempt to fluster the critics of Zionism, present ‘leftist’-tinged arguments in support of the Israeli state, but especially directed against its Jewish opponents of the anti­-Zionist socialist movement inside Israel.

Ideology without revolution: Jewish women in Israel – Dina Hecht and Nira Yuval-Davis

2013-08-13T15:35:28+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Forbidden Agendas, Khamsin 6|Tags: , |

The myth of the supposed liberation and equality of Israeli women, while perhaps gratifying a deep-seated need for feminists in search of identity, cajoles most Israeli women into a state of spirited resignation – content with a public image that bears little or no resemblance to their actual situation.

Book review: The Palestinian Arab National Movement – Musa Budeiri

2014-04-13T16:46:53+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 6|Tags: |

Yehoshua Porath of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has written what will undoubtedly become the standard reference work of the history of the Palestinian national movement, and deservedly so: this despite the fact that at times he seems unable to free himself from his political prejudices, and ab­dicates his professed role of detached historian to don the mantle of the partisan adversary.