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

2020-06-30T16:19:48+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

2020-06-30T16:21:46+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

2020-06-27T13:13:54+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.

Reply to Ja’far ‒ Salim Tamari

2020-06-27T13:13:14+03:00October 10, 1978|Categories: Articles, Khamsin 6|Tags: |

Salim Tamari responds to Mohammed Ja'far's article on the PLO and the Palestinian national liberation movement: Only in the occupied territories (and Israel) do Palestinians have a 'proper' (though dislocated) and differentiated class structure. But there all forms of class consciousness are being submerged by the realities of national oppression in the daily confrontation with the occupier.