Khamsin – An Anthology (1976-1983): FORBIDDEN AGENDAS: Intolerance and Defiance in the Middle East

Selected and Introduced by Jon Rothscild
Al Saqi Books, 1984, Distributed by Zed Press

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Women

Civil War in Lebanon

  • In the Maelstrom of Confessionalism – by Nada Kadir

To Live Together ‒ a Dialogue between Said Hammami and Moshé Machover

2017-10-07T20:25:30+03:00October 1, 1984|Categories: Documents, Forbidden Agendas|Tags: , , |

Whatever may be said about Hammami's political views on particular points, there is no denying the non-sectarianism of his attitude to the Israeli Jewish population: he recognizes that they constitute a nationality just as much as the Palestinian Arabs, and that they, too, are entitled to national right in Palestine. To hear a Palestinian spokesman say this was not necessarily congenial to fanatics on both sides.

Iran: Islam and the struggle for socialism ‒ Mohammad Ja’far [Kanan Makiya] and Azar Tabari [Afsaneh Najmabadi]

2020-10-11T13:12:17+03:00July 10, 1981|Categories: Articles, Forbidden Agendas, Khamsin 8|Tags: , |

None of the expectations, predictions and prognoses of left circles, whether inside or outside Iran, have been confirmed by the passage of time. The speed with which a highly repressive and deeply reactionary regime has emerged, in the wake of colossal mass mobilisations involving millions, has left many in political shock and disillusionment.

Eli Lobel

2013-12-29T04:54:06+02:00July 10, 1980|Categories: Articles, Forbidden Agendas, Khamsin 7|Tags: |

Khamsin is bereaved. Eli Lobel, editor and founder of our journal, has died tragically on Thursday, October 4th 1979. The life-story of this outstanding revolutionary socialist and great internationalist is, in more than one way, the story of a whole generation, the tragedies and noble struggles of a whole epoch.

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.

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.