A critical-analytic review of "The Civil Administration, Judea and Samaria, Annual Report, 18th year of Administration, 1984".
This excellent book recounts and documents a significant piece of Middle Eastern history; and it does so in a humane way, full of empathy for the Iraqi Jews who, like Abbas Shiblak himself ‒ a Palestinian refugee from Haifa ‒ were victims of Zionism.
Notwithstanding her condition, the Arab woman shares with her sisters a common fate: a life of renunciation, of captivity, in a hyper-male society.
It was World War II and its consequences that prompted leftist and feminist-minded women to become increasingly articulate about the problems affecting women in Egypt.
Palestinian women are conscious of the dialectical nature of their struggle: both the political struggle for national liberation and the need to bring social change within the society.
A first-hand account of life as a Palestinian female political prisoner in Israel, the conflicts and relationships between inmates – both Jewish and Arab – and the struggles against prison authorities.
An in-depth study by Israeli socialist-feminist Nira Yuval-Davis looking at the constraints put on Israeli women by the zionist state, examining the role of Israeli Jewish women as reproducers of the national collectivity and their role in the "demographic race".
While Khamsin books will continue to provide thofough and analytical articles, we now intend to produce a parallel forum for discussion and debate, which will be circulated amongst all those who wish to take part in it.
Introductory statement by the Committee for the Defence of the Democratic Rights of the Iranian People, organizers of the daylong symposium on the Iran-Iraq war held in New York on 8 September 1984.
The Iran-Iraq war is not a colonial war, not an imperialist extension of some great power's zone of influence, nor is it a proxy conflict. It is the Third World's first truly indigenous great war, and this time we have no outsider to blame but ourselves.
The war simply could not have continued at this level of carnage and destruction for this long without the oil revenues of the protagonists and Iraq's Arab neighbours.
A critique of the Iranian intellectual left who had their dogmas – particularly those around anti-imperialist struggle – shattered by the events of the revolution; and interesting information about the development of the Iranian socialist movement.
The Iranian utilization of the war for 'state-forming' purposes resembles the practice of fascist regimes. Another similarity between fascism and the absolutism of Islamic ideology is the expansionist idea of exporting the Islamic revolution.
This is not an anti imperialist war. This is a war of local ambitions: President Saddam Hussein's opportunism and regional reaction to Iran's revolutionary promise were responsible for Iraq's initial aggression in 1980. And Ayatollah Khomeini has a great deal to do with prolonging the agony.
Arab Nationalism, the Palestinian Struggle and an Economic Scenario for a Potential Arab Unity – ‘Adel Samara
The bourgeois Arab nationalism failed to achieve its avowed aims: economic independence and the liberation of occupied Arab territory. Despite its failures, the Arab bourgeoisie still holds power throughout the Arab homeland, and has intentionally amplified the unevenness of economic development between the Arab countries.
A critical review of two books on the Iranian revolution: despite theur shortcomings, both books make important contributions to discussions surrounding an understanding of the Iranian revolution – something that still eludes us all.