Fouzi El-Asmar on Mohamed Morsi and Immediate Challenges


by Fouzi El-Asmar                                                                                                                                                                       July 5, 2012

[in Arabic]

Egyptian President-elect Dr. Mohamed Morsi faces many challenges, especially during his first term in office, with all eyes and ears on his every word and movement. Therefore it will be very important for him to proceed with great caution… [read more]

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Continuing the Palestinian Struggle: An Interview with Fouzi El-Asmar


by Terri Ginsberg                                                                                                                                                                   February 19, 2012

For over 50 years, Fouzi El-Asmar has been one of the most important public intellectuals of the Palestinian liberation struggle. ICMES Board member Terri Ginsberg sat and talked with Dr. El-Asmar in Bethesda, Maryland, where he has lived for 34 years, about his writing, his activism, and his present views about the Israeli situation and the Palestinian struggle. [read more]

An October 8, 2012 follow-up interview is available here, and is excerpted variously here and here.

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Has the Iraq War Ended?


by Fouzi El-Asmar                                                                                                                                                                  December 22, 2011

[in Arabic]

The departure of US troops from Iraq at the beginning of 2012, the end of the war and internal conflicts, does not mean that Iraq has become free and independent in every sense, but it does undoubtedly mark the historic victory of a strong Iraqi resistance which forced the Americans to decide to flee the Iraqi quagmire without achieving the goals set for itself in an accursed war waged under the pretext of Iraq’s perpetration of what the US called “a genocide.” [read more]

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Succumbing to the Zionists Will Not Change History


by Fouzi El-Asmar                                                                                                                                                                  December 13, 2011

[in Arabic]

Zionism was launched at the end of the 19th century with a revolutionary slogan, “a land without a people for people without a land.” This slogan has played a key role in convincing public opinion that Palestine was a land devoid of people, and laid the groundwork for the Zionist movement’s ideology for colonizing Palestine. [read more]

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Is Zionism a Positive Expression of Jewish Nationalism?


by Norton Mezvinsky                                                                                                                                                          September 23, 2011

Before answering the title question, I shall briefly comment upon nationalism generally and then discuss definitions and significant aspects of Zionism. [read more]

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A Token State of Palestine Is a Compromise Too Far


by Ghada Karmi                                                                                                                                                                   September 23, 2011

Pushing only for limited statehood at the UN risks strangling future progress towards genuine justice [...] As things stand, the danger is that international endorsement of the current statehood proposal will make it the benchmark for all future peace negotiators, and entrench the idea that partitioning Palestine unequally means justice. True friends of the Palestinians should oppose this application and support their struggle for real justice. [read more]

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Could Equal Rights Bring Peace to Palestine?


by Issam Michael Saliba*                                                                                                                                        June 2, 2011

Palestinians are working towards a resolution to be introduced this September in the General Assembly of the United Nations that would recognize and admit as a U.N. member an independent Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza. The terms of this U.N. resolution have not been finalized. [read more]

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The Real Message of the Shaikh


by Raymond William Baker and Karen Aboul Kheir                                                                                          February 21, 2011

As Shaikh Yusuf al Qaradawi took the stage, well over a million Egyptians roared their welcome. Egyptians returned en masse to Tahrir square in central Cairo this Friday for a day of prayer, celebration, and something more. [read more]

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The Three Faces of Egypt’s Revolt


by Raymond William Baker                                                                                                                                       Friday, February 18, 2011

The extraordinary young people of Egypt have given their uprising a beautiful and unforgettable face.  They are the Facebook Generation, young, educated, principled, and fearless. Their laptops, courage, awareness and bodies are their only weapons. They adhere to no one party. [read more]

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Israel’s Ethnic Cleansing Laws


by Fouzi El-Asmar                                                                                                                                            Monday, November 1, 2010

At no time in its modern history has Israel been a state for all of its citizens. Its discrimination against its citizens, especially the Palestinians living in that state since 1948, has been in effect in various forms all through its 60-year history.

These discriminatory measures include a number of racist laws: the Present Absentee Law, the Right of Return Law (for Jews only), as well as the laws dealing with the Jewish National Fund (JNF) that deprive non-Jews from benefiting, buying or living on property that is owned by the Fund. [read more]

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