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Report-Back from LCPS Roundtable Discussion on Impact of Regional Developments on Lebanon

[The following summary was produced by the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) on a roundtable panel held on 6 December 2013 on the impact of regional develpments on Lebanese politics.]  The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS), in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), organized a roundtable discussion on the impact of regional developments on Lebanon’s political stability on December 6, 2013.  Some of the key points made by the three ...

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The Ongoing Nakba: Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

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[The following report was issued by the The National Institute of Social Care & Vocational Training (NISCVT)] Since the start of the Syrian uprising, Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have attempted to remain relatively neutral in the conflict. However, as the conflict escalated both surrounding and within Yarmouk refugee camp in the Damascus suburbs, Palestinian refugees have become increasingly impacted. Between December 2012 and January 2013, a steady and ...

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Mekorot's Involvement in the Israeli Occupation

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[The following report was issued by Who Profits: The Israeli Occupation Industry on 23 December 2013.] On 12 December 2013, the largest Dutch water company, Vitens, announced that it had ended its cooperation with Mekorot, an Israeli water company.  In a public statement, Vitens said: “Today, Vitens informed Mekorot about its decision to end its partnership. Vitens attaches great importance to integrity and abides by national and international law and ...

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Last Week on Jadaliyya (December 16-22)

This is a selection of what you might have missed on Jadaliyya last week. It also includes a list of the most read articles and roundups. Progressively, we will be featuring more content on our "Last Week on Jadaliyya" series.  What Do You Miss Most? Syrian Refugees Respond Towards the End of a Dream? The Erdogan-Gulen Fallout and Islamic Liberalism’s Descent Remembering Ali Shaath The Time for Intimidation is Over ...

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Call for Proposals--Arab Revolutions: An Event For the Social Sciences?

Taking for a starting point the “revolutions” experienced by Arab and Muslim societies since 2011, this issue proposes a reflective discussion on the links between the event and our practice of the social sciences. The changes that occurred from the end of 2010 in the South and East of the Mediterranean have indeed been marked by several characteristics: the strength of the event and its narrative construction, the unexpected nature of the event, the speed of the first ...

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The Time for Intimidation is Over

[The following press release was issued by the American Studies Association Caucus on Academic and Community Activism on 21 December 2013.] It has come to our attention that members of the American Studies Association are getting hate mail or threatening mail following the ASA membership vote in favor of a resolution calling for boycott of Israeli universities. The ASA Facebook page has been subject to an avalanche of abusive postings for almost two weeks. ...

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Press Release: UN Syria Commission Announces Thematic Paper on Enforced Disappearances As War Tactic

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[The following press release was issued by the United Nations Syria Comission on 19 December 2013 announcing its second thematic paper, entitled "Without A Trace: Enfroced Disappearances in Syria." Click here to download the paper.] Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic GENEVA, 19 December 2013 -- Enforced disappearances are being committed on a wide scale throughout Syria as part of a campaign of intimidation and as a tactic ...

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Appel à contribution : Révolutions arabes : un événement pour les sciences sociales ?

Enregistrant les « révolutions » que connaissent les sociétés arabes et musulmanes depuis 2011, ce dossier propose une discussion réflexive sur les articulations entre l’événement et nos pratiques de sciences sociales. Les bouleversements qui se sont produits à partir de la fin de l’année 2010 au Sud et à l’Est de la Méditerranée ont en effet été marqués par plusieurs caractéristiques : la force de l’événement et sa construction médiatique, son caractère inattendu, la ...

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In Support of Swarthmore Hillel

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 [The following open letter is from The International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN)] This past weekend, something incredibly important happened at a small college in Pennsylvania. In response to Harvard Hillel barring an Israeli speaker because the university’s Palestine Solidarity Committee had cosponsored the event at which he was to present, the Hillel at Swarthmore College issued a sweeping declaration--that it would allow multiple points of view on Zionism ...

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NAISA Declaration of Support for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

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[The following press release was issued by the Council of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association on December 15, 2013.] Declaration of Support for the Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions  A broad coalition of Palestinian non-governmental organizations, acting in concert to represent the Palestinian people, formed the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel. Their call was taken up in the United States by the US ...

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George Mason University Student Group to Boycott Israeli Billionaire Shari Arison During Graduation Ceremony

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[The following report was written by Amira Hass and published on Haaretz on 17 December 2013. The graduation already took place.]   U.S. student group to boycott Israeli billionaire Shari Arison   Students at George Mason University in Virginia plan to walk out of their graduation ceremony on Thursday in protest of Israeli businesswoman-philanthropist Shari Arison, who is due to deliver a speech and receive an honorary degree from the university. Once Arison ...

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Solidarity Statement in Response to the Raid and Arrests Against the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights

[The following statement was issued on 19 December 2013 by the undersigned group of organizations in response to the the recent raid on the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights (ECESR).] In an unprecedented escalation, the Egyptian security forces, in the early hours of the morning, raided the headquarters of the Egyptian Center for Economic and Social Rights, and arrested Mustafa Eissa, Head of Documentary unit at ECESR, and ECESR lawyer Mahmoud Bilal, as well as ...

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Unpaid Migrant Workers Left To Go Hungry in Qatar

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[This report was originally published as "Qatar: Unpaid migrant construction workers left to go hungry" by Amnesty International on 18 December 2013.] More than 80 migrant construction workers in Qatar who worked for nearly a year without pay on a prestigious tower in Doha’s financial district are facing serious food shortages and need urgent government assistance, Amnesty International said today.   On International Migrants’ Day, the organization is ...

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ASA Members Vote To Endorse Academic Boycott of Israel

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 [The following announcement was released by the American Studies Association on 16 December 2013.] The members of the American Studies Association have endorsed the Association’s participation in a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. In an election that attracted 1252 voters, the largest number of participants in the organization’s history, 66.05% of voters endorsed the resolution, while 30.5% of voters voted no and 3.43% abstained. The election was a response ...

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Deadline for Applications: M.A. in Middle East and Islamic Studies at George Mason University

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The Middle East Studies Program and the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University announce the deadline for applications for the Fall/Spring 2014-2015 academic year: 15 February 2014. Click HERE for more information Click HERE to apply The aim of this degree program is to reposition the study of the Middle East and Islam within a global context to help students better analyze particular issues in light of current events and shifting ...

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The Economic Consequences of Mass Deportation

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[This report was originally published by Migrant Rights on 6 December 2013.] Over eight hundred thousand migrants have left or have been deported from Saudi Arabia this year. has previously parsed the counter-intuitiveness of nitaqat, which requires firms to employ varying percentage of employees, as well as the ineffectiveness of the mass deportations used, in part, to facilitate its implementation. The coupled strategies have paralyzed several sectors ...

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Israel-Palestine: Two State Stress Test

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 [The following report was released by European Council on Foreign Relations on 12 December 2013.]   Today ECFR is launching the “Two State-Stress Test” (TSST) – a new online tool that provides a comprehensive assessment of the key issues that would make or break a two-state outcome between Israel and Palestine. The TSST is based on an innovative methodology that allows policy makers to assess the progress towards and the regression away from the goal of a ...

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Campaign Update: Hebrew University Oral History Conference Dealt Two Significant Blows

[The following statement was issued by the Campaign to Boycott the Oral History Conerence at Hebew University. For the original campaign peitition, click here.] Hebrew University Conference Dealt Two Significant Blows Statement from Campaign to Boycott the Oral History Conference at Hebrew University We are pleased to announce that the planned June 2014 “International Oral History Conference” being organized by Hebrew University of Jerusalem has been dealt a double blow ...

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Call for Applicants: Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Italian Studies and Middle East Studies 2014-2016 (Brown University)

Brown University Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Italian Studies and Middle East Studies 2014-2016 Mediterranean Colonialism/Colonial Mediterranean The Department of Italian Studies and the Program of Middle East Studies invite applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship offered by the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University for a term of two (2) years beginning July 1, 2014. Applicants will have received a Ph.D within the past five (5) years from an ...

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Ethiopian and Yemeni Migrants under the Saudi Crackdown

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[This report was originally published by Migrant Rights under the title of "Spotlight on Ethiopian and Yemeni Migrants" on 6 December 2013.] The Saudi crackdown has impacted migrants across a spectrum of nationalities, but here we focus on two groups facing particularly adverse reverberations of Saudi’s unrelenting crackdown, in part due to pre-existing predicaments and mismanaged policies of their origin countries. Saudi’s deportations compounded the ...

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