Archive by Author: Hussein Ibish

An Israeli policeman fires tear gas canisters during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the West Bank city of Hebron last week. Mussa Qawasma / Reuters

Israel must figure out the true cost of occupation

By Hussein Ibish

August 1, 2015 As expected, the Iran nuclear deal is reshaping the strategic landscape of the Middle East. Some of these new developments – such as Saudi Arabia’s reported outreach to Hamas and other Muslim Brotherhood organisations – are innovative but hardly unthinkable. But when it comes to Israel’s relationship with Gulf Arab states, shared […]

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We Must Tackle Extremist Ideas on Multiple Fronts

By Hussein Ibish

An increasing number of prominent political and religious leaders have been calling for the development of new Arab narratives to counteract the growth of violent extremism. It’s almost a new consensus, but there is little sign of any real movement. Calling for the development of new discourses is, in effect, just talking about talking. So, […]

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The knowledge constituency versus the ignorance lobby

By Hussein Ibish

The saga of Prof. Dajani is a subset of a broader Arab struggle between the forces of intelligence and stupidity – Chalk up another victory to the mighty Arab ignorance and stupidity brigade. Or should we? Professor Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi, who runs the Al-Quds University Department of American Studies and University Library has been […]

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