Balfour Declaration centenary: a day for contemplation, not celebration

UK Prime Minister Theresa May recently expressed pride in the upcoming centenary anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, with intent to celebrate the creation of the state of Israel. The Balfour Declaration, a...

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6 years on: the Libyan psyche after Gaddafi

Introduction Six years ago, Libya was allegedly “liberated” from Gaddafi’s 42-year rule. This name or persona had managed to sneak through Libyans and destroy everything and everyone that came in front of...

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How Libyan artists are addressing mental health

The original article by Malak Altaeb, which has been syndicated for Arab Millennial, can be found here *** Mental illness is one of the least discussed topics in my society. If you bring...

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Arabs and Jews: Examples of shared cultural practices

Finding similarities in cultural practices is an important tool through which we can improve our understandings on the origins of both Arab and Jewish traditions. Musical practices Music and musicology professors Margaret...

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Celebrating the lives of Arab dissidents – Part I

“The death of one man: that is a catastrophe. One hundred thousand deaths: that is a statistic!” So wrote the journalist and satirist Kurt Tucholsky in 1925 – or rather, those are...

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