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Seen and Heard: A Century of Arab Women in Literature and Culture

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How are Arab women seen by others? How do Arab women see themselves? New York University professor Mona Mikhail’s new collection of essays casts a wide net over literature, film, popular culture, and the law in order to investigate the living, often rapidly changing, reality of Arab women and their societies. Whether she examines Egyptian film, contemporary rewritings of the Sherazad story, or women in North African novels, Mikhail sheds valuable light on the role of Arab women within Islam and within the Arab world.

Seen and Heard: A Century of Arab Women in Literature and Culture

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Slavery, Terrorism & Islam – Revised & Expanded Edition

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Dr. Peter Hammond’s new book: SLAVERY, TERRORISM & ISLAM – The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat is a fascinating, well illustrated and thoroughly documented response to the relentless anti-Christian propaganda that has been generated by Muslim and Marxist groups and by Hollywood film makers. As Karl Marx declared: The first battlefield is the re-writing of History! Slavery, Terrorism & Islam sets the record straight with chapters on Muhammad, the Caliphas and Jihad , The Oppression of Women in Islam , The Sources of Islam and The Scourge of Slavery the Rest of the Story . With over 200 pictures and 15 maps and charts, this book is richly illustrated. It consists of 16 chapters and 13 very helpful appendixes including demographic maps of the spread of Islam, a Glossary of Islamic Terms, a comparison of Muslim nations’ military spending vs. their national prosperity, a chart on how Jihad works depending on the percentage of Muslims in the population and guidelines for Muslim evangelism.

Slavery, Terrorism & Islam – Revised & Expanded Edition

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Cordurouy zipper abaya

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Cordurouy zipper abaya with pocket detail. 100% cotton

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Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East

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As Washington struggles to revive the Arab-Israeli peace process, Kurtzer and Lasensky offer the definitive guidebook on how to broker peace in the Middle East. Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace sets forth a compelling, interests-based framework for American engagement in the peace process; provides a critical assessment of U.S. diplomacy since the end of the Cold War; and offers a set of ten core lessons to guide the efforts of future American negotiators.

This concise volume is the product of the United States Institute of Peace s Study Group on Arab-Israeli Peacemaking, which brings together some of America s most respected and experienced authorities in the field: William B. Quandt (University of Virginia), Steven L. Spiegel (University of California-Los Angeles), and Shibley Z. Telhami (University of Maryland and the Brookings Institution). The book draws on nine months of groundbreaking consultations with dozens of statesmen, political leaders, and civil society figures who have defined Middle East peacemaking in recent years.

Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: American Leadership in the Middle East

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Post Gibran: Anthology of New Arab American Writing

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This is a compilation of poetry, fiction, essays and drama confronting issues in Arab American writing.

Post Gibran: Anthology of New Arab American Writing

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Nikah Lehenga

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Stunning one of a kind, hand crafted bridal outfit.Rich burgundy colored 100% imported silk. Heavily embroidered Chunri with intricate hand embroidered Zardosi work. Lehnga all hand stitched and embroidered with stunning all over Zardosi embellishment. The ideal outfit for any bride-to-be. Please not ship time for this item is 20 business days.

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Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs

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Most terrorism experts agree: it is not “if” we are attacked again, but “when.” Yet the assault has already happened. A silent battle is being waged on our nation everyday. Not with guns and bombs, but via covert sources: Islamic charities, the ACLU–even presidential candidates. They are all pawns in a stealth holy war. Unwittingly advancing the jihadist agenda not by violence, but through endeavors designed to acclimate and subject us to Islamic law–just the way Osama bin Laden wants it. In Stealth Jihad, bestselling author Robert Spencer exposes how a silent but lethal movement is advancing on the U.S. and calls upon Americans to resist it–before it’s too late.

Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs

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To Be an Arab in Israel

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To Be an Arab in Israel fills a long-neglected gap in the study of Israel and the contemporary Arab world. Whether for ideological reasons or otherwise, both Israeli and Arab writers have yet to seriously consider Israel’s significant minority of non-Jewish citizens, whose existence challenges common assumptions regarding Israel’s exclusively Jewish character.

Arabs have been a presence at all levels of the Israeli government since the foundation of the state. Laurence Louër begins her history in the 1980s when the Israeli political system began to take the Arab nationalist parties into account for the political negotiations over coalition building. Political parties-especially Labour-sought the votes of Arab citizens by making unusual promises such as ownership and access to land.

The continuing rise of nationalist sentiments among Palestinians, however, threw the relationship between the Jewish state and the Arab minority into chaos. But as Louër demonstrates, “Palestinization” did not prompt the Arab citizens of Israel to set aside their Israeli citizenship. Rather, Israel’s Arabs have sought to insert themselves into Israeli society while simultaneously celebrating their difference, and these efforts have led to a confrontation between two conceptions of society and two visions of Israel.

Louër’s fascinating book embraces the complexity of this history, revealing the surprising collusions and compromises that have led to alliances between Arab nationalists and Israeli authorities. She also addresses the current role of Israel’s Arab elites, who have been educated at Hebrew-speaking universities, and the continuing absorption of militant Islamists into Israel’s bureaucracy.

To Be an Arab in Israel is a discerning treatment of an enigmatic, little known, but nevertheless highly influential people. Their effect on the balance of power in the Middle East seems destined to grow in the twenty-first century.

To Be an Arab in Israel

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Reflections of Dubai

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The best and most up-to-date pictures of the emirate, taken by the city’s leading photographers……..”It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words and Reflections of Dubai has the best and most up-to-date pictures of the emirate, taken by the city’s leading photographers. The emirate of Dubai, situated on the southeast coast of the Arabian Gulf, has transformed itself from a small fishing village and trading port to a truly cosmopolitan business and tourist centre in the space of a single generation. While oil has played an important role in this transformation, the emirate owes its success to many other factors, not least the spirit, drive and vision of its rulers and people. Reflections of Dubai provides a stunning visual record which captures the essence of this remarkable city and its hinterland, from bustling souks to dramatic mountain scenery and from championship-standard golf courses to the living desert. It brilliantly showcases both the old and the new.

Reflections of Dubai

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Arab Folktales

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Out of alleys of Cairo and Bedouin tents, from the Moroccan laborers and Syrian peasants, this collection of 130 tales comes from Arab worlds from North Africa to the Holy Land.

Arab Folktales

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Abaya 17

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Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road

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In the contemporary world the meeting of Buddhism and Islam is most often imagined as one of violent confrontation. Indeed, the Taliban’s destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas in 2001 seemed not only to reenact the infamous Muslim destruction of Nalanda monastery in the thirteenth century but also to reaffirm the stereotypes of Buddhism as a peaceful, rational philosophy and Islam as an inherently violent and irrational religion. But if Buddhist-Muslim history was simply repeated instances of Muslim militants attacking representations of the Buddha, how had the Bamiyan Buddha statues survived thirteen hundred years of Muslim rule?

Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road demonstrates that the history of Buddhist-Muslim interaction is much richer and more complex than many assume. This groundbreaking book covers Inner Asia from the eighth century through the Mongol empire and to the end of the Qing dynasty in the late nineteenth century. By exploring the meetings between Buddhists and Muslims along the Silk Road from Iran to China over more than a millennium, Johan Elverskog reveals that this long encounter was actually one of profound cross-cultural exchange in which two religious traditions were not only enriched but transformed in many ways.

Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road

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Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978

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PULITZER PRIZE WINNER KAI BIRD’S fascinating memoir of his early years spent in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon provides an original and illuminating perspective into the Arab-Israeli conflict. Weeks before the Suez War of 1956, four-year-old Kai Bird, son of a garrulous, charming American Foreign Service officer, moved to Jerusalem with his family. They settled in a small house, where young Kai could hear church bells and the Muslim call to prayer and watch as donkeys and camels competed with cars for space on the narrow streets. Each day on his way to school, Kai was driven through Mandelbaum Gate, where armed soldiers guarded the line separating Israeli-controlled West Jerusalem from Arab-controlled East. He had a front-seat view to both sides of a divided city—and the roots of the widening conflict between Arabs and Israelis.

Bird would spend much of his life crossing such lines—as a child in Jerusalem, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt, and later, as a young man in Lebanon. Crossing Mandelbaum Gate is his compelling personal history of growing up an American in the midst of three major wars and three turbulent decades in the Middle East. The Zelig-like Bird brings readers into such conflicts as the Suez War, the Six Day War of 1967, and the Black September hijackings in 1970 that triggered the Jordanian civil war. Bird vividly portrays such emblematic figures as the erudite George Antonius, author of The Arab Awakening; Jordan’s King Hussein; the Palestinian hijacker Leila Khaled; Salem bin Laden, Osama’s older brother and a family friend; Saudi King Faisal; President Nasser of Egypt; and Hillel Kook, the forgotten rescuer of more than 100,000 Jews during World War II.

Bird, his parents sympathetic to Palestinian self-determination and his wife the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, has written a masterful and highly accessible book—at once a vivid chronicle of a life spent between cultures as well as a consummate history of a region in turmoil. It is an indispensable addition to the literature on the modern Middle East.

Crossing Mandelbaum Gate: Coming of Age Between the Arabs and Israelis, 1956-1978

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A Pilgrimage to Nejd, the Cradle of the Arab Race, a Visit to the Court of the Arab Emir, and Our Persian Campain

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The journey of Lady Anne Blunt (d. 1917) to Arabia in 1875. Hunt was a talented artist, and the founder of the famouse Crabbet Stud of England.

A Pilgrimage to Nejd, the Cradle of the Arab Race, a Visit to the Court of the Arab Emir, and Our Persian Campain

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Noorien Abaya

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Beautiful black embroidery accentuates this abaya.Suitable for Summer and winterWrinklefree Viscose fabric

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