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Amity in the Middle East: How the World Sports Peace Project And the Passion for Football Brought Together Arab And Jewish Youngsters

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The World Sports Project brought together Israeli and Arab youngsters and adults from towns in Israel, staff and students from four English universities, Premier League clubs, most notably Arsenal, the British Embassy and the British Council in Israel, the Israel Sports Authority, and runners in the Flora London Marathon. It became a pointer to more creative ways for community relations in divided societies. Who is this book intended for? For those wanting to read about Arab and Jewish youngsters playing football together; for those interested in conflict prevention and peace-making; and for those wanting to run such a project in other political climes. Over three years, a successful Football/Conflict Prevention Project took place on an annual basis, close to Nazareth. Those who took part will be able to tell their children and grandchildren of the time when Jews and Arab-Christians and Arab-Moslems played in mixed teams against mixed teams. Their team could only win when they learned to work together, when trust and confidence in each other overrode political antagonisms. With such a model, the future of peoples in other strife-torn communities could move forward to hope, and not backward to despair.

Amity in the Middle East: How the World Sports Peace Project And the Passion for Football Brought Together Arab And Jewish Youngsters

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Getting to Pluralism: Political Actors in the Arab World

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Pluralism in the Arab world has not yet matured into functional democratic politics. While ruling establishments, Islamist movements, and secular parties have introduced a much greater degree of pluralism into Arab societies, the imbalance of power and interdependence among these actors limits both the degree of political diversity and its effectiveness at bringing about reforms. The Arab world is likely to grapple with political apathy, low voter turnout, dwindling membership in registered parties, and shrinking constituencies for the foreseeable future. Even the Islamists, who demonstrated great ability to organize and gain followers in the past, have begun showing signs of decreasing popularity. “Getting to Pluralism: Political Actors in the Arab World” explores the balance of power between the disparate political forces of the Arab world. The essays in this volume examine the characteristics of the major political actors in great detail and assess the weaknesses of the secular parties. They also illustrate the complexities of Islamist participation in the political processes of several Arab countries-pointing out both similarities and differences. Finally, the authors evaluate how incumbent Arab regimes have been able to maintain their grip on power in spite of their claims that they support political and social reform.

Getting to Pluralism: Political Actors in the Arab World

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The Arab Lobby and US Foreign Policy

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The US foreign policy stance on Israel-Palestine has shifted considerably in recent years, from a position of “Israel only” to one which embraces both Israel and Palestine in a call for peace. This volume assesses why the US stance has evolved in the way that it has, concluding that while international factors cannot be overlooked, developments within the United States itself are also crucial.

 

After years of vacillating on Palestinian national aspirations, the majority of Americans, the author notes, have come to favor the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the West Bank and the Gaza strip. Considering what accounts for changes in US policy on Israel-Palestine, this volume:

 

  • delivers a thorough assessment of the role of international and domestic factors in shaping US policy in this area
  • considers how US policy has evolved from the Camp David negotiations of the 1970s up to the occupation of Iraq in the mid 2000s
  • explores the significance of American public opinion and the pro-Israel and Arab lobbies in the evolution of US policy

 

The Arab Lobby and US Foreign Policy will be of interest to students and scholars of Foreign Policy and Political Science, Current Affairs and American Studies.

 

Khalil M. Marrar is Professor at DePaul University, USA. He has served in editorial positions at the Arab Studies Quarterly and the Association of Arab-American University Graduates.

The Arab Lobby and US Foreign Policy

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Arab Nationalism: Between Islam and the Nation-State

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The third edition includes a new Part Five on the tensions between Arab nationalism and Islam arising from the crisis of the nation-state and of the de-legitimisation of Pan-Arab regimes. The effects of the Arab defeat in the Six-Day War 1967 and the rise of political Islam in the 1970s are the focus of the new part. The background of the analysis of the impact and function of nationalism and its contribution to social and political change in the Third World, taking the rise of nationalism in the Middle East as a historical example. Professor Tibi concentrates on the period after the First World War, when many Arab intellectuals became disillusioned with Britain and France as a result of the occupation of their countries. One focus of this study are the writings and influence of Sati’ al-Husri on Middle Eastern politics. Professor Tibi illustrates the connection between modern Arab nationalism and nineteenth-century German Romantic nationalism, which will be of particular interest to the English reader. Professor Tibi concludes that while nationalism has played a necessary and important role in the movement for national independence in the Middle East, it has since developed into an ideology which seems to obstruct further social and political emancipation. This third edition, brought completely up to date by a substantial new introduction and two new concluding chapters, will be of particular interest to historians and social scientists dealing with nationalism and crises of the nation-state as well as to students of the Middle East and contemporary Islam.

Arab Nationalism: Between Islam and the Nation-State

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Haifa: Transformation of an Arab Society 1918-1939

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This book looks at the process by which the Arab community of Haifa was transformed during a crucial period in the history of modern Palestine by British mandatory rule, the advent of Zionism, and internal dynamics. It looks at the social and economic structure of Haifa before 1918, examining the process of change that took place.

Haifa: Transformation of an Arab Society 1918-1939

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Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, Library Edition

Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, Library Edition

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Egypt, from Alexander the Great to the Arab Conquest: A Study in the Diffusion and Decay of Hellenism

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This is primarily a study in the diffusion and decay of Hellenism in its Egyptian environment; the interaction of Hellenic and Egyptian characteristics, and the gradual weakening and decay of the Hellenic element.

Egypt, from Alexander the Great to the Arab Conquest: A Study in the Diffusion and Decay of Hellenism

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Arab & Jew: Return to the Promised Land

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The grinding struggle that has caused such suffering by Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs is pictured in searing human terms in ARAB & JEW: RETURN TO THE PROMISED LAND. Written and narrated by Pulitzer-Prize winner David K. Shipler, this program taps the powerful yearnings of two peoples as they pursue and preserve their nationalist goals of returning to their historic land.

Combining new material with interviews of some of the same Israelis and Palestinians that appeared in its award-winning predecessor, ARAB & JEW: RETURN TO THE PROMISED LAND illustrates both unchanging views and an evolution of attitudes by Israelis and Palestinians from before and after the Oslo peace process.

This program is a journey through the psychological landscape where Arabs and Jews meet. By allowing both Palestinians and Israelis to explore their own attitudes, the film searches through their minds and emotions for the points of conflict and the regions of accord.

Arab & Jew: Return to the Promised Land

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The United Arab Emirates: A Study In Survival

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The United Arab Emirates has remained a mainstay of stability in an increasingly volatile Middle East, managing to maintain a traditional polity despite the impact of rapid modernization and globalization. This in-depth study explores the many contradictions that characterize the UAE and its position within the international system. Davidson first provides a detailed historical background, tracing the recent history of the lower Gulf region, the British involvement in the area, and the establishment of the federation of emirates. He then turns his attention to the UAE’s seemingly anachronistic political structure and its socioeconomic development. His astute analysis highlights the UAE’s achievements, as well as the problems that have persistently undermined its development objectives.

The United Arab Emirates: A Study In Survival

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Return to Sinai: The Arab offensive, October 1973

Return to Sinai: The Arab offensive, October 1973

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United Arab Emirates Flag Belly Ring

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United Arab Emirates Flag Belly Ring. Display it proudly and accessorize with this country flag belly ring. Asian country flag.. Specifications: 14 Gauge (1.6mm), 7/16″ (11mm), 316L Surgical Grade Stainless Steel, 5mm Ball. United Arab Emirates Flag Belly Ring

United Arab Emirates Flag Belly Ring

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Arab Soccer in a Jewish State: The Integrative Enclave

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Over the last two decades soccer has become a major institution within the popular culture of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel. They have attained disproportionate success in this field. Given their marginalisation from many areas of Israeli society as well as the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, such a prominent Arab presence highlights the tension between their Israeli citizenship and their belonging to the Palestinian people. Bringing together sociological, anthropological and historical approaches, Sorek examines how soccer can potentially be utilised by ethnic and national minorities as a field of social protest, a stage for demonstrating distinctive identity, or as a channel for social and political integration. Relying on a rich combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, he argues that equality in the soccer sphere legitimises contemporary inequality between Jews and Arabs in Israel and pursues wider arguments about the role of sport in ethno-national conflicts. Ideal for researchers and graduate students.

Arab Soccer in a Jewish State: The Integrative Enclave

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United Arab Emirates: Webster’s Timeline History, 1421 – 2007

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Webster’s bibliographic and event-based timelines are comprehensive in scope, covering virtually all topics, geographic locations and people. They do so from a linguistic point of view, and in the case of this book, the focus is on “United Arab Emirates,” including when used in literature (e.g. all authors that might have United Arab Emirates in their name). As such, this book represents the largest compilation of timeline events associated with United Arab Emirates when it is used in proper noun form. Webster’s timelines cover bibliographic citations, patented inventions, as well as non-conventional and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities in usage. These furthermore cover all parts of speech (possessive, institutional usage, geographic usage) and contexts, including pop culture, the arts, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This “data dump” results in a comprehensive set of entries for a bibliographic and/or event-based timeline on the proper name United Arab Emirates, since editorial decisions to include or exclude events is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under “fair use” conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain.

United Arab Emirates: Webster’s Timeline History, 1421 – 2007

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Peace Sign Magnet of United Arab Emirates by MEYOTO

  • Show Your Colors and Speak Your Mind
  • Unite people who share a common goan and point of view.
  • Assortment of colorful tie dye hear and checkered racing flag car magnets
  • Measures 5.5 in (14 cm) diameter and suitable for indoor and outdoor uses
  • Also available in removable decal (perfect for laptops) and window

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As a general rule most people aspire to live in peace, whoever and wherever they are. The MEYOTO is designed to express this point of view and the affiliation of its owner in a unique and artistic style. The purpose is to unite like-minded individuals into a single voice on a global scale from neighborhoods to cities to regions to countries around the globe.

Peace Sign Magnet of United Arab Emirates by MEYOTO

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Bright Red / Black Arab Kafiyah Head Scarf Shemagh

Bright Red / Black Arab Kafiyah Head Scarf Shemagh

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