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Jamal Dajani

Tunisia: Social Justice or Social Media?

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

I arrived in Tunis on January 1, only a few days after a wave of rallies had erupted due to the suicide of an unemployed college graduate who torched himself after police confiscated his fruit cart.

The Grinch Who Stole Eid

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Television viewers in the Arab world had to endure endless coverage of the pastor from Florida, coupled with the controversy over the proposed building of a Muslim community center near Ground Zero, during the month of Ramadan.

Nuclear Iran: Is There An Option?

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

The Obama administration says the goal of its punitive measures is to deter Tehran from its nuclear-enrichment program. Will these sanctions further that goal? Not really.

Deporting Gandhi from Palestine

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Now that Israel has almost completed its "Separation Wall", it wants to build a "Wall of Silence" and control the flow of information and limit the presence of foreign-born eyewitnesses.

Why Turkey Is Looking East

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

The West's loss of Turkey has frightening strategic consequences, as was evident in Turkey's stance on Iran. Its stance against Israel has also embarrassed U.S.-allied Arab states such as Egypt.

Israel: Hasbara, Lies, and Videotape

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Is there a disconnect between the way Israel sees itself and its actions, and the way they are viewed by the rest of the world?

The War on Islam Is Over, But...

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Obama's National Security Strategy has has been widely credited with improving the tone of U.S. foreign policy towards the Arab and Muslim worlds. We understand that the war on Islam is over, but war should end in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine as well.

The Russians Are Coming

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Although Russia differs with the US and Israel over its policy towards Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas, its objective is still to establish regional stability.

Mossad's Little Helpers

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Not much has been left to the imagination in the assassination of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in Dubai on January 19. The entire operation has...

Iran Opposition Unplugged

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

It seems that the balance in the Iranian uprising is shifting in the regime's favor. This time Ahmadinejad was prepared... he succeeded in "unplugging" the opposition.

Israel: Occupation or Apartheid?

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Though rarely used by Israeli leaders in connection to the Palestinians, the term "apartheid" is becoming more common to describe the current reality.

The Saudi-Iranian Neo Cold War

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

For more than a week, Saudi Arabia has been carrying out military operations on its remote southern border to punish Houthi rebels from Yemen who crossed over and attacked one of its patrols.

Palestine 1001 Nights

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

If Hamas is no longer Hamas, and the Palestinian Authority is no longer an authority, what options do the Palestinians have?

Will Iran Come Out Of The Nuclear Closet?

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

If the Israeli nuclear program grew out of fear of its neighbors and the conviction that the Holocaust justified any measures Israel took to ensure its survival, from where does Iran's justification come?

The Taming of the Lion

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

Syria claims that Israel has made an offer to withdraw from the Golan Heights in exchange for a peace deal with Damascus. This is particularly intriguing.

Dear American Voter...

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

In Jordan and Syria, I was surprised to learn that most people saw no difference between Clinton and Obama; when it came to the Middle East, to them "the lesser of the two evils is still evil."