Middle East

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Israel, A Beachhead in the Middle East

From European Colony to US Power Projection Platform

One US military leader has called Israel “the intelligence equivalent of five CIAs.” An Israeli cabinet minister likens his country to “the equivalent of a dozen US aircraft … 252 View
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Man at the Airport

How Social Media Saved My Life: One Syrian's Story

His only weapon was his cellphone. When revolution and war broke out in his home country in 2011, Hassan Al Kontar was a young Syrian living and working in the UAE. A conscientious objector by … 232 View

Pay No Heed to the Rockets

Palestine in the Present Tense

Marcello Di Cintio first visited Palestine in 1999. Like most outsiders, the Palestinian narrative that he knew had been simplified by a seemingly unending struggle, a near-Sisyphean curse of … 264 View

Slouching Towards Sirte

NATO's War on Libya and Africa

NATO’s war in Libya was proclaimed as a humanitarian intervention—bombing in the name of “saving lives.” Attempts at diplomacy were stifled. Peace talks were subverted. … 344 View
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The Girl in the Green Dress

From: Pay No Heed to the Rockets

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The introduction describes the experience of the author as he crosses the border into Palestine. 6 $0.60 Add
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Introduction

From: Man at the Airport

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Liberalism and the New Scramble for Africa

From: Slouching Towards Sirte

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Introduction

From: Israel, A Beachhead in the Middle East

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Where Does Hope Come From?

From: From Bombs to Books

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Ziad Abo Nofel writes a brief account of growing up in Iraq, the American invasion and moving to a refugee camp between Iraq and Syria for six years before finally moving to Canada. 4 $0.40 Add
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Anti-Semitism

From: Israel, A Beachhead in the Middle East

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Chapter One examines the history of anti-semitism as a tool of the political Right. The chapter explores how the roots of anti-semitism go much farther back than Hitler, but trace their roots … 14 $1.40 Add
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Beginnings

From: From Bombs to Books

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A profile of Elaha Anwary, an Afghan refugee, who won the Grade 7 public speaking competition for her BC school by sharing her story. 5 $0.50 Add
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Sirte

Keystone of Independence

From: Slouching Towards Sirte

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In Chapter One Sirte: Keystone of Independence, Forte contrasts the city of Sirte– found to be in near total ruin by the end of the 2011 Libyan Civil War– to the Sirte which was once … 39 $3.90 Add
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The Homeland is Where None of This Can Happen

From: Pay No Heed to the Rockets

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This chapter describes the experiences of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish from the 1940s to the present. 25 $2.50 Add
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The Olive Farm

From: Man at the Airport

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In the opening chapter, Al Kontar reflects on the Syrian Civil War and his childhood on an olive farm in Sweida. 7 $0.70 Add
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Leaving Syria

From: Man at the Airport

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In this chapter, the author describes his experiences as a law student in Syria, and his first international trip to Abu Dhabi. 5 $0.50 Add
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Touchstone of Imperialism

From: Slouching Towards Sirte

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In Chapter Two Sirte: Touchstone of Imperialism, Forte examines how Sirte represented a post-colonial Libya, as the seat of the Al-Fateh Revolution and later the focus of international attention … 68 $6.80 Add