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Previously, I have written in Arab-West Report about people who have influenced me, such as former Dutch Consul-General to Saudi Arabia, Daniel van der Meulen (1894–1989), who stimulated my interest in the Arab world and Muslim-Christian relations. Syrian-Orthodox Bishop, Samuel Aktash of the Tur...
[This is a full transcript of an interview made on December 2, 2011] The results of the first round of the Egyptian elections show that Islamist parties appear to have won by a landslide. The Muslim Brotherhood created the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) that has apparently received 40-45 percent...
Text presented for the European-Arab Dialogue Conference at Crete, April 14-16, 2011. In the past 50 years millions of migrants from southern Mediterranean countries have entered Europe. Of course Europe has witnessed migration gulfs earlier but this one was the first with so many people coming...
Before the end of World War II there was a German-origin businessman called Oskar Schindler who successfully saved more than 1,000 Jewish Poles from a total 4,000 crammed by Nazi Germany in Krakow to move to the gas chambers in Auschwitz.
Last Sunday, Pope Shenouda III inaugurated the first Coptic Orthodox Church in Hungary, in Budapest’s eighteenth district. The Pope presided over an evening service ceremony during which he anointed and consecrated the altar and the icons of the church which was named for the Holy Virgin and the...
Volkhard Windfuhr [read his biography here], Cairo correspondent for Der Spiegel (German weekly magazine), said in an interview with al-Akhbār that he had sensed a change in former President Husnī Mubārak since 2004. In 2002, Windfuhr started to sense anxiety and tension in the community close to...
What had been planned as a “Friday of unifying the ranks” ended, as unanimously agreed by the Egyptian media, as a “Friday of splitting the ranks”. While the day began with various political groups, including Islamists, converging on Tahrir Square in numbers that came close to a million, it ended...
Some Egyptian Christian emigrants have always been parroting during the former regime's time that they could not come to Egypt to convene meetings and forums for dialogue over the Christian citizens' cares and problems as well as discrimination and challenges facing equality in Egypt.
 “For Egyptians, football is the ‘essence of life’,” says Fathī al-Gizāwī, a café owner in Giza. Even with the Egyptian team no longer in the 2010 World Cup, the event carried special importance for Egyptians. But how is it possible for Egyptians to watch all 64 games when subscription to the...
Fanatics lose one round; Nūr Qaldas; Watani Printing and Publishing Corporation; Cairo; June 2010

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