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The board of the Arab-West Foundation decided in its meeting on April 22, to adopt this statement with steps that are believed to be necessary to end the cycle of violence and reach a moment in which Israelis and Palestinians can live together in peace. This statement was written by Cornelis...
Imām Fāḍl Sulaymān responded in 2018 to allegations of Dr. Hans Jansen on whether Sūra 2: 256, there shall be no compulsion in religion, had been abrogated. This discussion is essential since the verse’s abrogation is argued for by the Islamist extremists that Hans Jansen studied. This position...
In email correspondence. Imām Fāḍl Sulaymān responded to our earlier discussion about the Covenant of ʿUmar, also known as the Capitulations of ʿUmar since I was working on a paper on my correspondence with late Dutch scholar Dr. Hans Jansen (1942-2015).  Jansen argued that the code of ‘Umar and...
The Arab-West Report newsletter about the analysis of Dr. John Mearsheimer led to several angry responses. Mearsheimer puts the blame for the war on NATO. This should not be explained as an approval for the Russian war on Ukraine. Dutch physicist Dr. Evert du Marchie and Dutch Arabist and...
Prominent Dutch humanitarian activist and friend of Arab-West Report Henk Glimmerveen passed away on May 1.[1] In February 2020, the Maadi Messenger asked me to write about how I have changed during the years that I have been involved in intercultural dialogue.[2] As I consider my life, Henk...
The New York Times Magazine published a detailed report about the torture and murder of ItalianPhD student Giulio Regeni who focused in his study on Egyptian street vendors’ union, “hoping to assess their union’s potential to drive political and social change.” He disappeared on the 25th of January...
Editor AWR: This view is expressed by Rekaya el-Hafi [Ruqayya al-Hāfī], a Tunisian humanitarian activist who was born and raised in a Muslim family but represents the Eglise Reformé de Tunis in its relation between the Tunisian government and civil society. Tunisia’s constitution advocates freedom...
Yesterday I obtained a residence visa for three years based on marriage to my Egyptian wife Sawsan. I  spent the entire day (from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm) in the Mugamma [Mujamaʿ], an administrative governmental building operating under the Ministry of Interior where official and residency documents are...
 Time flies, it has been three months now that I have been interning at CAWU. 
In the building opposite the Road 9 Metro market Mr. Mahmoud Farag’s [Maḥmūd Faraj] family handcraft shop is accessible by a set of stairs.  You won’t know what to expect until you get inside and begin staring, awestruck at the artwork covering his shop.            

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