Catcalled in Cairo: Ending Sexual Harassment in Egypt

Anti-sexual harassment march in Egypt (Gigi Ibrahim via Flickr)

by Monique Bouffé Sexual harassment towards women in Egypt is notorious. It is almost impossible to walk down a street in Cairo without being whistled at, whispered, tooted, or catcalled, and Egyptian women, regardless of their clothes or hijab know… Continue Reading  

Israel and Myanmar Team Up on Textbooks

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin meeting Senior General Min Aung Hlaing during the Myanmar general’s visit in 2015. (Photo: Min Aung Hlaing's Facebook page)

by James M. Dorsey Israel and Myanmar, two countries with troubled human rights records and disputed histories of dealing with ethnic and national rights, have set a worrisome precedent by giving each other a veto over what students are taught… Continue Reading  

A Meaningful Plan for North Korea’s Development

North Korean poster proclaiming an economically powerful country.

by Emanuel Pastreich  We must feel sympathy for the North Korean government officials suddenly faced with slick corporate operators from Koch Industries, or elsewhere, who come in to overwhelm them with gaudy presentations, to bribe them and to do everything… Continue Reading  

This Is What Annexation Looks Like

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by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man There will be no definitive moment, event or a point in history, when we can say that annexation happened. Israel’s annexation is a process — a deliberate process — which has been carefully planned, began a long… Continue Reading  

Demolishing Palestinian Schools: “A Quiet Population Transfer”

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by Orly Noy When the children of Beit Ta’mar, a village south-east of Bethlehem, left their improvised schoolhouse for winter vacation about two weeks ago, they did not know if the building would still be standing when they came back.… Continue Reading