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The Strong Egypt Party, the Constitutional Decree, and Gaza: An Interview with Abdel Moneim Abul Futuh

Abdel Moneim Abul Futuh was a leading candidate in the 2012 Egyptian presidential election held last May, garnering approximately seventeen percent of votes cast in the first round (compared to approximately twenty-four percent and twenty-three percent for the two eventual run-off candidates—Mohamed Morsi and Ahmed ...  Read More »

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Beirut Photographer: Interview with George Azar

In 1981, George Azar traveled from UC Berkeley to Beirut, Lebanon to see the Arab-Israeli conflict first hand. He got a job as a stringer, photographing the Lebanese civil war for the Associated Press and United Press International. He was captured by the Israelis during the 1982 invasion and taken to Israel, where he ...  Read More »

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Egyptian Protesters and Imprisoned Iranian Hunger Striker: Interviews with Mona El Ghobashy, Hesham Sallam and Hadi Ghaemi

Egyptians are revolting once again but this time against an elected President: Mohammed Morsi, who just passed a series of presidential decrees giving him near-dictatorial powers. Almost two years after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, Egypt remains mired in major political struggles between the remnants of Hosni Mubarak's ...  Read More »

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What is Jadaliyya? "Portal 9" Interview with Jadaliyya Co-Founder Bassam Haddad

[This interview was published recently in the innaugural issue of  the Portal 9 Journal, by Nat Muller and Omar Kholeif. However, the interview was conducted many months prior, and awaited the launching of the publication.]  The modest launch of the bilingual English-Arabic online ...  Read More »

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Gaza Reprieve: Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani On What The Cease-Fire Tells Us About the Balance of Power

The following interview was conducted on Friday 23 Novemeber 2012 by Russia Today's CrossTalk. Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani, Harry Fear, and Yoram Meital discusses several issues in the aftermath of the most recent assualt on Gaza: What side can legitimately claim victory, or is it too early for an assessment? ...  Read More »

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On Gaza: Interviews with Sherine Tadros and Mouin Rabbani, and A Reading by Sinan Antoon

The latest Israeli assault on Gaza has received ample coverage during the past week in the international media. In a special edition of Voices of the Middle East and North Africa, three guests deepen our understanding of the recent onslaught beyond the reality of Israel's brutal aggression. First, whose narrative ...  Read More »

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat on China Radio International's Big Debate

In the below interview that was conducted on 21 November 2012, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Noura Erakat is part of a panel discussion on China Radio International's Big Debate to discuss recent developments regarding Israel's assault on Gaza. In addition to Noura Erakat, the panel features Daniel Levy (European ...  Read More »

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Russia Today Interview with Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani and Others on Gaza Assault

In the following joint appearance on Russia Today's Cross Talk, Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani discusses the Israeli assault on Gaza, highlighting the on-the-ground situation, the backdrop to this current attack, and the ways in which genuine resolution would need to be achived.  Read More »

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Democracy Now! Interview with Raji Sourani and Richard Falk on Gaza Assault and International Humanitarian Law

  President Obama has announced his full support for Israel’s ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip even as dozens of Palestinians, including many civilians, continue to be killed by U.S.-supplied weaponry. At least ninety-five Palestinians have been killed in air strikes by warplanes and drones. More than seven ...  Read More »

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The One-State Solution and Rebuilding the Palestinian National Movement: An Interview with Awad Abdel Fattah (Part Two)

[This is the second installment of a two-part interview.  Part One was also published on Jadaliyya on 16 November 2012.] Jonathan Cook (JC): So what is the most effective role Palestinian citizens can play in Israeli politics, assuming that a Jewish state will always exclude them from the centers of ...  Read More »

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The One-State Solution and Rebuilding the Palestinian National Movement: An Interview with Awad Abdel Fattah (Part One)

[This is the first installment of a two-part interview. Part Two was also published on Jadaliyya on 16 November 2012.] The following interview was conducted in Nazareth with Awad Abdel Fattah, secretary general of the National Democratic Assembly party. The NDA (Al-Tajamoa in Arabic, and Balad in Hebrew) is one of ...  Read More »

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The Situation in Gaza: Ali Abunimah on Al-Jazeera

Co-Founder of Electronic Intifada, Ali Abunimah, addresses the latest Israeli assault on Gaza. Abunimah's writings can be accessed here.       Read More »

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Exclusive: Shahin Najafi on the Perils of Being an Artist in Iran

Iranian musician and songwriter Shahin Najafi describes himself as an artist who shows no mercy to any group or any part of the political spectrum. In his work nothing appears to be sacred; his lyrics constantly question political authoritarianism, social injustice, ideological dogmas, and cultural taboos. Shahin ...  Read More »

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The Tunisian Revolution Continues: An Interview with Lina Ben Mhenni

[On Tuesday, 9 October, Tunisian blogger and activist, Lina Ben Mhenni, was awarded the "Prix alsacien de l'engagement démocratique" for her activities and involvement during the Tunisian Revolution. She blogs at A Tunisian Girl and also contributes to Global Voices.] Samia Errazzouki (SE): Regarding ...  Read More »

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(a(version)s) interviews: Mohamed Abdelkarim and Rough Americana

It was October of 2011: sixty-seven years after one of the first compositions involving sampled sound, a haunting mutation of Egyptian zaar music, was created in Cairo by Halim El Dabh.1 I was holed up in a soundproof studio in Ashkal Alwan, between the echoes of the sea bouncing off the mountains above Beirut, beyond ...  Read More »

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Egyptian Workers and the Revolution: An Interview with Kamal Abu-Eita

The following interview was conducted on 14 September 2012 with Kamal Abu-Eita, General Secretary of the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions (EFITU) and the head of the Real Estate Tax Authority Union, which was founded in 2008 as Egypt’s first independent union. In the first part of the interview, ...  Read More »

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Labor Strikes in Egypt; Iran Tribunal in London

For the past week, the world's attention has been focused on the protests in front of US embassies in Muslim majority countries. There has been special attention devoted to the protests in front of the American embassy in Cairo. However, Egyptians were gearing up for a different kinds of protest! Egyptian ...  Read More »

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Democracy Now! Interview with Islamic Scholar Tariq Ramadan on the Growing Mideast Protests and "Islam & the Arab Awakening"

As anti-U.S. protests spread across the Middle East, we’re joined by Tariq Ramadan, professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University and visiting professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies in Qatar. Ramadan is considered one of the most prominent Muslim intellectuals in Europe and was named by Time ...  Read More »

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When the Lights Go Out: A Discussion with David Theo Goldberg

David Theo Goldberg is the Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, a professor at the University of California, Irvine, and one of the world’s leading figures in Critical Race Theory. Ten years ago he started SECT (the summer Seminar in Experimental Critical Theory). From 29 July - 9 ...  Read More »

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About the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Tehran: An Interview with Mansour Farhang

Iran was host to the 16th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) on 26-31 August 2012.  In order to hold this gathering, the Iranian government spent a reported sum of six hundred million dollars. Tehran, a mega city of twelve million, was practically shut down for five days; a massive force of 110,000 people ...  Read More »

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The Future of Media in Egypt: An Interview with Hisham Kassem

Hisham Kassem is one of the most respected publishers and democracy advocates in Egypt. He spoke with Linda Herrera (Co-Editor of Jadaliyya's On Media and Reporting page) and AbdelRahman Mansour (activist and new media journalist) about why he left his position as publisher at Al-Masry al-Youm, on media ...  Read More »

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The Economic and Human Toll of Syria's Worsening Refugee Crisis: Democracy Now! Interview with Omar Dahi

The following interview was conducted with Omar Dahi, a Syrian professor of economics at Hampshire College on August 14th, 2012 regarding the economic consequences of the uprising in Syria, especially in terms of the Syrian refugees in Lebanon.  The escalating conflict in Syria has magnified the refugee ...  Read More »

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Jordan's Current Political Opposition Movements and the Need for Further Research: An Interview with Tariq Tell (Part 2)

The following is the second and final installement in a two-part interview on the history and politics of the Jordanian regime. The interview was conducted during the first two weeks of August 2012 with Tariq Tell, a Jordanian scholar and activist. In this second part, Tell discusses the positions of various ...  Read More »

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Interview With Kuwaiti Filmmakers

[With a desert to one side and an ocean to another, living in Kuwait can offer very strange experiences. The skies are never blue, approaching a disconcerting beige, and the night bathes in the surrealistic orange glow of street lamps. The ministries and government buildings have the facades of Soviet prisons, and ...  Read More »

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In the Arab World, Social Media Has Fast Developed into a Medium for the Masses

[The following interview was issued by Arabic Knowledge @ Wharton on 12 June 2012.]  During Tunisia's revolution, Asma Mansour's parents kept her locked at home for her own safety. But Mansour was continuously in touch with those on the street and from her computer, updated through Facebook and Skype on the ...  Read More »

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On the Nature of the Hashemite Regime and Jordanian Politics: An Interview with Tariq Tell (Part 1)

The following is the first installment in a two-part interview on the history and politics of the Jordanian regime. The interview was conducted during the first two weeks of August 2012 with Tariq Tell, a Jordanian scholar and activist. In this first part, Tell discusses the history of the Hashemite regime and ...  Read More »

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Frantz Fanon and the Arab Uprisings: An Interview with Nigel Gibson

The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon’s magnum opus, was published in 1961, a few days after his death. The book was not only influential for several generations of grassroots movements and activists in Africa, the United States, and Latin America; it was also discussed and debated extensively in intellectual ...  Read More »

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Interview with Representative of Sudan Change Now

[Over the last month, a protest movement has gripped Sudan. The movement pronounced Friday 13 July "Kadanka Friday" in order to highlight the role of women in the opposition movement. Below, Heather McRobie interviews Rawa Gafar Bakhit, a representative of Sudan Change Now, about the overall course of the ...  Read More »

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On Defections and Developments in Syria: PBS NewsHour Interview with Bassam Haddad and David Lesch

The following interview was conducted by Margert Warner on PBS's NewsHour. It aired live on Monday 6 August 2012, and featured Jadaliyya Co-Editor Bassam Haddad and Professor David Lesch. The interview primarily discussed the wave of recent defections and their significance (or lack thereof) in the ongoing struggle ...  Read More »

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Reflections on a Lifetime of Engagement with Zionism, the Palestine Question, and American Empire: An Interview with Noam Chomsky

In the following interview conducted for the Journal of Palestine Studies by Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani, Noam Chomsky reflects on a lifetime of engagement with the Palestine Question. He reflects on his early engagement, and how it developed over the course of his lifetime. He also considers how things ...  Read More »

About the Interviews Page

Jadaliyya’s Interview Page is a hub for all interviews published on Jadaliyya, including those in print, audio, and video formats. It features three categories of interviews: interviews conducted for Jadaliyya publication; interviews featuring Jadaliyya Co-Editors; interviews published elsewhere but considered important enough to be republished on Jadaliyya.

 

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