U.S. Democracy Promotion Policy in the Middle East: The Islamist Dilemma

This report assesses U.S. policy toward Islamist organizations in the Arab world, specifically those groups that have renounced violence and terrorism. The report analyzes U.S. government attitudes toward Islamist movements

Moderate Arab Islamists struggle to steer a democratic course

For much of its 80-year history, the Muslim Brotherhood's very name symbolized promotion of a violent, anti-western movement bent on strict imposition of Islamic law. Much of the first generation

Religious online call to embrace compassion

Charter for Compassion urges embracing cultural and religious diversity, shunning violence.

Ashkenazi threatens new Gaza war, IOF raids southern Gaza

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Gabi Ashkenazi, the Israeli chief of staff, has threatened to attack Gaza anew if the rockets fired from there did not stop while a unit of his

The banning of blogger Amr Salama for being (too opinionated)

The State security agency in Sinai forced the Sinai University's Administration from accepting the enrollment form of blogger Amr Salama.

Court overrules Interior Ministers’ appeal and defense anticipates speedy release of 12 MB detainees.

The Criminal Court in Cairo decided to overrule the appeal by the Interior ministry to challenge the numerous court releases issued by the judiciary on various occasions.

Der Speigel: Exchange deal to bear fruit soon

BERLIN, (PIC)-- The German mediation has succeeded in achieving a breakthrough in the prisoners' exchange deal between the Hamas Movement and Israel, German weekly Der Spiegel reported in its latest

British trade unions launch boycott campaign against Israeli products

LONDON, (PIC)-- The British federation of trade unions announced the initiation of a campaign to boycott the Israeli products manufactured in settlements in the West Bank, which were built on

Members of Miles of Smiles leave Gaza

Members of the European aid convoy "Miles of Smiles" left the Gaza Strip at a late hour on Friday night after staying there for 48 hours.

Sheikh Salah warns of Israeli plan to build Talmudic parks around Aqsa Mosque

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)-- Sheikh Ra’ed Salah, the head of the Islamic Movement in the 1948 occupied lands, warned Friday of an Israeli plan to establish mythical Talmudic parks around the