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Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 118 - Egypt Rethinks Its Nuclear Program Part I: Scientific and Technological Capability Vs. International Commitments - 01/14/03

Introduction For some time, there has been debate in the Egyptian and Arab media on the question of whether Egypt, and Arabs in general, should strive to develop nuclear programs and obtain nuclear weapons. Those participating in the discussion include Egyptian nuclear scientists, politicians, and clerics. Israel's 1981 bombing of the Osirak nuclear facility in Iraq, and the decade-later U.S.-led international coalition effort to destroy Iraq's nuclear capability, had a formative effect on ...

Y. Feldner

Iraq News Wire - 01/09/03

In this wire: I. Saddam: The Modern Day Saladdin II. The Iraqi 'Day of Martyrdom' III. Iraq's Prison System: Torture, Amnesty, and Status of Political Prisoners IV. Northern Iraq Update on Ansar Al-Islam Iraqi Efforts to "Arabize" the Kurds Kurdish Officials on Iraqi War Crimes Three Kurdish Women Appointed as Judges Kurdish Oil Reconciliation between Two Kurdish Parties V. The Iraqi Opposition Interview with Iraq National Congress Representative in Lebanon/Syria The Iraqi Opposition Conference ...

Special Dispatch No. 451 - Iranian Students' Movement: 'Leave Palestine Alone, Think About Us!' - 12/22/02

In the midst of the recent large-scale student demonstrations in Iran calling for freedom of speech and condemning the death sentence handed down for Dr. Hashem Aghajari , 1 the regime's leaders, notably President Mohammad Khatami , called on the students to demonstrate for International Qods (Jerusalem) Day 2 against Israel and Zionism. In response to these calls, the Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran (SMCCDI) 3 issued a statement critical of Islamist terror groups ...

No. 36 - We Wish to Offer Our Muslim Readers 'Idkum Mubarak - 12/11/02

I. Special Focus Syria: Economic Reform or Economic Stagnation Syria's predominantly state-controlled economy remains stagnant because of the failure of the political establishment to implement extensive economic reform. Falling growth rates, rapidly rising population, an old-fashion socialist command economy, inefficient and heavily-regulated public sector, and restricted political freedoms have deterred direct foreign investments or the emergence of a viable market economy. Syria's inadequate ...

Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli

Special Dispatch No. 439 - Liberal Journalist Fired from Al-Hayat - 11/13/02

Tunisian journalist Lafif Lakhdhar was recently fired from the London-based Arabic daily Al-Hayat , for his liberal views. The paper is owned by Saudi Prince, Khaled bin Sultan . Lakhdar used to write a weekly article for Al-Hayat's Sunday Madarat section for liberal journalists 1 . Lakhdhar is a leading figure in the drive for modernization and secularization in the Arab world, and his positions had long irritated the paper's Saudi management, as he had previously been suspended for two months ...

Special Reports No. 11 - Based on Koranic Verses, Interpretations, and Traditions, Muslim Clerics State: The Jews Are the Descendants of Apes, Pigs, And Other Animals - 10/31/02

Introduction Depicting Jews – and sometimes also Zionists – as "the descendants of apes and pigs" is extremely widespread today in public discourse in the Arab and Islamic worlds. For example, in a weekly sermon in April 2002, Al-Azhar Sheikh Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, the highest-ranking cleric in the Sunni Muslim world , called the Jews "the enemies of Allah, descendants of apes and pigs." 1 In one of his sermons, Saudi sheikh Abd Al-Rahman Al-Sudayyis, imam and preacher at the Al-Haraam mosque ...

Aluma Dankowitz

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 105 - High Ranking Iranian Conservative Cleric Resigns Over Regime's Failures - 08/06/02

Ayatollah Jalal Al-Din Taheri, the Friday preacher of the city of Isfahan , recently announced his resignation from the post he had held for over three decades. He explained that his resignation was in protest of Iran's human rights violations, the regime's failure to meet the people's expectations of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and the harsh situation of unemployment, poverty, the spread of prostitution, illegal drug use, and AIDS. Ayatollah Taheri's announcement came on the eve of the ...

A. Savyon

Iraq News Wire - 06/26/02

I. Saddam Hussein: The West Admits Defeat In a meeting with high ranking Iraqi military and government officials, Saddam Hussein commented on Western statements about current economic conditions in Iraq: "… They say that the economic situation and the standard of living in Iraq today, even under siege, is better than that of Egypt, and that Iraq improved and developed itself despite the siege. This is an admission that they were defeated in their efforts to kill the economy as well as the ...

Special Dispatch No. 365 - Khamenei's Response to Israeli-Palestinian Fighting - 04/10/02

During Friday prayers held at the University of Tehran campus on April 5, 2002, which were attended by thousands, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah 'Ali Khamenei called on Yasser Arafat to resist Zionist pressure to the death and attacked the U.S. stance on Israeli-Palestinian fighting, equating President George W. Bush with Hitler. Following are excerpts from the speech: The Zionist Regime and the Palestine Issue "The Zionist regime, as the symbol of bloodthirstiness, barbarianism, and ...

No. 19 - Commentaries on Islamic Economics Discipline and Islamic Banking - 01/15/02

The Islamic (unofficial Al-Azhar) website, Lailatalqadr, 1 has published in recent months a series of articles on some aspects of the Islamic economics discipline and the role and performance of Islamic banking and financial institutions. The articles were written by Islamic scholars, including professors of economics at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, which is the leading Islamic academic institution of higher learning in the Arab world. The following pages highlight key elements of these ...

Dr. Nimrod Raphaeli

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