AN ELUSIVE PROMISE

by Chinmaya R. Gharekhan – Historians probe the myths surrounding the founding of Israel Al-Aqsa mosque, East Jerusalem To Israel’s credit, almost simultaneously with its creation, historians of great integrity and courage have emerged there to offer to the international community alternative narratives of the events surrounding the new nation’s birth and its immediate aftermath. The…

Egypt, democracy and the fascist triangle

by Mohamed El-Menshawy   Without condensing the issue of democracy in Egypt and diagnosing it as a struggle between the Islamist current and what is known as the civil current, democracy in Egypt is subject to many threats. Most notably, an alarming trinity founded on rising exclusionary fascist rhetoric; encouraging Islamophobia; and overt calls to marginalise…