Zionist Left Support for Bloody Assaults on Gaza Signifies Its Erasure from Israel’s Political Map

By Tikva Honig-Parnass Introduction The aim of this article is to pinpoint the explicit and implicit support of the Zionist Left intellectuals usually identified with Labor or Meretz for the brutal attacks on Gaza since 2006. This support is a new stage in the Left intellectuals’ loyalty to the state and its oppressive policies against […]

Israel’s False Peace and the ‘Islamist Bogeyma’

By Iqbal Jassat – Johannesburg What is it about proclamations of “peace” that allows injustice to continue unhindered? Its a question applicable to governments, security institutions, media columnists and pro-Israel lobbies who regularly espouse a passion for “peace in the Holy Land”. While on the surface it appears to be a perfectly normal and laudable aspiration, […]

‘Worlding’ (Post) Modernism: Interpretive Possibilities of Critical Theory – Book Review

Reviewed by A. Clare Brandabur  (Haidar Eid. Worlding Postmodernism: Interpretive Possibilities of Critical Theory. Roman Books.) In hıs New Yorker review of a new biography of Paul de Man (The Double Life of Paul de Man by Evelyn Barish), Louis Menand speaks of a crisis in the world of literary theory: “Twenty-five years ago, literary […]

Cape Town to shut pro-gay mosque

South Africa’s first gay-friendly mosque, which also allows women to lead prayers, must close, a local official has told the BBC.

A City of Cape Town councillor says the newly established Open Mosque has violated municipal by-laws by not having any parking spaces.

The mosque officially opened its doors on Friday despite criticism from members of the local Muslim community.

LGBT Egyptians Go Into Hiding As Regime Cracks Down

“The targeting of gay persons in Egypt happens when someone, on the senior level, chooses for it to happen,” an Interior Ministry official told BuzzFeed News.

Last week, eight men went before an Egyptian judge in the country’s highest-profile trial over homosexuality in more than a decade. The men stand accused of appearing in a video showing two men exchanging wedding rings, and face the possibility of more than three years in prison.