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Abuse of Women During Egyptian Revolution star
Both American and Middle Eastern papers reported the surge of women’s involvement in the Egyptian revolution.

Atrocities Toward Women During Egyptian Revolution star
In early 2011, Egypt found itself in the midst of a revolutionary change. The steps women took in the Egyptian revolution and the months following could be a contentious tsunami that would sweep across the Arab world at a very high price forcing the status of women to come into question.

Brave Women During the Egyptian Revolution star
While Middle Eastern papers are not as vocal about the abuse of the Egyptian women during and after the revolution, they are not completely ignoring the problem either.

Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and Africa 1325-1354 star
Ibn Battuta’s account of his travels to Mecca on pilgrimage is an extremely interesting read describing the Middle East during the European Middle Ages. These descriptions can be found in many European accounts, but this one is seen through the eyes of someone native to the land and the customs.

Mandate of the Palestinian Conflict star
In carving out a home for the displaced Jews of the twentieth century, the United Nations sparked a feud that shows no decrease in hostilities. The claims stretched beyond religion and centered around a place they both call home, and were recognized as being a contention that would find no peace.

Middle East After World War I star
What happened to the Middle East after World War I? The answer to this can be summed up in one sentence: The Middle East was butchered and dispersed to the large European Powers.

Middle Eastern Political Topics After WWI star
Since the close of the first World War, five major components have made up the spine and the heart of Middle Eastern politics. They include religion, European imperialism, oil, desire for Islamic purity, and the nature and power of the jihad.

Refreshing Honesty in the Algerian Resistance star
Memoire Algerienne by Henri Alleg gives the reader a glimpse into the lives of the resistance movement in Algeria during WWII where many were fighting for independence from France and prevention of Nazis occupation.

The Absence of Concern for Palestine star
As those in the Middle East looked for guidance from Britain to create nations that would survive after the fall of the Ottomans, Britain began establishing their official policy in the Middle East in particular Palestine.

The Need for a Jewish Haven star
Through primary sources beginning in the late 1800s, the desire and need of a safe Jewish haven was at the forefront of many displaced Jewish nations thoughts.

The Need for Seclusion and Oneness star
All too often a person, a community, or a culture wants to eat their cake and have it, too. They want to hold onto tradition while using the advances in technology while not giving up anything. In the end, it is discovered that it is an impossible dream.

Usamah Ibn Munqidh (1095-1188): Autobiography star
The autobiography of Usamah Ibn Munqidh offers a window in the Middle Eastern world and how the Europeans, or Franks, were viewed.

USSR and US in the Yom Kippur War star
After the establishment of the state of Israel, the tension became explosive. The entanglement was not relegated only in the Middle East. The Soviet Union and the United States were involved chest high.

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