International Council for Middle East Studies

International Council for Middle East Studies http://www.icmes.net ICMES will serve in support of education and conflict resolution roles that will pursue, promote and provide peaceful solutions and outcomes to Middle East social, political, economic, cultural, and educational problems and concerns.

ICMES will strive to provide people with a better understanding of major religious and non-religious beliefs that are relevant to the Middle East.

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01/19/2018
Rabbi Shapiro Reacts to Jerusalem Announcement

Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro responds to Trump's declaration on Jerusalem

In depth analysis! Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro reacts to Jerusalem being declared the capital of Israel, and explains that the Jewish people relate to Jerusalem as ...

New film about U.S. - Israeli relations faces censorship and suppression. mondoweiss.net/2015/12/valentinos-comeback-sup...
12/28/2015
Valentino’s Ghost makes comeback after 4 years of suppression

New film about U.S. - Israeli relations faces censorship and suppression. mondoweiss.net/2015/12/valentinos-comeback-suppression

Michael Singh’s film “Valentino’s Ghost,” which shows that anti-Muslim and anti-Arab images in popular culture are part of an imperialist/Zionist propaganda effort, has itse…

Compelling analysis of ISIS and Islam by Turkish scholar Neslihan Çevik - www.dailysabah.com/opinion/2014/10/23/critical...
11/24/2014
Critical spirit of Islam against the mass insanity of ISIS | Opinion | Daily Sabah

Compelling analysis of ISIS and Islam by Turkish scholar Neslihan Çevik - www.dailysabah.com/opinion/2014/10/23/critical-spirit-of-islam-against-the-mass-insanity-of-isis

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), having declared itself a caliphate, is now making a call to all Muslims (especially engineers and doctors) to emigrate to their new home, "Sham," the land of Ibrahim, with the caution that ones who remain... | Daily Sabah

Chas Freeman offers stark analysis of misguided US mid-east policy - susris.com/2014/10/31/the-collapse-of-order-in-the-...
11/10/2014
The Collapse of Order in the Middle East – Ambassador Chas Freeman | SUSRIS

Chas Freeman offers stark analysis of misguided US mid-east policy - susris.com/2014/10/31/the-collapse-of-order-in-the-middle-east-ambassador-chas-freeman/

The Collapse of Order in the Middle East – Ambassador Chas Freeman Published: October 31, 2014 Share Article Related ExpertsChas W. Freeman, Jr.Related TimelinesUS Chiefs of Mission to Saudi ArabiaRelated PostsObama’s Foreign Policy and the Future of the ...Focus KSA: Amb Chas Freeman on US-Saudi Re…

ARTICLE in Veterans News Now offers interesting critique of ISIS's role in the current Middle East crisis.
07/05/2014
ISIS insurrection serves Israel’s interests

ARTICLE in Veterans News Now offers interesting critique of ISIS's role in the current Middle East crisis.

Fragmenting, weakening and balkanizing the Middle East has been part and parcel of the Zionist impulse from the very beginnings of the Jewish state.

ICMES Board member Ghada Karmi is a featured interviewee in new film about the one-state solution: withoutaland.com. Gha...
06/24/2014
withoutaland - Home

ICMES Board member Ghada Karmi is a featured interviewee in new film about the one-state solution: withoutaland.com. Ghada Karmi - Palestinian Writer

ICMES Board member Ghada Karmi participates in roundtable discussion on Al Jazeera English about the Palestinian nationa...
06/12/2014
What is the future of the Palestinian national movement?

ICMES Board member Ghada Karmi participates in roundtable discussion on Al Jazeera English about the Palestinian national movement.

Ghada Karmi, Ilan Pappe, Ali Abunimah and other experts discuss the unity deal and failure of negotiations with Israel.

ICMES will hold its first Annual Ibrahim Abu-Rabi' Commemorative Lecture on Wednesday, May 7, 4:30 PM at the Internation...
04/10/2014

ICMES will hold its first Annual Ibrahim Abu-Rabi' Commemorative Lecture on Wednesday, May 7, 4:30 PM at the International Law Institute, 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, Suite 100, Washington, D.C. The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Carl W. Ernst, the W. R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, and Co-Director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, at the University of North Carolina. He is the author of several books on Islam, including "The Shambhala Guide to Sufism" and "Following Muhammad" (which has been translated into Arabic, Persian, Turkish, German, and Korean.)

New book explores intersection of Islamophobia and support for Israel
04/10/2014
New book explores intersection of Islamophobia and support for Israel

New book explores intersection of Islamophobia and support for Israel

We've been delighted to feature the work of Elly Bulkin and Donna Nevel, whose articles have investigated how the Israel lobby fuels anti-Muslim bigotry. They have shed much needed light on a vital...

Phil Giraldi on Israel and U.S. interests.
03/19/2014
Israel is no Ally

Phil Giraldi on Israel and U.S. interests.

But is it even a friend?

Pat Lang on John Kerry and #BDS - turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2014/02/httpwwwreuterscomarticle20140202pa...
02/04/2014
Sic Semper Tyrannis : "Israeli minister attacks Kerry over boycott warnings"

Pat Lang on John Kerry and #BDS - turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2014/02/httpwwwreuterscomarticle20140202palestinians-israel-usa-idusl5n0l70as20140202.html

"At a Munich security forum on Saturday, Kerry touched a nerve in Israel by pointing to "an increasing de-legitimisation" campaign building up against it internationally and "talk of boycotts" if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict did not end. "Are we all going...

01/19/2014
Analysis: Is a Two-State solution possible? 07.01.14 Part 2

Ghada Karmi on The Islam Channel discussing Kerry's proposal with Gideon Levy.

In the first half of this programme we have been looking at the implications of the two state solution being proposed by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Wi...

Grants available for #Syrian artists exiled in the #MiddleEast - arablit.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/pass-it-on-grants-for-...
01/09/2014
Pass it On: Grants for Syrian Artists Living in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, or Iraq

Grants available for #Syrian artists exiled in the #MiddleEast - arablit.wordpress.com/2014/01/09/pass-it-on-grants-for-syrian-artists-living-in-egypt-jordan-lebanon-turkey-or-iraq/

According to the British Council call for applications, this is open to "any art form," which presumably includes writing, theatre productions, and other arts.

LRB · Seymour M. Hersh · Whose sarin?
12/10/2013
LRB · Seymour M. Hersh · Whose sarin?

LRB · Seymour M. Hersh · Whose sarin?

Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most . . .

11/25/2013
Holy Land Studies - Edinburgh University Press

New special issue of Holy Land Studies on the one-state solution.
#Palestine #Israel

Holy Land Studies publishes new and provocative ideas, paying particular attention to issues that have a contemporary relevance and a wider public interest.

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