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Middle East Quarterly

SUMMER 2012 • VOLUME 19: NUMBER 3

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FABRICATING PALESTINIAN HISTORY

Havatzelet Yahel, Ruth Kark, and Seth J. Frantzman, Are the Negev Bedouin an Indigenous People?
These nomad Arabs are invaders, not natives of the land

Alex Joffe, The Rhetoric of Nonsense
Outlandish Palestinian historical claims resonate in the West

David Bukay, Founding National Myths
Palestinians appropriate Israel's historical narrative

Shaul Bartal, The Battle over Silwan
An attempt to erase the Jewish historical attachment to Jerusalem

Phyllis Chesler and Nathan Bloom, Hindu vs. Muslim Honor Killings
Indians abandon the practice in the West. Pakistani Muslims continue it

Ofra Bengio, Are Iraq and Turkey Models for Democratization?
Neither style has proven attractive to the Arab regimes

Ilan Berman, Iran Courts Latin America
Tehran's growing penetration poses dangers to the U.S. homeland

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman, The Arab League Comes Alive
The league is suddenly more relevant to regional geopolitics

Dateline: Hilal Khashan, Lebanon's Shiite-Maronite Alliance of Hypocrisy
Their collaboration seeks to curb Sunni power

Brief Reviews
Jihadism in prisons ... Arab Christians ... Energy security ... Israel's survival

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