Architect Shadi Habib Allah (inset) has drawn up a master plan to rebuild the destroyed Palestinian village of Lajjun in its original location.
Ethiopian Jewish women pray on a hilltop overlooking Arab East Jerusalem during the Sigd holiday marking the desire for a “return to Jerusalem,” on Oct. 31, 2013.
Nabila Rehman (l), 9, and her brother Zubair, 13, who were injured in a U.S. drone attack that killed their grandmother as they were picking okra in a field in Pakistan, at an Oct. 29 congressional briefing called by Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL).
December 2013 Table of Contents
Interpreting the Middle East for North Americans • Interpreting North America for the Middle East
The U.S. Role in the Middle East and the Israeli Occupation of Palestine
8 Washington’s Unseen Partner in Negotiations With Iran—Rachelle Marshall
11 An Arab Counterpoint Is Urgently Needed—George S. Hishmeh
12 Israeli Conference Examines Palestinian Right—and Ways—of Return—Jonathan Cook
14 Gaza’s Paralysis of Lines—Mohammed Omer
16 Jewish Israelis at Home and Abroad—Two Views—Jonathan Cook, Uri Avnery
20 Arab Americans Demand Answers in 1985 Slaying Of Alex Odeh—Delinda C. Hanley
21 Drone Victims Testify in Congress—George Zornick
28 Limited Congressional Reaction to Efforts to Reduce U.S.-Iran Tensions—Shirl McArthur
22 Does the ICC Have a Future Role in the Middle East?—Pauline Hilmy
26 Don’t Hold Your Breath: Blockbuster Movies Hollywood Will Never Make—Grant F. Smith
31 Research Center in Istanbul Promotes Islamic History, Art and Culture—Elaine Pasquini
32 Kosovo—An Update—Peter Lippman
34 Syria Conflict Casts Shadow Over Malaysian Shi’i—John Gee
49 The World Looks at the Middle East—Cartoons
50 Arab American Activism:
Memorial Service Celebrates Life and Achievements Of Helen Thomas
Najla Said Shares Insights From Looking for Palestine
New TV Series Tells "Arab American Stories"
Virginia Arab Americans Hold 25th Anniversary Candidates Night
52 Muslim American Activism:
54 Music & Arts:
56 Waging Peace:
Is a Nuclear Deal With Iran on The Horizon?
Flynt and Hillary Leverett's New Book Offers Alternative View of Iran
AIFC's Ellie Ommani Speaks in Des Moines
Assessing Jordan's Economy
What More Can Be Done About the Humanitarian Crisis in Syria?
The Humanitarian Crisis for Palestinians in Lebanon and Gaza
ANERA Honors Dubai Cares
Critiquing U.S. Aid to the Middle East
MEI Panel Stresses "Trade, Not Aid" For Pakistan and Afghanistan
Egypt's Future Assessed at American University in Cairo Reception
Have the Moroccan Protests Failed?
Tunisia: Divided and Dissatisfied With Ennahda
HCEF Conference Assesses Future of The Holy Land
The Nation-Building Role of Palestinian Youth in the Diaspora
U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation's Organizers' Conference
Ruebner Book Talk Tours California
Knesset Member Decries Israel's Subjugation of Palestinians
Hasbara Threats Fail in Iowa City
Unheard Voices: Civil Society Perspectives on Peace Negotiations
Merits of Two-State Solution Discussed
68 Human Rights:
69 Diplomatic Doings:
70 Book Review:
Tunjur! Tunjur! Tunjur!; Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354—Reviewed by Andrew Stimson
73 2013 AET Choir of Angels
15 Index to Advertisers