Son of Hamas

Author: Mosab Hassan Yousef

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1414364016

Category: Religion

Page: 285

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Son of Hamas is now available with an all-new chapter about events since the book’s release such as the revelation of Mosab’s Israeli intelligence handler’s true identity, and Homeland Security’s effort to deport the author. Since he was a small boy, Mosab Hassan Yousef has had an inside view of the deadly terrorist group Hamas. The oldest son of Sheikh Hassan Yousef, a founding member of Hamas and its most popular leader, young Mosab assisted his father for years in his political activities while being groomed to assume his legacy, politics, status . . . and power. But everything changed when Mosab turned away from terror and violence, and embraced instead the teachings of another famous Middle East leader. In Son of Hamas, Mosab reveals new information about the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization and unveils the truth about his own role, his agonizing separation from family and homeland, the dangerous decision to make his newfound faith public, and his belief that the Christian mandate to “love your enemies” is the only way to peace in the Middle East.

Summary of Mosab Hassan Yousef's Son of Hamas

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 41

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was arrested and taken to an interrogation room, where I was beaten and tortured by soldiers who were taking pleasure in doing so. I was bound, blindfolded, and unarmed, and still they beat me. I felt sad before losing consciousness.

Son of Hamas

Author: Mosab Hassan Yousef,Ron Brackin

Publisher: Tyndale Momentum

ISBN: 9781414333076

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 265

View: 7052

Describes the author's experiences as the son of one of the founders of Hamas, how he assisted his father in an important role in the organization, and how he came to renounce violence and Hamas and become a Christian.

Liberalization and Culture in Contemporary Israel

Author: Ari Ofengenden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498570364

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

View: 3426

The book looks at the ways in which Israel’s integration into the global economy has affected its main stream culture. Ofengenden uses works of Israeli film, literature, and television, from the past 30 years to conceptualize the changes in Israel’s culture.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Author: Alisa Douer

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 3832541292

Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Page: 158

View: 8605

We should not argue about who is to blame [for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict]. There is enough guilt on both sides. / Uri Avneri Smoldering since the late 1920s, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict reached its first climax immediately after the State of Israel was founded on May 15, 1948. Devised by European nations as the "perfect solution", the new state received a large number of displaced Jews who were unwelcome in their countries of origin. We can only answer a few of the myriad yet unasked questions. What we know for sure is that more than 750,000 Palestinians were expelled or escaped from Israel/Palestine after 1948. About 470,000 of them fled to refugee camps in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt. The rest scattered all over the world. Deprived of citizenship and human rights, Palestinians have remained refugees in most of the Arab world until this day. Why? By 2013, more than 150 settlements and towns populated by more than half a million Jews had been built on confiscated land on the West Bank. Even moderate Palestinian leaders consider these confiscations a provocation. Israel is increasingly turning into an apartheid state and its political standing is constantly deteriorating. The Israeli intellectual elite has always raised its voice against the occupation and the settlements, arguing that human rights and equality--two pillars of Zionism--are being violated. Time has come for the voice of reason, which calls for a two-state solution, to be heard.

Jihad in Palestine

Author: Shaul Bartal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317519612

Category: Political Science

Page: 325

View: 9996

The 21st century exists in the shadow of the return of extremist Islam to the center of the world’s political stage, a process that began at the end of the previous century. While researchers have focused on the rise of Hamas, this return has in fact manifested itself in a range of independent Islamic extremist groups with their own philosophies. Jihad in Palestine provides a comprehensive study of the variety of Islamic extremist groups operating inside Israel/Palestine today, examining their philosophies and views concerning martyrdom, as well as their attitudes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. These ideologies are presented in their own words, thanks to the author’s extensive translations and commentary of primary sources in Arabic, including the writings of the Islamic Jihad, al-Jama’a al-Islamiya, Hizbal-Tahrir al-Islami, Hamas and the Islamic Movement. The book studies the attitudes of these organisations towards the fundamental issues surrounding Jihad, including the concept of personal obligation, the relationship of the movement to the peace agreements and attitudes towards Jews expressed in the movement’s writings. Exploring the basic theories of sacrifice and analysing modern day Palestinian society, it promotes a greater understanding of the religious angle of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of Middle East Studies, Jewish Studies, Political Islam and Terrorism & Political Violence.

Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics

Author: Nathan J. Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190619430

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 2752

For much of its modern history, a combination of deep nervousness and profound lack of interest seemed to inhibit or even prevent regular political conversations in the Arab World. Public spaces were devoid of political discussions: public squares in major cities showed no signs of assemblies for political purposes. If one picked up a newspaper, one was more likely to read about the comings and goings of officials rather than any sort of comprehensive political coverage. In the wake of the Arab Spring, newer media and older forms (such as the daily newspaper) have gradually made it easier for Middle East countries to participate in public debates from a variety of ideological perspectives. The state retreat from social welfare commitments have opened opportunities for a host of new informal groups and organizations to operate in areas previously dominated by officially-controlled bodies. These trends have obviously been noticed by social scientists, but scholars who focus on the large-scale political changes tend to edge into a celebratory tone: the changes are seen as potentially democratizing. Arguing Islam after the Revival of Arab Politics presents an understanding the "revived" forms of Arab politics as they really are, and does not speculate about the democratic future these changes could signal. In particular, this book examines various sites of Arab public life to explore how politics operates. Four kinds of public spheres are brought into focus: small group discussions that straddle the public/private divide (such as diwaniyyas in Kuwait or piety groups in Egypt), public spaces of assembly (such as public squares and mosques), media (both new and old), and parliaments (an institution etymologically founded in philosophizing and pontificating rather than legislating). Further, the author gives due attention to the ways in which these spheres interact to explore how these gradations, affirmations, and subversions of hierarchy, status, and power make up the current political landscape of the Middle East. The resulting work is one that is able to bridge disciplinary boundaries, offering understandings of the new political sphere. Designed to speak beyond a scholarly audience, this volume will contribute to broader public understandings of Islam in practice and of Arab politics as those who participate in it experience it.

Connecting the Dots

Author: N.A

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1612151892


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Multiple Alterities

Author: Elie Podeh,Samira Alayan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319622447

Category: Education

Page: 362

View: 9090

This book highlights and examines the role of the textbook in legitimising established political and social orders. It analyses the way in which the ‘other’ is presented in school textbooks, focusing on a number of countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and argues that the role of textbooks in developing and maintaining a national identity should be afforded greater critical attention. Textbooks can help form national identities by developing a society’s collective memory; this might involve a historical narrative which may be self-contradictory or even fabricated to a certain extent, including myths, symbols and collective memories that divide “us” from “them”, and ultimately resulting a dichotomy between the Self and the Other. As well as addressing a range of theoretical questions relating to the study of textbooks generally, the volume also covers a broad spectrum of Middle Eastern states and societies, with contributions from Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Cyprus, Lebanon, Iraq, Kurdistan, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Israel and Palestine. It will be essential reading for researchers and students working in the fields of Education, Sociology and History, particularly those with an interest in national identities in the MENA region.