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Tourism in the Holy Land

Issue: 1982, Volume 15, Issue 2
Subject: Christianity|Holy Land|Tourism
Author: Ekin, Larry
Issue Description: Tourism is the world’s biggest industry. For many world capitals it represents over 40 percent of their total revenues. Far less appreciated, however, are the political and ethical dimensions of the industry. That is particularly true of tourism in the Holy Land.
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Yasser Arafat: The Man and His People

Issue: 1982, Volume 15, Issue 3
Subject: Arafat|P.L.O.
Author: Halsell, Grace
Issue Description: Despite his worldwide recognition as Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, little is known of Yasser Arafat’s early life, his education, his politics, his religion, his living habits, etc. To fill in some of these blanks, Grace Halsell went twice to Beirut, once in December 1981, and again in April 1982. Halsell is the author of 11 books, including “A Biography of Charles Evers,”“Bessie Yellowhair,”“Soul Sister,”and “Journey to Jerusalem.”
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The Islamic Alternative

Issue: 1982, Volume 15, Issue 4
Subject: Islam/Muslims
Author: Haddad, Yvonne
Issue Description: Article is based on author’s eight years of research of Islamic literature, particularly that coming from the Arab world, and on numerous conversations with those who take their primary identity in Islamic nationalism.
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US-Israeli Relations: A Reassessment

Issue: 1982, Volume 15, Issue 5
Subject: Politics|Settlements|U.S. Aid
Author: Kellum, Allan
Issue Description: Reassessment is one of those catchall words that implies anything from substantial change to a slight variation on an old theme. In the lexicon of U.S.-Middle East diplomacy, notes Allan Kellum, publisher of The Mideast Observer, it has lineage all its own.
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Europe and the Arabs: A Developing Relationship

Issue: 1981, Volume 14, Issue 1
Subject: Europe
Author: Richardson, John
Issue Description: Traces the historical contacts between Europe and the Middle East and looks at how Europe’s independent dialogue with the Arab countries evolved and what effect it might have on U.S. foreign policy.
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A Human Rights Odyssey: In Search of Academic Freedom

Issue: 1981, Volume 14, Issue 2
Subject: Censorship|Education|Human Rights
Author: Griffin, Michael
Issue Description: When the Israel Teachers’Union announced that it was organizing a November 1980 International Teachers Conference to Combat Racism, Anti-Semitism and Violations of Human Rights to be held in Tel Aviv, Michael Griffin applied to AMEU for a travel grant. We gave it to him. We also asked him to visit academic institutions on the West Bank to see how they were faring. Then we invited him to report his findings in this issue of The Link.
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The Palestinians in America

Issue: 1981, Volume 14, Issue 3
Subject: U.S. Citizens
Author: Tuma, Elias
Issue Description: An estimated 4.4 million Palestinians now live in the diaspora that followed the 1947-48 and 1967 Middle East wars.  Approximately 100,000 of these Palestinians are American citizens today. This issue looks at how they view the situation in the Middle East.
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Arms Buildup in the Middle East

Issue: 1981, Volume 14, Issue 4
Subject: Military|War/Conflict
Author: Orfalea, Greg
Issue Description: The United States in 1980 sold $15.3 billion worth of military equipment abroad, of which 53 percent or $8.1 billion went to the Middle East. Should we be concerned? The distinguished diplomat George Kennan gave his answer recently when he compared us to lemmings racing to the sea. Col. Yoram Hamuzrahi, Chief Officer of the Israeli Defense Forces, gave his answer when he told a group of visiting Americans, “We will not concede an inch to the Arabs, even if it means atomic flames in New York.”Greg Orfalea, editor of the National Association of Arab Americans’political action report, explains why we should be concerned.
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The Disabled in the Arab World

Issue: 1981, Volume 14, Issue 5
Subject: Education|Human Resources
Author: Shabbas, Audrey
Issue Description: The United Nations resolution to designate this year as the International Year for Disabled Persons was first put forth in 1976 by the Libyan Arab Republic out of concern for the world’s estimated 450 million physically and mentally disabled persons, most of whom live in developing countries. Audrey Shabbas looks at the situation of the disabled in the Arab World.
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The Presidential Candidates: How They View the Middle East

Issue: 1980, Volume 13, Issue 1
Subject: Politics
Author: Kellum, Allan
Issue Description: A look at the men who would be president and what they say about the Middle East
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