Tarek Heggy : Visiting Professor at several world-class universities; barrister-at-law before the Supreme Court of Egypt; Former Chairman & CEO of Shell Oil Companies in the Major-resource holders; 2008 winner of the Italian cultural prize Grinzane Cavour;Author of 19 books in Arabic (ten of which have been translated into English, French & Italian); Co-Founder of the Chair of Coptic Studies at The American University in Cairo and of "Tarek Heggy's Scholarship in Jewish Studies" at the University of Toronto.
Formerly : member of the advisory Board of the RAND Organization "Centre for Middle East Public Policy" of the initiative for Middle Eastern Youth (IMEY); member of the Advisory Board of Just Journalism (UK);Member of Egypt Supreme Culture Council (Management Sciences Committee); Board member of The Egyptian Society for Historic Studies; member of the board of trustees of the MSA University (Cairo, Egypt); Member of the board of The Faculty of Economics and Political Science of Cairo University; Member of the board of The Middle East Research Centre of Ain Shams University (Cairo); Vice President of The Arab Management Society; Member of Egypt Writers Association; Chairman of Heliopolis Library; From 1973 till 1979: Asst. Professor at Constantine University/Algeria and The University of Fes/Morocco.
Writings by Tarek Heggy (View Biography)
by Alan M. Dershowitz
by Salim Mansur
What we are witnessing is Israel engaged in a struggle against Hamas, against Palestinians, against Arabs, against Muslims, and against an expanding body of opinion in the West that is less and less inhibited from displaying the rancid anti-Semitism behind its support for those who openly call for another Holocaust for the Jews.
Gaza was returned to the Palestinians in 2005 as a test for building trust.
This verse [31:27 ] means that no one Muslim should claim that he has a monopoly over the reading of the Quran, for that would amount to reducing the majesty of God to the smallness of man.
The sound of battle is louder than the call to prayer.
by Khaled Abu Toameh
Evidently Abbas has reached the conclusion that unless he hurries up and declares his support for the Palestinian "resistance" in the Gaza Strip, his people will march on his office and force him to quit. Abbas's fear of a revolt has driven him into the open arms of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Another reason for the unexpected change in Abbas's policy might be the promise of financial aid he received from Qatar -- an enemy of Egypt's al-Sisi, but the largest funder of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas.
Abbas know that if he wants to survive, he will have to be on the side of the radicals.
by Alan M. Dershowitz
by Lawrence A. Franklin
There is no change in U.S policy toward Israel that will win any true allies in the Middle East, despite what Arab leaders claim. They often assert that if only we would solve the Palestinian-Israeli problem first, relations would improve. This is a tactic. These leaders employ it simply to divert Western officials from making demands on them, instead of on Israel. The reality is that most Arabs view the U.S., its European allies and Israel with ineradicable contempt.