Fertility and Marriage in the Middle East: Paradoxical Trends
Françoise de Bel-Air, 6 June
The demographic transition in most Arab countries seemed irreversible. The levels of childbearing were steadily declining. And yet suddenly they have begun to rise, a rare occurrence in any society. The reasons are many, complex and overturn common beliefs.
Arab demography has given rise to (...)
The Second Nakba: Displacement of Palestinians in and after the 1967 Occupation
June 1967, an Endless Six-Day War
Munir Nuseibah, 1 June
Nineteen years after the Nakba (1947-1949), Israel carried out a second wave of expulsions of Palestinians from their homeland during and after the 1967 war. Without hope of return, they were forcibly displaced from the Latroun area, East Jerusalem and the Jordan Valley to Jordan.
Followers of (...)