from From the Potomac to the Euphrates and Middle East Program

Weekend Reading: Hebrew in Egypt, Israeli Nukes, and Jewish Beirut

An Egyptian Muslim man reads the Quran in al-Azhar mosque as restoration work is conducted ahead of Pope Francis’ visit, in Cairo (Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters).

Reading selection for the weekend of June 30, 2017.

June 30, 2017

An Egyptian Muslim man reads the Quran in al-Azhar mosque as restoration work is conducted ahead of Pope Francis’ visit, in Cairo (Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters).
Blog Post

Amira Sayed Ahmed finds that more Egyptian university students are learning Hebrew for reasons that range from business needs to cultural curiosity.

Guy Laron examines the historical instances in which Israeli military officials considered using nuclear weapons in the 1967 and 1973 Arab-Israeli wars.

More on:

Egypt

Israel

Lebanon

Wars and Conflict

Weekend Reading

Wissam Saade reviews a new history of Beirut’s Jewish community that challenges romanticized historical assumptions.

More on:

Egypt

Israel

Lebanon

Wars and Conflict

Weekend Reading

Up
Creative Commons
Creative Commons: Some rights reserved.
Close
This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) License.
View License Detail
Close