Turkish elites often see Kurds as posing a mortal threat to their homeland’s territorial integrity. Kurdish elites often harbor pan-Kurdish dreams of their own. The rise to power of Erdogan’s Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) in 2002 appeared to imply a watershed, bringing about a measure of cultural liberalization toward the Kurds. More Islam […]
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About Dr. Eldad J. Pardo -- Modern Diplomat
Dr. Eldad Pardo is the Research Director of IMPACT-se, and the author of “Predicting Revolutions: Iranian Cinema and the Islamic Revolution” (2010) and of many articles on Iran and Middle East issues. He earned his doctoral degree in History at UCLA. Dr. Pardo has headed two research groups at the Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace: “Religious Actors in Conflict Areas” and “Iran in Global Perspectives.” He teaches at Hebrew University in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies and at the Rothberg School of International Students. A devoted interfaith activist of the Islamic-Jewish Sufi Way, Al-Tariqa Al-Ibrahimiyya, Dr. Pardo was granted the title of Sheikh by the Muslim Qadiriyyah Order. He is an experienced commentator, speaker and writer on Middle Eastern affairs and is regularly interviewed by major TV outlets including Arabic language channels such as Al Jazeera, BBC Arabic, Al Arabiyya and Al-Hurra and i24News.
There is much to be concerned about in the Qatari curriculum. Most troubling is the realization that the leaders of this proud and unique country have allowed their children to be exposed for years to one of the most radical jihadi educations in the world. It is hard to conceive that there are still countries […]
There have been many reasons offered for the failure of the Turkish-Kurdish Peace Process in 2015, some of which will be examined. Given the recent Turkish elections and the likelihood of renewed discussions, there can be no doubt that education will play an important role if a serious reconciliation is to be achieved. The way […]
A national curriculum is the main tool with which a nation prepares its young generation for the future. Steady, systematic and authoritative education along a clearly charted line for twelve consecutive years imprints an indelible worldview on the new generation. There are consequences to what children learn in school. If a curriculum teaches hate and […]
The modern era presented a double threat to Jews. One, as argued by the Haredi movement, was that emancipation seemed to prescribe assimilation—what has sometimes been called a “poisonous kiss.”
Every year since 1969, during the hot month of August, Palestinian politicians and media have commemorated the “Al-Aqsa Mosque Arson.” A wave of declarations and condemnations then ensue.
One year has elapsed since the July 14, 2015 ceremonial conclusion of the Iran Nuclear Deal, officially designated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The Iran Deal was one of the most controversial agreements in recent history. Interestingly, neither supporters nor opponents have disagreed that the Islamic Republic of Iran is led by a […]
The preparation and ensuing debate over the new 516-page civics textbook for Israeli students has raged more than five years. The raucous debate involved national press and radical websites, on both the left and the right. An intense discussion fulminated in the comparatively new Academia-IL, the nation-wide email forum of Israel’s leading scientists and scholars.