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Dialects of the Arab Language - The Arab culture has many different local dialects, where each state has its own individual understood dialect divergent to its neighbouring Arabic speaking countries. Despite this, all Arabs from each dialect have one mutual aspect, they all understand the same Arabic language and it is because of this dynamic that all Arabs are united. The Arab nation states all share a parallel culture, thus when considering Arab hospitality we can say that the ‘communities of the Middle East share a common set of cultural idioms’ (Zubaida, 2000)....   [tags: arab culture, anatolia, emirati culture]
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Not Your Typical Arab Male Stereotype - In a culture where stereotypes are so common and thrown left and right, it’s not uncommon to hear someone say “That guy looks suspicious” or “You’re such a FOB.” However, we must be careful when it comes to these remarks or stereotypes because we must remember that what we are doing is simply feeding more into a closed minded society and contributing to the derogating of a mixed society. In all three novels, Throne of the Crescent Moon, Anatomy of a Disappearance, and Lebanese Blonde, all three male Arab characters have shown that they go against this grain of the stereotypical Arab male gender/ culture....   [tags: literature by Arab authors]
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Work Transition to the United Arab Emirates - Diversity has made the United States what we look at today as a great nation with greater opportunities. In that same mentality, a business only becomes greater by including diversification, not only within the United States, but diversifying throughout the world. As our organization ventures out to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), we have to make the move as smooth and educated as possible. Whenever a company enters the international market, they have to make sure that they understand and examine the different parts of the culture and practices that differentiate them from the United States....   [tags: Business, Arab Culture]
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Development of Scientific Knowledge in Early Arab Cultures - Question: What conditions were present in early Arab society that contributed to the rapid development of scientific knowledge in the region. Arab development of Greek scientific thinking has forever benefited our understanding of the field of science. Arab thinkers such as Ibn Rushd (Averroes) and Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna) have contributed to scientific thinking on a level that is generally undervalued. Influential scientists and philosophers that have come from Arab culture can trace their lineage back to the early days of Arab-Islamic science....   [tags: Arab Scientific Thinking]
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Arab Studies: Mapping the Field by Marwan M. Kraidy - Modernity is what all developing countries seek, because modernity can only be a good thing, right. However, there is a complex relationship that exists between modernity, the nation-state that could be the cause sectarianism. Modernity is a very unclear topic, due to the different interpretations of its meaning, is there only one type of modernity or is it flexible. how can nationalism, and the idea of unity lead to sectarianism and violence. These questions surely do merit further research and development, because we are in the process of dealing with them right now in the Arab World, with the fall of several regime's in the region that kept everything stable and tense at the same time....   [tags: modernity, sectarianism, arab world]
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Analysis of the Effects of the Arab Spring on Bahrain and Qatar - “Since December 2010, the wave of uprisings and protests across the Middle East has produced spectacular changes in the region’s authoritarian republics but has largely bypassed its autocratic monarchies” (Yom and Gause, p. 1). The most interesting aspect of this trans-national movement of uprisings is how it “has largely bypassed the autocratic monarchies”. In this paper, I will focus on how the Arab Spring affected two such autocratic monarchies: the State of Qatar and the Kingdom of Bahrain....   [tags: Impact of Arab Spring]
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Arab League Fails to Promote Peace in Middle East - Statement of Research Problem This essay sheds light on the theories that are elaborating the role of international and regional organizations in today’s world politics. Then, Arab League will be given as a regional organization. Although it has achieved some potential, but it could not be totally successful in maintaining security and prosperity to Arab world, especially for Palestinians. Research Questions This essay is trying to find the answer for these questions: 1-Why do regional organizations and institutions emerge, 2-What accounts for their variation in design, and what are their effects....   [tags: Global Issues, Arab-Israel Conflict]
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The Impact of Social Media in the Arab Spring Uprisings - While many people throughout the world see social media as a trendy new application in the service of personal amusement, the political upheavals in the Arab world have shown how it can change the dynamics of modern day activism. The Arab Spring Uprising interlaced social unrest with a technological revolution. Blogs, news websites, twitter feeds, and political list servers became avenues for communication, information flow and solidarity. Being capable of sharing an immense amount of uncensored information through social media sites has contributed to the success of many Arab Spring activists....   [tags: rebellions, arab region, revolts, conflicts]
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Report on the United Arab Emirates - Report on the United Arab Emirates The UAE is the second-largest Arab economy and the world's fifth-biggest oil exporter. From its inception UAE has worked towards building their accumulation of external financial assets, with Abu Dhabi taking the lead on managing the country’s oil wealth and Dubai’s push for economic diversification....   [tags: UAE United Arab Emirates] 1245 words
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Economic Analysis of The United Arab Emirates - Economic Analysis of The United Arab Emirates 1. Introduction A. General Information The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) is a federation of seven Emirates that was formed on December 2 1971. It is located between the Arabian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman and it is bordered by Saudi Arabia and Oman....   [tags: Economics UAE Arab Emirates] 1872 words
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Exploring Arab Women - Exploring Arab Women In Liyana Badr’s novel, A Balcony over the Fakihani, the reader witnesses Yusra’s experience with water as she proclaims that, “I’ll [she’ll] stay till I’ve [she’s] filled my [her] jerry can [even] if I [she] die[s] doing it. (Badr, 10)” While Maha the main female character in Fadia Faqir’s Pillars of Salt, and her husband “immersed our [their] bodies in the warm water,” (Faqir, 54) of the Dead Sea as they share their first love making experience. Yasmina teaches granddaughter Fatima of the liberating power of water in Fatima Mernissi’s lyrical coming of age account of harem life in Dreams of Trespass....   [tags: Arab Culture Cultural Marriage Essays]
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Arab Israeli Conflict - The Arab-Israeli conflict is a struggle between the Jewish state of Israel and the Arabs of the Middle East concerning the area known as Palestine. The term Palestine has been associated variously and sometimes controversially with this small region. Both the geographic area designated by and the political status of the name have changed over the course of some three millennia. The region, or a part of it, is also known as the Holy Land and is held sacred among Jews, Christians, and Muslims. In the twentieth century it has been the object of conflicting claims of Jewish and Arab national movements, and the conflict has led to prolonged violence and in several instances open warfare opposing...   [tags: Israel v Palestine, Jew v Arab]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - The Arab-Israeli Conflict The Arab Israeli conflict has gone on for many years. There have been many wars, terrorist attacks and peace treaties between Israel and the Arab countries. Through war and Treaties Israel has gained and lost alot of land. There have been 4 major wars between Israel and The Arab countries, as well as terrorist attacks. The reason for many of these attacks include land, claim of the country and anti-semitisem. Israel which is only 8,000 square miles is on the Mediterranean sea which is very good for its ports which are good for shipping and trade....   [tags: Arab Israel Middle East War Essays] 1300 words
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The Community of Female Voices in Arab Women Literature - The Community of Female Voices in Arab Women Literature In her memoir, Dreams of Trespass, Fatima Mernissi remembers asking her grandmother Yasmina how one can discern a true story from a false one. The wise old woman, Yasmina, told her granddaughter to relax and not look at life in extreme polarities because "there are things which could be both [true and false] and things which could be neither" (Dreams, 61). "Words are like onions," Yasmina explained further and "the more skins you peel off, the more meanings you encounter" (Dreams, 61)....   [tags: Fatima Mernissi Arab Culture Cultural Essays]
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Stereotyping of Arab Muslims in the New York Times for the Past Forty Years - Stereotyping of Arab Muslims in the New York Times for the Past Forty Years This study examines stereotyping of Arab Muslims in the New York Times for the past forty years. Theorists suggest that stereotyping of a minority group effects the public's opinion of that group. Other communication media theorists say that only under extreme conditions will the negative stereotypes reflect the publics' opinions of the portrayed minority group. The parallel theory between propaganda and stereotyping by the mass media is examined....   [tags: Stereotypes Arab Muslims Media Essays]
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The Arab Spring - ... The social networks have helped Arab people overcome their fears and express themselves openly. It has given Arab people the knowledge about the rest of the world and the injustice and hardship which people of other countries are undergoing. Availability of social networking sites has enabled people to share the information quickly despite restrictions imposed by the authorities. The platform of social media did help in communicating ideas and information. In many countries like Yemen, Tunisia and Egypt, people have been mobilized through Facebook and Twitter to come out on the streets in thousands and protest against their government, (Korany 14)....   [tags: riots, demonstrations, civil wars] 1278 words
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The Arab Spring - “When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right” this quote from Victor Hugo symbolizes the new age of human rights. Over the years, countries around the world have witnessed terrifying, yet life-changing, revolutions, but no one in history had expected for such a quick and sudden revolution to begin like the Arab Spring. The Arab Spring may be seen as a dangerous and terrifying matter, but to those that are protesting for a change, it is an unforgettable and life changing event in history....   [tags: politics, human rights]
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The Arab Region - ... To a great extend, the events that occurred and the people that rose to power are the reason why Algeria has not yet become democratic. Unsurprisingly, a member from the FLN party became the first Algerian president in 1962, named Ahmed Ben Bella. Not only was he the first president of Algeria, but he was also the first to begin the nonsensical trend of ruling using authoritarian policies. In 1965, Houari Boumediene, who became the second president of Algeria, overthrew Ben Bella. Now, one would assume that the one who overthrew the authoritarian president would logically use different policies, ones that are not authoritarian, to rule the country....   [tags: democratic nations, dilemma] 3019 words
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The Arab Spring - Democracy- hungry Tunisians began the revolutionary wave of demonstrations and clashes in protest of ill treatment and corruption, beginning a revolutionary wave of protests known as the Arab Spring. The severity of repression in Tunisia was the underlying cause of the Arab spring. Self-immolation, and mass protests mobilized resulted in the overthrow of regime. Major governmental changes and swift reforms were made. The transition to democracy began. Tunisian protests had influenced other countries (with the same major goal of ousting authoritarian regime) and spread to the rest of Arab world through media....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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The Arab Spring: Results in Different Arab Countries - In the Arab world in late 2010, starting in Tunisia and flowering in Egypt, a movement of people depressed by their governments, corrupt leaders and a lack of jobs that at once felt safe to take to the streets. The Arab Spring began when a young Tunisian man set himself on fire to protest government corruption and poor economic conditions. This action inspired a surge of protests across Tunisia, which ultimately resulted in the ousting of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from power. The success of the political uprising in Tunisia give rise to similar unrest throughout much of the Arab World and Middle East, remarkably within Libya, Egypt, Syria, Bahrain, and Yemen....   [tags: Social Media, Democratic System]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict & Its Effect on the Arab Countries - The Arab Israeli conflict is one of the major dilemmas in the world in the modern history. Many political leaders assume that this is the most complicated conflict around the world, even bigger than the Cold War. During the 1960’s and the 1970’s, the Arab world decided to go with confrontation and fight fire with fire. The Middle East became a war zone where all the Arab countries lined up to win back Palestine. However, the Israeli cabinet was smart enough to maintain their presence in the Palestinian Land....   [tags: international relations in the Middle East]
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Nursing Care for the Arab Culture - ... Most Arabs can speak fluent English, but it may be necessary in some cases to facilitate an Arabic interpreter. The nurse should then document the interpreter as an intervention in the patient’s chart (Khalifa, 2012). In the case of the patient not speaking fluent English, the nurse should be aware of nonverbal cues and implement strategies to successfully communicate with the patient. Family is central to the Arab culture and it is important for the nurse to include the family in decision-making unless the patient states otherwise (Matusiak, 2013)....   [tags: healthcare professionals and cultural diversity]
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Not Every Arab Man is a Terrorist - Ignorance about people on the other side of the world is infectious among humanity. Rather than educating themselves about the characteristics and cultures of the world, society relies on stereotypes. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a stereotype as an unfair “belief that all people or things with a particular characteristic are the same.” The entertainment industry significantly influences the minds of Americans to accept these misconceptions about other nationalities. These nasty generalizations are particularly dangerous and hurtful to Arabs....   [tags: generalizations, stereotypes, terrorists] 679 words
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Minorities in the US: Arab Americans - Arab Americans have lived in America for centuries, but still have to go through the disadvantages of being a minority. Arab Americans are a small group and over the years, have gone through a vast amount of experiences. From first coming to America slightly unnoticed, then being hated because of a problem between America and their home country, to becoming some of the most intellectual people with four-year degrees in America. Arab Americans immigrated to the U.S. around 1880’s, seeing that their own countries of which they came from, weren’t doing so well financially....   [tags: palestine men, immigration, discrimination]
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The Arab Spring Revolution is a Failure - The Arab Spring Revolution is a Failure “Arab spring mishap leads to sharp increase of oil smuggling”, “Syrian revolution starts experiencing causalities”, “Overthrown Egyptian government a downright failure”, “Tunisia on the verge of economic collapse post being struck by the Arab spring revolution”, “Bombing in Libya kills 20 in the proximity of a ration distribution unit”. These were the kind of news headlines the modern world was bombarded with when the riots in the Middle East were instigated....   [tags: Middle East, Lybia, Syria, Oil]
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The Arab Spring: A Worldwide Revolution - ... The reason he did not have one was because of his poverty and the lack of jobs in the country, and that sparked protests by the poor people in Tunisia. Ben Ali, the president of the country for 23 years, realized the violent effect the protest had on the people and quickly announced that he is trying to lower the unemployment rate, but the violence is only making the problem bigger. He promised to create 300 000 jobs but the people only wanted to see the government fall down and on January 14 2011, ex-president Ben Ali fled the country with his family....   [tags: rights, laws, war, economy] 631 words
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The Arab Conquest of the Central Asia - The Arab Conquest of the Central Asia was a significant event which impacted on the whole region at the beginning of the eighth century. Abu Ja’far Muhammad al-Tabari was one of the historians who described this conquest for the Muslim population later in ninth century by using different accounts (p. 16). His text is useful for the evaluation of Qutayba’s conquests of Central Asia and can be compared with the same century’s Persian historian al-Baladhuri (p. 11) and his description of the Arab Conquest....   [tags: History, Muslim Population] 628 words
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Slave Trade in the Arab World - ... Therefore, slaves were brought in from many places, the most common being Africa (BBC, n.d). Arabs also brought in slaves from the European part of the world from places such at Italy, Portugal, Spain, England and more (Assyrian International, 2006). In the year 1807, the British outlawed Slave Trade and were against it. Therefore, when they took over the Arab world to form the Trucial states in hopes of keeping calm amongst the countries, avoiding warfare and also forcing a ban on slave trading....   [tags: Trucial States] 864 words
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The Causes and Effects of the Arab Springs - ... Although, Mohammed was selling goods, he didn’t have a permit to sell the goods. When the police asked him to hand over his cart, he refused, and the police slapped him. After being humiliated, he marched in front of a government building and set himself on fire. All this was captured on a camera and it was shared on the Internet. Within days, there were protests across the country calling to let President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to step down. After a month later, he fled. After Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire in front of a government building, he changed the Middle East forever....   [tags: uprising, government, democracy] 837 words
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Jew in the Arab World - The Arabic geographic being best environment for variety of religion, culture and trade throughout the ages. As a result of that many of an ethnic group from outside Middle East decides to move on to that rich area which later many minorities have spread to the Islamic Empire land therefore The Arabic regions were famous with the diversity of minority which creates a lot of conflict with Middle East region especially in Jews and Arab sides. The United Nation Resolution 181 (1947), this resolution impacts the stability in the Middle East region which leads to many conflicts between Arab and Jewish minority....   [tags: United Nations Resolution 181, Israel] 1085 words
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History of the Arab League - Introduction The league of Arab states is referred to as the Arab League. The Arab League was formed on March 22, 1945 in Cairo, Egypt. The League began with six member states namely Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi, Arabia, Syria, Transjordan (now known as Jordan). Yemen joined at a later stage on 5th May 1945. It is a regional organization, which has now grown to include 22 states in and around North Africa and Southwest Asia. Every country is given one vote at the council. However, Syria was suspended since 2011 due to the ongoing civil war and the government’s repression....   [tags: egypt, iraq, lebanon] 1105 words
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Revitalizing and Reunifying the Arab World - The Arab world at its height, stood united as one nation. It was in the 9th and 16th century during the Abbasid Empire and the Ottoman Empire’s reign that the arts and sciences flourished in the Arab lands. The Arab world changes dramatically as it degenerates from a strong, united force to a weakened and fragmented state ruled by misguided individuals. Some Arabs became self-aware of their decline as they saw the loss of territories that were historically held to the Europeans. The decline sparked movements that saw people wanting to return or recreate the past glorious and prosperous as it was....   [tags: Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani, Michel Aflaq]
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Overview of the Arab Culture - Name of Culture Arab is not a race, but is a group of individuals that are united by their culture and history (ADC, 2014). There are many different variations commonly based on a particular individual’s country of origin such as Arab Americans. Other variations are based on their social class, the level of their education, if they live urbanely or rurally, or the time they have spent in the United States (Lipson & Dubble, 2007). Most Arabs also practice Islamic religion and are Muslim. When working with an Arab or Muslim client, nurses should ask what the client wishes to be referred to so as not to offend them in any way (Lipson & Dubble, 2007)....   [tags: culture, middle east]
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The Arab Spring in Egypt -   The Arab Spring is an extremely prominent issue today. This refers to the series of protests and civil wars that have been occurring in the Arab World due to discontent with government, human rights violations, poverty, and other factors. Countries where this is an issue include Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, and Sudan. One of the countries hit hardest by the revolution was Egypt.   What is often called “the spark that started it all,” occurred on December 17, 2011 in Tunisia....   [tags: prominent issue, protests, civil wars]
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The Formation of Arab Nations - The Formation of Arab Nations Much of the modern political Arab world was born at the end of World War I, as outside powers divided up their shares of territories that were loyal to their regimes. For example, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon came to exist along side the precarious state of Palestine. By World War II, these states had begun to want independence, and the following decades would witness revolution, regime change, violence, and, ultimately, a break from the grips of the Ottoman Empire and European powers (Provence)....   [tags: politics, middle eastern history]
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Taking a Look at the Arab Culture - ... An individual derives assistance and social network in bad times from his family. When it comes to Arabic language, it would be worth mentioning to say that during Middle Ages, mathematics and science received great boost in Arab-Islamic far-flung civilization, that stretched as far as Asia. With the passage of time through commercial, scholarly and military contacts, Europe also absorbed learning of the more advanced civilization. Contacts with Arab world did play important role to simulate Europe’s intellectual and cultural renewal in Renaissance and later period of middle Ages....   [tags: Islam, customs, nationalism, art] 752 words
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The Treatment of Arab Americans - A stressful month of work has finally come to an end and a long waited vacation with the family is just around the corner. The next morning you finally get everyone’s bags packed and jump in a shuttle to head to the airport. When you arrive at the airport the heavy door to the shuttle opens as you gather your bags and head through the big glass doors to check in. The nice blonde at counter smiles at you and your family and tells you to have a nice trip. Making your way to security you are relieved that you no longer have to drag your heavy luggage around....   [tags: Racial Profiling, Discrimination, Terrorism]
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Arab and Israeli War of 1948 - Humans are no strangers to war. They have fought for freedom. They’ve fought for land. They have fought for resources. Israel became a country in 1948 with the help of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. They thought process behind creating the Nation of Israel was the fact that it was the original Jewish homeland. The Jewish people were desperate for a country to call their own because of the Third Reich. Germany, under the reign of Hitler, had destroyed many homes and relocated Jewish families....   [tags: war, land, resentment, poem] 754 words
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The Evolution of United Arab Emirates - The evolution of UAE Table of content • Preface 1 Introduction History of UAE Who established this country • Conclusion 2 Bibliography Preface • Reason of choosing this topic is: Its my country and I want to write about the development that increases day by day. Introduction UAE consists of seven emirates, before finding the oil people were separated into two groups, some people lived in the desert and some lived beside the sea and every one has his own way of living and finding food The history of UAE Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah, umm Al Quwain, Sharjah, Ajm...   [tags: country, history]
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Social Media and Arab Spring - The Arab Spring has impacted multiple countries in northern Africa and the Arab world and so far since the end of December in 2010, leading to the fall of the government in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Among the unarmed insurrections, social media and social networking technology functioned as a new strategy that empowered the protesters to gain successful uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt and inspired grassroots movements in other Arab countries. The new media, namely Twitter, Facebook and Youtube, with online blogs and mobile telecommunications, played a significant role as the politics of connectivity, which connect, coordinate and communicate the protestors....   [tags: twitter, facebook, youtube]
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Sports in The United Arab Emirates - Preface The UAE is a Muslim-Arab nation that grew up and flourished so well and in such a short time, it’s almost unbelievable. UAE has always had a sense of belonging which has deepened through sufferings, foreign invasion and every other kind of obstacle that has been put forward for them. No matter what happened in the past, the people of Emirates have not forgotten their national duties, culture, traditions and morals. In order for us to understand UAE and its culture and traditions, we should keep an open mind and understand the historical events which influenced the people and their lifestyle....   [tags: muslims, lifestyles, generosity]
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The Arab Spring in Egypt -   Another prominent cause of the Arab Spring in Egypt was the corruption in the government run by Mubarak. One of the best examples of Mubarak’s corruption was the use of emergency law. For his entire almost 30-year reign, Mubarak ruled through emergency law. Under emergency law, Mubarak could censor all publications, search and tap phone, mail, and Internet use, and arrest people without a trial, or through secret trials. (Tristam, 2013) All political meetings also had to be preapproved by him before they took place....   [tags: governement corruption, Mubarak]
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Syria and the Arab Spring - As the Arab Spring enters its second year, major uprisings and revolts have occurred all over the Middle East, pushing for an end to the corrupt autocratic rule and an expansion of civil liberties and political rights. Most recently, images from Syria have emerged, depicting the government’s use of force to suppress the voice of its people. One might ask, “Is this the beginning of a revolution. Is the country on the path to democracy?” To assess this question and examine the future trends in the region, one must look back on the country’s somewhat tumultuous history, the relationship between the citizens and the state, and the political economy....   [tags: Geopolitics, History]
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What is the Arab Uprising? - The Arab Uprising. The Islamic Awakening. These are some of the terms that are being used today. The terms are very important especially in the Middle East because that’s where the arab uprising began. The first Arab Uprising actually began in Tunisia where a 26-year-old Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire. He set himself on fire in front of a government building because he was publicly humiliated by the police force and couldn’t even earn money for his family. This act of desperation had spread immediately throughout the country and stirred up many protests....   [tags: protesters, goverment, politics] 1258 words
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Analysis of the Arab Spring - In late 2010, a Tunisian named Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest against the poor economic situation in which he was living (CNN, 2011). Other Tunisians soon took the opportunity to resist their government and possible overthrow the leadership of Ben Ali. They took it as their responsibility to fight for the common good. Simple demonstration against the Tunisian government soon went ahead to an extent that Ben Ali had to leave the country. The events that followed the departures of the Tunisian president were the least expected....   [tags: Egyptian Revolution, Middle East History]
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Understanding the Arab Spring - The revolutionary movement in the Middle East started in January 2011 where Tunisian Bouazizi Mohamed, who set himself on fire, ensued to the revolt of his fellow citizens (Pollack 2011). Political and social frustrations led to tremendous discontent of citizens, and massive protests and social movements demanded a change of the country’s political regime. This widespread event was known as “the Arab Spring” and empowered other people in Arab countries who were not satisfied with their sociopolitical standings to revolt against government regimes....   [tags: political regime, Middle East, political fallacy]
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Arab Spring and Globalization - Political uprisings in the Middle East, especially in Muslim nation states have placed Arabian politics back on the focus point of international politics. Political events in certain Arab countries had an excessive impact on the political development of other neighboring states. Resistances and anxieties within different Arab countries triggered unpredictable actions, sometimes sorely to observe and believe. The authoritarian governments of Arabian countries led from various dictators have created a precarious situation for their people, especially in providing national security and maintaining peace in the region....   [tags: political uprising, middle east, muslims]
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Arab Women Experience Discrimination - ... God gave each gender a certain role in life; men as maintainers and protectors for women, on the other hand, women as housewives. In Islam, home is considered to be the kingdom of the woman. She is the wife, mistress, and mother. Her significant and effective role is to take care of her children, obey her husband, fulfill her duties in her house, help children in education, worship God, encourage children to pray, and spread Islam. Islam honored women's role in society. It also honored mother's role as Prophet Mohamed once said ' Paradise is under mother's' feet.' In those days before Islam, women were treated as slaves after the spread of Islam; it gave women the freedom to act and wo...   [tags: cultural and religious beliefs] 1303 words
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The Arab Gulf States - Arabian Gulf or the Persian Gulf: is the arm of the Arabian Sea, extending from Gulf of Oman in the south to along the Shatt-AL Arab in the north. Its length around 965 km from Shatt-Al Arab to the Hormuz fjord, which links it in the Gulf of Oman. The area of the Arabian Gulf approximately 233 100 km², and varies in width between a maximum of about 370 km to a minimum of 55 km in the Hormuz fjord. A maximum depth of the Arabian Gulf is 90 m. The gulf separates the Arabian Peninsula and south-western of Iran, and overlooking it eight countries including Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and Oman and Iran....   [tags: Geography] 1023 words
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The Arab Spring Revolutions - One of the most interesting and noteworthy events in contemporary times and possibly the biggest in its appeal and consequences for the 21st century is the string of revolutionary movements most commonly known as the “Arab Spring.” The term ‘Arab Spring’ – originally coined by Marc Lynch in the American political journal Foreign Policy – is fairly attention-grabbing in itself; not only is it useful to highlight the rise of ‘liberalism’ witnessed as these movements progressed, but also has historically significant connotations attached to it, which allude to the events of the Nationalist and Democratic revolutions that occurred more than a century-and-a-half ago in what is now mode...   [tags: liberties, governments, constitutionalism] 2666 words
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Analyzing the Arab Spring - The Arab spring is the revolution which came as a result of the hardships and difficulties faced in the recent era. Throughout it, Arabs have been regaining consciousness and awareness of their surroundings and learning what their governments’ true intentions are. They have realized that they are being manipulated and barely receive any of their rights. As a result, the people have risen and decided to either live in dignity or die in honor. Civil wars have spread, innocent people have been massacred, and entire cities have been eradicated....   [tags: anti-government protests in Middle East] 596 words
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The United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates is an interesting country, being located on the southeastern end of the Arabian Peninsula the Gulf nation is neighbors to Saudi Arabia to the south and the Oman to the east along with other nations sharing water boarders as well. The modern history of the nation is very intriguing, filled with many political forces and cultural trends. However, like many other Arab countries, UAE has also been filled with many issues throughout its nations that mirror and connect it even further to its Arabian brethren....   [tags: saudi arabia, ridda wars, muhammad]
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The Arab Spring Protests - The Arab Spring was a series of uprisings and protests all around the Middle East in 2011. These uprisings were attempting to eliminate or reform their current government system into one that was modern and democratically advanced (Stock). Yemen is one of the many countries who also decided that they needed this change. In 1978, North Yemen elected their president Ali Abdullah Saleh. Saleh took the position as president so that once and for all there could be unity between the two states, north and south Yemen....   [tags: middle east, egypt, governments] 1107 words
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The Syrian Arab Republic - Brief History The CIA's World Fact Book, states that Syria used to be part of the Ottoman Empire Prior to World War One. After World War One the French had acquired Syria, and granted them independence in 1946. With an unstable political system, Syria had experienced a series of military coups or uprisings in its first few years. Around 1958 Syria joined with Egypt to form the United Arab Republic, and later separated with them in 1961; to reestablish the Syrian Arab Republic. Geography The CIA's World Fact Book, states that Syria is located within the Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Lebanon and Turkey....   [tags: Country Analysis ] 1071 words
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The Arab Spring Uprisings - The Arab Spring Uprisings are political protests against the governments of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Morocco, and Jordan. (Manfreda, ) The protests began in Tunisia when a vegetable vendor set himself on fire in protest of the actions of the government. This incident is said to have been the “spark” that fueled the action of the people to overthrow their governments. This region is being watched by every country in the world. The world is watching to see how it will affect their political and economic relationships with one another....   [tags: Egyptian Revolution, Tunisian Elections]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - ... Though Zionists had been migrating to Palestine for some time, the first mass migration of Jews occurred only shortly before the end of the First World War with the Balfour Declaration--a statement issued by the British government encouraging Jews to settle Palestine. In 1922, the League of Nations--an international order of governments--granted Mandatory Palestine (roughly equivalent to pre-war Palestine) to the United Kingdom in order to facilitate Jewish settlement in the region. Though the UK and the League of Nations each issued their own statements ensuring Jewish settlement would not impinge on the native population, deadly riots erupted in the region as Jewish migrants purchased...   [tags: Middle East international relations] 1437 words
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The Israeli-Arab Wars - ... In fact, most historians have hypothesized that terror activities in Israel was just meant to heighten the extreme tension that already existed between Israel and its neighbors. Therefore, Israel saw an all-out war as an effective approach to wiping out the terrorists. Moreover, some historians believe that the Six-Day War was also a good strategy by Israel to distract the minds of its people from economic problems like unemployment as well as the poor economic growth of the 1960s. Jews also believed that the Israel government was not hard enough against the Arab aggression during the 1956 Suez War, and thus the War of 1967 was the best time for them to retaliate (Quandt, 2013)....   [tags: six-day war, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip] 783 words
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Why was the Arab World Poised for Revolution? - The authoritarian regimes of the Middles cycled through a pattern of anti-western policy until the globalization effects of economics and information demanded reform. As conservative Arab states try to maintain the autocracy they relied on after gaining independence, their citizens, affected by information and education expansion, challenge their resistant governments as typified by Syria’s unwillingness to capitulate. The proliferation of information and education underscored the protest movements of the Arab Spring because citizens’ contempt for their obstinate governments grew to large under economic pressures, as the current situation in Syria demonstrates....   [tags: Politics, Anti-western Policy]
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MTV Network Challenges in Arab Countries - Introduction Having a significant market share in the world in music television channel, MTV networks took the challenge of introducing their services to the Arab countries. This was measured as one of the principal challenges they ever faced due to the assumed classic and conservative culture in Middle East countries. The greatest fear the network had was product acceptance failure considering cultural and religious traditions. As a strategy to overcome this challenge and get through in the Arab countries market, an MTV network choose to partner with local companies such as Arab Media Group (AMG) to gain acceptance from local viewers....   [tags: MTV Case Study]
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Arab Israeli Conflict - 1.1 WHAT IS THE ARAB ISRAELI CONFLICT. The Arab-Israeli conflict is a hotly contested issue both in the Middle East and the broader global community.1 The modern conflict is essentially a dispute over the area known up until 1948 as Palestine, which is considered holy to all three major monotheistic religions.2 The primary parties in the conflict are Israeli (formerly Zionist) Jews and Palestinian Arabs (who are predominately Muslim).3 It is one of the unresolved problems bequeathed to the region by the British and French imperialist powers following the division of the Ottoman Empire between them at the end of World War 1.4 There are many features of the Middle East, specifically Palestine...   [tags: global community, palestine]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - Historically, Israel and Palestine did not exist as a political entity at the end of the 19th century. The land that would go on to host the Arab-Israeli conflict was once ruled by the Ottoman Empire under the name of the Vilayet of Beirut and the District of Jerusalem. The native population was mainly made up of Arab-Palestinians adhering to Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Arab society was cohesive and stable under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. When the Young Turk Revolution erupted in 1908, it inspired some Arabs in the region to seek autonomy and independence from the Ottoman Empire....   [tags: International Conflict ]
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United Arab Emirates - UAE consists of seven emirates : Abu Dhabi ,Dubai , Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah , Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al-Quwain which is a federal state. Sheikh Zayed is one of the foundations of the Union on the second of december 1971 , where the Sheikh Zayed converts Emirates of empty desert into a green paradise . Consists state emblem is a science that combines four colors red , white , green and black . National anthem is the anthem Emirates National , which echoes in every morning in most government and private institutions ....   [tags: dubai, customs and traditions] 1087 words
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Arab and Muslims and Stereotypical labels in Movies - ... Over 2,600 people were surveyed. The question that was asked the people being surveyed was "Do you think there is persistent negative bias in the media against people from the following groups?" The study showed the highest percentage of negative bias was amongst Muslims and Arabs, almost fifty percent. Before 9/11 there were many films that showed Arabs in many negative ways. The portrayal of Sheiks has been a part of many Hollywood films. In the movie Bound In Morocco that was produced all the way back in 1918 shows a perfect example of this....   [tags: september 11, hollywood, religion, race] 1056 words
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The Arab-Israel Conflict - ... Web. 1 Dec 2013. <http://www.trumanlibrary.org/israel/palestin.htm>.) The War for Independence started after the day that Israel became a state. Arab nations including Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and others invade. The Arab troops were better equipped and had numbers on their side. The Israeli troops had small army and had a limited arsenal at their disposal. Only when the cease fire was arranged could Israel organized more people to join and received shipment of weapons from Czechoslovakia. The Israeli won because of unity, intelligence and better training prevail over the Arab Armies....   [tags: Zionism, Cold War] 1211 words
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Arab Spring, Religion, and Political Systems - The Social events that jump started the Arab spring would later on be remembered as a historical event; that would eventually lead to them observing or embracing a form of constitutional theocracy. Now this depending on what country and political system they embrace can be a good thing if they are offering all of their citizens the freedom to choose something other than the religion that is represented by the government they are living under. According to Hirschl religion and the belief in G-d has made a big comeback and I for one have to agree with him on that; we can see this not only during the Arab spring but also in other areas of the world....   [tags: Constitutional Theocracy, Muslims, Islam]
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Role of Geography in the Arab-Israeli Conflict - The lust for territory seems to be the real source of conflict, and until one group is satisfied, the appearance of religious conflict will exist in the Middle East. It seems as if the real truth needs to be portrayed to the rest of the world about the true reason for the Arab-Israeli conflict, which is geography and ultimately water. The lack of water stems from the Great Syrian Rift Zone, and causes damage to Israeli land which ultimately decreases the amount of water that flows into the Red Sea....   [tags: War, Middle East]
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Oil and Foreign Involvement in Arab Nations - The Middle East has been involved in many conflicts for most of its history. These conflicts have been in large part due to, natural resources and foreign involvement. The rich supply of oil in the Middle East has made it a region of interest for many non-Arab countries to support in order to ensure a steady flow of oil. As the importance for oil increased through the industrialization of the world, the need for it became magnified. This need for oil prompted non-Arab countries to become involved in the Middle East by means of financial aid, treaties, weapons, and troops....   [tags: Middle East, Conflicts, History, Current Events]
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United Arab Emirates - ... The boss is the “father” and the employees are the “children”. The father tells the children what to do but also looks after them and cares for them. The “children do as they are told” and show their “father” respect. This style of management can have some disadvantages as employees may lack initiative because they do what the boss tells them to do but no more. To do more than you are told would be considered as disobedience to your boss. Therefore, make sure that any instructions are delivered clearly, precisely, and comprehensively....   [tags: country profile, arabian peninsula] 1807 words
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The United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom - Table of Contents The United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….....3 Section A – Comparison between The United Arab Emirates culture and The United Kingdom Culture……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………4 1. Meeting and greeting……………………………………………………………………………………………..4 2. Exchanging gifts…………………………………………………………………………………………………….4 3. Forms of address in business meetings………………………………………………………………………4 4. Etiquette/ social status……………………………………………………………………………………………4 5. Time keeping………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5 6. Religion………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5 7. Behaviour……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..5...   [tags: international relations]
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Understanding the Arab Awakening by Kenneth Pollack - The book “Understanding the Arab Awakening” was written by Kenneth Pollack and his colleagues following the events in the Middle East in order to discuss the causes of the massive uprisings, why the results of revolution varied from country to country and what kind of conclusions they help draw for the international observers in general and the United States in its policy towards the region in particular. With the introduction section of the book being taken as the point of analysis, the following paper supports the argument proposed by Kenneth Pollack that the Arab Spring mainly happened due to social unrest caused by poor economic situation across the entire Middle East which was enabled b...   [tags: Reading Review, Literary Analysis]
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United Arab Emirates: Education and Culture - On a different note, UAE’s culture is very diverse and interesting however; there are also many issues in the nation. While the education in the nation is among the best in the region, it is still secondary in regards to that of the western nations. The issues in education are not as major as other aspects of the nation however, the nation does need to encourage technical knowledge, and improve their quality assurance. The way they measure the students’ performances needs an improvement and they need to expand their curriculum to be able to compete at the world stage in other aspects other than oil (United Arab Emirates (UAE))....   [tags: religion, government, emir]
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Annotated Bibliography - The Middle East has since time immemorial been on the global scope because of its explosive disposition. The Arab Israeli conflict has not been an exception as it has stood out to be one of the major endless conflicts not only in the region but also in the world. Its impact continues to be felt all over the world while a satisfying solution still remains intangible. A lot has also been said and written on the conflict, both factual and fallacious with some allegations being obviously evocative. All these allegations offer an array of disparate views on the conflict....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography]
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English as a Compulsory Discipline in Arab Schools - ... The two years secondary cycle includes two main streams. The widely attended stream is the comprehensive secondary that is awarded with the Tawjihi, a general secondary certificate (GSEC). This comprehensive stream qualifies students for universities admission, whereas the second secondary stream which is the applied secondary based on vocational training and preparation that qualifies students for universities admission on condition that they pass two more additional subjects, or they directly enroll in the job market, (Ministry of Education, 2013)....   [tags: education, langauage, grammar] 858 words
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The Healthcare Challenges in the United Arab Emirates - There are many Health care challenges that can be difficult to find a solution for. Every country has their challenges and difficulties. In my essay I will only talk about the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates went through a lot of changes during the last five decades. After oil discovery the country changed from a desert to a land where everything is available such as hospitals and Schools. The death rate has decreased dramatically from "23 (per 1000 live births) in 1960 to 7 in 2009." (The Zayed Center for Health Sciences, 2010) This drop in the mortality rate increased the life expectancy....   [tags: morality, diet, diseases, heart] 842 words
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Can Divorce Be Reduced in Arab Nations? - ... They didn’t at that time they didn’t use to care on luxury they cared only about the basic necessities and to survive and raise their children well. However, after the introduction of oil most families became rich and women lived in good luxurious life style. Some people claim that the reason behind divorce is because of culture not modernization. They are of the opinion that the culture of the GCC women is easy and lavish. The Daily Star newspaper by a designer in the runway show that was held in Dubai for the 17th time stated, “It’s not just outsiders who tap into the market....   [tags: gulf cooperation council, development]
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Solar Energy in the United Arab Emirates - Solar energy in UAE The topic of energy has become the preoccupation for all developed and developing countries in the recent decades for environmental and financial concerns. Despite the different reasons, there is one solution which is to transfer to renewable sources to generate power. For UAE, solar energy is the main renewable energy that can be used. The United Arab Emirates used to rely extremely on fossil fuels for its energy, but for the current time, many projects are running out to use solar power as a way to produce electricity and many projects are planned to be implemented in the future....   [tags: renewable, environment, electricity] 552 words
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Politics and International Relations: THe Arab Purisings - ... Lee) which focus on the events dating back from 1789 to 1981 have. This has greatly helped me to comprehend the intricate nature of diplomacy between countries which can still be traced today. Furthermore, I have visited several key government bodies across the country including the High Court, Legislative Council and Third Battalion of Royal Brunei Land Force in order to understand how law, politics and military operate in Brunei. I am also aware that it is super vital to possess a fantastic debating skills....   [tags: international trade, WTO, IMF] 639 words
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Modern Day Syrian Arab Republic - ... Surges of immigration were fueled by the tales of immigrants who already made their way to America and back. Philip Hitti, author or The Syrians in America, wrote that almost 90,000 immigrants from Greater Syria came to America between 1899-1919. For the most part these migrants settled in urban areas such as New York, Detroit, and Boston. New York is the place where most immigrants settle today. (Jones). World fairs started in Philadelphia, Chicago, and St. Louis which caused many immigrants to stay....   [tags: countries in the Middle East] 834 words
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Arab-Jewish Cooperation and Peaceful Coexistence - ... This article allowed for a well balanced view of the Israeli-Palestine relations. As’ad Ghanem The Palestinian minority in Israel want to establish equality for all citizens in the State of Israel. It wants to turn Israel into a state that is for all its citizens, not favor the majority, therefore introduce a collective status. The Palestinian’s want to influence policies and concerns which will affect Israel citizens, future developments and their own future as a minority. Their demands are consistent considering the Jewish majority are in support for a continuation of the discrimination against the Palestinian minority group....   [tags: Israeli-Palestinian conflict] 838 words
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The Arab Woman - The Arab Woman The Arab woman, is there really a clear cut, precisely defined profile of what characterizes a woman of Arabia. Barren sand dunes, nomadic tribes of cloaked men, wearing turbans, mounted on camels, wielding swords, and their weak woman folk to whom they dictate. This is a classic Hollywood image of the Arab’s of the Middle East. The helpless female who is subjected to the will of her militant husband or aggressive father is nothing new to the average person of the present time, where being dutiful and being tyrannized can easily have the same definition in Hollywood and American media....   [tags: Females Culture Cultural Essays Arabic]
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