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Life, Death, and Beyond: The Belief in Reincarnation and the Phenomenon of Notq in the Druze Community

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In the first issue of our new magazine al-Durziyya, Dr. Maha Natoor deals with the belief in reincarnation among the Druze and examines the phenomenon of notq, the remembering and talking about a previous life, as a mechanism which embodies the Druze identity and contributes to the preservation and definition of its boundaries. Al-Durziyya is a digital magazine co-published by the Druze Heritage Center and the Moshe Dayan Center, in Hebrew and English. Al-Durziyya provides different perspectives on the social, cultural and historical affairs of the Druze in the Middle East.

Expect more of the same in Lebanon

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Eyal Zisser, the Vice Rector of TAU and former director of MDC, has published an article in "Israel Hayom", discussing the recent elections in Lebanon.

First year of the coalition: The situation of the Arab parties and the balance of power between them

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The current issue of Bayan is being published more than a year after the Knesset elections. For the first time in Arab politics in Israel, one party (United Arab List, Ra'am) joined the government coalition while another party (Joint Arab List) stays in the opposition. In his article, Rany Hasan examines the dynamics and relations between the two parties in recent years, and the balance of power between them, one year after the elections.

Has Erdogan turned Turkey around?

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Ofra Bengio, Head of Kurdish Studies Program at the Moshe Dayan Center, has published an article in "The Jerusalem Post" on Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent foreign policy moves.

Campaigning For Aafia: From ‘Twitter Storms” to Terrorism

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In this issue of BeeHive, Ariel Koch analyzes the Salafi discourse behind the campaigns for the release of Aafia Siddiqui, the Pakistani-American prisoner who became a sort of jihadist icon, and at the center of the Texas synagogue hostage crisis in January 2022.

Türkiye and Israel: Optimism must prevail

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This issue of Turkeyscope focuses on Israeli-Turkish relations. The Turkish ambassador to the United States, HE Dr. Hasan Murat Mercan, highlights the strong historical relationship between the Jewish and Turkish nations and discusses the prospects for further normalization between Turkey and Israel.