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Vol. 1, Issue 2, Winter 2012

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From Natasha to Rebecca:
Shifting Narratives of Sex Trafficking and Prostitution in Israel
by Katherine Bertash

Facing the Ghosts of the “Statue of Humanity”
by Oğuz Alyanak

Religion, Weaponized:
Islam in the Algerian Resistance, 1830-1962
by Andrew Boyd

Translation of Abu –l-Qāsim Maḥmūd Ibn ˁUmar Al-Zamakhsharī’s Qaṣīda sīniyya
by Leopold Eisenlohr

Jewish and Israeli?
On the Representative Function of Jewishness at Habima, the National Theater of Israel
by Anna Langer

Literature Review: Saladin and the Historians
by John Macdonald

Introducing the Mystical Poems of Shaykh Bahāʾī
by Maryam N. Sabbaghi

Uzbek in Translation:
Hamid Olimjon’s “When Apricots Blossom”
by August Samie and Leopold Eisenlohr

Review of All the Shah’s Men:
An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
by Rui Zheng

Artist’s Statement and Backcover Photography
Untitled (Sultanahmet)
by Matthew Gillman

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