Can President Sisi Initiate an Islamic Enlightenment?

The Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, caused a stir last year by publicly denouncing radical Islam and calling for religious reform. As important as his words may be, writes Samuel Tadros, they will amount to little unless they are followed by changes in policy—and such changes should begin with the schools:

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More about: Education, Egypt, Moderate Islam, Radical Islam, Religion & Holidays

Thoughts on Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination, a Quarter-Century On

On the Jewish calendar, today is the 25th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzḥak Rabin’s assassination at the hands of a fellow Jewish Israeli. Rabin, after a long and impressive career in the military and in politics, had not long beforehand signed the Oslo Accords, and was murdered by a zealous opponent of that decision. Reflecting on the occasion, David Horovitz writes:

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More about: Israeli politics, Oslo Accords, Yitzhak Rabin