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Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
May 20, 2020
Middle Eastern Jewry and the Arab world
The Ramadan drama “Umm Haroun” suggests that the Jews of the Middle East can serve as a bridge between Israel and its neighbors, but unfortunately has sparked mainly vituperation in the Arab world.
Stephen M. Flatow
May 5, 2020
The myth of Saudi moderation
“Umm Haroun” depicts the Saudi version of the “Good Jew”—the one who lives submissively under Muslim domination. They have a word for that in Arabic: “dhimmi.”
Ramadan TV series about Gulf Jews draws controversy
May 3, 2020
“Umm Haroun,” which positively portrays a historic Jewish community in the Gulf, has drawn criticism in the Arab world for encouraging normalization with the Jewish state.