Abdallah Schleifer
Abdallah Schleifer

Abdallah Schleifer is a veteran American journalist covering the Middle East and distinguished visiting professor of political mass media at Future University in Egypt. He is also professor emeritus at the American University in Cairo where he founded as served as first director of the Kamal Adham Center for TV and Digital Journalism. He is chief editor of the annual publication The Muslim 500; a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (USA) and at the Royal Aal al Bayt Academy for Islamic Thought (Jordan.) Schleifer has served as Al Arabiya Washington D.C. bureau chief; NBC News Cairo bureau chief; Middle East correspondent for Jeune Afrique; as special correspondent (stringer) , New York Times and managing editor of the Jerusalem Star/Palestine News in then Jordanian Arab Jerusalem.

Netanyahu needs a Holocaust history lesson

Well, we all got it wrong. Millions of us. Turns out, according to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking at the World Zionist Congress in Jerusalem this week, it was a Palestinian, the...

A royal solution to Libya’s chaos

A growing sentiment – which has even been characterized as a grassroots movement – calls for the restoration of Libya’s 1951 constitution...

Obama and Sisi: Whose cold shoulder?

As significant as everything Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said when he addressed the U.N. General Assembly this week is what he did not do. That was to travel to Washington to meet...

Death in Egypt’s Western Desert

The accidental killing of eight Mexican tourists by the Egyptian Army shows a breakdown in communication with local authorities...

Sinai struggle: Egypt’s army is not Iraq’s

There has been scant reporting about a major offensive launched by Egypt’s army against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in northern Sinai earlier this week. The assumption is that...

EU migrant crisis: Enough rhetoric, time for solutions

When peace comes to Syria, those who have fled to neighboring countries are far more likely to return home than those who have made it to Europe...

Egyptian patriotism, Sisi and the shades over Suez

In all the years I have lived in the Middle East, I have always been amazed by the zig zags of conspiracy theory...

Who can defeat ISIS?

The so-called safe zone in Syria adjacent to its border with Turkey will now conceivably become a no-fly zone protecting Turkish infantry...