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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.

COLUMNISTS
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.

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

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Friday, 19 December 2014

Mr. President, I know that you and other Arab leaders like yourself are committed to a struggle ...

Sisi back from Jordan and off to court China

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Reading the official communiques coming from both Jordan and Egypt following last Thursday’s ...

Muslim-Christian cooperation vital in tackling ISIS

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Beheadings and suicide bombings: The new rage in Libya

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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The Egyptian press in peril?

Friday, 07 November 2014

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Friday, 10 October 2014

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It’s a scandal that until now Egypt has been indifferent to solar energy. That the sun shines ...

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Why is international media changing sides on the Gaza crisis?

Friday, 08 August 2014

Three weeks ago, the Egyptian media’s take on Gaza was that, by and large, it was Hamas’ ...

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