Rozaneh, An Online Magazine    

November/December 2001

Volume II, Number 8


Karzai welcomes US troops

Bush aide attacks Iran terror link

Khatami attacks opposition crackdown

US trade soars to recovery 

Princess charged with assault in US

Pisa's leaning tower reopens


Princess Soraya,a tribute

















































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The Many Facets of the Middle East Crisis

Reprinted with the permission of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, vol.  23 no. 2, April 2001, pp. 108-110.

The derailment of the peace process after President Clinton's untimely Camp David meeting with Chairman Arafat and Prime Minister Barak in July 2000 as well as the rekindling of terrorist activities inside and outside the Middle East shows once again that the Arab-Israeli conflict is one of many interrelated problems that encompass the entire Muslim world and its relations with the West.
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Bot-e Bamyan va Bot-e Nafse  (Persian)
   By: Mohammad Ali Eslaami Nadooshan
   From: Bokhara 
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THE ASSASSINS (the movement of Hassan Al Sabbah)

The Assassin movement, called the "new propaganda" by its members, was inaugurated by al-Hasan ibn-al-Sabbah (died in 1124), probably a Persian from Tus, who claimed descent from the Himyarite kings of South Arabia. The motives were evidently personal ambition and desire for vengeance on the part of the heresiarch. (Full Text)


Spiritual Teachings of the New Millennium
By: Shirin Tabibzadeh

Whatever needed to be said about the September 11th tragic event has already been said.  People are still pouring their hearts out.  While all feel a sense of profound sadness and sympathy for the innocent victims, most are trying to find out the root of a horrendous action such as this, committed by humans against humans--at the expense of their own lives. (Full Text)


Farsi, a new language?
   By: A. R. Begli

The English name for our language is Persian. Yet because of our blind patriotism or lack of unity, we have confused the people in the West by imposing the word Farsi which in reality is not even Persian but the Arabic name for our language. If we want to insist on educating westerners then we should seek a change to the proper Persian name for our language which is Parsi. As others have pointed out when conversing in English we do not ask someone if they speak “Deutsch” when we are enquiring whether they speak German. (Full Text)


(Not)Crossing the Boundaries, to the Field Beyond: 
                   An Exhibition of Contemporary Iranian Art 
By: Melinda Barnhardt

Viewing the exhibition of 88 contemporary paintings entitled “A Breeze from the Gardens of Persia” at Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C., April 27 through July 15, 2001, I found to my disappointment that nearly all lacked the quality of vision that museum-goers in a democracy customarily expect.  (Full Text )


By: Dr. Freydoon Arbabi

Kalileh and Demneh is one of classic Persian literary masterpieces. It is mainly a translation of an Indian book, Penchatentra (which means five chapters) written in Sanskrit and published some 1500 years ago. It also includes chapters form an Indian national epic book, Mahabahrata. (Full Text)


  The History of Ceramics in Iran --(Persian)
                     By: Farideh Pourabdollah
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Satire of the Month by: Damdami Mezaaj




Gharibeh..... Persian (Full Text)
      By: Sadaf Kiani


Africa, the magical land
    By: Fedra D

I came to know about your magazine by accident when I lived in South Africa for a short while on a business trip. Rozaneh was my only source of information about home and my sole means of connecting to home.  Now that I am back after a long visit of the African countries, I thought to share with your readers an overall view of some of the countries that I have visited. (Full Text)


To tell or NOT to tell, that is the question!
     By: S. Tabibzadeh

---The recent events and the awkward situation for some Middle Eastern émigrés, remind me of our own situation during the hostage crisis, some 20 years ago. I am sure that many Iranians who lived abroad at the time, remember the dilemma of  proving the fact that they did not support the taking of those hostages and in fact, felt like hostages themselves. (Full Text)