In dialogue: Iskandar Ahmad Abdalla and Yuval Ben-Ami
Judaism and Islam – the beauty of the other
The perception of Islam as the enemy
When fear creeps in
Documentary: "The Green Prince"
A friendship that inspires hope
Egypt's literati
Shifting sands, choosing sides

In dialogue: Iskandar Ahmad Abdalla and Yuval Ben-Ami

It is easy to criticise others and to give in to fear. But what is there to discover when you take a closer look and try to really get to know this "other"? Iskandar Ahmad Abdalla from Egypt and Yuval Ben-Ami from Israel both did so, diving into the world of the "other" and being enriched by it. Here they tell of their experiences, which both delighted and surprised themRead more

The perception of Islam as the enemy

The sudden rise of the Pegida movement in Germany has shown that many people here obviously have a deep-seated fear of Islam. Khola Maryam Hubsch wonders what it is that makes people fear a threat that doesn't actually existRead more

Documentary: "The Green Prince"

Green is the colour of Hamas. The documentary "The Green Prince" tells the story of a Palestinian who turned informer and worked for the Israeli secret service for years. Igal Avidan watched the film and spoke to its director, Nadav SchirmanRead more

Egypt's literati

In the West, where Egyptian authors have long been seen as forces for good, the reaction to the fact that some of the country's most renowned writers seem to have abandoned the struggle for immediate democracy and the rule of law in favour of supporting military rule has been greeted with shock and dismay. Marcia Lynx Qualey explores the possible reasons for this developmentRead more

Politics

Geert Wilders in front of a sign that says "Access forbidden" (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Immigration and the new class divide

Feeding on people's grievances

Khola Maryam Hubsch (photo: private)

The perception of Islam as the enemy

When fear creeps in

Protests against the acquittal of Hosni Mubarak on Tahrir Square in Cairo (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

The revolution of 25 January 2011 and its consequences

Learning from past mistakes

Syrian children in a schoolroom riddled with bullet holes, Aleppo (photo: Reuters/Muzaffar Salman)

Civil war in Syria

Everyday life in a country destroyed

Society

Mass protests at Pearl Roundabout in Manama on 4 March 2011 (photo: picture-alliance/Landov)

Research project into "spaces of participation"

Hubs of political protest

Poster for Nadav Schirman's documentary "The Green Prince"

Documentary: "The Green Prince"

A friendship that inspires hope

Alchemiya logo with the media on which the channel is available (source: Alchemiya)

Launch of the digital television channel Alchemiya

A dose of positivity in dark times

Malala Yousafzai (left) and Kailash Satyarthi after receiving their Nobel Peace Prizes (photo: Reuters/NTB Scanpix/C. Poppe)

Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Serving stereotypes about the subcontinent?

Culture

A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds a national flag as he stands next to burning tyres during a protest in Cairo, 30 August 2013 (photo: AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Egypt's literati

Shifting sands, choosing sides

Portrait of Lubna, Cutting Away the Void (source: Mirror Image)

The Syrian art project "Cutting Away the Void"

Documenting the tragedy of the Syrian revolt

Aboud Saeed (photo: Hartwig Klappert)

Interview with the Syrian blogger Aboud Saeed

"When the regime lost its control, I lost my fear"

Laila Soliman (photo: Ruud Gielens)

Interview with the Egyptian theatre director Laila Soliman

Revolutions past and present