Israel and the settlements
Netanyahu′s forked tongue
Firas Alshater
″Being a refugee is not my dream job″
France and the burkini ban
Lawmakers beware!
Integration in Germany
What is required of us

Israel and the settlements

The video posted by Benjamin Netanyahu on 9 September took everyone by surprise. Nobody could explain it – neither the timing, the essence, nor the Israeli prime minister′s hidden agenda. For years now, the so-called peace process has been in stasis. Then, out of the blue, Netanyahu decides to address the evacuation of Jewish settlers. Commentary by Gideon LevyRead more

Interview with Firas Alshater

″Who are these Germans?″ That′s the question Firas Alshater asks on his YouTube channel Zukar. Ula Brunner interviewed the Berlin-based Syrian filmmaker and refugee on acceptance and on what home and humour mean to himRead more

France and the burkini ban

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Demand too much conformity of a population and you may end up with the exact opposite. Forcing people to adhere to a common identity, as in the case of the burkini ban, fosters a rebellious insistence on difference. By Ian BurumaRead more

Integration in Germany

Our country needs to respect and value minorities more and to empathise with them more. It also needs an honest debate about what we – not they – must bring to the table, writes Lamya KaddorRead more

Politics

Palestinian flag caught in barbed wire in front of the wall protecting illegal Israeli settlements

Israel and the settlements

Netanyahu′s forked tongue

Islam scholar Lamya Kaddor (photo: Dominik Asbach/Rowohlt Verlag)

Integration in Germany

What is required of us

Egyptian democracy activists on Tahrir Square in Cairo, December 2011 (photo: DW/Hebatallah Ismail Hafez)

Tahrir Square's democracy activists

The forgotten heroes

Commemorating the life of Ahmad Shah Massoud on the 15th anniversary of his death in Kabul (photo: Getty Images/AFP/S. Marai)

Ahmad Shah Massoud

Afghanistan's Cold War hero

Society

Woman in burkini on the beach at Fort Mahon, France (photo: picture-alliance/Photopgr/Le Parisien/Arnaud Dumontier)

France and the burkini ban

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Lawmakers beware!

In May 2015, the NGO Nahnoo organised a demonstration in front of the closed park gates to demand its re-opening (photo: Changiz M. Varzi)

Civil rights in Lebanon

″Reclaiming Beirut′s public space″

Stock secularism image (source: www.ncr.sy)

Secularism in the Islamic world

It's a knotty problem

Dar-as-Salam Mosque in Berlin (photo: DW/C. Cottrell)

Berlin Imam Mohamed Tahi Sabri

″Muslims, go and vote!″

Culture

Firas Alshater, Syrian film-maker (photo: Wikipedia)

Interview with Firas Alshater

″Being a refugee is not my dream job″

Kahel Kaschmiri rehearses his poems (photo: Stefan Rottkay/The PoetryProject)

Poems by young refugees

Holding back the tears

Noor Inayat Khan playing the sitar (photo: Verlag Heilbronn)

Portrait of the Sufi princess Noor Inayat Khan

The call of the one to the many

Film poster advertising Afia Nathaniel′s "Dukhtar" (photo: Dukhtarfilm.com)

Pakistani film ″Dukhtar″

Arthouse with a conscience