Country: Palestine

Walaa Tanji, protagonist of the film "What Walaa wants", at the Berlinale 2018 (source: Berlinale)

Berlinale 2018: "What Walaa wants"

Against all the odds

Against a backdrop of Israel′s "Separation Barrier", women and men hold hands and dance the dabke. Their legs are chained together and a checkpoint stands between two of them (copyright: Mohammed Sabaaneh)

Mohammad Sabaaneh′s "White and Black: Political Cartoons from Palestine"

Punching through the glass

Protests in Tunis against President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (photo: Reuters)

Arab response to Trump's Jerusalem decision

Walking a fine line

The Kremlin, Moscow (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Y. Maximov)

Moscow's cultural policy in the Middle East


Arab ambassadors for Russian interests

Aeham Ahmad playing his piano among the rubble, Syria (source: YouTube)

Syrian pianist Aeham Ahmad

How music can open doors

Muslims in Indonesia protest against Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital (photo: Reuters/D. Whiteside)

Trump's Jerusalem decision

Unleashing a new wave of radicalisation?

Palestinians watch Trump's announcement that he now recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel (photo: Getty Images)

US foreign policy

Donald Trump versus Middle East peace

Segregation of men and women at the wailing wall in Jerusalem (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

The Jewish Museum Berlin's Jerusalem exhibition

The majesty and the misery

Panorama of Jerusalem (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Trump recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel


Whose idea was that?

Palestinian artist and poet Farid Bitar and "Blade of Grass" editor Naomi Foyle (photo: Naomi Foyle)

Interview with Palestinian poet and artist Farid Bitar


″I must either be the voice of sanity or justice″

Supporters of a reconciliation agreement between Hamas and Fatah demonstrate in Gaza (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Politics and the humanitarian situation in Gaza

"War is always possible here"

Israeli author Dorit Rabinyan (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Book review: Dorit Rabinyan′s "All the Rivers"

Star-crossed lovers

Bosnian Muslims who fought voluntarily on the side of the German army during the Second World War (photo: Getty Images7Keystones)

Interview with historian David Motadel

Hitler′s Muslim stop-gaps

Palestinians in Ramallah protest 100 years of the Balfour Declaration (photo: Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel 100 years after Balfour

A case of moral degradation

A Palestinian and a Jewish woman join hands during the recent Women Wage Peace march staged across Israel and the Palestinian territories (photo: Reuters/R. Zvulun)

Israeli-Palestinian relations

Entering a new era?

Palestinians don masks of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniya's faces (photo: AP)

Fatah-Hamas rapprochement

Can they keep their cool?