Country: Palestinian Territories

Lebanese Indie rock band Mashrou' Leila (source: Facebook)

Interview with Hamed Sinno, frontman of Mashrou’ Leila

Flouting Arab pop convention

How much should the Koran influence our country's laws (source: Pew Research Center)

Pew Research Center: Islam and national laws in the Muslim world

Juliano Mer Khamis of The Freedom Theatre and Safdar Hashmi of Jana Natya Manch street theatre company. Both martyred in their struggle for justice through the arts. Here they are, next to Handala, looking at the bright future of a free Palestine. Mural by Orijit Sen, in The Freedom Theatre's yard in Jenin refugee camp (source: Freedom Theatre)

Jenin's Freedom Theatre celebrates 10 years

What′s next for ″cultural resistance″?

Egyptian journalists and photographers protest against the government′s repressive stance towards freedom of expression (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Democracy and civil society in the Arab world

Talk is not a crime

Palestinian film maker Hanna Atallah (photo: Ulf Bjerre)

Interview with Palestinian film maker Hanna Atallah

"Culture is our best bet"

Palestinian author Ahmed Masoud (photo: private)

Book review: ″Vanished″ by Ahmed Masoud

The youngest detective

Dr Thomas Asbridge (source: BBC.co.uk)

"The Crusades: Holy War"

Still from "Awal Bawal" by Jowan Safadi and Tamer Nefar (source: YouTube)

Druze conscription

Youth reject ″sectarian″ recruitment to the Israeli army

Young Ethiopians protesting against racism, discrimination and police brutality. Tel Aviv, 3 May 2015 and 22 June 2015 (photo: Dan Haimovich/freelance photographer)

The Israeli Press Photography Prize

″Local Testimony″

Susan Abulhawa (photo: Chase Burkett)

"The Blue Between Sky and Water" by Susan Abulhawa

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Love and suffering in Gaza

Palestinian demonstrator in Gaza (photo: Reuters/M. Salem)

Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Third intifada looming

The Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Mahmoud Abbas and the PLO

Palestine′s office-weary regent

Young people celebrate the Holi-inspired Festival of Colour in Ramallah, 27 August 2015 (photo: Shadi Hatem)

Life in the West Bank

The changing face of Ramallah

Atef Abu Saif (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/N. Nasser)

Book review: "The Drone Eats with Me" by Atef Abu Saif

A war without distinct edges

Demetrios Karamintzas (photo: Demetrios Karamintzas)

Interview with oboist Demetrios Karamintzas

"These children deserve the same opportunities as children anywhere else"

Eric Maddox addressing a gathering of people taking part in a Virtual Iftar Project dinner (photo: Lora Lucero)

The Virtual Iftar Project

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"It is harder to ignore, vilify or harm those with whom we have broken bread"

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