Interview with Omri Boehm
The Haifa Republic – full equality for Middle East peace
Handball World Championship
Egypt 2021, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s search for a fig leaf
Facing down Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan
The chutzpah of opposition politician Canan Kaftancioglu
Algerian human rights activist Rabah Arkam
Algeria's protesters continue their "Revolution of Smiles"

Interview with Israeli philosopher Omri Boehm

Given that the political landscape in Israel is once more expected to shift to the right in the upcoming general elections, philosopher Omri Boehm, author of "Israel: A Utopia", argues for more open discussion on alternatives to the failed two-state solution – including the taboo concept of a Jewish state. Interview by Rene Wildangel for Qantara.deRead more

Egyptian president Abdeu Fattah al-Sisi (front) delivers a speech in grandstand before the opening match of the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship between Group G teams Egypt and Chile at the Cairo Stadium Sports Hall in the Egyptian capital on 13 January 2021

27th Men's Handball World Championship

Hosting major sports tournaments can confer prestige on a country, but in the case of Egypt, the 2021 Handball World Championship will do little to repair relations with either the United States, Italy, or the Arab Gulf states, argues James M. DorseyRead more

Facing down Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Left-wing CHP leader Canan Kaftancioglu inflicted a humiliating defeat on Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul in 2019. Now the Turkish president wants revenge in court. Yet Kaftancioglu seems unlikely to go down without a fight, having recently sued both Erdogan and his interior minister for defamation, after they branded her a "terrorist". By Daniel BellutRead more

Interview with human rights activist Rabah Arkam

The coronavirus pandemic brought mass pro-democracy protests in Algeria to an abrupt end. Exploiting the distraction engendered by the health crisis, the new Algerian government has launched a crackdown on opponents and activists. Can the new constitution be instrumental in bringing about change? Elisa Rheinheimer-Chabbi spoke to Algerian-American human rights activist Rabah ArkamRead more

Politics

Israeli philosopher Omri Boehm (photo: Neda Navaee)

Interview with Israeli philosopher Omri Boehm

The Haifa Republic – full equality for Middle East peace

Opposition politician Canan Kaftancioglu of the Kemalist CHP has begun using the government's own tactics against it (photo: Getty Images/AFP/B. Kilic)

Facing down Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The chutzpah of opposition politician Canan Kaftancioglu

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (front) delivers a speech in grandstand before the opening match of the 2021 World Men's Handball Championship between Group G teams Egypt and Chile at the Cairo Stadium Sports Hall in the Egyptian capital on 13 January 2021 (photo: Getty Images/AFP/Pool/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

27th Men's Handball World Championship

Egypt 2021, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s search for a fig leaf

Algiers: protests against the Algerian president (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/F. Batiche)

Interview with human rights activist Rabah Arkam

Algeria's protesters continue their "Revolution of Smiles"

Society

Screenshot from the "India Love Project" on Instagram (source: https://www.instagram.com/indialoveproject/?hl=en)

The "India Love Project" on Instagram

Fighting hate with love

French President Emmanuel Macron with the Lebanese singer Nouhad Haddad, known as Fairouz, Beirut, 1 September 2020 (photo: Soazig de la Moissonniere/Présidence de la République)

Culture and innovation in the Arab world

Where are the new Arab icons?

Televangelist Adnan Oktar (C) and other suspects are brought to the Haseki Training and Research Hospital May 29 Additional Service Building in order to send to court in Istanbul, Turkey on July 18, 2018. The number of arrests in connection with a controversial televangelist rose to 179 as police in Turkey searched for those with suspected links to his cult-like organisation (photo: Isa Terli / Anadolu Agency)

Turkey

Sect leader Adnan Oktar – 1,000 years for sex crimes

Culture

Symbolic image of refugees (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo)

Beyond the hackneyed Syrian refugee trope

Engage with our work, not our biographies

Screenshot from a video by Laxmi Dubey  (source: YouTube/Laxmi Dubey/Screenshot)

Hindu nationalism in India

India's hate-filled "saffron pop"