Alaa Al Aswany on Egypt
"The Republic of False Truths"
Interview with Omri Boehm
The Haifa Republic – full equality for Middle East peace
Arundhati Roy's "Azadi"
Narendra Modi is pushing Indian society to the brink
Beirut publisher Nadine Touma
Dar Onboz' cases full of exquisite Arabic picture books

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 argues in his forthcoming book – "A future for Israel" – 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

Arundhati Roy's "Azadi"

Arundhati Roy's recent volume of essays and lectures provides an eye-opening account of current political developments in India. Written during the run-up to the last general election, "Azadi" charts India's disturbing slide into authoritarianism. Richard Marcus read the bookRead more

Beirut publisher Nadine Touma

If she just played with the image of the victim, it would make things a lot easier for her, but that’s not what she’s going for: the Lebanese children’s book publisher Nadine Touma and her colourful portfolio. Lena Bopp paid her a visit.Read more

Politics

Israeli philosopher Omri Boehm (photo: Neda Navaee)

Interview with Israeli philosopher Omri Boehm

The Haifa Republic – full equality for Middle East peace

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

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

Society

Indian author Arundhati Roy (source: YouTube; nationalheraldindia.com)

Arundhati Roy's "Azadi"

Narendra Modi is pushing Indian society to the brink

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

Culture

Proud of the comic "Temple of Refugee" – refugee Sartep Namiq and project manager Alexander Koch (photo: The New Patrons)

Art, life, and the New Patrons

Sartep's graphic journey to a better world

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

Beyond the hackneyed Syrian refugee trope

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