Author: Joseph Croitoru

The use of the Arabic language alongside the Hebrew language was a matter of course for Iraqi Jews right up to their death, as the text on the gravestone shows: Itzhak Schlomo, died on day 24 of the Hebrew month Iyar in 679 (source: Facebook; Israel in Iraqi dialect)

Iraqi Jews

Iraqi Judaism lives on in literary form

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Social utopia on the Nile?

Sisiʹs new breed of Egyptians

Cover of "Der Inspizierte Muslim. Zur Politisierung der Islamforschung in Europa" (edited by Schirin Amir-Moazami; published in German by Transcript)

The politicisation of Islam scholarship in Europe

Muslims under scrutiny

Turkish author Omur Iklim Demir (photo: Omur Iklim Demir)

Book review: Omur Iklim Demirʹs "Buch der entbehrlichen Gedanken"

Artfully enigmatic

Students lie on the ground to depict a massacre as they take part in an anti-government protest at Aleppo University, 4 June 2012 (photo: Reuters)

Higher education under Assad

Students leave Syria to prove their mettle

Jasser Murtaja was shot while wearing a press flak jacket (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Palestinian journalists in the Middle East conflict

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In the crosshairs

Turkish exiles′ news platform ″Ahval″ (source: Ahval)

Turkish exiles′ news portal "Ahval"

Hardly politically neutral

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

Moscow's cultural policy in the Middle East

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Arab ambassadors for Russian interests

The ruins of Al-Nuri mosque in Mosul (photo: Reuters/Ahmaq News Agency)

Islamic State′s destruction of Mosul

Razed to the ground

Women in a book cafe in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (photo: Getty Images/A. Hilbai)

Saudi Arabia′s entertainment offensive

Not to be taken lightly

National flags of Iran and Saudi Arabia (source: DW)

Iranian-Saudi relations

For better, for worse

Donald Trump during a book presentation in New York (photo: picture alliance/dpa/Geisler-Fotopress)

Donald Trump the author

"Strengthen American Muscle"

Israeli-Palestinian peace activists (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Middle East conflict

Empty rhetoric

Two olive harvest volunteers look towards Modeiin Ilit, an Orthodox Jewish settlement built on Palestinian land (photo: DW/U. Schleicher)

Nir Baram: ″In a land beyond the mountains″

Danger in the olive groves

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