Country: Middle East

Portrait photo of the Palestinian-American cultural critic Edward Said taken in 1999 (photo: picture-alliance/akg)

Father of post-colonial studies

Edward Said – exiled between cultures

Ali Ertan Toprak, chairman of Germany’s Kurdish community (photo: private)

Interview with Ali Ertan Toprak

"I am stunned by Europe's weak and inactive stance against Erdogan"

Symbolic image of anti-Muslim racism (photo: Imago/P. Endig)

An enduring stereotype

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The West's gleeful obsession with the 'oppressed Arab woman'

Jaffaʹs Arab-Hebrew Theatre (photo: Katrin Franke)

Jaffaʹs Arabic-Hebrew theatre

Model for a democratic, secular Israel

Author Nathan Englander (photo: Getty Images)

Nathan Englander’s novel "Dinner at the centre of the earth"

Caught in limbo

Operation in a hospital run by Medecins sans Frontieres in Amman (photo: Philipp Breu)

Helping the Middle Eastʹs war-wounded

The hospital for all wars

Religions for Peace festival in Osnabruck in September 2017 (photo: DW/C. Strack)

Interfaith dialogue

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World Assembly of Religions comes to Lindau

Syrian author Mustafa Khalifa during a reading with the translator Larissa Bender (photo: DW)

Interview with Syrian author Mustafa Khalifa

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"The Syrian revolution is bigger than a thousand novels"

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Aaron Bessant Amphitheater in Panama City Beach, Florida on 8 May 2019 (photo: AFP/B. Smialowski)

Trumpʹs challenge

Taking on Tehran

French President Emmanuel Macron gives a speech on 25.04.2019 in Paris (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Franceʹs new Mediterranean initiative

A G10 summit marked by pragmatism

Children playing football in Damascus (photo: Reuters/M. Djurica)

Reconstruction in Syria

Frustrating Assadʹs plans for a new state

The new Aladdin film starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Nasim Pedrad (source: YouTube; film trailer)

Hollywoodʹs flirtation with 1001 Nights

The Aladdin controversy

Cover of Susannah Heschelʹs "Jewish Islam" (published in German by Matthes & Seitz; source: SWR)

Book review: Susannah Heschel on "Jewish Islam"

Jewish Orientalism?

Arabic calligraphy decorates tiles in Granadaʹs mosque, Spain (photo: picture-alliance)

The demise of Modern Standard Arabic

Tongue-tied Arabs

U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu display the proclamation recognising Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights at the White House on 25 March 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot/Ting Shen)

When blackmail becomes policy

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For ʹPalestinian peace processʹ read ʹIran war processʹ

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the opening ceremony of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge in Zhuhai, China, 23 October 2018 (photo: Reuters/Aly Song)

Uighur repression

Pandering to President Xi

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