Country: Middle East

Supporters of the Muslim Brothers holding up pictures of president Mursi (photo: AP)

Muslim Brothers as Victims

''25 TV Stations Are Working against Us''

The inner courtyard of Al-Azhar University (photo: picture alliance/Bibliographisches Institut/Prof. Dr. H. Wilhelmy)

Al-Azhar and Pan-Islamic Rationalism

The Demise of Islamic Centres of Moderation

 Ernst Herzfeld, excavation photograph 1911-1913 (photo: © Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin)

Islamic Archeology

Samarra, Centre of the World

Protest against Egypt's president Mohamed Morsi in December 2012 (photo: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Impoverishment of the Egyptian Middle Class

A Frustrated People

Egypt's president Mohamed Morsi (photo: Reuters)

Interview with Mohamed Morsi

''We Don't Want a Theocratic State''

Members of the Khat Thaleth project in Beirut (photo: PR/Sharebeirut.net)

The Arab Hip-Hop Sampler ''Khat Thaleth''

Looking for a Third Way

Avigdor Lieberman (photo: Reuters/Mary F. Calvert)

Knesset Elections in Israel

Giving Away Their Votes

Naftali Bennett, leader of the Israeli religious Zionist Habayit Hayehudi party (photo: EPA)

Israel's Party Landscape

Annexation not Negotiation

The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem (photo: dpa)

Essay by Tony Klug

Two States – by Design or Disaster

The Tunisian-French author Abdelwahab Meddeb (photo: dpa/picture alliance)

Interview with Abdelwahab Meddeb

''The Islamists Are Not Ready for a Democratic Culture''

Uri Avnery (photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with the Israeli Peace Activist Uri Avnery

''Israel Needs Peace, Not Settlements''

Bahman Nirumand (photo: dpa)

''Human Rights as an Alibi'' by Bahman Nirumand

The Colonial Era Is Long Gone

Palestinians and Israelis from Combatants for Peace take part in a rally in support of the people of the Gaza Strip and against Israeli air strikes on 17 November 2012 (photo: MUSA AL SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)

Combatants for Peace

Marching for A Ceasefire

Daniel Barenboim (photo: dpa)

Commentary by Daniel Barenboim

Perhaps the Last Chance

Dalia Moukarker (photo: Kate Hairsine)

The Palestinian flutist Dalia Moukarker

Bach in the West Bank

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