Palestinian analysts doubt that the recent deal between Fatah and Hamas will help overcome the Palestinian division. Still, people are demanding that both political camps put their differences aside and reach solutions. Bettina Marx reportsMore
The signing of a new unity deal between Hamas and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's secular Fatah party earlier this month has heightened an unprecedented struggle within Hamas over its future course as an Islamist movement. By Michael BröningMore
Mustafa Barghouti is Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative "Al Mubadara". He believes that the Middle East peace process has failed and that Palestinians must now choose the path of peaceful resistance. But what exactly does that entail? Muhannad Hamed spoke with Mustafa Barghouti in RamallahMore
In this interview, Palestinian politician Ilan Halevi describes the hurdles that have to be overcome on the road to statehood and speaks of the rapprochement and the animosity between Fatah and Hamas. Igal Avidan spoke to him at a conference organised by the Heinrich Böll Foundation in BerlinMore
Despite opposition from the US, Palestine has been accepted as a full member by UNESCO. On Monday, 107 members voted in favour, 14 voted against and 52 abstained. It was the right decision say Bettina MarxMore
Egypt has announced there will be a shift in the country's foreign politics after Mubarak, truly independent from US interests. But, says Barak Barfi, contrary to general perception Mubarak has never really been an American "lackey"More
Antoin Sevruguin, the father of Iranian society photography, captured portraits of Iranian women in the early 20th century, from well-known ladies at the court to women from various tribes around the country.