Country: Israel

Amal, a giant puppet of a young Syrian refugee girl searching for her mother, travelled 8,000 km across Europe, from Turkey to the UK, to draw attention to the plight of refugees. She is seen here shaking actor Jude Law's hand in Folkstone, England (photo: Glyn KIRK/AFP)

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Christmas in Bethlehem 2021 (photo: Tania Kramer)

Bethlehem celebrates a subdued Christmas

Symbols of Judaism, Islam and Christianity at Haifa's Holiday of Holidays (photo: Noam Yatsiv)

Haifa's Holiday of Holidays

The festival where everyone is welcome

Thabet Abu-Rass, co-director of Abraham Initiatives, a prominent non-profit organisation promoting equality between Jews and Arabs in Israel (photo: Noam Yatsiv)

Middle East

Young Arabs: "more Israeli and more Palestinian than ever"

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (left), in talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (right), Ankara, 24 November 2021 (photo: Ali Balikci/AA/picture-alliance)

Turkey

Erdogan's search for partners in the Middle East

Assad meets Emirati Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan (photo: SANA/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Syria and the Arab world

Assad's return to the fold

Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, right, receives Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan Abdelrahman, Head of transitional military council of Sudan, at the Presidential Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 2019 (photo: Mohamed Al Hammadi/Ministry of Presidential Affairs/AP)

Sudan's coup puppetmasters

The UAE – pulling Sudanese strings

Doctor and journalist Nemi El-Hassan (photo: dpa)

Germany: Controversy surrounding journalist with Palestinian roots

The lost honour of Nemi El-Hassan

Archive image: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, shake hands for the press at the presidential compound in Ramallah, West Bank, 9 March 2016 (photo: Debbie Hill/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Joe Biden, Mahmoud Abbas – and the UN

The Palestinian ultimatum

One of the destroyed car windows, in the background the village of Mufkara (photo: Inge Gunther)

Attack on West Bank village Mufkara

Militant settlers sow the seeds of violence

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