Eyal Ofer's "Die Mauer, Israel – Palästina", Melzer Verlag, 2004

Middle East Conflict

The Inner Wall Will Continue to Grow

Presidential front-runner Abbas kisses a young girl during a campaign rally in central Gaza Strip, photo: AP

Palestinian Presidential Elections

A Window of Opportunity?


Holland Is Everywhere

Amnesty International considers the conditions in Belmarsh prison "cruel, inhuman and degrading" (photo: AP)

UK's Anti Terror Law

Guantánamo in Britain's Backyard

After the celebration, questions and doubts still remain (photo: AP)

EU Accession Talks

Turkey Sobers up after EU Dream

Human rights activists in Turkey have been suppressed and prosecuted for decades - now it seems this era has come to an end (photo: AP)


The Long March

photo: dpa

Udo Steinbach/Hans-Ulrich Wehler

Experts Debate Turkey's Role in Europe

There's lots of activity on the Istanbul Stock Exchange (photo: AP)


Good Times at the Stock Exchange

Would-be immigrants wait at the port of the southern Italian island of Lampedusa (photo: AP)

EU Asylum Policy

Europe Closes its Doors


EU Still at Odds over Turkey Joining

France's imams should be able to speak French, says Dominique de Villepin (photo: AP)


University Courses for Muslim Prayer Leaders

Glass Dome of the German Bundestag (photo: AP)

Arab World Days

Opportunities for a Change in Perspective

Democratisation in the Arab world currently has a very low priority for Western politics, says Amr Hamzawy (photo: private)

The Arab Reform Movement

Taking Stock after One Year

Palestinian and Israeli foreign ministers Shaath and Shalom shake hands, aided by Dutch FM, Ben Bot (photo: AP)

Euromed Dialogue

European Union Urges Engagement in Middle East

EU hopes to bring Israelis and Palestinians together (photo: AP)

Mideast Peace Process

Opening the Door of Opportunity

The van Gogh murder has sparked doubts about whether integration concepts developed in the 1980s are still viable (photo: AP)

The Netherlands

No Longer a Bastion of Tolerance in Europe?

Corsica's flag (image: F. Schlachtschneider)


Bombings against the North African Population

Assia Bensalah Alaoui and Romano Prodi, photo: EU Website

Assia Bensalah Alaoui

The Arab World Demands Coherence

Commissioner Beck, center, at Sunday's Muslim march in Cologne (photo: dpa)

Muslims in Germany

Integration Head Wants Imams to Speak German

In Turkey, modern farming equipment is still rare (photo: AP)

Farmers Pose a Problem for EU Accession