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Shadows of Yarmouk

It is raining mortars in Damascus. Not even neighborhoods in government-controlled areas have escaped the onslaught. But in the Palestinian …

Grasping the Nettle

US Secretary of State John Kerry has devoted more time and effort to trying to negotiate peace between Israel and …

Dreams of a Palestinian State

It’s a strange time to have hopes and dreams in the Middle East given the region’s ongoing paroxysms of violence …

No Time for the Olive Branch

In her words, Palestinian artist and academic Samia Halaby has the defiance of the Palestinian writers Ghassan Kanafani and Mahmud …

A House Divided

For a while, reconciliation talks between Fatah and Hamas resembled peace talks between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization: a …

Palestine at the Proms

World-renowned violinist Nigel Kennedy is as well known for his eccentric performances, shiny suits and spikey hair as he is …