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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 …

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 …

Between Politics and Poetics

The 55th Venice Bienniale saw an increased participation from Arab pavilions, with Gulf States such as Kuwait and Bahrain showing …

The Writer’s Block

When William Sutcliffe attended the Palestine Festival of Literature in 2010, he had barely started on the work that would …

Awakening Memories

It is no secret that Israeli society consists of a number of diverse ethnic communities. Culturally, artist Dor Guez—who was …