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the Middle East and Africa over the last decade

Can political theater change Gaza?

: Political theater flourishes in Gaza, thirsting for anything that can contribute to change.

Is Israel going against civil war?

: Israel maintains conflict with Palestine – because the country needs the conflict to exist. The less visible division between the Jews is in fact becoming very deep.

Iraq: Ferris wheel and big politics

: It is rare that I have seen such a large density of amusement parks, and it is rare that I have experienced such a strained silence.

«Norwegian authorities lack spine»

: The situation in Yemen is worrying. Nevertheless, Norway still sells weapons to the parties. "I am shocked at the scale of the abuses perpetrated by warring parties," said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a recent report on children and armed conflict. 

World Crisis?

: ISIS 'good growth conditions were the most relevant topic at the major Middle East conference in Berlin.

Couples in corruption

: How much should we really care about those in power like Benjamin Netanyahu's corrupt conduct?

Imprisoned after Facebook statement

: "The news of 20 injured settlers is good," wrote Majd Atwan (22) on his Facebook profile. Then she ended up in jail.

A landscape of clashes

: The children of the Oslo agreements have become young adults. Despite the fact that violent clashes are part of everyday life, the air in Hebron vibrates more with emptiness and apathy than with blows and molots.

The joy of life is not completely dead in Gaza

: The people of Gaza have become a tenacious population. Music, movies and bustling crowds on the sandy beaches characterize life, in the midst of poverty and violence. 

To maintain the occupation with silence

: It is becoming harder and harder to work with human rights in Israel, and more and more organizations are being attacked. "The consequences of occupying another country have become a taboo subject," said one of those trying to break the silence.

Filmed murder – was threatened

: Imad Abu Shamsiya filmed an Israeli soldier executing a Palestinian gunman in Hebron. Since then, the family has received several death threats. "We no longer dare to go out alone. But I do not regret what I did, "he says.

American Jews' agony of conscience

: A group of older, well-educated Jews who cheer, clap and jump who are obsessed after every sentence that comes out of the mouth of a populist cuckoo with clown hair. What in the world has happened?