Jordan should ditch planned funding of Israeli apartheid and focus on solar power, say campaigners. Read more about Gas deal would make Jordan donor to Israeli apartheid
Airlines threatened with fines if they fly Palestinians to Cairo. Read more about Why won't Egypt let me go home to Gaza?
A world heritage site is under threat from ongoing colonialism. Read more about Israel's wall will destroy my birthplace, Battir
On the opening day of a Cirque du Soleil revue in Amman, scores of demonstrators lined the sidewalks leading to the VIP entrance to protest the group’s upcoming performance in Tel Aviv. Read more about Jordan and the effort to support BDS in the Arab world
An exhibition at Amman’s Darat al Funun explores varying responses to decades of conflict in the Middle East, in which the Palestinian people have often played an involuntary and tragic role. Read more about Exhibition review: when lemons have more freedom than humans
The War Around Us is a damning critique — from within the industry — of the Western media’s reporting of Palestine. Read more about Documentary offers damning critique of how Western media covered Gaza attack
The pro-Israel rhetoric of some election hopefuls is so extreme that they make George W. Bush seem reasonable by comparison. Read more about Why is it open season on Palestinians in US presidential race?
For a long time any discussion of the “Arab-Israeli conflict” has skipped one basic fact: Israel, whether one loves or hates it, was created at the expense of the Palestinians. An entire people and hundreds of communities that had lived for centuries in tranquility had to be ruthlessly and unjustly shattered to make room for the Zionist state. The story of my village, Battir, southwest of Jerusalem, is only one of hundreds. EI contributor Hasan Abu Nimah recalls his village’s story. Read more about Sixty years ago in Battir (Part 2)
One afternoon in May 1948, my village Battir fell under heavy fire from the opposite slopes, across the railway line to the west, which had fallen to the Jewish fighters. We carried whatever belongings we could and headed east a few miles where there were vineyards and a small spring. We thought it would be a short escape, but we camped in that vineyard with many other people from the village all summer, our hopes dimming as the heat rose. EI contributor Hasan Abu Nimah recalls his village in the first part of a two-part series. Read more about Sixty years ago in Battir
I’ll never forget his face. He held his hand to his ear listening to his earpiece as he stared right at me. He smiled as I struggled to carry all my bags, following a young female soldier with my passport in her hand. I no longer cared at that point and I stared back as hard as I could — cursing him with my eyes. She walked me to the bus stop and handed my passport to another soldier. She walked me to the bus stop and handed my passport to another soldier. I waited in the blistering heat silent and motionless. Read more about A meaningless stamp