Israel’s participation in pop contest is a profoundly political act. Read more about Eurovision: A kitsch ad for apartheid Israel
By telling the story of the singer Mohammed Assaf, Hany Abu-Assad has made a feelgood movie about Gaza. Read more about The triumph of an Arab idol
The Watar Band was formed following Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s murderous assault in late 2008 and early 2009. Read more about Gaza youth defied “smell of death” to form popular band
Palestinian musician Reem Kelani explores the musical and political significance of an Arab Idol victory. Read more about Mohammed Assaf: champion of the people or the powerful?
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The three most pressing issues Palestinians care about are not what one might think they are … Read more about Waiting for Salah al-Din to liberate us