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Elias Jahshan


Elias Jahshan is an Australian journalist and editor based in London. He is a former board member of Arab Council Australia.

Since the Port Blast, Beirut's multidimensional problems have spiralled out of control. Already marginalised by society, the LGBTQ+ community in Lebanon now faces a homelessness crisis.

03 August, 2021

Opinion: Ben & Jerry's decision to end sales in the Occupied Palestinian Territories is a welcome first step, but the real credit goes to BDS activists, not corporations for doing the bare minimum, writes Elias Jahshan.

21 July, 2021

UK's largest festival of contemporary Arab culture is back after two years to once again connect communities with the best of contemporary Arab visual arts, film, music, theatre, dance, literature and debate.

18 June, 2021

Despite the occasional case of mainstream success, Arab musicians have found it difficult to break the music industry's glass ceiling. However, given the continued popularity of Arab sounds, Empire's market development VP wants to change that.

20 May, 2021

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter Bashar Murad who uses his music to confront conservative norms, the Israeli occupation, and LGBT+ rights in the Middle East.

05 March, 2021

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rasha Nahas, to talk more about the release of her highly anticipated debut album Desert.

19 February, 2021

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this year.

22 December, 2020

Comment: What happened to Bella Hadid is just one of the many ways we Palestinians are censored when we speak our truth, writes Elias Jahshan.

13 July, 2020

The New Arab Meets: Sami Tamimi to talk about his new cookbook Falastin, a love letter to Palestinian food, the land and its people.

14 May, 2020

#IWD2020: Egyptian feminist Mona Eltahawy's new book shows how the seven deadly sins can be used to dismantle patriarchal power structures around the world.

05 March, 2020