Amal Awad is a Sydney-based journalist and author. In Australia, she is a columnist for SBS Life and has worked as a producer for ABC Radio National. Her latest non-fiction book, Beyond Veiled Clichés, explores the lives of Arab women.
Comment: Israel's masterful use of story in its war against Palestinians demonstrates how language is a powerful weapon in an unequal conflict, writes Amal Awad.
Feature: A filmmaker hopes a new series of recorded oral histories of elders in pre-1948 Palestine will preserve culture and history in the region, writes Amal Awad.
Comment: Natalie Portman's recent comments fail to mention Palestinians, and imply she doesn't inherently have a problem with Israel and its occupation, writes Amal Awad.
Comment: The voices of women from ethnic minorities are not trusted as authorities in their own lives. Arab women can - and do - speak for themselves, writes Amal Awad.
Comment: When it comes to war, we're not only allowed to take sides, it’s positively expected. In Palestine, however, we're told that the occupied are the criminals, writes Amal Awad.
Comment: Minority storytellers are on the rise. The challenge for audiences lies in seeing them as creatives in their own right, not novelties, writes Amal Awad.
Comment: Ahed Tamimi’s arrest isn't unique; she's one of many children detained in prison, but the lacklustre response from the West is telling, writes Amal Awad.
Comment: For many, Israel's occupation of Palestine, and the resulting conflict, invoke religious sentiment. But it's justice we should be seeking, not religious sovereignty, writes Amal Awad.
Comment: Ongoing efforts to delegitimise Palestine mean that investing in everyday Palestinian culture is as important and relevant as ever, writes Amal Awad.
Comment: It's difficult to see the inclusion of Muslims in ad campaigns as little more than a cynical marketing exercise being portrayed as a socially conscious one, writes Amal Awad.