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Marine biologists have long marvelled at the resilience of Red Sea coral to withstand rising temperatures. New initiatives have been drafted to utilise their strength as a way to protect aquatic environments across the region and the world.
A number of Arab countries were reliant on tourism before the disastrous COVID pandemic hit in January 2020. Two years on, these countries are faced with a catch-22: deter tourism to prevent climate catastrophe or entice tourism to aid growth.
Increasingly volatile climates have stunted honey production in the Gaza Strip, further hindering a long-practised tradition. With the profession threatened, and the Gazan authorities unwilling to aid, the future of Palestinian beekeeping is at stake
Book Club: The New Arab sits down with journalist John Lyons, whose new book, Dateline Jerusalem: Journalism's Toughest Assignment, examines the current stranglehold of the Israeli lobby within Australia and how to shift the current narrative.
Book Club: With meticulous research based on oral historical narratives and archival literature, Julie M. Norman’s 'The Palestinian Prisoners Movement' traces the centrality of resistance by those incarcerated in Israeli jails.
Book Club: Renowned Palestinian academic Azmi Bishara's latest book Palestine: Matters of Truth and Justice is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary investigation of the question of justice in Palestine, analysed through a moral and legislative lens.
Book Club: Diana Abu Jaber's Fencing with the King, captures the tenuous role of Jordan in the mid-1990s Middle East peace process while exposing societal ills and family disputes.
Book Club: Palestinian poet Mosab Abu Toha's 'Things You May Find Hidden In My Ear' takes the reader on a turbulent journey of emotion with a series of gradual realisations where Palestinians come to terms with identity, memory and loss.
Book Club: Through a multi-lingual analysis of Palestinian literature, Maurice Ebileeni's latest book is a compelling account of how enforced displacement has led to a diversification of Palestinian thought, writing, and narration of space.