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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: 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: 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.
A symbol of resistance or an emo kid's accessory in 2006? The Palestinian keffiyeh has a history that makes it a central part of Palestine's culture and must be preserved during and outside of World Keffiyeh Day.
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: 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: Yara Hawari's novella traces three generations of Palestinians, and how their memory and notions of identity have each been ruptured by the Nakba. Filled with visceral descriptions of life under occupation, The Stone House is a must-read.
As Iran comes under increased pressure from geopolitical rivals regarding sanctions, oil, and the nuclear deal, it has turned to hard power to assert its regional influence and hide its nerves.