The Palestinian writer Samir El-Youssef has found his identity in exile in London.
Yet the idea of a homeland has always been alien to him. A portrait by Alexandra Senfft
Obituary by Alexandra Senfft
Dan Bar-On Foto: Alexandra Senfft
The Israeli psychologist and author Dan Bar-On died in Tel Aviv on 4 September. Bar-On was a leading force in the field of intercultural conflict management between Israelis and Palestinians.
Obituary by Alexandra Senfft: Haidar Abdel Shafi
His life was inextricably linked with the history of Palestine over the past century, from the end of the Ottoman occupation of Palestine to the collapse of the Middle East peace talks. Haidar Abdel Shafi died on 25 September.
Their sights set on the elections, militant groups in Iraq are now stirring up more violence than ever. Radical Islamists such as Abu Musab al-Zarqawi are particularly interested in torpedoing the elections. Alexandra Senfft took a closer look at Zarqawi’s networks and his political goals.
Qantara, 26 May, 2006
Georges Corm, economist and former finance minister of Lebanon, doesn’t spare the Islamic world criticism, but he also says that the West is far less rationalist than is commonly believed.
Qantara,19. May 2005