Columns

The West's punitive civilising mission in the East shows no signs of abating 40 years after the publication of Orientalism

Belen Fernandez

The use of well-protected snipers against demonstrators is not really about ‘security’ – at least not in the sense that Israeli officials use the term

Ben White

The truth about Saudi princesses is that they have truly hijacked the women’s struggle in favour of the old propaganda about the progressive role of royalty

Madawi Al-Rasheed

The head of Hamas's political bureau writes about life in the besieged Strip and the Great March of Return

Ismael Haniyyah

If the Tories, and their media friends, cannot be persuaded to tackle Islamophobia out of principle, will they not do so out of expediency?

Peter Oborne

What happens when the Trumps host the first Ramadan Iftar at the White House? America's Muslim leaders hold a "NOT Trump's Iftar" event outside the White House

Katie Miranda

Wajahat Ali is free to undermine the Palestinian struggle - and community groups and organisations are free to distance themselves from him

Noura Erakat
Omar Baddar

The Israeli government could not resist the urge to co-opt the presence of global sporting superstars to bolster its political legitimacy and 'wash its face' after recent events in Gaza

Mostafa Mohamed

King Abdullah II has a choice to make: either bow to the Saudis to alleviate the economic crisis or make real long-lasting political reforms

David Hearst

The South African fight for freedom has been a source of hope for Palestinian activists, but there are several key differences between the two struggles

Dr Marwan Darweish
Andrew Rigby