Middle East

Photography project “Through our eyes” in Northwest Syria

After the experience on the island of Samos and the powerful perspectives shown, the photography project “Through Our Eyes” is coming to northwest Syria, specifically the city of Ad Dana, one hour from Idlib. This is the site of Ma’an,…

Interview with Sharon Dolev on the Israeli elections

As Pressenza readers will know, wlections have recently taken place in Israel. Pressenza is delighted to publish here a podcast interview done for the Middle East Treaty Organization (METO). Sharon Dolev is the Israeli executive director of METO. Paul Ingram…

Palestine: Academics, artists and intellectuals denounce apartheid

The Declaration on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid in Historic Palestine has been endorsed by over 900 scholars, artists and intellectuals from more than 45 countries. The signatories include many distinguished figures, including the Nobel Peace Prize laureates Adolfo Pérez Esquivel and Mairead…

20 Years of U.S. Occupation Was Brutal in Afghanistan—And So Will Be the Exit

Alongside the relief of ending the longest war in modern American history, we need to acknowledge the horrors of what we are leaving behind in Afghanistan. By Sonali Kolhatkar When a reporter in early July asked Joe Biden a question…

The Roots of Violence – episode 3 – Iran 2001 to 2021

Welcome to the third in our series of interviews in which we look at the Middle East region and try to understand better what is going on there. The view from the West is that it is a very violent…

U.S. leaves Afghanistan with its tail between its legs

“I charge the white man with being the greatest murderer on earth. I charge the white man with being the greatest kidnapper on earth. There is no place in this world that this man can go and say he created…

Face 2 Face with Mel Lehman

On this show we speak with Mel Lehman founded and director of Common Humanity. Common Humanity is a non-profit organization based in New York City which seeks to build understanding, respect and friendship with the Middle East and Muslim world.…

North-west Syria: humanitarian catastrophe without the renewal of UN resolution

The UN resolution for humanitarian aid through the Bab Al-Hawa crossing expires on 10 July 2021: if it is not renewed, the lives of 3.4 million people will be in thrall to Bashar Al-Assad’s regime. The appeal of Still I…

Amb. Ali Soltanieh: “strategically it is a mistake to go for nuclear weapons”

As the time runs out for some kind of resolution to the problem of US and Iranian non-compliance with the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the JCPOA, Pressenza interviewed Iranian Ambassador Dr Ali Asghar Soltanieh. In this interview, we…

Peaceful Protest to End the War in Gaza

Dear friends and habibis, I want to share an experience with you all. An experience that has made a huge impression on me. An experience that will stay with me forever. By Amer Filali Friday 21st May I was in…

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