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Middle East news and analysis from The Nation
March 30, 2022
In Every Corner of Palestine, There Is a Story of Dispossession
Today is Land Day, an annual commemoration of those killed protesting Israeli theft of Palestinian lands 46 years ago. But even now, there is a Nakba everywhere you look.
March 22, 2022
From Opium to Saffron, the Ancients Knew a Thing or Two About Drugs
Scholars of antiquity are finding ever more evidence that psychoactive substances played a central role in ancient life.
Karen Polinger Foster
Sarah Kielt Costello
March 8, 2022
Celebrating Zapatista and Kurdish Women’s Struggles, on International Women’s Day
Women in both movements have engaged in a double struggle for their rights as women and for the right of their communities to be autonomous.
March 7, 2022
We Live in a World of Displacement
The number of people forcibly displaced by war, persecution, general violence, or human rights violations last year swelled to a staggering 84 million—a number only expected to grow.
February 22, 2022
A “Simultaneously Hidden and Deliciously Obvious” History of Levantine Cuisine
Writer Antonio Tahhan and Anny Gaul, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, discuss a new collection of essays on the region’s food.
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February 17, 2022
Letters From the March 7/14, 2022, Issue
February 15, 2022
As I Write, Settlers and Police Are Attacking My Neighbors in Sheikh Jarrah
It began, neighbors say, when an ultra-nationalist Israeli politician “moved” his office onto one of our lawns.
February 11, 2022
Israeli Law & Torture: From Detained Minors to a Prison “Torture Room”
Inside the intensifying Israeli crackdown on Palestinian protest.
February 7, 2022
Is This Israel’s South Africa Moment?
As Amnesty International issues a landmark report on Israeli apartheid, it’s time for Americans to demand accountability, not complicity, from their government.
February 7, 2022
Why We Intend to Pass a New Yemen War Powers Resolution
Ending unconstitutional US involvement in the war.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal
Rep. Peter DeFazio