Photos, clockwise from top left: Adham playing on the rooftops in the capital, Amman; mother and children at the Zaatari Camp for refugees from Syria; queuing up for school, also in the Zaatari Camp; a roadside market for fruit and vegetables in the Red Sea port of Aqaba.

Country Profile: Jordan

Jordan is nominally a constitutional monarchy with regular national and local elections. However, the façade of democracy is thin. Zoe Holman profiles the country.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
A Palestinian woman crosses ‘Checkpoint 300’ with her child. She is one of the few women making the morning crossing from Bethlehem to Israel – those who do, often sell vegetables and herbs in the old city of Jerusalem. Women, students and those seeking medical care in Israel or East Jerusalem should pass through a distinct ‘humanitarian lane’ but it is often closed, leaving them no choice but to use the crowded male workers’ line.

‘This is not a life’

Some 70,000 Palestinian workers pass through Israeli checkpoints every day. The process, which can take several hours, is disorganized and conditions overcrowded. Those without proper permits often attempt the crossing via gaps in the Israeli wall and mountain routes along the Green Line and run the risk of being arrested or even shot at by Israeli forces. Words & photography by Anne Paq / Active Stills

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
A protester stands defiantly at the fence dividing Gaza from Israel in May 2018.

‘We can’t be silent’

Palestinians in Gaza have been putting their lives on the line to challenge Israel’s decade long siege of the Strip.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018

Mixed Media: Books

No Turning Back by Rania Abouzeid; Beside the Syrian Sea by James Wolff; Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, translated by Jonathan Wright; Sara by Sakine Cansiz, translated by Janet Biehl.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Going places – TootArd from the Golan Heights.

Mixed Media: Music

We review TootArd, from the Golan Heights, with their second album Laissez Passer, and Live at Ronnie Scott’s, by Nitin Sawhney.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Balfour declaration – an overdue apology

Balfour declaration – an overdue apology

The Balfour Declaration was a 67-word statement penned by Foreign Secretary Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild, a leader of the British Jewish community. Lydia Noon reports

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
A still image from video taken 15 December 2016 over eastern Aleppo shows an operation to evacuate thousands of civilians and fighters in buses from Aleppo.

Accountability is key to peace in the Middle East

We desperately need effective bodies to promote law and due process, writes William Bell.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
White cucumbers return to Palestine

White cucumbers return to Palestine

An Heirloom Seed Library is rescuing ancient agricultural knowledge in Palestine’s West Bank, Giedre Steikunaite writes.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016

Worldbeaters: Avigdor Lieberman

Israel’s defence minister is a political chameleon and lightning rod for controversy, among other things.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Running past Israel's Apartheid Wall, which separates Bethlehem from Jerusalem and people from their lands.

Run, Palestine, run

A record number of participants claimed their right to freedom of movement at this year’s marathon. Giedre Steikunaite reports.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Soldiers in al-Khalil.

Caught in the act: Israeli soldier filmed killing Palestinian

Noreen Sadik reports on the aftermath of a very public shooting in the divided city of al-Khalil.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016

Run for your life

Giedre Steikunaite considers the importance of the Palestine Marathon.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
Going vegan

Going vegan

Lydia Noon reports the first vegan bakery in Ramallah’s Jalazoun refugee camp, Palestine.

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NI 489 - Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better - January, 2016

And finally... Susan Abulhawa

Graeme Green talks to the Palestinian American author and human rights activist.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
Gaza: unliveable by 2020

Gaza: unliveable by 2020

Claire Fauset on theshocking situation for Palestinians.

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NI 487 - Paris climate summit - November, 2015
Three-year-old twin Palestinian girls pose in a doorway that's still standing after Israel's bombing campaign.

Cementing Gaza's suffering

Reconstruction is being hampered by Israel, which is stopping building supplies getting through, says Abedalqader Hammad.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015

Southern Exposure: Gaza

Highlighting the work of artists and photographers from the Majority World.

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NI 480 - The great green energy grab - March, 2015
Unseen: the psychological impact of Israel’s attacks on Gaza will have a profound long-term effect on Palestinians.

A deeper pain

The daily reality of life in Gaza creates unseen psychological scars, writes psychiatrist Samah Jabr.

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NI 477 - Big oil RIP? - November, 2014

Is boycotting Israel the right way to fight for Palestinian rights?

Ilan Pappé and Norman Finkelstein analyze the pros and cons of the BDS movement.

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014

Country profile: Israel

Facts, figures and images from Israel.

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NI 473 - The politics of language loss - June, 2014
Dean Peacock

Making Waves: Dean Peacock

Dean Peacock , the director of Sonke Gender Justice Network, is determined to engage men and boys in women’s rights. By Janey Stephenson.

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NI 468 - Fracking - the gathering storm - December, 2013

Interview with Saleh Bakri

The Palestinian actor tells Frank Barat why fame will not change him - or his passion for justice for his people.

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NI 468 - Fracking - the gathering storm - December, 2013

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
Humans vs robots November, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
African village January, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Humanity adrift: why refugees deserve better January, 2016
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Paris climate summit November, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
The great green energy grab March, 2015
Big oil RIP? November, 2014
Cuba October, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
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