By Khaled Diab The migratory history of foodstuffs and cuisines reveals that our dinner tables, like our societies, are both melting pots and salad bowls of ingredients from many different civilisations. Wednesday 8 December 2021 Arabs are convinced they speak…
Despite fears of an anti-Christmas jihad, many ordinary Muslims enjoy getting into the spirit of the season.
Baladi is one of those elusive Arabic words that can mean different things to different people at different times.
Speaking foreign languages broadens our horizons and can act as an antidote against toxic xenophobia.
By Khaled Diab If you are or look like a Muslim or Arab, whatever you do, do not read, sweat or speak Arabic when flying. Tuesday 30 August 2016 Choosing what to read on a flight is always a dilemma.…
The romantic myth that Arabs share “one heart and one spirit” led pan-Arabism to talk unity while walking the path of disunity.
If an Arab says he’ll kill you, don’t worry – he wants to buy you dinner. Whether Arabic dialects are a single language is politcal, not linguistic.
Despite what some in the Knesset think, Christians in Israel are Arabs too and have been prominent in Palestinian politics, society and culture.
Conversing about camel’s milk may not be the most useful Arabic to learn, but learning the language can open up the Arab world to Europeans.
Whether or not bigots like it, “Allah”, which is simply the Arabic for “God”, can be worshipped by Muslims, Christians and Jews alike.