Tag: humour

Sisi’s fridge and Egypt’s frosty economy

By Khaled Diab A gaffe by Egypt’s president about his refrigerator reveals just how much Egyptians have cooled towards Sisi and his chilling economics. Monday 7 November 2016 You could say that Egypt has had its very own Watergate. But…

Podcast: Concrete canvas

By Khaled Diab Like the Berlin Wall and other political barriers, the Israeli wall has witnessed an explosion of protest art on its concrete canvas. Tuesday 6 September 2016 From where I live on the Mount of Olives, I have a…

Reel life in Palestine

By Raya Al-Jadir Filmmakers are moving away from the headline conflict to shed light on real life in Palestine as lived by actual Palestinians, both real and fictional. Monday 19 January 2015 The recent London Palestine Film Festival featured more than…

Fatwa fads

From fashion tips to adult breastfeeding – rulings by some clerics range from the eccentric to the downright bizarre.

That joke isn’t funny any more

By Christian Nielsen What passes as a good joke in the office or at a party nowadays? Not much, it seems, unless you’ve got your smart phone programmed to prompt you with context-aware gags, or to pop up with the…