Tag: jerusalem

A recipe for mashing civilisations

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…

Sacrificing Gaza’s children

By Boštjan Videmšek Gaza’s traumatised children are paying the heaviest price for the endless wars raining down on them. Israel, Hamas and the international community have all failed them. Sunday 23 May 2021 Of the 65 children killed during the…

When Muslims make merry at Christmas

By Khaled Diab For Western Muslims, Christmas is just outside their doorsteps. For some, Christmas even skips merrily in from the cold and crosses the threshold into their homes.  Monday 6 January 2020 Here in Belgium, people do not traditionally…

Donald Trump: Universal scapegoat

Donald Trump is possibly the worst American president in history, but that does not give the rest of the political establishment a get-out-of-jail-free card when it comes to taking responsibility for the mess the world is in

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…