Germany’s stance on the Middle East conflict
What does 'never again' actually mean?
History puts Germany on Israel's side. For the same reason, Germany must defend international and human rights. This is now a dilemma. A value-driven foreign policy would do well to remember the universalist understanding of 'never again'
Israel's war against Hamas
"The Middle East conflict must be resolved at the roots"
Leading Palestinian intellectual Sari Nusseibeh on the Hamas massacres, Israel's war in Gaza and the distant dream of equal coexistence
War in the Middle East
Five scenarios for the future of Gaza
In the midst of the current war, there is still no concrete plan for the future of Gaza. Preparations for the day after need to be made now. Muriel Asseburg and René Wildangel talk about possible scenarios and what needs to happen
Mustafa Barghouti of the Palestinian National Initiative
"The only solution is the initiation of a true peace process"
Mustafa Barghouti, general-secretary of al-Mubadara – the Palestinian National Initiative – and leading civil rights activist, talks about the ongoing war in Gaza and his vision for peace
A German view on Israel and Palestine
What we need is undivided sympathy
Is Palestinian suffering worth less than that of others? German indifference to the fate of the Palestinians is frightening. A commentary by Daniel Bax
A history of Hamas
The unpredictable enemy
The Islamist Hamas has been waging a "holy war" against Israel ever since the movement was founded in 1987. After assuming autocratic rule in the Gaza Strip in 2007, it began arming itself for military action. The brutal large-scale attack on the Israeli border territory was a way for Hamas to demonstrate its clout, writes Joseph Croitoru
West Bank a possible 'third front' for Israel
Violence in the occupied West Bank has surged since Israel began bombarding the Gaza Strip and clashing with Hezbollah at the Lebanon border, fuelling concerns that the flashpoint Palestinian territory could become a third front in a wider war
After the Hamas terror attacks on Israel
The suffering of Gaza's civilian population
Following the brutal terror attacks by Hamas, the Israeli offensive in Gaza is ongoing, causing high civilian casualties. Urgent humanitarian access is needed. There can be no return to the situation before the Hamas attacks. An analysis by Rene Wildangel
Survivors mourn lost loved ones following Hamas terror attack
Hundreds of Israelis were killed during the Hamas terror attacks, and scores are still missing or have been taken hostage. Tania Kraemer spoke to a few of those who lost loved ones in the attacks
US-Saudi defence pact tied to Israel deal, Palestinian demands put aside
Saudi Arabia is seeking binding assurances of US protection in the event of an attack in return for normalisation with Israel – even if Israel does not agree to make major concessions to the Palestinians. Although such a deal could reshape the Middle East, it would mean that the Palestinian demand for statehood would take a back seat once again
Israel shifts to the right
Neo-Zionism takes aim at liberal democracy
German-Israeli historian Tamar Amar-Dahl sheds light on the role of long-term Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel's ongoing shift to the right. Joseph Croitoru read the book
75 years after the Nakba
Palestinians still long to return
On 15 May every year, Palestinians across the globe remember the "Nakba". Seventy-five years on, many still yearn to return to the land they left behind.