Amid the dreary state of Arab-Israeli relations comes Christmas cheer and a message of hope

by Rashmee

Posted on December 26, 2019 / The National


It being Christmas, there is a certain obligation to bring glad tidings, or at least …

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It’s going to be a year of ‘conscious uncoupling’

by Rashmee

Posted on December 22, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


All bets are off on what lies ahead in 2020 but it probably won’t be …

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Jerusalem in food, in pictures

by Rashmee

Posted on December 20, 2019


Resign yourself to it: unless you eat a falafel pitta sandwich (very good from the …

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Like Mark Twain in ‘Innocents Abroad’, we went to the Holy Sepulchre

by Rashmee

Posted on December 18, 2019


So, like Mark Twain in ‘Innocents Abroad’, we went to the Holy Sepulchre near …

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Behold the arayes – immensely popular and intensely contested in Israel

by Rashmee

Posted on December 17, 2019


This is no ordinary sandwich. To be made correctly, the arayes has to be crispy …

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Israeli history offers lessons for Palestinian leaders

by Rashmee

Posted on December 1, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


When its situation was precarious, Israel made accommodations — sometimes hard and unpalatable ones. It …

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Russia has fair-weather friends and allies in the Middle East

by Rashmee

Posted on November 30, 2019


Former Israeli foreign minister Shlomo Ben-Ami recently attempted to set everyone right on a crucial …

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The world changed on March 25, 2019 and may never be the same again

by Rashmee

Posted on May 25, 2019


Two months ago today, the world changed. Let me explain. As Jonathan Kuttab says, the …

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A Tibetan solution to the Palestinian problem?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 16, 2019


No one talks much about Tibet anymore. I mean about Tibet, as a sovereign state, …

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The Ramadan connection and the Trump-Kushner Middle East ‘peace’ plan

by Rashmee

Posted on May 7, 2019


It seems odd to even mention the word “peace” at this point of time, when …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK