Nadine Sayegh is a multidisciplinary writer and researcher covering the Arab world. She has covered topics including gender in the region, countering violent extremism, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, amongst other social and political issues.
Not only is the competition a patriarchal relic of the past, the venue for this year's pageant is a stark reminder of the Israeli occupation.
Reports of members of the Palestinian Authority targetting and sexually harrassing Palestinian women protestors further undermines the credibility and legitimacy of the government.
The 1967 Six-Day War exposed Israel's colonial mindset as it occupied the neighbouring Arab lands while unleashing violence on Palestinians, which continues to date.
The heavy handed response to protests by Israeli forces has given a boost to Palestinian resistance, which has been marred by divisions for years.
The animating logic behind Israel’s punitive carceral system is to weaken Palestinian morale and their ability to organise through unjust imprisonment and disproportionate sentences.
Hyperinflation, poverty, corruption, protests and a pandemic have driven the country right to the edge.
The ICC's decision to investigate Israel is welcomed but more urgently an intervention is needed to stop an increase in crimes against Palestinians.
Rape during conflict is not a new phenomenon. It's widespread and open use today, with zero accountability, should be a wake-up call for the international community to act.
Far-right groups rarely face consequences the US or Europe. Will anyone hold their growing numbers accountable?
Skirting its legal obligations, Israel’s decision not to distribute the Covid-19 vaccine to 5 million Palestinians is yet another violation of their human rights.
As a year of illness, racism, extremism, and climate change comes to an end, 2020 gives the masses one more treat - yet another Wonder Woman film.
Big Tech are now the most powerful publishers of our time, and Netflix should be viewed with the same scepticism as Facebook and Google.
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