June 15th Issue

How The Settlers Won

50 years of unrelenting Jewish settlements in the West Bank have changed the landscape of the peace process. But the interlopers aren’t going anywhere. By Antony Loewenstein Har Bracha is a Jewish business situated near Nablus in the occupied West Bank. Established in 2004, its location offers spectacular views. With an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) jeep parked outside, owner Nir Lavi recently told me that he was proud of his livelihood cultivating grapes, because it proved that anti-Semitism would always fail. “European anti-Semitism never dies,” he said. “Boycotts against us [Israel] show this.” He sells most of his products to Israelis and Jewish communities in the United States, “who have Shomron [greater Israel] in their hearts.” In response to growing global and local moves to boycott products produced by Israelis in the West Bank, Lavi opened a shop in Tel Aviv this year. He aime (Read More)

Inside Cover

Ramadan Around The World

A look at how Ramadan is celebrated across the world. BY Arfa Shahid UNITED COLORS OF ISLAM: Muslim worshippers stretch their…

Features

Saudi Arabia: Quietly Does It

The Saudi transformation few are paying attention to BY Fahad Nazer Media coverage of Saudi Arabia over the past year has…

Palestine: Restricted Movement

Israel bans disabled Palestinian athletes from traveling. BY Sami Abu Salem A few Palestinian basketballers exercise at the Palestine Sports…

Middle East’s Smart Cities

Solar energy is creating the Middle East’s very own smart cities BY Vicente López-Ibor Mayor The formation of the first…

The Orlando Massacre

The attack has induced a moment of catharsis among America’s Muslim leaders BY Habiba Hamid Shortly before 2am on June 12, a man…

Down Time

A Feast for the Faithful

Ramadan may be a time of introspection for most, but it’s also a time of delicious treats worldwide BY Arfa Shahid…