Hussein Aboubakr is an Egyptian-American writer and works as project director at the Endowment for Middle East Truth.
Watch or read a discussion about the perennial power of the Nakba with Hussein Aboubakr and Ghaith al-Omari.
Why Hamas frames the Israel-Palestinian conflict with the imagery of divine justice and cosmic warfare, and why it appeals to so many in the West.
How generations of Arab thinkers and leaders tried to turn the humiliation of their losses to Israel into a springboard to launch their nations into an enchanted new age.
Mahmoud Abbas says that the Israelis committed “50 Holocausts” against the Palestinians. Why does he believe that, and what does the rest of the Arab world think about the Shoah?
Despite many real disappointments, the turmoil of the past decade has also revealed signs of promise in the Middle East.
Five of our regular writers pick several favorites each, featuring Turkish denial, Jesus’s wife, coffeehouse culture, angst, WEIRDness, and Judaism straight up.
The powers at the center of the Muslim world are refusing to tolerate radical Islamism, and a spirit of repair and renewal is at hand. Will it catch on?
Arabs are finally concluding that they need to move past the toxic legacies of Arab nationalism and Islamism—which means moving past the mythology of Palestine too.