Saudi rulers are spreading the virus of sectarian hate

The Covid-19 pandemic has created another opportunity for the Saudi state to intensify attacks on the country’s Shi’a minority, writes Ameen Nemer. This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help us continue our work by donating £2 for a digital copy online On 8 March 2020, the same…

Palestinians in Lebanon search for solidarity

Palestinian activist Zeinab al-Hajj talks to Helen Patuck about the wave of protests which took place last year across the refugee camps This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help us continue our work by donating £2 for a digital copy online Why now?” Zeinab al-Hajj asks about…

Refugees and the Lebanese Revolution

The revolt in Lebanon has brought thousands into the streets demanding change. Helen Patuck asks Sophie Chamas if it will expand to include demands for justice for the millions who are not Lebanese citizens. This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help us continue our work by donating…

Algeria: a year in the streets

For the past year, a massive popular movement has repeatedly shaken Algeria. Shelagh Smith draws up a balance sheet.  This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help us continue our work by donating £2 for a digital copy online On 12 December 2019 a new president was declared…

Sudan: filling the gap when the state fails

A year after the revolution forced out dictator El Bashir Sudan’s activists are bracing themselves for the pandemic, report Anne Alexander and Irang Bak. This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help us continue our work by donating £2 for a digital copy online  A year ago Sudan’s…

Shady gas deal deepens Egypt-Israeli ties

This is an article from the current issue of Middle East Solidarity magazine – help us continue our work by donating £2 for a digital copy online On 15 January 2020, Israel and Egypt announced that Egypt was beginning importing natural gas from Israel. According to Reuters, the agreement entails Israel exporting to Egypt 85.3…