Category: Middle East & N. Africa

Israel, Palestine, Google Earth, and censorship

In many ways, the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is about geography. It is about who lives where, who controls what territory, and what legal rights each group has within these various territories. Without an …

Reading Airports: Notes from a Journey

Look beyond the array of stores and restaurants, try to ignore the uncomfortable seats, and don’t stress about the latest delay in your flight. Instead, look around you carefully. You will be amazed at how …

Pyramids in the Middle East

Update: I wrote this post in February 2011, during the early stages of what came to be known as the Arab Spring. Much has happened in the region in the ensuing four years. Governments have been …