Europe, Film, Israel

Manar and Kareem in "Junction 48" (© Dig The Movie LLC 2016)

Brothers and Others: Israel-Palestine in “Junction 48″

Udi Aloni’s “Junction 48″ won this year’s Berlinale Panorama Audience Award. Is Israel-Palestine standing at an important crossroads in its history? An interview

02/03/2016 ×

Europe, Film

A film-still from "Europe, She Loves" © 2016 2:1 Film / lüthje schneider hörl FILM

Europe, She Loves: A portrait of the BoredOfItAll generation

“May you live in interesting times,” says a Chinese curse. Jan Gassmann’s “Europe, She Loves” pays a tribute to European youth’s lost years.

26/02/2016 ×

Europe, Politics

Sydney schoolgirl Stephanie Kurlow (photo: Stephanie Kurlow)

Meta-Nation for Dummies

Newcomers could profit from an informative crash course on their hosts’ norms and values. But the question “What does it mean to live in a multi-ethnic society, in a meta-nation?” is one that hosts themselves should not put aside for too long.

29/01/2016 ×

Europe, Politics

A man walks in front of a burning building after a Syrian Air force air strike in Ain Tarma neighbourhood of Damascus, January  27, 2013. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/Files)

Bombing ideas: Europe’s and ISIL’s radical solutions

It’s easy to dismiss the increasing drumroll of war in London and Berlin as a panic-fuelled reaction of madmen who happen to be in power. Yet, the truth might be even more disturbing.

13/12/2015 ×

Europe, Israel, Politics

"Made in Illegality" — fruits and beauty products coming from Israeli settlements (photo: Anne Paq,

Labelling Settlement Products: Economic or Symbolic Pressure?

Benjamin Netanyahu might be right— the European Union indeed “singles out” Israel by its recent labelling guidelines. But maybe not exactly the way he thinks.

25/11/2015 ×

Europe, Israel, Politics

Netanyahu at the 37th World Zionist Congress

Bibi’s Ghosts are Europe’s too

On Netanyahu’s use of history to deny the Israeli-Palestinian conflict its political status and history’s consequences for the European Union’s involvement in the region

05/11/2015 ×