I leave the region with all the usual feelings, heavy feelings, the same ones people much brighter and more eloquent than me have described through the years. I just have one small, unfurling seed of optimism; knowing that if water could be disentangled from the war, it presents a genuine opportunity for co-operation and relationship building between neighbours. In all the gloom there is a glimmer of hope and it's right there, in the water.
We are asking researchers to work across national boundaries and subject disciplines bringing experimental, natural and social science together for the benefit of some of the world's most water poor societies. Our projects may not save the Gazan aquifer but we hope others will.
As the holy month of Ramadan commenced on Thursday 18th June 2015 around the world, Muslims have started to fast from dawn till dusk. In Gaza, the backdrop whilst breaking fast is a reminder of the suffering, war and destruction that Palestinians are left to face with on a daily basis.
The Middle East today is in a perilous condition, with violent conflict, poverty and large scale displacement increasing. For too long the international community has pursued politics and largely ignored vulnerable communities.
Students at Sussex University have voted to boycott Israeli goods on their campus following the violent conflict in Gaza
World renowned British street artistBanksy has revealed a series of new works in the Gaza Strip, created in the wake of the
It is often difficult to identify an historic opportunity and seize the moment, however the US and its Allies may realize that it could be time to focus on forging an agreement for peaceful co-existence and cooperation even among 'unfriendly nations' that share a more important common goal - fighting terrorism and total chaos.
Leaders from Egypt, Turkey and Russia were dubbed grossly hypocritical for attending the Paris march for the journalists
As we enter 2015, just what do the Palestinians have to do to win their right to self determination, freedom, and peace? The world cannot expect the Palestinians to accept the daily humiliation and degradation of occupation quietly.
But the 84-year-old has since “had to resort to pencils” because they pose less of a risk to health and safety. November