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Munir is a Palestinian-Jordanian currently at Tufts University. He is a columnist at OpenDemocracy. Munir worked as an intern at the Your Middle East office during the summer of 2012.
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(Un)employment in the Arab World
How can the region solve what many would say is its biggest problem?
Insider's Guide: Weekend in Amman
Amongst majestic Petra, breathtaking Wadi Rum, and relaxing Aqaba, the capital city of Amman is often treated as a side note on most Jordan travelers’ itineraries....
BDS: Growing out of the fringe
The Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement is putting an increasing amount of pressure on Israel, thus providing a potential alternative to stagnant negotiations.
Mashrou’ Leila: The soundtrack of an Arab generation
“Ya Albi, (my heart)I hope this message finds you healthy, inspired, and far from apathy.I’m sorry I haven’t written in so long.” Begins...
A more assertive Jordanian youth says "no honor in crime"
On a bright afternoon in Amman, Jordan, a demonstration has caught peoples’ attention. Not a typical “Arab Spring” style protest, but a human chain...
Aqaba has caught mega-project fever from its Gulf neighbours
For New York, it’s the Hamptons. For Amman, Jordan, the beach people migrate to for the summer is the port of Aqaba. Without this warm-watered outlet, the...
Jordan and the refugees
It is a testament to how shaky things are everywhere else that people are forced to capitalize on the only resource Jordan seems to have enough of to go around:...
How Jordanians became film buffs – the elusive bright side of pirated DVDs
“Hamudeh DVD” has become a household name in Amman. You can tell who’s been to Hamudeh by the stack of thin DVD cases and unlabeled discs that...
How the IT sector is key to Jordan’s future economic success
Getting a proper reading of entrepreneurship and the private sector in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an arduous task, as opinions vary greatly. But one thing...
Remembering Naji al-Ali, cartoonist of the Palestinian people
Political cartoonists in the Arab world enjoy popularity usually reserved for movie stars and other A-list celebrities. Something about our culture of allegories...
What if the Arab Spring won't reach Palestinian refugee camps?
Munir Atalla narrates anecdotes from his time at Gaza camp in Jerash, Jordan. He found that, surprisingly, not everyone in the camp wants to see change à Tahrir.
How to cook like an Arab grandmother
This is the story of Beit Sitti, a place that teaches you how to cook traditional Arab cuisine. They also gave us their recipe for Tabbouleh - best of luck!
10 reasons to visit Erbil
The new Iraq
Always wanted to visit Iraq, but were too afraid to go because of the security issue? Erbil, in the semi-autonomous...
Saudi campaign + Bob Marley = "No woman, no drive"
The #women2drive campaign for women's right to join the busy Saudi roads has taken a rather unusual turn....
Groovy Tunisian cover of Daft Punk's hit "Get Lucky"
The major hit "Get Lucky" has received a new audience in Tunisia. Take a listen!
Five inspiring Arab fashion designers
These designers have one thing in common – they all challenge conventional ideas about fashion...
Saudi opens luxury rehab centre for Al-Qaeda militants
Saudi Arabia is hoping to wean jailed Al-Qaeda militants off religious extremism with counselling,...
Atiaf Zaid Alwazir: The flawed media narrative on Yemen
“Reading mainstream media, one imagines that AQAP has taken over the entire country and that most Yemenis...
Palestinian women join anti-riot unit to battle conservative society
At least three killed in Egypt clashes
Saudi has put a terror tag on the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt urges other Arab state to do the same.
What's fueling the Syrian conflict
The new Cold War and the Middle East
Syria or Katy Perry? Here's focusing on the wrong issues...
Famous Syrian filmmaker Mohammad Malas released
"Is this the Oscars?" asked Netanyahu
Iraq commemorates 1920 revolt against Britain in new museum
This is what the first Tunisian-made airplane looks like
Palestinian juice anyone?
Iraq oil exports hit 25-year high in February
The big picture you need to understand what's happening in Lebanon
With Obama as their hero, African Iraqis aim for political power
How militant Islamists are shifting from Western to Muslim targets
A visit to the most Arab of Turkish cities
10 reasons to visit Erbil
Indiana Jones left - it's the right time to visit Egypt