GERMANY-ISRAEL CULTURAL DIPLOMACY | Frankfurt’s German-Israeli Friendship Day affirms support for Israel

According to a 2013 BBC World Service Poll, only 8% of Germans view Israel’s influence positively, with 67% expressing a negative view, a more unfavorable rating than both Russia and China. Read More


ART OPENING | Iranian painter portrays faceless people in Dubai art gallery

These paintings are based on studies of the gestures of resistance and defiance. They are permanent records of the ‘faceless’ individuals who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Read More

DUBAI REPORT | For first time, Middle East region sees a black light show

Black light shows usually come from the Czech Republic. Dubai, however, will see a spectacular show from a renowned Hungarian black light company, called Attraction, which is performing it for the first time in the UAE and the Middle East region Read More

LECTURE | Is peace education effective in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

Ned Lazarus presents findings and reflections from 15 years of dialogue and peace education practice, evaluation and research in the Middle East. Read More

Performance review | Diverse City Theater’s nervy revival of Lee Blessing’s “Two Rooms” gives voice to voiceless

Diverse City Theater’s nervy production argues that Two Rooms has not lost an inch of topical relevance. The play has not lost its eloquence. It is a muted cry of rage. Read More

Essay on the state of U.S. theater in “World of Theatre” published in Bangladesh and Paris, with book launch in China

XIAMEN, CHINA and PARIS, FRANCE:  The International Theatre Institute (ITI) – the world’s largest organization for the performing arts – is holding its 33rd world congress at the Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Centre in Xiamen, China, from Sept. 19 to 24, 2011.  Held under the auspices of UNESCO, the congress will have a strong… Read More