The Interrogation Room

Exclusive interviews and in-depth analysis

Israel and Antisemitism are synonymous with one another. Not because Israel means Jewish, but because the country was founded by Jews, as a response to European racism. (More…)

Like Muslims, Jews in Germany often complain about being stereotyped.  (More…)

Israelis in Germany. Say what? Few stories about European immigration have been as loaded, and complex as those about Jews moving from the Middle East to Germany.  (More…)

When it comes to Palestine, it’s impossible to avoid the topic of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). (More…)

American civil rights crises usually don’t go global. National issues, in Europe their significance tends to be the monopoly of activists and academics, primarily, and leftist politicians. (More…)

If it was just about numbers, in Germany, Jews and Palestinians could be equals.  (More…)

Ramsis Kilani is not a well-known name. But, for members of Germany’s Palestinian community, and anti-occupation activists in the country, it’s a different story. (More…)

The spectre of Jacques Derrida haunts the world. Sixteen years after his death, he remains one of the most polarising figures in Western intellectual life, lauded and reviled in equal measure. (More…)

Nationalism is a synonym for prejudice. It’s a throwback to a time when citizenship was equivalent to ethnicity. If you look different or speak a language that’s hard to understand, you must surely come from somewhere else. (More…)