Author Archive | Joseph Dana

They came at night

Residents of Istanbul’s decades-old informal settlements have emerged as a political force to challenge Turkey’s new wave of urban development

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Israelis setting garbage on fire and singing “The people want the Africans to be burned” during riots following a protest against African refugees and asylum seekers in Tel Aviv’s Hatikva neighborhood on May 23, 2012. More than 1,000 Israelis protested against the African refugees and asylum seekers who have settled in South Tel Aviv in recent years. The protest was followed by attacks on African immigrants and confrontations with police.

Trouble in the promised land

The estimated 60,000 African migrants that live and work in South Tel Aviv find themselves increasingly under threat of violence

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Cairo on fire — again

As Egypt hovers on the precipice, politically, Cairo’s citizens are asserting their right to remake the city as it suits them—not who ever is in charge

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Rawabi | Palestine’s First Planned City

The hilltop city of Rawabi is Qatar’s gift to the people of Palestine at a time of uncertainty The road to Rawabi, Palestine’s first planned city, is similar to the entrance of an exclusive gated suburb without the gates. Carefully placed olive trees and rustic stones accent the smooth pavement lead to the real estate […]

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