An award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster, I've reported on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the wider Middle East region for over a decade, from the war between Lebanon and Israel in 2006, the Gaza war of 2008 and the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. I've written for the Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times, Al Jazeera English, Foreign Policy, The New Statesman, Salon.com and The National.
Now based in the UK, I'm a regular commentator across broadcast media, including BBC News, Sky News and Al Jazeera English as well as BBC World Service radio. You can find me on news debates, papers reviews and programmes such as BBC Newsnight, Dateline London, the Daily Politics and the Andrew Marr Show - bringing analysis and opinion on UK and world events from a progressive perspective.
I'm interested in global politics, migration, counter-extremism, the progressive left, the far right and the 'war on terror', with frequent forays into food and culture, too.
My critically acclaimed book, Not the Enemy - Israel's Jews from Arab Lands, was published in the UK, US and Germany and received a National Jewish Book award.
The common thread in my work is a desire to understand different perspectives, bring clarity and nuance, challenge assumptions, cross cultural divides and connect readers to the human in every story.