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Hadani Ditmars is the author of Dancing in the No Fly Zone: a Woman's Journey Through Iraq. A former editor at New Internationalist, she has been reporting from the Middle East for two decades.

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Jerusalem: Bringing on the apocalypse in a theme park

10 January, 2018

World leaders are playing political chess with Jerusalem while Disneyfying its history, notes Hadani Ditmars.

Trump and Rouhani: A tale of two presidents

04 January, 2018

Comment: Discontent over expensive foreign wars and rising unemployment; to Trump, the concerns of Iranian protesters must sound eerily familiar, writes Hadani Ditmars.

O Jerusalem: The apocalypse returns in a theme park

22 December, 2017

Jerusalem is once again under the international spotlight, but the tensions between Palestinians and Israelis in the city were not always so evident, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Will Trudeau address civil rights violations on Canadian soil?

08 December, 2017

Comment: How many more acts of violence and racism need occur before Ottawa admits we have our own home-grown issues, asks Hadani Ditmars.

After IS, corruption should be Iraq's next target

08 December, 2017

Analysis: The injustice of a corrupt state fuels recruitment to armed groups, notes Hadani Ditmars.

MENA films centre stage at Vancouver International Film Festival

27 November, 2017

Society: With significant Iranian and Arab communities, Vancouver's film festival has now become a hot-ticket event for new documentaries and feature films from across the Middle East, writes Hadani Ditmars.

'Me Too' in MENA

20 October, 2017

Blog: Harassment is a universal experience for women, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Rationalising the male gaze: Brutalised bunnies and demonised niqabis

06 October, 2017

Blog: Covered or revealed, the female body is merely an object when it comes to the eyes of the patriarchy, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Pink Floyd and the cultural boycott of Israel

15 September, 2017

Blog: Roger Waters, Pink Floyd star and Israel boycott activist, is facing a coordinated smear campaign as he starts a tour of Canada, writes Hadani Ditmars.

God bless America: Anthems for a troubled land

04 September, 2017

Blog: Jingoism and celebrating a flag are no match for recognising the diversity of immigration that has made America great, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Speaking music to power: A study in Reformations

17 August, 2017

Blog: 500 years after the start of the Protestant Reformation, music still fuels protest and foments revolution, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Weapons sales to human rights abusers must be opposed

16 August, 2017

Blog: How did the definition of 'Canadian' go from Pierre Berton's "someone who can make love in a canoe" to "someone who sells weapons to human rights abusers"?

Hadani Ditmars
Hadani Ditmars

Hadani Ditmars is the author of Dancing in the No Fly Zone: a Woman's Journey Through Iraq. A former editor at New Internationalist, she has been reporting from the Middle East for two decades.

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