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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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Dancing on the hagiography of George HW Bush

05 December, 2018

Blog: Bush Sr gave the green light to Saddam's invasion of Kuwait, then presided over a war crime on the infamous 'Highway of Death', notes Hadani Ditmars

When did the murder of journalists become so banal?

01 November, 2018

Comment: There has been a dangerous cultural shift in attitudes towards the fourth estate, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Oh Iraq, you've come so far for beauty

23 October, 2018

Comment: Jihadists' war on beauty salons is anathema to a long-held Iraqi tradition of resilience and cultural resistance, writes Hadani Ditmars.

A meditation on war and peace

25 April, 2018

As war rages across the Middle East, taking time to honour the victims can only bring us closer to our own humanity, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Holy week hypocrisy, Canadian style

02 April, 2018

Comment: Religious leaders in Canada are right to speak out against hate crimes at home, but their double standards when it comes to Israel/Palestine are unacceptable, writes Hadani Ditmars.

Innocents in America and Syria

23 February, 2018

How did it all come to this?

Palm Springs cultivates taste for Middle East cinema

26 January, 2018

The international film festival featured dozens of films from the Middle East and North Africa, as the appetite grows for cinema from the region, reports Hadani Ditmars

Waltzing with Trump: The year of dancing dangerously

23 January, 2018

(With apologies to Emma Goldman)

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.

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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