Zena Tahhan

Zena al-Tahhan is an online journalist and producer for Al Jazeera English. She covers the Arab world, with a focus on the Levant.  

Prior to joining Al Jazeera, Zena was a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem.

Middle East

1967 war: How Israel occupied the whole of Palestine

Palestinians are marking 50 years since the 1967 occupation of their remaining lands this week.


A timeline of Palestinian mass hunger strikes in Israel

Palestinian prisoners have engaged in mass hunger strikes since 1968, after Israel occupied the Palestinian territories.


Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.


Will Jordan abolish a law that protects rapists?

Women's activists say they are closer than ever to abolishing Article 308, which pardons rapists who marry their victim.

Human Rights

Palestinian prisoners launch mass hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners start hunger strike to demand basic rights as Israeli jails' conditions hit 'new low'.

Human Rights

What it means to be a Palestinian prisoner in Israel

As hundreds of prisoners go on a mass hunger strike, here is a fact sheet about their plight in Israeli jails.

Middle East

Riyad Hijab: 'Assad has no future in Syria'

Former PM and current opposition leader kicks off Al Jazeera's 11th annual forum addressing the 'new equation' in Syria.

Arab League

Arab Summit: 'Arabs lost confidence in their leaders'

The summit will do little to end the conflicts in the region, analysts say.

Syria's Civil War

The voices missing from Syria's peace talks

As negotiations on the war in Syria resume in Geneva, civil society groups say their voices are not being heard.

Syria's Civil War

Saving Syria: Is international law the answer?

As the war enters its seventh year, the prospect of achieving a peaceful solution is becoming increasingly difficult.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

'Basil al-Araj was a beacon for Palestinian youth'

Family, friends of Basil al-Araj, killed by the Israeli army, say his struggle against occupation will not be forgotten.


Geneva talks: Rebels positive after meeting de Mistura

Opposition official praises Staffan de Mistura's 'positive ideas' at first meeting of new round of Geneva talks.