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.

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Jerusalem cameras 'more dangerous than metal detectors'

Palestinians vow to continue protests against the installation of surveillance cameras at al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Israeli measures at al-Aqsa will 'increase resistance'

New Israeli measures of control will fuel the uprising in the occupied Palestinian territories, experts say.

Middle East

Egypt 'worse off on every indicator' since 2013 coup

After a revolution and a military coup, Egypt faces abuses to a degree unseen in the Mubarak years, analysts say.


'It's okay to be racist in Israel'

An Israeli conscientious objector speaks out about racism and subjugation as the occupation enters its 51st year.

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.