Zena Tahhan

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.

Palestine

More than a century on: The Balfour Declaration explained

More than 100 years since Britain's controversial pledge, here is everything you need to know about it.

More than a century on: The Balfour Declaration explained

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Palestinians demand Israel return bodies of loved ones

Under the slogan 'we want our children back', relatives call on Israel to return their loved ones' remains.

Palestinians demand Israel return bodies of loved ones

Israel

Does Israel want Syria's Bashar al-Assad in power?

As Syrian forces close in on rebels in the south, experts say Israel likely to be at ease with Assad remaining in power.

Does Israel want Syria's Bashar al-Assad in power?

Middle East

'Egyptian society being crushed' five years after military coup

Egypt faces abuses to a degree unseen in the Mubarak years since the 2013 coup, analysts say.

'Egyptian society being crushed' five years after military coup

Palestine

The epic story of a 97-year-old Palestinian freedom fighter

Born in 1921, Abu Nihad remembers the toughest battles against Zionist militias after the British left Palestine.

The epic story of a 97-year-old Palestinian freedom fighter

Middle East

The Naksa: How Israel occupied the whole of Palestine in 1967

Palestinians are marking 51 years since the 1967 occupation of their remaining lands this week.

The Naksa: How Israel occupied the whole of Palestine in 1967

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Palestine submits ICC referral to open probe into 'Israel crimes'

In a first, Palestinian leadership submits referral to International Criminal Court to investigate 'Israeli crimes'.

Palestine submits ICC referral to open probe into 'Israel crimes'

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

'He was my whole world': Palestinians mourn killing of loved ones

Palestinian families in Gaza in shock and mourning after Israeli army killed 62 people protesting their right of return.

'He was my whole world': Palestinians mourn killing of loved ones

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

How Palestinian youth would solve the conflict with Israel

Young Palestinians share their opinions on the solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, 70 years after the Nakba.

How Palestinian youth would solve the conflict with Israel

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

Middle East

Palestinian ex-prisoner: You sit there wishing you would die

Haifa Abu Sbaih says she was psychologically tortured and mistreated as a prisoner in Israeli jails for 16 months.

Palestinian ex-prisoner: You sit there wishing you would die

Sport

Meet Shadia Bseiso, the first Arab woman to sign with WWE

The 31-year-old Jordanian is making history and smashing regional taboos surrounding women and sports.

Meet Shadia Bseiso, the first Arab woman to sign with WWE