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.

Jerusalem

Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

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

Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

East Jerusalem

Israeli forces demolish family home in East Jerusalem

Family members describe heartbreak after Israeli forces demolish their newly-built home in occupied East Jerusalem.

Israeli forces demolish family home in East Jerusalem

Palestine

Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

On the anniversary of UN Resolution 242, Al Jazeera explores the illegal Israeli settlement enterprise.

Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

Middle East

Riyad Hijab quits as head of Syrian opposition's HNC

Riyad Hijab announces his resignation before a meeting in Saudi Arabia aiming to 'unify' the Syrian opposition.

Riyad Hijab quits as head of Syrian opposition's HNC

Gaza

Egypt opens Rafah for first time under unity deal

The crossing, which is being run by the Palestinian Authority, is expected to remain open for three days.

Egypt opens Rafah for first time under unity deal

Israel

How might Israel exploit Lebanon's political turmoil?

Hariri's resignation gives Israel a chance to benefit from the Saudi-Iranian divide, analysts say.

How might Israel exploit Lebanon's political turmoil?

Palestine

Campaign to free Palestinian leader launched in Turkey

The campaign for Sheikh Raed Salah is being led by activists in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

Campaign to free Palestinian leader launched in Turkey

Palestine

Who was behind the Balfour Declaration?

Britain's pledge is regarded as one of the most controversial documents in the modern history of the Arab world.

Who was behind the Balfour Declaration?

Palestine

Palestinian prisoner gets '10 minutes' to see dying son

Political prisoner and his son have spent less than three years in total together due to Israeli policies.

Palestinian prisoner gets '10 minutes' to see dying son

Jerusalem

Israel delays vote on bill to Judaise Jerusalem

Legislation would add some 140,000 Israelis living in illegal settlements to the city's population.

Israel delays vote on bill to Judaise Jerusalem

Palestine

100 years on: The Balfour Declaration explained

As Palestinians mark 100 years since Britain's controversial pledge, here is everything you need to know about it.

100 years on: The Balfour Declaration explained

Syria's Civil War

Why does Israel keep attacking Syria?

Al Jazeera examines what is behind the cross-border violence and threats between Israel and Syria.

Why does Israel keep attacking Syria?