Yara is a British Palestinian PhD candidate at the University of Exeter and a Research Fellow at the Kenyon Institute in East Jerusalem. She holds a MA in Palestine Studies, and a BA in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies. As well as working on independent academic research projects, Yara is conducting fieldwork for her PhD, which focuses on the Palestinian citizens of Israel and oral history.
Israel is supposedly the only democracy in the Middle East, yet 4.5 million Palestinians under its control can't vote
17 March 2015 04:06 PM
A state that ignores the rights of its indigenous non-Jewish people is not a democracy
Brown lives also don't matter in Palestine: Palestinian minister is dead, and Israel will no doubt get away with it
11 December 2014 01:09 PM
The question is: what would happen if a senior Israeli politician died after being violently assaulted by Palestinians?
Now Britain has recognised Palestinian statehood, it's time to forget about a farcical two-state solution
15 October 2014 02:31 PM
Instead of Israel and Palestine living side by side, a one-state solution based on equality and freedom of movement is what the region needs
After the horrors of Operation Protective Edge, Palestine's children are finally returning to school
18 September 2014 06:36 PM
As the new school year starts, young Palestinians are proving their determination to overcome adversity through education
22 August 2014 05:57 PM
But its enemies just happen to include innocent civilians. Why?
06 August 2014 02:05 PM
Two days ago I met some of the children whose lives have been completely ruined by Israel. We cannot forget them
30 July 2014 05:10 PM
The Israeli government has already proven that it fears international isolation
17 July 2014 04:42 PM
Even when the rockets stop falling, there will be no justice for Palestinians
04 July 2014 04:20 PM
If both sides were evenly matched then it would be appropriate — but they aren't
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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