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
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 2 More than 11,000 Icelanders offer to house Syrian refugees to help European crisis
- 3 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 4 Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
- 5 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees