Support our work

We’re an independent, volunteer-run nonprofit magazine covering geopolitics, human rights and social justice issues in the Middle East.​​

We count on our donors and supporters to help us keep growing. Learn more.

Disclaimer: Articles on Middle East Sight reflect the views of contributors. They are not necessarily endorsed by the magazine.

January 27, 2019

In the Middle East, tensions between Iran and Israel are exponentially escalating. The relationship between both nations, once friendly during the era of the Pahlavi dynasty (1947-1953), has witnessed lows that reached existential threats since the Iranian revolution i...

November 12, 2018

The Israel Defense Forces sent a tweet on Sunday reminding Lebanese runners of "probably running past precision-guided missile factories built by Hezbollah". 


Beirut Marathon organization gathers more than 30,000 runners every fall including non-Lebanese and inter...

October 23, 2018

On the occasion of World Polio Day, the Ministry of Public Health projected a mail stamp over the National Museum of Beirut, dedicated to the disease and launched in 2017 for the 15th anniversary of polio-free Lebanon. 

The ceremony was attended by t...

October 11, 2018

It's a very special year for Fouad from Lebanon and André from Brazil, who chose to celebrate love in Switzerland in September 2018.

This is unusual news to many Lebanese who've been reacting on a video shot during the wedding ceremony. The video reflects attendees...

June 20, 2018

It was just another day at work. I packed my camera and made my way to Beqaa, the eastern side of Lebanon. It was supposed to be a simple task. I was going to interview Souraya, a Syrian refugee. I arrived at a warm welcome. It was a smooth interview during which we di...

One hashtag of five characters has been unpacking several violations since almost eight months. The use of it seems to be relative to rather you’re living in the West or the East. Indeed, look how this hashtag has been used in Iran since May 2018. A story of boy studen...

March 21, 2018

Being a woman is a gift. It is a gift to be able to give everything.

It is a gift to be able to love all the time.

To know how to find the balance between the emotional and the rational.

To work without ever being tired.

To keep smiling even when you're angry.

To absorb...

January 18, 2018

The new movie “Beirut” is not only an affront against the Lebanese people. It feeds the discursive narrative regarding the Middle East. This article shines a light on the one dimensional perceptions towards Arab regions - in hope for more diverse storytelling.

November 24, 2017

Israel’s repeated sabotage of the peace process and of a viable Palestinian state is perhaps the main reason that Palestinian resident of Gaza Lila Farsoun, whilst blaming Hamas for their handling of the crisis in Gaza, ultimately sees them as the patsy for an economic...

November 20, 2017

The rivalry, power, and utility of Hamas and Fatah in the wider issue of Palestinian identity and Statehood is a subject that Palestinian Gaza resident Lila Farsoun tackles with careful, practiced, nuance, although it is clear her preference if she had to have one, wou...

Please reload

SOCIETY