Laura Albast is Palestinian-American and works at the Institute for Palestine Studies. She holds a BA in Political Studies from the American University of Beirut, and an MA in International Affairs and Communication from Boston University. Her research has focused on public diplomacy, arms control, and community health work in the Middle East. She is also a professional translator.
In October, Israelis and the Kurds were lumped as one as if they share the same fate, Israel’s institutional strength is overstated, and the Democratic Party’s shift on Israel is presented in a negative light.
Thrillers, comedies, and films with themes that deal with societal questions and cross-cultural conflicts dominate this year’s features from numerous Arab countries including some European co-productions.