Ben Hattem is a freelance journalist based in Ramallah.  In addition to The Daily Beast, his work has appeared in Middle East Eye, Mondoweiss, Al Jazeera English, and VICE.


Schools in East Jerusalem are getting incentives to change to the Israeli national curriculum—but parents are up in arms because the Bagrut fails to mention Palestinian history.

Israeli settlers and local Palestinians are uniting in opposition to a landfill in Ramallah, which could see the Palestinian Authority asking Israel’s government to confiscate land from Palestinians on its behalf.