Middle East matters

Meet the Israeli journalists running for office

In Israel, increasing numbers of journalists are launching political careers, aiming to run in the country's coming parliamentary election. Next, Hamas leaders in Gaza allow rival movement Fatah to celebrate the anniversary of the secular party's existence, in a sign of improving ties between the two camps. Finally, Turkey removes hundreds of books from a list of censored works, as Ankara seeks to shake off criticism of its record on freedom of expression.