Blair is weighed in the balance and found wanting
By John Kampfner - 19 July 13:00

Lord Butler, behind the soft language, has coruscating criticisms. If the PM gets away with it, it w

Michael Moore gives much more
By Gavin Smith - 19 July 13:00

Cinema - The American film critic Gavin Smith interviews the man who hopes to change the US with his

Palestine - Hamas takes the high road
By Graham Usher - 12 July 13:00

Factions - Over the past decade, as hopes of peace faded and the burden of Israeli occupation grew,

Palestine - The return to the kingdom of David
By Ilan Pappe - 12 July 13:00

History - As the old empires crumbled, the Jews aspired to take control of their historic homeland.

Politics - John Kampfner finds ministers with legal worries
By John Kampfner - 12 July 13:00

Ministers are worried about a court case that challenges the lawfulness of military action in Iraq.

Palestine - A divine mission, to bring forth the messianic era
By Dror Etkes - 12 July 13:00

The settlements - Early settlers in the occupied lands saw themselves as pioneer farmers. Most still

Palestine - Who are the Palestinians?
By Graham Usher - 12 July 13:00

They are a cause, a history, a nation and a land. Millions are in exile, millions more live under Is

Following the BBC's The Boy from the Block, John Pilger pays tribute to the Aboriginal community
By John Pilger - 12 July 13:00

Aboriginal children today have the same life expectancy as white children in 1900.

Palestine - Back to ethnic cleansing?
By Barbara Smith - 12 July 13:00

The future - As attitudes harden, the region faces terrible possibilities, including population tran

Palestine: a time to cool our emotions
By Staff blogger - 12 July 13:00

This issue of the New Statesman is devoted to the Palestinian question. It is not prompted by any recent outrage on either side, but by an ambition to provide context and understanding on a subject where passions tend to obscure facts.

Palestine - Tribulation at Surda checkpoint
By Rema Hammami - 12 July 13:00

The routine violence of Israel's occupation of the West Bank takes place at military checkpoints and roadblocks. There are more than 600 of these and they exert a stranglehold over the Palestinians living in the region.

Axles of evil
By Simon Hooper - 12 July 13:00

Observations on the British grand prix

Palestine - How much does Europe help the Palestinians?
By Shada Islam - 12 July 13:00

The European Union, worried about extremism and violence on its southern borders, has long seen peace in the Middle East as a strategic priority. In 1980, EU leaders broke new ground by voicing strong support for the creation of an independent and viable Palestinian state.

Palestine - A nation divided
By Peter Hirschberg - 12 July 13:00

Israel - Israeli Arabs may have the vote, but they still feel like second-class citizens. As do many

World view - Lindsey Hilsum hears that Saddam is a US agent
By Lindsey Hilsum - 12 July 13:00

Many Iraqis believe that Saddam and the Americans are somehow in league against them. These are both

Palestine - When the puppet runs the puppeteer
By David Hirst - 12 July 13:00

Israel and the United States - For years, America has given almost uncritical financial and diplomat

Palestine - How the chance of peace slipped away
By Barbara Smith - 12 July 13:00

Negotiations - A decade ago, the leaders of the two sides shook hands on the White House lawn, and a

America - Andrew Stephen on John Edwards, the alleged liberal
By Andrew Stephen - 12 July 13:00

John Edwards, Kerry's choice as running mate, voted against the Iraq war, but is centrist to the cor

NS Interview - David Blunkett
By John Kampfner - 05 July 13:00

The Home Secretary says of his colleagues ''we sink or swim together'': none should presume on takin

The stooge of Baghdad
By Kevin Toolis - 05 July 13:00

Iraq handover - Puppet regimes have had a poor record over the past 2,000 years. Allawi is unlikely

Iraq now has the keys, but do they work?
By Lindsey Hilsum - 05 July 13:00

Iraq handover - Lindsey Hilsum in Baghdad learns where to buy a CD-Rom on how to make a bomb, and ar

A dedicated friend of the rich
By Tom Gallagher - 05 July 13:00

Observations on the European Commission president

Mark Thomas joins Colombia's human rights activists
By Mark Thomas - 05 July 13:00

In Colombia, right-wing paras once played a football match against the military using the severed he

The empire goes mad
By David Nicholson-Lord - 05 July 13:00

Observations on America

Why Labour should campaign for Kerry
By Sunder Katwala - 05 July 13:00

Blair can't keep out of the US elections. When he is pictured shoulder-to-shoulder with Bush, he giv

Now Dubbya shifts into reverse gear
By Andrew Stephen - 05 July 13:00

Iraq handover - The Bush administration, having lost control of events, is unravelling, with even me

Blow, blow thou winter wind
By Andrew Simms - 28 June 13:00

The planet can no longer sustain our oil addiction. Renewable energies, meanwhile, hold the key to e

America - Andrew Stephen catches Cheney lying
By Andrew Stephen - 28 June 13:00

The 9/11 commission has put Bush and Cheney on the defensive by revealing that many of their claims

NS Interview - Patricia Hewitt
By Patricia Hewitt - 28 June 13:00

One of Blair's most trusted allies says Britain could pull out of Europe if the people vote ''no'' o

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