Perhaps the most chilling explanation for the four-year Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza was offered by Dov Weisglass, a former senior adviser to the Israeli prime ministers Ariel Sharon and Ehud Olmert.
By Maajid Nawaz - 04 February 14:21
The leaders of this revolt were tortured alongside me.
By Dominic Ponsford - 04 February 12:28
Supporters of the Egyptian president begin attacking journalists.
By Sholto Byrnes - 04 February 10:30
“Barry” grew up in Indonesia. Could the overthrow of its dictator be the template that the US presid
By Staff blogger - 03 February 7:38
Even the repugnant autocrats of Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states are worried.
By Susannah Butter and Victoria Mitchell - 31 January 16:33
A round-up of some of the best comment and analysis so far.
By Press Gazette - 31 January 11:26
Egypt has withdrawn the licence to broadcast of rolling news channel Al-Jazeera and shut down its Ca
By Susannah Butter - 31 January 10:39
The political protests in Egypt have sent world stock markets falling and pushed up the oil price ag
By Sholto Byrnes - 30 January 11:47
What if democracy brings Islamist government? And other key questions.
By Mehdi Hasan - 28 January 15:00
The US and the UK have backed and funded Hosni Mubarak's corrupt, tawdry dictatorship for far too lo
By Samira Shackle - 27 January 14:57
Unprecedented protests in Cairo, Suez and other areas against President Hosni Mubarak.
By Luke Bozier - 15 January 15:33
The toppling of Ben Ali will inspire oppressed people everywhere – but takes Tunisia into new territ
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 January 13:00
By Amira Hass - 06 January 9:43
A fragile ceasefire holds in Gaza, but it can’t last. Amira Hass – an Israeli journalist who lived t
By Sholto Byrnes - 03 January 10:21
Critics should admit their double standard.
By Staff blogger - 29 December 7:25
Nick Clegg should use his position in government to push for a lifting of the blockade.
By Kieron Monks and Sam Tompkins - 06 December 14:16
Closure of the Sharek Youth Forum reflects the growing influence of fundamentalists.
By Jon Bernstein - 11 November 13:12
A proposal that new arrivals take an oath of allegiance to a “Jewish and democratic state” has renew
By Noam Chomsky - 08 November 13:40
The US is vocal about its commitment to peace in Israel and the Palestinian territories — but its ac
By Sarah Birke - 04 November 11:38
The 1.2 million displaced Iraqis who have found refuge in Syria face a deeply uncertain future.
By Kieron Monks - 02 November 15:35
The breakdown of the rule of law in the occupied West Bank threatens to unleash a new wave of violen
By Daniel Trilling - 21 October 14:17
The director explains his refusal to visit Israel and says he received "exhortations not to go" from
By Sholto Byrnes - 06 October 13:36
The killing or the homosexuality – which seems worse to the folks back home?
By New Statesman - 27 September 14:39
By New Statesman - 23 September 10:41
Legal experts condemn "totally unnecessary and incredible violence", Israel says report is "politici
By Hans von Sponeck - 23 September 9:58
Hans von Sponeck, UN humanitarian co-ordinator from 1998-2000, demands answers from the former prime
By New Statesman - 21 September 11:51
King of the Strip.
By Patrick Osgood - 13 September 19:57
In a wider push for power, the Turkish Prime Minister has shoehorned a political power-grab into oth
By William Parry - 03 September 12:16
Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack tells William Parry why he is boycotting Israel.