Protest in Egypt: world-view

A round-up of some of the best comment and analysis so far.

Egypt closes Al-Jazeera press bureau
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Egypt has withdrawn the licence to broadcast of rolling news channel Al-Jazeera and shut down its Ca

Political protests in Egypt send world stock market falling
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

The new Arab revolt
By Sholto Byrnes - 30 January 11:47

What if democracy brings Islamist government? And other key questions.

The truth about Egypt
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

Egypt protests: in pictures
By Samira Shackle - 27 January 14:57

Unprecedented protests in Cairo, Suez and other areas against President Hosni Mubarak.

A successful jasmine revolution, but what next for Tunisia?
By Luke Bozier - 15 January 15:33

The toppling of Ben Ali will inspire oppressed people everywhere – but takes Tunisia into new territ

No end to the strangulation of Gaza
By Mehdi Hasan - 06 January 13:00

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.

Gaza on the edge of no return
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

In praise of Israel
By Sholto Byrnes - 03 January 10:21

Critics should admit their double standard.

Leader: Yes, end the Gaza blockade
By Staff blogger - 29 December 7:25

Nick Clegg should use his position in government to push for a lifting of the blockade.

Hamas’s crackdown on Gaza’s youth
By Kieron Monks and Sam Tompkins - 06 December 14:16

Closure of the Sharek Youth Forum reflects the growing influence of fundamentalists.

No loyalty, no citizenship
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

The betrayal of Gaza
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

Still a rough road to Damascus
By Sarah Birke - 04 November 11:38

The 1.2 million displaced Iraqis who have found refuge in Syria face a deeply uncertain future.

The Lawless West Bank: The Next Powder Keg?
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

Preview: NS interview with Mike Leigh
By Daniel Trilling - 21 October 14:17

The director explains his refusal to visit Israel and says he received "exhortations not to go" from

Saudi embarrassment
By Sholto Byrnes - 06 October 13:36

The killing or the homosexuality – which seems worse to the folks back home?

Weekly Briefing
By Staff blogger - 24 September 12:35

West Bank: freeze

UN panel denounces flotilla raid
By New Statesman - 23 September 10:41

Legal experts condemn "totally unnecessary and incredible violence", Israel says report is "politici

After the journey — a UN man’s open letter to Tony Blair
By Hans von Sponeck - 23 September 9:58

Hans von Sponeck, UN humanitarian co-ordinator from 1998-2000, demands answers from the former prime

50 People Who Matter 2010 | 18. Khaled Meshal
By New Statesman - 21 September 11:51

King of the Strip.

Janus of the Bosporus
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

The silent treatment
By William Parry - 03 September 12:16

Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack tells William Parry why he is boycotting Israel.

Flying the flag, faking the news
By John Pilger - 02 September 0:53

Loud noises from Washington about a US pull-out from Iraq are a poor disguise for America’s determin

For Arabs in Israel, a house is not a home
By Edward Platt - 30 August 9:54

Three representatives of Hamas have been forced to seek sanctuary at the Red Cross compound in East

The NS Interview: Imran Khan
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 August 11:49

“David Cameron should not have owned Tony Blair’s war”

Palestinian gunman breaks into Turkish embassy
By Staff blogger - 17 August 18:34

Gunman breaks into Turkish embassy in Tel Aviv, takes two hostages and threatens to “kill Jews”, say

Top Iraqi General thinks US planned pull-out is too soon
By New Statesman - 12 August 10:21

Lt Gen Babaker Zebari warned that the Iraqi military may not be ready to take control for up to a de