Our only hope is to talk
By David Grossman - 29 January 10:35

Israel must speak to the Palestinians: it is the sole strategy by which Israelis themselves will fin

Letter from Gaza
By Zaki Chehab - 29 January 10:35

Death and destruction have been visited on Gaza, but the real target is stronger than ever. Hamas ha

Waltz with who?
By Abigail Fielding-Smith - 29 January 10:35

Observations on censorship

The man who said no to charity
By Maggie Brown - 29 January 10:35

Observations on the BBC

The people's spirit survives
By Sami Abdel-Shafi - 29 January 10:35

Into the second week of the ceasefire, Gaza is almost exactly as it was before the war.

Macho, macho men
By Rachel Cooke - 29 January 10:35

It's too soon for the gleeful realism of this drama about the invasion of Iraq


Brent on Obama
By Paul Evans - 26 January 9:36

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The horror comes home
By Martin Bright - 22 January 9:58

In Britain, the assault on Gaza has provided a dangerous rallying point for both the hard left and t

Diary: Lisa Appignanesi
By Lisa Appignanesi - 22 January 9:58

The reading cure and the madness of Big Pharma

Living in the past
By Fatema Ahmed - 22 January 9:58

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A criminal's medal
By John Pilger - 22 January 9:58

As deserving as Blair, Howard and Uribe are of the Bush freedom medal, others cry out for a place in

No bigots on our march, thanks
By Daniel Trilling - 22 January 9:58

Observations on a protest

Squaring the circle
By Charles Glass - 15 January 9:31

"The war between George W Bush and Osama Bin Laden defeated both of its protagonists," says Gilles K

The conflict within Hamas
By Edward Platt - 15 January 9:31

The territory's ruling party is by no means united. Until its factions can resolve their differences

The children of Gaza
By Jocelyn Hurndall - 13 January 14:02

Five years to the day after her son was killed by an IDF sniper, Jocelyn Hurndall writes on the deat

Searching for Middle East peace
By Jeremy Sare - 12 January 11:16

Jeremy Sare discovers <a href="http://www.creativityforpeace.com/">Creativity for Peace</a>, an orga

The anti-Israel party?
By Paul Evans - 09 January 12:34

newstatesman.com' s weekly tour of the political blogosphere with your guide Paul Evans

A revenge strategy
By Haim Baram - 08 January 9:51

Israel’s politicians, and people, are seeking total victory in Gaza. They won’t get it

Afraid to sleep, afraid to wake
By Mohammed Omer - 08 January 9:51

As the invasion intensified, Mohammed Omer, a Gazan journalist injured by Israeli police last year a

Gaza under fire
By John Pilger - 08 January 9:51

Every war Israel has waged since 1948 has had the same objective: expulsion of the native people and

From Baltimore to Baghdad
By Stephen Armstrong - 08 January 9:51

The writing team behind The Wire has taken on the war in Iraq. The result is a new miniseries that c

Voices from an unwinnable war
By James Macintyre - 08 January 9:51

Until now, young Israelis have been able to ignore the plight of Palestinians in Gaza. The invasion

Israel's targets in Gaza
By Ben White - 06 January 11:56

Ben White looks at some of the objects of Israel's military onslaught in Gaza - an attack that has a

No time for comedy...
By Jonathan Calder - 06 January 9:56

The economic crisis, the relentless attacks on Gaza and a very real threat to trainspotting. Jonatha

Muntadar al-Zaidi my hero
By Richard Herring - 19 December 9:25

If only that shoe had hit Bush. It wouldn’t have compensated for the hundreds of thousands of people

Outlook stormy for Obama
By kenzieeliase410 - 15 December 11:30

The inclusion in Obama's team of so many figures from the past heralds the continuation of the polic

Landmine ban failing
By Samira Shackle - 11 December 10:44

The recent Oslo convention banning landmines marks an important step forward, but it also illustrate

On a sea of stories
By Hugh Kennedy - 11 December 9:44

The stories of The Arabian Nights are so famous that most of us have never read them, but just absor

Beware of Groundhog Day
By John Pilger - 11 December 9:44

Barack Obama is a politician of a system described by Martin Luther King as "the greatest purveyor o

When writing saves lives
By Mahendra Kusuma Wardhana - 09 December 11:44

Mahendra Kusuma Wardhana - a former prisoner of conscience - has a personal experience of how much d