From the beginning, immigration has been an important weapon to secure the Jewish state. But new cit
They came in their hundreds of thousands from the crumbling Soviet Union, and they have brought chan
It provokes extreme passions. From a country the size of Wales, conflicts and arguments touch lives
Zionism is Israel's official state ideology. A vast majority of Israeli Jews, plus many Jews living outside Israel, define themselves as Zionists.
The only political rivals Ariel Sharon worries about are on the far right. How did the Labour party,
Basra is slipping from the grasp of the British. They may contain or absorb some of the violence, bu
The Great War For Civilisation: the conquest of the Middle East
Robert Fisk <em>Fourth Estate, 1,3
Downtown Beirut has been rebuilt, but behind the chic facade lurk tension and violence
Profile - As Detlev Mehlis completes the world's most important murder investigation, the Middle Eas
Hussein's charge sheet should be one of the longest in history, but hundreds of cases against him wi
10 people - Sholto Byrnes on the leader who is showing the Middle East a different route to modernit
10 people - Nicole Mowbray on a precocious director whose films speak for oppressed women everywhere
Observations on Israel
The limits of American power are there for all to see. Ask yourself why Iran is so confident today
Is there to be no honest accounting for the events in Basra? Do we simply accept John Reid's customa
Nobody in London or Washington would admit it, but Tony Blair and George Bush have unwittingly become the biggest allies of Iran's clerical regime. The "war on terror" has removed two of its chief enemies: the Taliban and Saddam Hussein.
British forces in the south of Iraq have ceded power to Islamic radical militias. The police recruit
The theory was eloquently set out by Jack Straw. Addressing the Labour conference, the Foreign Secretary declared: "Sovereign states and the nations of the world . . .
Iraqis have as many illusions as Bush about their country, like children closing their eyes and sayi
If Tony was put out of his misery and released to write the book that will help him pay off his mort
A spectacular exhibition devoted to the glories of the ancient Persian empire has opened at the Brit
As the country wakes up from 25 years of conflict and despair, a young female politician is taking o
Observations on restaurants
With their T-shirts, sandals and long skirts, the girls would not have looked out of place in the Su
Can things get worse in Iraq? Let us first remind ourselves how bad things are. Violence on a level that few in Europe can imagine is the norm. Two hundred members of the new Iraqi police service and army are killed each month, and roughly 60 US soldiers.
Observations on unmanned planes. By <strong>Brendan O'Neill</strong>
Encouraged by US policy failures in the Middle East, Iran is taking a more robust stance