Israel and the United States - For years, America has given almost uncritical financial and diplomat
Negotiations - A decade ago, the leaders of the two sides shook hands on the White House lawn, and a
Factions - Over the past decade, as hopes of peace faded and the burden of Israeli occupation grew,
History - As the old empires crumbled, the Jews aspired to take control of their historic homeland.
The settlements - Early settlers in the occupied lands saw themselves as pioneer farmers. Most still
They are a cause, a history, a nation and a land. Millions are in exile, millions more live under Is
The future - As attitudes harden, the region faces terrible possibilities, including population tran
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.
Many Iraqis believe that Saddam and the Americans are somehow in league against them. These are both
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.
Israel - Israeli Arabs may have the vote, but they still feel like second-class citizens. As do many
Iraq handover - Puppet regimes have had a poor record over the past 2,000 years. Allawi is unlikely
Iraq handover - Lindsey Hilsum in Baghdad learns where to buy a CD-Rom on how to make a bomb, and ar
The 9/11 commission has put Bush and Cheney on the defensive by revealing that many of their claims
When even Gavin Esler eulogises Ronald Reagan, we're in trouble. Here is a list of books that offer
Theatre - A compelling play about living life with death all around you. By Michael Portillo
11 September and Iraq have sparked the return to a medieval anti-Semitism in which Blair, Bush and t
The UK is selective when it comes to judging a nation's human rights record. That's why it supports
Throughout academia, the study of terrorism is booming. But in reality, argues Kevin Toolis, these "
The Americans claim to want to nurture reform in the Arab world, yet they ban the tiny Gulf state of
Wahhabism, the Saudis' brand of Islam, negates the very idea of evolution in human thought and moral
Observations on troops in Iraq
We live, it is said, in a "nanny state" that constantly tries to regulate our lifestyles. This is almost the exact opposite of the truth. A nanny's first duty is to have a care for her charges' bodily health, ensuring good diet and frequent exercise.
Our rulers want us to believe that southern Iraq is stable. In fact, Britain is fighting a very secr
I rang to ask the Israel Defence Forces why they had destroyed houses in parts of Rafah. No houses h
Robert Tait was merely a reporter trying to leave the Gaza Strip. Then he fell foul of Israel's secu
Observations on media
Donald Rumsfeld and Vice-President Cheney appear a sorry twosome, unable to grasp unpalatable realit
US and British public opinion may be more shocked than most Iraqis by the pictures of prisoner abuse