Palestine - When the puppet runs the puppeteer
By David Hirst - 12 July 13:00

Israel and the United States - For years, America has given almost uncritical financial and diplomat

Palestine - How the chance of peace slipped away
By Barbara Smith - 12 July 13:00

Negotiations - A decade ago, the leaders of the two sides shook hands on the White House lawn, and a

Palestine - Hamas takes the high road
By Graham Usher - 12 July 13:00

Factions - Over the past decade, as hopes of peace faded and the burden of Israeli occupation grew,

Palestine - The return to the kingdom of David
By Ilan Pappe - 12 July 13:00

History - As the old empires crumbled, the Jews aspired to take control of their historic homeland.

Palestine - A divine mission, to bring forth the messianic era
By Dror Etkes - 12 July 13:00

The settlements - Early settlers in the occupied lands saw themselves as pioneer farmers. Most still

Palestine - Who are the Palestinians?
By Graham Usher - 12 July 13:00

They are a cause, a history, a nation and a land. Millions are in exile, millions more live under Is

Palestine - Back to ethnic cleansing?
By Barbara Smith - 12 July 13:00

The future - As attitudes harden, the region faces terrible possibilities, including population tran

Palestine - Tribulation at Surda checkpoint
By Rema Hammami - 12 July 13:00

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.

World view - Lindsey Hilsum hears that Saddam is a US agent
By Lindsey Hilsum - 12 July 13:00

Many Iraqis believe that Saddam and the Americans are somehow in league against them. These are both

Palestine - How much does Europe help the Palestinians?
By Shada Islam - 12 July 13:00

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.

Palestine - A nation divided
By Peter Hirschberg - 12 July 13:00

Israel - Israeli Arabs may have the vote, but they still feel like second-class citizens. As do many

The stooge of Baghdad
By Kevin Toolis - 05 July 13:00

Iraq handover - Puppet regimes have had a poor record over the past 2,000 years. Allawi is unlikely

Iraq now has the keys, but do they work?
By Lindsey Hilsum - 05 July 13:00

Iraq handover - Lindsey Hilsum in Baghdad learns where to buy a CD-Rom on how to make a bomb, and ar

America - Andrew Stephen catches Cheney lying
By Andrew Stephen - 28 June 13:00

The 9/11 commission has put Bush and Cheney on the defensive by revealing that many of their claims

John Pilger offers a reading list
By John Pilger - 28 June 13:00

When even Gavin Esler eulogises Ronald Reagan, we're in trouble. Here is a list of books that offer

Michael Portillo - Food for thought
By Michael Portillo - 28 June 13:00

Theatre - A compelling play about living life with death all around you. By Michael Portillo

Th

A dangerous time to be a Jew
By Simon Sebag Montefiore - 28 June 13:00

11 September and Iraq have sparked the return to a medieval anti-Semitism in which Blair, Bush and t

Mark Thomas knows where Mrs T should be buried
By Mark Thomas - 21 June 13:00

The UK is selective when it comes to judging a nation's human rights record. That's why it supports

Rise of the terrorist professors
By Kevin Toolis - 14 June 13:00

Throughout academia, the study of terrorism is booming. But in reality, argues Kevin Toolis, these "

World view - Lindsey Hilsum wants Europe to help the Middle East
By Lindsey Hilsum - 14 June 13:00

The Americans claim to want to nurture reform in the Arab world, yet they ban the tiny Gulf state of

NS Essay - Is Muslim civilisation set on a fixed course to decline?
By Ziauddin Sardar - 14 June 13:00

Wahhabism, the Saudis' brand of Islam, negates the very idea of evolution in human thought and moral

Poland looks prepared to hang on
By Tessa Mayes - 07 June 13:00

Observations on troops in Iraq

How to cut obesity
By Staff blogger - 31 May 13:00

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.

Why you don't hear about our brave boys
By Stephen Grey - 31 May 13:00

Our rulers want us to believe that southern Iraq is stable. In fact, Britain is fighting a very secr

World view - Lindsey Hilsum questions the Israelis about Rafah
By Lindsey Hilsum - 31 May 13:00

I rang to ask the Israel Defence Forces why they had destroyed houses in parts of Rafah. No houses h

Close encounter with Shin Bet
By Robert Tait - 24 May 13:00

Robert Tait was merely a reporter trying to leave the Gaza Strip. Then he fell foul of Israel's secu

America - Andrew Stephen on why Bush can't let Rumsfeld go
By Andrew Stephen - 17 May 13:00

Donald Rumsfeld and Vice-President Cheney appear a sorry twosome, unable to grasp unpalatable realit

World view - Lindsey Hilsum considers the power of pictures
By Lindsey Hilsum - 17 May 13:00

US and British public opinion may be more shocked than most Iraqis by the pictures of prisoner abuse

America's gulag
By Stephen Grey - 17 May 13:00

Stephen Grey uncovers a secret global network of prisons and planes that allows the US to hand over

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