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

Palestine: a time to cool our emotions
By Staff blogger - 12 July 13:00

This issue of the New Statesman is devoted to the Palestinian question. It is not prompted by any recent outrage on either side, but by an ambition to provide context and understanding on a subject where passions tend to obscure facts.

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

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

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

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 to counter Reagan
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 an alternative.

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

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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

After the bombs, a broom handle is nothing
By Staff blogger - 10 May 13:00

And so it has come to this. Just over a year ago, President George W Bush, in his premature announcement of victory, stated that "there are no longer torture chambers or rape rooms or mass graves" in Iraq.

A brigade of fearless hacks
By Neil Clark - 10 May 13:00

Observations on reinforcements for Iraq

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