Israel's first prime minister David Ben-Gurion under a portrait of Theodor Herzl
How the dream died
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 18 July 16:32

Liberal American Jews are falling out of love with Israel.

Most Israelis and Palestinians continue to favour a two-state solution.
Leader: Now is not the time to give up on a two-state solution
By New Statesman - 18 July 15:49

A one-state solution would be even more fraught with difficulty.

A protest on Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard in June 2012.
Why the world should care about Israel's social justice movement
By Camilla Schick - 14 July 12:49

Demands for internal reform could also accelerate the peace process.

Notebook - Crossing into Gaza
By Salam Kanaan - 12 July 11:44

Salaam Kanaan works for Save the Children in the occupied Palestinian territories. She shares notes from a busy week, amid overcrowding so bad, it makes you feel you’re suffocating.

Taliban commander: “I was relieved at the death of Osama”
By Michael Semple - 11 July 15:08

“Mawlvi”, a veteran Taliban commander, shares insights into the movement’s thinking, relations with Pakistan and Hamid Karzai’s future, in this exclusive interview from behind Afghanistan’s “iron curtain”.

Mohamed Morsi
Morsi takes on Egypt's military
By Louisa Loveluck - 10 July 10:57

Was the new Egyptian president neutered before he even entered office?

Islamist demonstrators protest outside the US embassy in London
Age of extremes: Mehdi Hasan and Maajid Nawaz debate
By Maajid Nawaz and Mehdi Hasan - 04 July 17:23

What's to blame for persistent Muslim extremism - the violent appeal of political Islam, or botched western foreign policy? Mehdi Hasan goes head to head with Maajid Nawaz of Quilliam.

Egyptian presidential guards stand outside Cairo's Al-Azhar mosque.
The plight of Egypt’s forgotten Shia minority
By Emanuelle Degli Esposti - 03 July 11:32

Even after the historic election, this marginalised minority risk daily persecution and victimisation because of their beliefs.

Competitors in the Miss Holocaust Survivor pageant
"Miss Holocaust Survivor" - a bizarre celebration of beauty
By Samira Shackle - 29 June 15:33

By all means celebrate survival, but why must it be through the prism of women's looks?

General Mamduh Shahin (R) and army Ismail Etman
Forget the Brotherhood. It’s Egypt’s generals who should worry us
By Mehdi Hasan - 28 June 11:45

Should we be worried by the Muslim Brotherhood’s victory in the Egyptian presidential election? Earlier this year, I interviewed Wael Ghonim, the young Google executive and anti-Mubarak activist who became the face of Egypt’s inspiring revolution back in January and February of 2011.

Graffiti in La Marsa reading 'God is great,' left by rioters.
The rise of Salafism in Tunisia
By Tam Hussein - 28 June 10:57

Those thirsty for spiritual fulfillment are increasingly turning to the Saudi brand of Islam.

Post-election celebrations in Tahrir Square in Cairo
Celebrations fade as constitutional crisis edges closer in Cairo
By Bel Trew - 27 June 11:10

An unlikely coalition has formed between the Brotherhood and left-leaning revolutionary groups.

BBC's Arab Spring coverage was "sporadic"
By Press Gazette - 26 June 11:08

Kofi Annan's former Director of Communications criticises reporting.

Yousuf Raza Gilani, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan who was ousted in Apri
To lose one prime minister
By Catriona Luke - 25 June 13:37

Pakistan’s military are doing their damndest to prevent a civilian government reaching an unprecedented full-term.

Mohamed Morsi at a press conference in Cairo
Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Morsi declared president of Egypt
By New Statesman - 24 June 15:57

Morsi beats former prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in presidential run-off.

Members of the Free Syrian Army pay their respects in a cemetery
Misreporting and the propaganda war in Syria
By Rachel Shabi - 20 June 17:24

"You can’t take anyone at face value."

Egypt's activists face an impossible choice
By Ian Lucas - 14 June 14:19

Forced to choose between an Islamist and an ex-general, optimism is fading among Egypt's young.

Exploding the four myths about intervention in Syria
By Mehdi Hasan - 13 June 15:57

Military intervention will only intensify the violence, not reduce it. There is another way.

A Predator drone takes off on a training flight
If you can play a video game, you can fly a drone
By Michael Brooks - 13 June 15:03

These eyes in the sky are so popular, everyone from farmers to jewellery thieves wants one.

The victim of a drone strike in Gaza
Drone attacks go against every human rights principle in the book
By Geoffrey Robertson - 13 June 14:52

There is a sense that international law has failed.

Pre-flight checks are performed on an MQ-1B Predator Drone
Drones: Barack Obama's secret war
By Chris Woods - 13 June 14:37

Reports indicate at least 300 civilians - 63 of them children - have been killed by drones in Pakistan alone. Where is the scrutiny of this covert military operation?

New Statesman
In this week's New Statesman: The A-Z of Iran
By Alice Gribbin - 07 June 11:26

Everything you need to know about the world's most controversial country.

Syria, massacre, Houla, Hama
Syria: up to 100 dead in "new massacre"
By Samira Shackle - 07 June 9:14

What next for the conflict-torn country?

Leader: Know your enemy
By New Statesman - 06 June 17:12

Karl Kraus, the great satirist, called fin de siècle Vienna  a research laboratory for world destruction. Something similar could perhaps be said of Iran today.

A Sahrawi refugee walks in a Western Sahara refugee camp.
Why Morocco must not be allowed to join the African Union
By Tom Stevenson - 06 June 15:16

The country's occupation of Western Sahara is one of international diplomacy’s greatest failures.

New Statesman
The A-Z of Iran: part 2
By New Statesman - 06 June 13:44

The <em>New Statesman</em>’s A-Z guide to the Islamic Republic of Iran — a complex nation’s rich history, culture, economy and politics.

The A-Z of Iran: part 1
By New Statesman - 06 June 11:25

The <em>New Statesman</em>’s A-Z guide to the Islamic Republic of Iran — a complex nation’s rich history, culture, economy and politics.

Protestors chant slogans against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
The haunting images from Syria moved me to action
By Louise Tickle - 05 June 11:30

The media has a right - and even a duty - to publish graphic images.

Members of the Free Syrian Army
We must plan for military action in Syria
By John Slinger - 31 May 14:55

Each time the Assad regime gets away with these despicable acts, the world becomes less stable.

Syrian rebels take position near Qusayr
Leader: The brutality of Assad’s regime poses a challenge to the west
By New Statesman - 30 May 16:53

Even by the depraved standards of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the massacre of civilians in Syria’s Houla region was shocking. After the initial bombardment by the Syrian armed forces, state-sponsored militias went from house to house and summarily executed whole families.

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