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Why Israel is stuck with Benjamin Netanyahu

Despite failing to secure a decisive victory in three elections and being on trial for corruption charges, Netanyahu remains Israel’s prime minister. How has he held on for so long?

Magazine

New Statesman magazine

The peak

Inside the mind of Dr Jim Down, a leading intensive care consultant, on the night of the peak number of deaths from Covid-19 in hospitals, by Edward Docx. Plus: Harry Lambert on Dominic Cummings, Emily Tamkin on Mike Pompeo, and much more

WORLD

Letter from Myanmar: what comes after militant Buddhism?

The rise of Buddhist nationalism has led to some of the worst inter-faith violence the country has ever seen. But some monks are leading the charge against the most intolerant preachers.

UK

The peak

Inside the mind of Dr Jim Down, a leading intensive care consultant, on the night of the peak number of deaths from Covid-19 in hospitals.

Culture

Infected by ideas

For writers from Daniel Defoe to Susan Sontag, plagues offer a window on to a rapidly changing world.

MEDIA, TECH AND DIGITAL CULTURE