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We Still Should Not Invite Raed Salah to Tea

(78) Comments | Posted 14 April 2012 | (01:00)

The Islamic Movement cleric Raed Salah won his appeal this week against a decision by the Home Secretary to exclude him from the UK. The judgement is a sign of our weakness and confusion in the face of extremism.

The Israeli newspaper of record, Ha'aretz, reported that Salah was first...

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Baroness Ashton and Toulouse

(4) Comments | Posted 22 March 2012 | (00:00)

When graffiti appeared in Turin in the 1960s that claimed 'Fiat=Auschwitz' the Holocaust survivor Primo Levi was disgusted. It was 'not true' he said, for 'there is no gas chamber at Fiat' and you can go home at the end of the day.

It seems an obvious point, but...

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Tuba-Zangariya and the Future of Israel's Arab Minority

(25) Comments | Posted 11 October 2011 | (01:00)

Piles of charred Korans in a smouldering prayer hall in a mosque in the Galilee Bedouin village of Tuba-Zangariya, northern Israel. The word 'revenge' scrawled on a wall in Hebrew. Are we looking at the ugly face of the future for Israel's 1.3 million Arabs? Sheikh Kamel Khatib,...

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There is Only one Road to 'Palestine' and it Goes Through Negotiations and Painful Mutual Compromise

(21) Comments | Posted 16 September 2011 | (13:07)

Jonathan Freedland ('Britain should say yes to Palestinian statehood - and so should Israel' Guardian, September 14) presents the Israel-Palestine conflict as a territorial matter. 'The only way to resolve this most stubborn of conflicts' he writes, 'is for these two nations to divide the land between them...

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