Donald Macintyre writes political sketches for The Independent, having been Jerusalem correspondent since 2004, covering Israel and the Occupied Territories, as well as travelling for the paper to Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Libya and Egypt. As Political Editor and then Chief Political Commentator, he previously covered the John Major and early Tony Blair era. He has written for the Daily Express, Sunday Times, Times and Sunday Telegraph, and Sunday Correspondent. He is the author of Mandelson and the Making of New Labour (2000).
17 August 2014 12:00 AM
Israel-Gaza conflict: Hopes grow for end to violence as Palestinians and Israelis begin longest ceasefire yet
14 August 2014 09:23 AM
Talks ongoing in Egypt to end fighting, which has now seen more than 2,000 people killed
13 August 2014 04:52 PM
Tel Aviv and Hamas agree to a new cessation for at least 72 hours after intense talks in Egypt
09 August 2014 06:42 PM
Despite a warning from the military, men had been inside preparing for dawn prayers
06 August 2014 07:47 PM
Villagers return to their homes, mourning dead loved-ones and trying to regain normality
06 August 2014 07:45 AM
The first full day of peace reveals the massive reconstruction task ahead
22 July 2014 07:27 PM
There may be a couple of new female prefects; but Theresa May is still the head girl. Today she was at her most severe. A chief constable with even a modicum of wit only has to hear the Home Secretary begin a statement with the routine declaration that the “vast majority of police officers in this country do their job honestly and with integrity” to start sweating in anticipation of what’s coming.
21 July 2014 11:43 PM
Michael Gove himself was not present, even when David Cameron arrived as the Commons chamber began to fill up for his statement on Flight MH17 and Gaza
20 July 2014 12:00 AM
17 July 2014 08:35 PM
Considering the distractions, Liz Truss did well to survive her debut as Environment Secretary.
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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- 2 Argentina may change its capital city from Buenos Aires, says president
- 3 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 4 The 3D-printed key that can unlock anything
- 5 Lady al-Qa’ida: On the trail of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the world’s most wanted prisoner
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