Matt Rowland Hill

Matt Hill has written for the Daily Telegraph, the New Statesman and the Independent on Israel-Palestine and other topics. He is based in London, with occasional sojourns in the Middle East.

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A relative of four Palestinian boys, all from the Bakr family, mourns over the body of one of the boys at the morgue of al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, on July 16, 2014

The Israeli offensive in Gaza isn't an attack on Hamas, it's an attack on peace

Benjamin Netanyahu was given the opportunity to choose between peace and war, and he chose war

The Law Society sent to document to solicitors in England and Wales

Why is the Law Society throwing its weight behind a regressive form of Islam?

Their decision to do so is a cruel blow to reformist Muslims

British muslim Maajid Nawaz is the country's most famous former Islamist fanatic

Why do so many so-called liberals fail to defend free speech?

A coalition of religious bigots and left-wingers wants to censor 'offensive' views

If these peace talks fail, Israel will be the loser

Failure to change the status quo could have disastrous consequences

The Royal Mint of a new silver penny coin to commemorate the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby which will be gifted to babies born on the same day as the future monarch

Dear Royal baby... You won't know poverty, but will you know real people?

Many British children face a future that isn't their own. In this respect, you may come to know how they feel

If men are in crisis, the answer is feminism

We should embrace Diane Abbott's masculinity 3.0

This Arab peace initiative could end the conflict, but will Netanyahu listen?

The proposed deal would allow Israel to keep many of its West Bank settlements

At 65, modern Israel is falling short of Zionism's most basic goal

This was meant to be a state like any other: now it flouts international law

Hope for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine is not the preserve of thoughtless optimists

In fact, a deal to end the struggle is within reach - if both parties have the will for it

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and with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
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The exhibition nods to rich and potentially brilliant ideas, but steps back
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Education, education, education

TV documentaries filmed in classrooms are now a genre in their own right
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It’s perfectly reasonable to negotiate with villains like Isis

So why don’t we do it and save some lives?
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Air strikes alone will fail to stop Isis

Talks between all touched by the crisis in Syria and Iraq can achieve as much as the Tornadoes, says Patrick Cockburn
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Witches: A history of misogyny

The sexist abuse that haunts modern life is nothing new: women have been 'trolled' in art for 500 years
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Writer and producer of shows like Grey's Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes now has her own evening of primetime TV – but she’s taking it in her stride
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Endangered communities photographed 'like Kate Moss'

Jimmy Nelson travelled the world to photograph 35 threatened tribes in an unashamedly glamorous style