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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