Mira Bar Hillel

Mira Bar-Hillel is Property and Planning correspondent of the Evening Standard

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A Palestinian man reads a leaflet dropped by Israeli Defense Forces over the Shuja'iyya neighbourhood in east Gaza. The paper says residents of the area are supposed to leave the area immediately and seek shelter in the center of Gaza City before the Israeli airforce will commence airstrikes. According to Israeli sources 100,000 people were notified to flee, only a few did

As a child growing up in Israel, I saw how Palestinians became increasingly dehumanised

Fifty years later, we are now witnessing the result. Can you imagine if the British had treated the Irish in the same way?

Left: Palestinians carry the body of three-year-old Mohammed Mnassrah; Right: Ayelet Shaked, a member of the Jewish Home party in Israel's Knesset

Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport

I can no longer stand by while Israeli politicians like Ayelet Shaked condone the deaths of innocent Palestinian women and children

Tariq Khdeir is greeted by his mother after being released from jail in Jerusalem. An Israeli judge released from jail and placed under house arrest the 15-year-old American of Palestinian descent whose apparent beating by Israeli police in East Jerusalem has drawn U.S. concern. Tariq Khdeir from Tampa, Florida, is a cousin of Mohammed Abu Khudeir, 16, whose abduction and killing in Jerusalem sparked violent protests and calls from Palestinians for a new uprising against Israel

Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel

Over the last fifty years America's 'strongest ally' has acquired a sense of smug invincibility

sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) eulogizes three Israeli teens who were abducted and killed in the occupied West Bank, Gil-Ad Shaer, US-Israeli national Naftali Fraenkel, both 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, during their joint funeral in the Israeli city of Modiin

Benjamin Netanyahu's lack of mercy is encouraging Israelis to take matters into their own hands

He might have told citizens not to take revenge, but his reprisal attacks on Gaza are fuelling vigilantism

We’re spending less on food – and perhaps, at last, catching up with the US

We shouldn't be made to feel guilty for not buying our veg from grocers

Battersea Power Station

There’s no buying power for the poor in Battersea

With properties starting at £1m, the idea that the Battersea Power Station development will become an Ambridge-on-Thames seems far-fetched

You can tell Ed hit the spot with his rental market reforms from the screeching on the right

For once, it would appear that his proposals have been well considered

An English oak. Woodland groups fear the new threat will be worse than Dutch elm disease

Talk to the trees, Boris

The Mayor has once again engaged his mouth before putting his brain into gear

Bubble or no, it's a great time to be an estate agent

Their stores are spreading like toadstools as thousands of staff join the workforce

Gove's reaction to the censure of Israeli architects involved in illegal construction in the West Bank was to be expected

The Education Secretary's sensitivity on Jewish issues is nothing new

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