Hamas Islamists governing Gaza reject the account as 'silly fabrications', saying it was an attempt to justify Israeli military strikes in the territory
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Wednesday 23 March 2011
Wednesday 23 March 2011
Israeli air strikes have hit a series of militant targets in the Gaza Strip, damaging smuggling tunnels and suspected weapons sites, in attacks Palestinian officials said wounded 19 people.
Friday 18 March 2011
I can't recall seeing the Cottesloe look as ungainly as it does configured for Laurie Sansom's in-the-round production of The Holy Rosenbergs, a new play by Ryan Craig. Flanking the authentically evoked living room of the eponymous Edgware Jewish family, the blocks of seats are at several distracting angles to each other, creating an untidy, higgledy-piggledy effect. The play, too, is a bit of a mess. Indebted to Arthur Miller, it's a sort "Son of All My Sons" crossed with "Rebirth of a Salesman" – centring on a self-deluded patriarch who is forced to face up to the fact that he is culpably implicated in the death in warfare of his son.
Thursday 17 March 2011
The Palestinian President has offered to visit the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip for the first time in four years to try to help reunite the rival Palestinian governments.
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Mokhtar Tlili, the Tunisian coach of the Palestinian national football team, gave his players a pep talk yesterday as they prepared for the first official match played on their home turf. "Be courageous out there," he said. "Don't be afraid."
Monday 14 February 2011
Ever felt that the demands of your day are sometimes a bit much? True, the more you juggle, the better you can get at it, but for all our modern lifestyles and labour-saving devices, sometimes it can feel as if all we have won is the right to a pressure-cooker life. Where online supermarket shopping at midnight, 6 am alarm calls, or speed yoga classes in your lunch hour are increasingly becoming the norm. What can you do?
Monday 24 January 2011
Friends of Israel have long lamented the apparent numbing of its moral sensibility, seeing it as an insidious long-term consequence of the country's interminable-seeming conflict with the Palestinians. They will feel renewed concern following the publication yesterday of an Israeli report into last May's raid on the aid flotilla bound for Gaza. Public opinion throughout the world largely deplored the violence with which Israel enforced its blockade of the Hamas-ruled enclave and stopped the convoy, leaving nine Turkish civilians dead.
Tuesday 28 December 2010
Monday 27 December 2010
Israeli forces killed two Palestinian militants yesterday along the Gaza-Israel border, where a sudden surge in violence has weakened an unofficial truce which has been in place since Israel's bruising 2009 war there.
Sunday 26 December 2010
The Gaza Strip health ministry says the Israeli military has killed two Palestinian militants.
Thursday 09 December 2010
Palestinian negotiators yesterday blamed Israel – and to a lesser extent the US – for the latest serious setback for efforts to reach a peace deal while Israeli officials insisted they would nevertheless try hard to achieve an agreement.
Tuesday 23 November 2010
Saturday 23 October 2010
It was the most terrible episode to emerge from a terrible war.
Wednesday 06 October 2010
Wednesday 29 September 2010
The Israeli navy boarded a yacht in the Mediterranean yesterday to prevent 10 Jewish activists sailing to the Gaza Strip to protest against Israel's blockade.
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