Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commends his military for ‘quick and forceful’ retaliation
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Friday 13 August 2010
Less celebrated here than his Israeli peers Amos Oz and David Grossman, Yehoshua deserves in his unsparing and unsettling fictions of a society uneasy with itself to match their fame.
Monday 02 August 2010
Shimon Peres, Israel's President, has launched a surprise attack on the United Kingdom, accusing it of anti-Israel sentiment and its politicians of wooing the Muslim vote.
Thursday 22 July 2010
An Israeli court has ruled that papers once belonging to Franz Kafka be made public for the first time.
Wednesday 07 July 2010
When I sent out a mass text message to my friends, inviting them to come with me to a play by an Israeli deafblind theatre company, one charming response was that it sounded “like a parody of something a liberal journo arts graduate would want to see”.
Saturday 05 June 2010
Thousands of people today joined a national demonstration in London against the Israeli military boarding Gaza-bound aid vessels.
Friday 04 June 2010
The first British campaigner to return to the UK following Israel's assault on the Gaza aid flotilla has accused troops of ignoring SOS pleas from wounded passengers and deliberately firing live rounds at unarmed activists.
Friday 28 May 2010
Elia Suleiman's memoir of his family under Israeli occupation continues the mood of his earlier Divine Intervention (2002).
Monday 03 May 2010
Ultra-orthodox Jews pray at the grave site of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai in the northern Israeli village of Meron.
Friday 19 March 2010
Unofficially, the Houses of Parliament plays host to comedy every day, with its corridors full of bungling MPs and the Punch and Judy of Prime Minister's Questions.
Thursday 25 February 2010
Portsmouth manager Avram Grant today said he was "very sad" and "very angry" as the club look set to go into administration.
Monday 22 February 2010
Israeli soldiers are clashing with dozens of stone-throwing Palestinian youths in the biblical West Bank town of Hebron.
Saturday 20 February 2010
Israel is sending more agents abroad, this time on an even more difficult mission: to project a peaceful and positive image of the Jewish state.
Saturday 13 February 2010
Palestinian officials are rallying around a top aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after a video surfaced showing him in the nude in an alleged attempt to trade his influence for sex.
Friday 05 February 2010
Ivan Vranetic, who died this week aged 84, was a Yugoslav partisan who saved Jews during the Holocaust and went on to head the organisation that honours non-Jews who saved Jews from the Nazis. Israel's Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem recognised Vranetic in 1970 as one of the "Righteous Among the Nations" for helping Jews find hiding places in Croatia during the Second World War.
Virginia Ironside’s Dilemmas: My daughter is unhappy I'm giving money to charity this Christmas
Monday 14 December 2009
I'm not going to send any Christmas cards or give people presents this year. Instead I'm sending the money I would have spent to charity, and letting all my friends know by email. A couple of them have been really keen on the idea, but my daughter is unhappy and says she thinks it is a very controlling thing to do. I haven't yet made any donations. Do you think I should stick to my guns, or has my daughter got a point?
Yours sincerely, Nell
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