Shulamit Aloni was a legislator who championed civil rights and was fiercely critical of her country's treatment of Palestinian. Born in Tel Aviv between the wars, she was descended from Polish Jewish rabbinical families. Her life, as a fighter for equality and human rights, and her failure to change Israel's materialistic and paternalistc attitudes, closely reflect the troubled history of the Jewish state.
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Tuesday 07 August 2012
Britain is to give an extra £10 million of funding to help more than 45,000 refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria, the International Development Secretary has announced.
Monday 06 August 2012
Syria's prime minister has defected to Jordan with his family after less than two months in the post.
Tuesday 31 July 2012
Radical preacher Abu Qatada lost his latest bid for freedom today.
Saturday 21 July 2012
Syria's regime is rapidly unravelling. In the same week as a bombing that killed four of President Assad's top security chiefs, rebels have seized control of the Syria-Iraq border and turned Damascus into a war zone.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Abigail Disney – filmmaker, philanthropist and great-niece of the legendary animator Walt Disney – has publicly renounced her share of the family profits from an Israeli firm she claims is exploiting "occupied natural resources".
Thursday 21 June 2012
A Syrian fighter pilot flew his plane to Jordan today and asked for political asylum, the first defection of an air force pilot with his plane during the 15-month uprising against President Bashar Assad.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Is there a market for Saddam Hussein's autobiography? His eldest daughter Raghad thinks so. Now living in exile in Jordan, she's hawking the handwritten manuscript around publishers. Details of their contents or composition are unknown, but Raghad's lawyer, Haitham Nabil al-Harsh, told an Arab news channel: "These are the only real memoirs Saddam Hussein wrote by hand, and they will be released as soon as we find a publishing house."
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Influx of investors seeking safe haven may send franc to record high and hit nation's high rollers
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Tributes have been paid to a veteran seaman and lifeboat hero who died in an explosion off the coast of Qatar.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
Critics dispute credibility of regime’s assurances after allegations of sexual humiliation
Monday 30 April 2012
Al Qa'ida has offered to free a British hostage if the radical cleric Abu Qatada is released by the UK, a statement claimed today.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Tuesday 17 April 2012
Theresa May today launched a fresh attempt to expel the radical preacher Abu Qatada from Britain, insisting the Home Office were convinced that his planned deportation was legal.
Monday 16 April 2012
Home Secretary Theresa May has allowed "too much drift and delay" in the Government's bid to put radical cleric Abu Qatada on a plane back to Jordan, Labour said today.
Thursday 05 April 2012
A rocket fired from Egypt's Sinai desert hit a southern Israeli resort city, police said, raising new concerns about militant activity in the mountainous peninsula. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Sinai was becoming a “terror zone.”
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