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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King of Jordan removes last hurdle as he approves treaty designed to trigger removal of radical cleric Abu Qatada from UK
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Agreement guarantees that torture evidence would not be used against 52-year-old
Tuesday 18 June 2013
They become the second team to qualify alongside Japan
Sunday 16 June 2013
Syrian rebels fought back against forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo on Sunday after losing territory to government forces in recent days. Having been driven out of the key town of Qusayr two weeks ago, rebel fighters have been flocking to Aleppo to shore up one of the few remaining opposition strongholds.
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Wednesday 12 June 2013
The Jordanian parliament has approved a treaty with the UK designed to trigger the removal of radical cleric Abu Qatada, the Home Office has said.
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Friday 07 June 2013
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Tuesday 04 June 2013
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Sunday 02 June 2013
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Woolwich terror aftermath: Family of Lee Rigby
tell of their desperation after seeing news unfold
on TV of the horrific murder
Friday 24 May 2013
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Friday 24 May 2013
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Wednesday 22 May 2013
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Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
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