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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Saturday 25 January 2014
London First is a body set up about 20 years ago by the London business community to promote the city as a place to do business and to lobby for the improvements – particularly to infrastructure – which everyone knows we urgently need but which government seems incapable of planning for.
That's rich! Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg has become the newest member of an elite club – one that's made up of female billionaires
Wednesday 22 January 2014
Would that it weren't so exclusive, though, says Gillian Orr
Sunday 19 January 2014
Fashion's all about evolution and revolution. Particularly in the pursuit of the new, and youthful. The Lanvin autumn/winter 2014 collection was both: at least, on paper. The styles referenced eighties new-wave, skinny models with partially-shaved hairstyles marching out in acid-bright varsity-jackets, skinny ties and giant trainers like characters from a Bret Easton Ellis novel.
Tuesday 14 January 2014
The boss of Karen Millen has revealed how London is key to the company’s record trading over Christmas because of the fashion brand’s decision to continue making all its clothes in-house and in the heart of the capital.
Saturday 11 January 2014
An aural odyssey that takes us from the echoes of a London sewer to the world’s quietest place – and beyond
Saturday 21 December 2013
Thames drops bid to raise water bills
Sunday 15 December 2013
Britain is trying to get tough on female genital mutilation – but does France offer the answer
World Cup 2014: Germany start to plan for Brazil with million pound headquarters but insist they are following Fifa's renting procedures
Friday 13 December 2013
The complex will be named 'Campo Bahia' near the coastal sports resort of Porto Seguro
Friday 06 December 2013
Olivier, National Theatre
Thursday 05 December 2013
Contractors have stumbled upon an ancient skeleton while digging a sewer trench in Norton-on-Derwent, near Malton. The skeleton is thought to be of either Roman or pre-historic origin.
Tuesday 03 December 2013
Half-year pre-tax profits were up by nearly a fifth to £134.2 million
Sunday 24 November 2013
The reality star endured rats and cockroaches to win meals for the camp
Saturday 23 November 2013
Trauma, illness and grim remembrance comprise this memoir collection – and that’s not to mention the genital warts
Saturday 23 November 2013
China's largest oil refiner Sinopec has apologised for explosions from a ruptured oil pipeline that killed 47 people and injured 136 others in one of the country's worst industrial accidents this year.
Thursday 21 November 2013
Industrial designer Tom Dixon has put the funk into multi-functional with a capsule collection for Adidas, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
- 1 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 3 Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'