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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Grace Jones: Britain's oldest person, who worked as a seamstress and a civil servant until her retirement in the 1960s
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Grace Jones was the oldest person in Britain and the last person in this country to have been born in the 1800s, during the reign of Queen Victoria. Her 113 years of life encompassed the invention of the aeroplane, the development of electronic communications and two world wars. She was the sixth oldest person in the world.
FGM arrests: Police detain two people in London over the alleged genital mutilation of a five-week-old baby girl
Thursday 14 November 2013
Case could result in landmark first ever prosecution for ‘cutting’ in Britain
Tuesday 05 November 2013
Guards from Bangladesh Rifles staged two-day insurrection in 2009 over pay and other grievances
Thursday 10 October 2013
Abraham Nemeth was a blind mathematician and college professor who developed a widely used Braille system, the Nemeth Code, that makes it easier for blind people to become proficient in mathematics and science. As a college student in the 1930s he had been discouraged from studying maths because it was assumed that a blind person would not be able to follow equations and calculations written on a blackboard.
Sunday 06 October 2013
We would view it as a tragedy if young people were left to languish
Friday 04 October 2013
'I have to call Thames Water at least three or four times a year. The smell catches my throat'
Five-minute memoir: Camilla Morton, John Galliano's right-hand woman, on life at the 'creative Camelot'
Saturday 21 September 2013
'Eyes wide as saucers, I watched Galliano, absorbing every detail'
Saturday 14 September 2013
The inundation since Wednesday has killed four people and turned towns on Colorado's expansive eastern plains into muddy swamps
Friday 13 September 2013
Public can now virtually explore the islands for the first time after launch to mark anniversary of Darwin’s visit 178 years ago
Friday 13 September 2013
The water regulator Ofwat today criticised Thames Water’s unprecedented demand to hike Londoners’ bills by almost £30 next year.
Thursday 12 September 2013
The Alexander, Richmond Park, Newt & Ferret, Cambridge, Kelly Arms, Swan, Six Bells… all pubs that used to be near my house. Now, all closed and, in most cases, either turned into flats or about to be turned into flats.
Sunday 08 September 2013
With the advent of each season comes a host of new brands, Rebecca Gonsalves highlights some of the best
Sunday 01 September 2013
Friday 23 August 2013
From blue tits to badgers, Liberty’s autumn gifts are wild at heart, says Stephanie Hirschmiller
Thursday 22 August 2013
The works of Achille-Claude Debussy were considered a seminal force in the classical music of the 20th Century
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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- 4 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 5 Isis publicly behead man in Syrian town square for 'insulting Allah' as he screams for help