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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Monday 19 November 2012
Two years after Anni Dewani’s life was brutally cut short on honeymoon, her killer has been convicted.
Sunday 18 November 2012
What's in a name? Quite a lot actually, as the American fashion brand Unionmade is finding out. Unionmade clothing is, you see, not union-made.
Tuesday 13 November 2012
The Killing star Sofie Grabol has revealed that TV bosses tried to take away her alter ego's trademark woolly jumper and even put the hard-nosed Danish detective in heels for the new series of the hit TV drama - but that their plan backfired.
Wednesday 07 November 2012
The hugely popular free instant messaging system WhatsApp Messenger is at number one again in the paid for iPhone app chart this week.
Friday 02 November 2012
It's not surprising consumers are hesitant about signing up for any form of insurance protection in the face of the seemingly never-ending Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) debacle.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Scrabble lovers could soon be racking up double-digit scores with words like quaazy, zowpig and splawder.
Sunday 28 October 2012
Pity the comic writer; loved by the public but forever dismissed by critics, never taken seriously, rarely regarded as important.
Friday 26 October 2012
In a sign of our changing times, a forthcoming white paper out of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton school bears the title, "OMG My Boss Just Friended Me."
Friday 19 October 2012
El-Hadji Diouf has launched a stinging attack on Steven Gerrard, a player he failed to see eye-to-eye with when the pair played together at Liverpool.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Slow, methodical and brilliant as ever.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
Chanel has stepped in to rescue a Scottish cashmere maker after other buyers walked away.
Sunday 14 October 2012
'We stayed out till 6am – when Patrick suddenly disappeared to get his flight home'
Friday 12 October 2012
Our legendary pedant on hunting in and outdoors, the art of not giving everything away, and Boris Johnson's sporting achievements
Saturday 06 October 2012
In 1980 he ran for President as Citizens Party candidate; he received 0.25 per cent of the vote
Monday 01 October 2012
Ed Miliband has described it as a “failure” while his Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls said it was just a “big con”.
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
David Cameron sets out immigration reforms: We should distrust Ukip and their 'snake-oil of simple solutions'
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 1 School playground evacuated over 'unusually aggressive' grey squirrel
- 2 Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke beats opponent 33 years his junior in exhibition boxing match
- 3 Jennifer Lawrence scores first UK top 40 single with Hunger Games track 'The Hanging Tree'
- 4 Today was a bad day for renters, landlords, and democracy
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school