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Saturday 23 May 2009
Almost a quarter of Israel's seven million citizens would consider leaving the country if Iran becomes a nuclear military power, according to a new poll.
Friday 22 May 2009
It is a bumper week for factual inaccuracies about the former Prime Minister. The Guardian has already published two corrections, one of which I noted yesterday. The other was this report that, although Tony Blair had given $900,000 of his $1m Dan David prize to his foundations (half to the Faith Foundation, half to the Sports Foundation), he had pocketed the remaining $100,000 for himself. It has now "been corrected to include the fact that 10 per cent of the prize money was donated to Tel Aviv University".
Monday 04 May 2009
Last week I was shopping in Piccadilly Circus, catching buses and enjoying the sunshine in London's parks. Now I am quarantined in my west London home, taking Tamiflu and digesting the news that I have been infected by the highly-contagious swine flu virus. Yet I feel as if I have nothing but a common cold.
Monday 30 March 2009
Saturday 28 March 2009
Bulgaria at Croke Park tonight, Italy in Bari on Wednesday: the Republic of Ireland have reached a stage in the group and in their development under Giovanni Trapattoni when serious tests of their ability have arrived. Pass one and the Irish can begin to think of a play-off place for next year's World Cup, pass both and they may even be able to think about getting to South Africa automatically.
Friday 27 March 2009
Eshkol Nevo's debut novel takes place just before the assassination of Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin, in a parched hilltop village between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The narrative focuses on the relationship between Noa, a student of photography and Amir, a psychology student, but branches out to include the voices of neighbours - Jews, Arabs and Kurds.
Thursday 19 March 2009
Thursday 05 March 2009
Israeli military officials say the country's navy chief has apologised after he was seen in a strip club.
Friday 27 February 2009
Amos Oz is a giant in Israel for the wealth of his literary achievements and for his courageous political stance. His outstanding memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness, allowed us to understand how this child of the Israeli Right had become a major figure of the Left. It also explored the tragedy of a boy whose mother had committed suicide. It linked the political and the emotional. However, his latest novella is a surprisingly tiny conceit. Set in Tel Aviv during the 1980s, it focuses on eight hours in an anonymous, 40-something writer's life before, during and after a public reading. The central character is The Author. Or perhaps it is Oz?
Tuesday 18 November 2008
Alleged gangland boss Yaakov Alperon, one of Israel's most wanted men, was killed by a car bomb in Tel Aviv yesterday, highlighting public fears of rising crime.
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Top PR exec Justine Sacco under fire for sending racist tweet before flying to Africa
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
- 1 Top PR exec Justine Sacco under fire for sending racist tweet before flying to Africa
- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 The publisher who played with fire: the battle for control of Larsson's £30m legacy
- 5 Police seize possessions of rough sleepers in crackdown on homelessness