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Israel’s government of racists and bigots must not be normalized

  • This week, the likely next Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, should be presenting his coalition government. The tough horse-trading continues, but all eyes will be on which ministries his most extreme racist colleagues will get and what will be in the coalition agreement. How will the...
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Democracy and a regime of apartheid cannot coexist

  • More than 5.5 million Palestinians may be getting a new overlord. The electorate of their occupier, Israel, will make its choice on Tuesday. This will be followed by weeks or months of grubby horse-trading, which may even lead to another ballot in the spring of 2023. This will be the fifth Is...
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Will lessons be learned from the world's failure on COVID-19?

  • Tucked away in the news last week was an extraordinary announcement. It received few, if any, headlines. Yet it concerned the most dominant factor affecting most people’s lives over the last 32 months. World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus claimed that “we have ...
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Far right well placed to exploit Europe’s crises

  • Two things in the last few days merit a closer look — a reminder to check up on the progress of the far right in Europe. In Italy, the third-largest economy of the eurozone, the fascist Brothers of Italy party has taken the lead in the polls ahead of next month’s snap election. Meanwhile, Hunga...
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Robust debate needed as Brexit cracks start appearing

  • When the prime minister appoints a minister for Brexit opportunities, it speaks volumes about the state of affairs in the UK. This happened in February, nearly six years on from the historic June 23, 2016, referendum result that saw the British people vote to leave the EU. A fully fledged minis...
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Gaza’s 15 years of horror under crushing Israeli blockade

  • Who would have imagined that the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip that started 15 years ago this month would not only still be in place today, but even reinforced? That is the scenario for this tiny strip of land that now has a population of about 2.3 million. Some 800,000 Palestinian childr...
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World facing new nuclear disarmament fight

  • More than 75 years since the first nuclear bombs were used in war and the atomic age began, much of the world has no experience of the specter of nuclear Armageddon. The Cold War seems a distant reality — a piece of history for younger generations, when the major superpowers faced off with arse...
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Jerusalem’s Arabs are victims of state-sanctioned hate

  • Israeli extremists on Sunday marched through Jerusalem shouting vile chants such as “Death to Arabs,” “A good Arab is a dead Arab,” “The second Nakba is coming soon,” “You will end up in refugee camps,” and “May your village burn.” This was one of the most blatant exhibitions of institutionaliz...
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Israel will be reassured by world’s response to Abu Akleh’s death

  • As Palestinians marked Sunday’s anniversary of the Nakba and reflected on 74 years of calamity, the life and death of Shireen Abu Akleh sums up so much of that shared national experience. This is why her killing as she was covering another Israeli assault on a Palestinian refugee camp — a daily...
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Defending Al-Aqsa against injustice

  • For months, even passing observers of the Israel-Palestine conflict have been able to predict the next escalation. The conjunction of Ramadan and Passover, the anniversary of last year’s conflagration in East Jerusalem and then Gaza and the heightened tensions of the past few months made this a...
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