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50 years on, stereotypes of Arab world still linger

  • Fifty years ago, an opinion poll found that 98 percent of the British population knew little or nothing about the Arab world. This was a prime concern for the newly created Council for Arab-British Understanding (CAABU)....
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A bloody week of terror ends in London

  • A bloody week of terrorist attacks ended with an attack on the British capital on Saturday, killing at least seven people, with 21 in critical condition. This followed, lest we forget, the attack in Kabul that killed 90 on May 31, and two attacks on Tuesday in Baghdad that killed 17 people. D...
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A coalition of chaos and uncertainty

  • At the vote count in her constituency, a clearly shocked Theresa May stood next to a fellow candidate, a helmeted man in a black cape called Lord Buckethead. This British tradition of outlandish clown candidates somehow seemed fitting given the madness of the hour, and the electoral shock-treat...
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A country in denial over 100 years of betrayal

  • The tensions over the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration are accelerating to the long-expected fever pitch, outside Israel-Palestine and nowhere more so than in Britain.  ...
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A month of Trump

  • One month down, at least 47 to go. Love him or loathe him, the last 30 days have been an amazing rollercoaster ride with plenty of loop-the-loops, U-turns and reverses. Can the Donald Trump administration keep up this rant-a-day, pell-mell pace for another four years? Foreign leaders must appro...
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A new threat to Israel’s apartheid state: Bedouin toddlers

  • As much of the world engages with a variety of security threats ranging from car rammings, bombings and stabbings to neo-Nazi white supremacist marches, the Israeli army has been dealing with its own security priorities too. This supposed democratic bastion of “western civilization” does indeed...
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A royal visit that will make little difference

  • British royal visits have, over the years, conjured more than their fair share of controversial moments. But few will have the protocol gurus of Buckingham Palace and Whitehall biting their nails more than the announced visit of Prince William, the second in line to the throne, to Israel, the...
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A towering political inferno in Britain

  • The Queen’s speech to Parliament presented a threadbare program of a government in need of emergency resuscitation. Outside the gilded chambers of the Palace of Westminster, protesters gathered for a march under the banner of a day of rage. It is a divided realm. For Britons, the chain of recen...
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A vaccine in Palestine? Sorry, Israeli settlers only

  • Gaza in December can be gritty at the best of times. Rain and wind play havoc with the shacks of the crowded refugees camps. Flooding is frequent, leading to impassable streets and alleyways, the air scented with the stench of overflowing raw sewage decorated with floating debris. As with nearl...
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Aid for Syria’s civilians threatened by great power politics

  • UN trucks carrying humanitarian supplies for Syria at the Nusaybin-Qamishli border crossing with Turkey. (Reuters) Ever since 2014, the UN has been authorized via a Security Council resolution to transport aid on trucks across the Turkish border into Syria. Such resolut...
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