NI negotiates the difficult terrain and emotional minefield that is the present day Holy land.
Suicide bombings, selective assassinations, military incursions, house demolitions -will it ever stop? NI takes stock of the issues that underlie the perpetual crisis in the Middle East. We focus in on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. We gather a number of voices and perspectives from both Israelis and Palestinians who are committed to justice and reconciliation. We examine the underlying issues and weigh up the forces for essential change in both Jerusalem and Ramallah.
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The suicide bombs have traumatized Israel and frozen opposition to the occupation. Amichai Geva pleads for the political space for the peace movement to gather force.
Samah Jabr thinks that Israeli security is intimately linked to that of Palestinians.
Richard Swift weighs up the claims and counterclaims and lays bare the core of contention in this seemingly endless conflict.
Still mixing it after all these years? Henry Kissinger can run, but he can’t hide.
By bringing guilty fellow Africans to book we will start to repair our own hurt, argues Ike Oguine.
An interview with Palestinian intellectual Mustafa Barghouthi.
Argentina may have fallen into an abyss, but Benjamin Blackwell finds the people still alive and kicking.
Generations of young Israelis are spending their adolescence policing the hostile occupation of Palestinian territory. Dan Bar-On measures the psychological cost.
The confrontation between the Palestinians and the ultra-orthodox in the West Bank town of Hebron is about as ugly as it gets. Jessica McCallin from the front line.
Letter from Lebanon – how a woman in the Bekaa Valley started producing fine wine, by Reem Haddad.
Profile of Sunlight Bassini, excavator of the Aboriginal heritage.
David Fingrut finds that, despite the handsome perks, life in a West Bank settlement is not for him.
The rich and global warming, as seen by cartoonist Polyp.
Does repeating a thing make it true? The followers of mainstream economic dogma must surely think ‘Yes’. After the financial crash of 2008 and the malaise ever since, they haven’t changed their tune much. Their prescriptions don’t work but the patients – you or me – are still being dosed with ‘freemarket’ medicine. We’ve worked on this edition in the spirit of providing something of an antidote. The economic bottom line is inevitable, say the powers that be. Just the way things are. Well, we – and an ever-growing legion of dissenting economists and fed-up-to-the-back-teeth members of the general public – say, ‘No’. These cherished myths are causing real harm and we need to ditch them.
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