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.
The world’s media extensively covered the Ebola crisis at its peak, but now the epidemic’s impact on communities in West Africa has fallen off the news agenda. And while millions of donor dollars eventually poured in to help contain and defeat the virus, its after effects – social, cultural and economic – will continue to be felt for years to come. We take a critical look at the humanitarian response and health systems deficit. Ebola is not a new disease – it’s been around since 1976 – so why did over 11,000 West Africans die 2014-16? Did we learn the right lessons from the outbreak, and, with Ebola considered endemic in the region, is Sierra Leone ready if the virus returns?
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