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In a recent interview, the editor of the New York Review of Books , Robert Silvers, remember(...)

Palestinian policemen loyal to Hamas inspect the scene in Gaza after an Israeli airstrike  killed a Palestinian and wounded another in the Gaza Strip today. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

An Israeli airstrike killed a Palestinian and wounded another in the Gaza Strip today, medics said, in the first targeted attack against milit(...)

Salam Fayyad (left) with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who accepted his resignation this month as prime minister of the Palestinian Authority. Photograph: David Silverman/Getty Images

On April 13th, Palestinian Authority prime minister Salam Fayyad resigned. It was an easy development to miss, but not one to be ignored. It wa(...)

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a news conference  in Istanbul. Photograph: Murad Sezer

US secretary of state John Kerry will hold talks with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem today, but efforts to revive the Middle Eas(...)

A Hamas militant holds a poster of Maysara Abu Hamdiya before a protest in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters

Israeli warplanes struck targets early today in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire toward southern Israel, the first air strikes launche(...)

Palestinian students take part in a military-style exercise at a secondary school in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, one of  138 Hamas-run secondary  schools in Gaza, last month.  Photograph: Reuters

New rules from the education ministry of the Islamist Hamas movement ruling the Gaza Strip will bar men from teaching at girls' schools and man(...)

Noam Chomsky. “The oil dictatorships, the countries that the West really cares about for obvious reasons, their uprisings have been suppressed very harshly and very successfully, with western support.” Photograph: Sascha Schuermann/AFP/Getty

For a man of 84 who has described himself with approval as “a boring speaker”, Noam Chomsky meets a daunting schedule of public appearances, sp(...)

A prelude to talks?

There had never been expectations that President Obama ’s first visit to Israel and Palestine would produce a breakthrough in their stalled pea(...)

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