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Sinan Antoon: The haunting poetry of death

Sinan Antoon"What does it mean when a society disintegrates? What do people do? How do they make sense of a world in which the human dimension is missing completely?"

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Settlements are growing constant in Israeli politics

Nizar Al-Sahli

The issue of settlements and the confiscation of land in the occupied Palestinian territories is at the heart of the debate and controversy over the decades-long negotiations.

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The myth of a political solution in Syria

Burhan Ghalioun

No sane person believes that it is possible to reach a political solution with Bashar Al-Assad and his supporters, who include Iran's Ali Khamenei; it was just as true to say that no sane person in Europe could believe that it was possible to reach a political solution with Adolf Hitler.

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Is what Israel does really apartheid?

Jessica Purkiss

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is drawing to an end. This is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness about Israel's apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

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Jewish immigration policy highlights strength of Israel-India relations

Indian Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the former's trip to Israel in November 2014

Even after the recent Copenhagen and Charlie Hebdo attacks, Benjamin Netanyahu's calls for European Jews to migrate en masse to Israel failed to garner much enthusiasm. Yet over the past decade, Shavei Israel, an organisation led by former Netanyahu aide Michael Freund, has facilitated the successful immigration of 1,700 Indian Jews who trace their roots to the Bnei Menashe, one of the lost tribes of Israel.

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