‘Israel kidnapped us in international water and stole our boat and medical supplies’

In July a flotilla of boats set sail from Sicily with the aim of delivering supplies to Gaza. They were apprehended in international water. Richard Sudan, who was on board, tells their story Read More

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Fan or not Baroness Warsi’s resignation is no cause for celebration if you value diversity in public life

by David Wood Politics is a tribal business. It is a strange world where you can virulently disagree with somebody in private, but because they are ‘one of us’, to coin one of Margaret Thatcher’s favourite expressions, you would not be able to get a fag-paper’s worth of difference in opinion when expressed publicly. This… Read More

How Law illustrates the non-war in Gaza

by Tanzil Chowdhury Even a vapid take on Israel-Palestine, void of allegiances or ideological commitments illustrates, at the very least, that to call it a ‘war’ is a misnomer. War suggests some sense of equality, not in claims and stakes, but in military might. A glance at the death tolls and the demographic of those… Read More

Alive again…. Lucky again

Israel began its intensified offensive against Gaza on the 11th July. The stated aim of the onslaught, which includes airstrikes by US made F16 fighter jets, was to destroy Hamas tunnels and ‘protect’ Israeli civilians from rocket fire. Since then, more than 710 Palestinians and 30 Israelis have been killed, about a third of the… Read More