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Douglas Hamilton

Douglas Hamilton

    Deep Read: Gaza crisis rooted in crossed red lines
    Deep Read: Gaza crisis rooted in crossed red lines
    There are theories among Israelis and Palestinians about what has propelled the two sides towards their second war in four years.
    Out of Israel, back to Africa
    Out of Israel, back to Africa
    African migrants chosen for deportation from Israel are nervously awaiting a knock on the door or a tap on the shoulder to begin their departure.
    Israel 'rounds up' African migrants
    Israel 'rounds up' African migrants
    Israel has begun rounding up African migrants in the first stage of an "emergency plan" to deport thousands deemed a threat to the Jewish character.
    Wildfire engulfs hills above Haifa, killing dozens
    Wildfire engulfs hills above Haifa, killing dozens
    A major forest fire killed at least 40 people in northern Israel on Thursday, including prison guard cadets trapped in a bus.
    Israel, Palestinians cautious on peace-talk invite
    Israel, Palestinians cautious on peace-talk invite
    Israel and the Palestinians were waiting on Friday to study the wording of a US statement inviting them to start direct talks on a peace treaty.
    Abbas on the ropes as Palestinians vent anger
    Abbas on the ropes as Palestinians vent anger
    Mahmoud Abbas faced a wave of anger on Wednesday from Palestinians who accuse him of selling out the national cause in favour of Israel.
    Fatah rows cast cruel light on Palestinian split
    Fatah rows cast cruel light on Palestinian split
    The first congress in 20 years of Fatah that would seal a future peace pact with Israel was in danger on Friday of fizzling out in discord.
    Gaza war lacked restraint, some Israeli troops say
    Gaza war lacked restraint, some Israeli troops say
    Israel rejects charges that its January invasion of the Gaza Strip inflicted civilian death and destruction on an unjustifiable scale.
    Kosovo recognition deals blow to Serbia
    Kosovo recognition deals blow to Serbia
    Serbia's neighbours in Croatia, Hungary and Bulgaria dealt a blow to the Serb campaign to overturn Kosovo's month-old independence on Wednesday by announcing they would recognise the new republic. In a joint statement issued in Zagreb, Budapest and Sofia, they said the decision was based on "thorough consideration".
    Main EU states recognise Kosovo
    Main EU states recognise Kosovo
    Europe's biggest states recognised the independence of Kosovo on Monday, ending hours of suspense after Prime Minister Hashim Thaci assured his new republic that Western recognition would come "any minute". France was first to announce its move after a European Union foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels.