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Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland

    A mandate for all seasons?
    A mandate for all seasons?
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    Boyhood: One boy's life, from real to reel
    Boyhood: One boy's life, from real to reel
    The cinema has always been a place of escape. In the early days the sanctuary it offered was obvious: a chance to slip free of the humdrum tedium of...
    Mandela: India shows there can be life beyond the great liberator
    Mandela: India shows there can be life beyond the great liberator
    There are to be five days of national mourning for Nelson Mandela – not in South Africa, but in India. I know because I happened to wake to...
    No cure for America's gun disease
    No cure for America's gun disease
    If this isn't a matter of national security, what is? When 13 people end up dead at a United States military base, that surely crosses the...
    Acting on Syria has Obama torn
    Acting on Syria has Obama torn
    Barack Obama is the reluctant interventionist. Moments of grave decision – over Kosovo, Iraq or Libya – always produce intense public...
    Margaret Thatcher 1925 - 2013: Iron Lady recast as a saint
    Margaret Thatcher 1925 - 2013: Iron Lady recast as a saint
    After a life in politics, now comes the politics of death. Underneath the protestations of decorum, the insistence that now is not the time for...
    Rightwingers on the rise in Israel
    Rightwingers on the rise in Israel
    Israeli elections are due on January 22 and polls suggest that a government ranked as one of the most rightwing in Israel's history is set to be...
    I stand with Mehdi Hasan against torrent of Islamophobic abuse
    I stand with Mehdi Hasan against torrent of Islamophobic abuse
    It's a standard debating technique. Your opponent offers a counter-argument. You respond with a smile, saying, "You make my point for...
    'Military force has to be an option' in Syria
    'Military force has to be an option' in Syria
    We rightly slam generals who are always fighting the last war, but I wonder if today's peace movement is guilty of the same crime. The thought was...
    Abbas: '63 years' suffering -- enough, enough'
    Abbas: '63 years' suffering -- enough, enough'
    It was the United Nations that determined the fate of the Palestinian people more than six decades ago -- and on Friday it was the UN that heard an...
    Where sleep steals your dreams
    Where sleep steals your dreams
    With no disrespect to the club scene in downtown Auckland, which I'm sure is humming, few people make the long flight to New Zealand for the...
    Goldstone reopens Pandora's box
    Goldstone reopens Pandora's box
    A year ago Richard Goldstone, the eminent judge who headed a United Nations fact-finding mission on Israel's Operation Cast Lead in Gaza, was told...