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Rory McCarthy

Rory McCarthy

    Peace prized as sands shift in Tunisia
    Peace prized as sands shift in Tunisia
    Its brokers have earned their Nobel peace prize acclaim, but the truce in Tunisia is a brittle and fragile thing.
    Elvis Costello boycotts concerts in Israel
    Elvis Costello boycotts concerts in Israel
    Elvis Costello has cancelled two concerts he was scheduled to play in Israel in protest against its treatment of Palestinians.
    Israel clings to uneasy friendship with US
    Israel clings to uneasy friendship with US
    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu tried to smooth over a breach in relations with the United States.
    Palestinians snub peace talks after Israeli announcement
    Palestinians snub peace talks after Israeli announcement
    The Palestinians pulled out of peace talks on Wednesday as a protest at Israel's approval for new homes in a Jewish settlement in east Jerusalem.
    British convoy denied entry into Gaza
    British convoy denied entry into Gaza
    Egyptian security forces clashed with a pro-Palestinian convoy led by George Galloway, a British member of parliament.
    Holy city, unholy mess
    Holy city, unholy mess
    European Union foreign ministers agree to drop their call in a draft document for East Jerusalem to be the capital of a future Palestinian state.
    Tensions rise in West Bank
    Tensions rise in West Bank
    Palestinian authorities have begun a rare military trial of security officers accused of torturing a Hamas suspect to death.
    'Israel guilty of crimes against humanity'
    'Israel guilty of crimes against humanity'
    The United Nations investigation of the January war in Gaza is the most damning indictment yet of Israel's policies towards the Palestinians.
    The return of Lieberman
    The return of Lieberman
    Rory McCarthy looks at the man who is set to become Israel's foreign affairs minister.
    'What hope is there for the future?'
    'What hope is there for the future?'
    In May the US state department told seven Fulbright scholars from Gaza their scholarships were cancelled.
    From Mossad agent to PM
    From Mossad agent to PM
    One of Tzipi Livni's greatest challenges will be to restore some integrity to the tainted Israeli political system, writes Rory McCarthy.