Jonathan Freedland

I stand with Mehdi Hasan against torrent of Islamophobic abuse

By all means, debate and disagree with me below the line. But no one should have to put up with vile racism and bigotry, writes Jonathan Freedland.

‘Military force has to be an option’ in Syria

The 2003 invasion has tainted the idea of liberal interventionism. But the people of Homs should not suffer because of that.

Abbas: ’63 years’ suffering — enough, enough’

Palestinians used the mechanics of diplomacy to grab a rare moment in the international sun, forcing the world to pay attention to their cause.

Where sleep steals your dreams

Its beauty is dazzling by day, but when the sun goes down New Zealand's seas and glittering skies are another world.

Goldstone reopens Pandora’s box

The judge's recent remarks about his finding against Israel highlight inherent bias at the UN.

Where’s the Goldstone report into DRC, Darfur — or Britain?

The Arab spring proves that Israel is not even the biggest issue in the Middle East -- yet it gets all the attention.

The internet has changed the world. Now let’s turn off

Twitter can help bring down Middle Eastern dictators -- but being forever online disrupts our lives for the worse.

Palin’s presidential hopes can’t survive this bullet

She didn't pull the trigger, and she's not the first to use the language of combat. But the Alaskan's career will certainly suffer.

Barack Obama’s down but not out

Two years ago he was hailed as a saviour; now his party is expecting a pasting in the polls. Can Obama win back America?

Israel risks losing its friends

A chummy meeting with Barack Obama led Benjamin Netanyahu to think he has time on his side. But he's wrong: the clock is ticking.

TV debate: ‘I agree with Nick’ was the night’s catchphrase

TV debates are aimed at the emotional part of the voter's brain – and the Liberal Democrats' Nick Clegg understood that perfectly.

Dubai: the latest credit casualty

The glitzy Gulf state is a modern parable for a world living on borrowed funds.


High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories