US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday named a former ambassador to Israel as the top envoy to negotiate the new round of talks between Israel and officials from the western-backed Palestinian Authority.
Steady advances by insurgents on key fronts in Syria mean President Bashar Assad is under more military pressure than at any point in the war.
Almost six decades on, there’s an enduring silence by those in the halls of power – and in the media – on Palestine, writes John Pilger. When I first went to Palestine as a young reporter in the 1960s, I stayed on a kibbutz. The people I met were hard-working, spirited and called themselves socialists. IMore