A Palestinian woman crosses ‘Checkpoint 300’ with her child. She is one of the few women making the morning crossing from Bethlehem to Israel – those who do, often sell vegetables and herbs in the old city of Jerusalem. Women, students and those seeking medical care in Israel or East Jerusalem should pass through a distinct ‘humanitarian lane’ but it is often closed, leaving them no choice but to use the crowded male workers’ line.

‘This is not a life’

Some 70,000 Palestinian workers pass through Israeli checkpoints every day. The process, which can take several hours, is disorganized and conditions overcrowded. Those without proper permits often attempt the crossing via gaps in the Israeli wall and mountain routes along the Green Line and run the risk of being arrested or even shot at by Israeli forces. Words & photography by Anne Paq / Active Stills

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
A protester stands defiantly at the fence dividing Gaza from Israel in May 2018.

‘We can’t be silent’

Palestinians in Gaza have been putting their lives on the line to challenge Israel’s decade long siege of the Strip.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
A communal bunk for Sudanese refugees who have taken shelter in south Tel Aviv, Israel.

No promised land

As of February, Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers have begun receiving deportation notices from the Israeli government. What awaits them is either a prison sentence or a journey to Libya’s ‘brutal’ camps, as Nishtha Chugh reports.

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NI 510 - Black Lives Matter - March, 2018
A still image from video taken 15 December 2016 over eastern Aleppo shows an operation to evacuate thousands of civilians and fighters in buses from Aleppo.

Accountability is key to peace in the Middle East

We desperately need effective bodies to promote law and due process, writes William Bell.

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NI 499 - African village - January, 2017
Life in limbo in Israel

Life in limbo in Israel

Inside the Holot Detention Facility, where Israel keeps Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers captive, by Megan Hanna.

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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016

Worldbeaters: Avigdor Lieberman

Israel’s defence minister is a political chameleon and lightning rod for controversy, among other things.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Soldiers in al-Khalil.

Caught in the act: Israeli soldier filmed killing Palestinian

Noreen Sadik reports on the aftermath of a very public shooting in the divided city of al-Khalil.

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NI 492 - Technology justice - May, 2016
Three-year-old twin Palestinian girls pose in a doorway that's still standing after Israel's bombing campaign.

Cementing Gaza's suffering

Reconstruction is being hampered by Israel, which is stopping building supplies getting through, says Abedalqader Hammad.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Leviathan challenged

Leviathan challenged

Opposition to an Israeli gas-export deal is growing, reports Juman Asmail.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015

Is boycotting Israel the right way to fight for Palestinian rights?

Ilan Pappé and Norman Finkelstein analyze the pros and cons of the BDS movement.

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014

Country profile: Israel

Facts, figures and images from Israel.

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NI 473 - The politics of language loss - June, 2014

Interview with Saleh Bakri

The Palestinian actor tells Frank Barat why fame will not change him - or his passion for justice for his people.

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NI 468 - Fracking - the gathering storm - December, 2013
Israel: ‘not an occupier’

Israel: ‘not an occupier’

The Israeli Levy Committee finds that settlements in the West Bank are legal. Noreen Sadik examines its flaws.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Piping hot: sharing daily tasks like cooking can open the door to mutual respect and understanding.

Cooking for peace

Sometimes simple things can build understanding. Noreen Sadik reports from Israel.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Not all Jews back Tel Aviv
policy. Ultra-Orthodox
protesters outside the
Republican convention
earlier this year.

Why American Jews are falling out of love with Israel

Outspoken scholar Norman Finkelstein speaks to Hazel Healy about his latest book Knowing Too Much.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012
A community under
siege: Bedouin face
threats of evacuation,
house demolition, travel
restrictions and harassment
on a daily basis.

Israel evicts Bedouin villagers

More than 30,000 Bedouin, which the Israeli government call 'squatters', face eviction to make way for settlements, reports Libby Powell.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012
What is the point of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine?

What is the point of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine?

It’s not a court; it has no legal status. Yet, argues Frank Barat, the Russell Tribunal is a powerful tool for recognition and to internationalize the Palestinian struggle.

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011

As I walked out...

Compulsive rambler Mark Thomas walks the line along the notorious Israeli Separation Barrier in an extract from his new book.

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NI 442 - Climate change denial - May, 2011
When the US is involved in, say, Iraq or Afghanistan, that's called ‘stabilization’. If Iran tries to increase its influence, that's destabilization.

New book by Noam Chomsky

Beware Americans talking ‘stability’, warns Noam Chomsky.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
The smile of solidarity: Rami (left) and Bassan.

Brothers in peace

Israeli Rami Elhanan and Palestinian Bassam Aramin forged an unlikely friendship through a terrible tragedy. They share their story.

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NI 429 - Too many of us? The population panic. - January, 2010
US and Pakistani intelligence bigwigs get chummy at a mujahidin training camp in 1987. Note then-Director of the ISI (Inter-Service Intelligence) Major Gen. Hamid Gul (front left) and then-Director of the CIA William Webster (second left).

Our terrorists

Islamic fundamentalist militants are the enemies of Israel and Western governments, right? Think again. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed reports in this extended version of the article which appeared in the October 2009 issue.

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NI 426 - Islam in power - October, 2009

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
Black Lives Matter March, 2018
African village January, 2017
World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories October, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Technology justice May, 2016
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Cuba October, 2014
The politics of language loss June, 2014
The war on whistleblowers April, 2014
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
Co-operatives August, 2012
Co-operatives July, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
The arms trade December, 2011
Climate change denial May, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
Too many of us? The population panic. January, 2010
Islam in power October, 2009
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