Results tagged “Palestine”

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Cards made by east London schoolchildren have been sent to the Israeli and Palestinian governments as part of a campaign to spread a global message of peace.

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COMMENT

By Giles Broadbent

Pro-Palestininan campaigners clog up Blackwall tunnel in support of the victims of the Gaza confict. Jewish organisations report an increase in anti-Semitic attacks.

And what does the mayor of Tower Hamlets do? Tweet a picture of a Palestinian flag outside the Town Hall.

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Tower Hamlets Council said a Palestinian flag placed outside its town hall was torn down in an act of "perceived vandalism".

In a move which saw it criticised by the government, council staff had put up the symbol at Mulberry Place on Wednesday following a decision by Mayor Lutfur Rahman.

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BOOK
Extreme Rambling, by Mark Thomas
Ebury Press, £10.99
3/5

IN A NUTSHELL
This one offers an in-depth take on the Israel/Palestine question packed with pomposity-pricking prose.

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Through the crackles of a recalcitrant iPhone, political activist, satirist and comedian Mark Thomas speaks of optimism and depression.

In March last year he decided for "fun, curiosity and a love of rambling" to take his first trip to Israel with the aim of walking the 472 mile length of its controversial West Bank separation barrier.