Jonathan Freedland

Jonathan Freedland has been a columnist for the Guardian since 1997. He served for four years as the Guardian's Washington correspondent and US affairs remain a keen interest, along with British politics and the Middle East

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Sunday, January 23, 2011
Palestine Papers: Now We Know. Israel had a Peace Partner
Who will be most damaged by this extraordinary glimpse into the reality of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process? Perhaps the first casualty will be Palestinian national pride, their collective sense of dignity in adversity badly wounded by the papers revealed today.
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Thursday, February 12, 2009
A Toxic Force Rises in Israel
The search for silver linings in the murky cloud of yesterday's Israeli election requires a great effort of the will. There is not much to go on. You could draw comfort from the fact that Likud's Bibi Netanyahu , who thought he was such a dead cert to win a matter of weeks ago, was rejected, albeit narrowly, in favour of the woman he so consistently patronised, Tzipi Livni of Kadima.
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Friday, January 09, 2009
Talking to Hamas Is a Step Toward Peace
The first response to word that Barack Obama is prepared to make contact – albeit low-level and clandestine – with Hamas should be caution.
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