Britain must face up to its colonial errors

The first recorded mention of the Koh-i-Noor diamond comes in a Sanskrit script, written over 5,000 years ago. In the early 1300s it was recorded as being in the possession of the Emperor of Delhi, and over two hundred years later passed into the hands of the Mughal Emperor Babur, a dynasty with whom the jewel remained protected and venerated for over 300 years. It was not until the mid-nineteenth century that the diamond left the South Asian subcontinent, the occasion of its departure being th

Netanyahu’s victory may be to Palestine’s benefit

Soon to become the longest-serving Prime Minister in Israeli political history, Benjamin Netanyahu was last week re-elected for a fourth successive term. That the Israeli electorate chose to keep Netanyahu in power should be greeted with despondency by anyone who hopes to witness the recognition of a Palestinian State in the near future. However, perhaps Netanyahu’s prolonged occupation as the head of the Israeli state inadvertently inspires hopeful sentiment, as his reckless politics continue t