Egypt’s farcical electionsrc

    Egypt’s ongoing parliamentary elections – farcical in every sense, with a turnout so far ofonly 2 percent – are further proof that Egypt is witnessing the solidification of a quasi-authoritarian system of government, not a democratic revival. Most of Egypt’s new parliamentarians will be wealthy, elite, sympathetic to the nation’s current military president, and…

Not in my name

By David Hearst   If Jews want to preserve their ghastly collective memory from being desecrated they should tell Netanyahu he does not represent them For people who injected a fair amount of drama into the business of raising two children in post-war suburban North London (“it’s not as if I am buying a submarine” my mother…