Daily Archives: September 23, 2011

Amidst all the gloom about the world economy – and the excitement about Palestine and the UN – another big story is getting remarkably little play. The United States has come out and openly accused Pakistan - an ostensible ally to which it sends billions of dollars of aid – of being behind a deadly attack on the US embassy in Kabul. Read more

Palestine, Turkey, Hong Kong

In this week’s podcast: As president Mahmoud Abbas presses his argument for Palestinian statehood at the UN – we ask former editor of the Jerusalem Post, David Horovitz and head of the Palestinian government media centre, Ghassan Khatib, what the people on the streets of Israel and Palestine really think about the prospect; then we talk about an activist Turkish foreign policy which sees Turkey facing confrontation on many borders; and finally, rising inflation and soaring property prices in Hong Kong open up the gap in living standards between the rich and poor. Read more