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post 21 July 2014
Read more on Michael's blog Why Gaza has always been tricky for Middle East envoy Tony Blair

Tony Blair was in London today, addressing the Progress think tank 20 years after he became Labour leader. But weren't there more pressing concerns in the Middle East?

post 21 July 2014
Read more from Paul Mason on his blog Why Israel is losing the social media war over Gaza

For the first time in a major Arab-Israeli conflict, the world has access to non-traditional sources of reality such as Twitter - and it means Israel is losing the battle for hearts and minds.

article 21 July 2014 UK
Tony Blair
Should Blair make speeches in London during Mid East crisis?

In a speech on the 20th anniversary of his becoming Labour leader, Tony Blair devotes half a minute to the situation in Gaza. We asked if London is the place for the Middle East quartet envoy to be?

article 09 July 2014 World, Israel
Israeli tanks (reuters)
What's America's Israel strategy? Five questions answered

Barack Obama urges both Israel and Palestine to show restraint. But how is America trying to achieve peace in the increasingly volatile Middle East? We answer some key questions.

video 04 July 2014 World, Israel

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Thousands at murdered Palestinian's funeral - video

Mohammad Abu Khdair's family say he was killed in revenge for the murders of three young Israelis in June, but no motive has yet been officially established. Lindsey Hilsum reports from Jerusalem.

post 03 July 2014
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog Palestinians, Israelis and an eye for an eye: why it never stops

"Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith The Lord." It's not often I'm moved to quote the New Testament but it seems appropriate here in the Holy Land where no-one takes any notice of it.

post 02 July 2014
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog The Blair-Sisi Project

Tony Blair's people insist he will earn no money from his advising of "President" Sisi of Egypt, who seized power in the recent coup and sealed it in a phony election.

article 01 July 2014 World
'Embrace jihad' - who is al-Baghdadi and what does he want?
'Embrace jihad' - who is al-Baghdadi and what does he want?

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the self-styled leader of a new global jihad. On Tuesday he urged followers to "embrace this change" in a recording posted online. So what do we think we know about him?

video 23 June 2014 UK, Iraq

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Should Tony Blair be sacked as Middle East envoy? - video

As a campaign demands Tony Blair be removed from his role as Middle East envoy, Jon Snow asks Respect MP George Galloway and Blair's former special adviser John McTernan - should he stay or go?