John Ware

Why the I-word has closed down debate on extremism

By John Ware, July 26, 2013

David Aaronovitch is a gifted commentator, and fearless in speaking his mind. How his tireless defence of the Iraq invasion has gone down in his native Hampstead, I can only imagine, for Aaronovitch is not a man to trim.

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How peace gap might just be bridged

By John Ware, April 25, 2013

When it comes to peace, the gap between the most that any Israeli government can offer, and the least that any Palestinian administration can accept, has never been bridged.

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Blood libel not bad enough for UK court

By John Ware, April 19, 2012

A libel barrister once gave me some very good advice. I was producing a TV documentary about a senior member of the IRA who'd sanctioned a series of bombings and shootings. He was also an elected politician and I wanted to call him all the names under the sun. The barrister wisely counselled caution. Peering over his rimless spectacles, and drawing heavily on a Turkish cigarette, he mused: "Look.

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