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Simon Kelner

Simon Kelner was editor-in-chief of The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers from May 1998 to 2008. He now writes a column several times a week for i.

Article thumbnail: RAFAH, GAZA - NOVEMBER 20: Civil defense team and civilians conduct a search and rescue operation in the rubble of the destroyed building belonging to Abu Rabea family hit by Israeli forces after casualties, including both fatalities and injuries are reported in Rafah, Gaza on November 20, 2023. Wounded Palestinian people are evacuated from the area after the attack. (Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Anadolu via Getty Images)

Israelis and Palestinians have more in common than either likes to admit

One of the many tragedies of this situation? The similarities these two groups share are almost indistinguishable

Charlotte Owen could forever change the House of Lords

James Cleverly has inherited a dangerous mess from Suella Braverman

Article thumbnail: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 14: BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 leg two match between Manchester City and RB Leipzig at Etihad Stadium on March 14, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by James Gill - Danehouse/Getty Images)

Pro-Palestinian marches should go ahead - it's up to the police to remove bad actors

As a liberal-minded Jew, my views on Israel and Gaza are riddled with contradictions