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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin is a former Middle East correspondent for the Globe and Mail.

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Patrick Martin

In the Holy Land

A new perspective on an age-old conflict November 2020
As a long-time Middle East correspondent, I often speak to various interest groups in synagogues, mosques, churches, and elsewhere. Years ago, I liked to tell a tale of how difficult it was to find a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Three people — a Catholic Northern Irishman, a Black South African, and a Palestinian (or an…

Israel’s Religious Awakening

Is the world ready for another theocracy in the Middle East? December 2017
It haunts Israelis still—the image of a 19-year-old Israeli soldier, a medic with the rank of sergeant named Elor Azaria, captured on video executing a wounded Palestinian prisoner who lay inert on the street in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Hebron. The Palestinian, Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, was one of two young men who had stabbed and moderately wounded an Israeli soldier near a settlement of extremist Jewish…