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Letters & opinions

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Recognise Palestine

Avraham Burg and Donald Macintyre shed light on the injustice inherent in Israel’s 51 year occupation of Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem (“The one state solution”, September). Britain bears its share of responsibility, as the author of the Balfour Declaration and the Mandate Power until we walked in 1948. Our government calls the occupation unacceptable and unsustainable. Unacceptable, yes. But it is sustainable, until the cost-benefit calculation of those who impose it changes.

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In Prospect’s October issue: Rafael Behr argues that politics has been poisoned by Twitter—the platform often drives the political news agenda, encourages people to descend deeper and deeper into echo chambers and sees MPs and their families regularly abused. Meanwhile, former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger explains how Oxford picks its students and says that more needs to be done for the colleges to be more inclusive. Also, Jasmin Mujanovic outlines how Bosnia’s elections this month could tip the country back into conflict. Elsewhere in the issue: Alex Dean highlights the alarming decline in the number of students studying a foreign language at GCSE and beyond. Will Self reviews a series of new books about liberalism, arguing that “we need more than just social freedoms and the free market.” Aimee Cliff charts the story of the dying dream that London would be a 24-hour city.