I was delighted to hear this morning that Alan Johnston has been released from his captors in Gaza. He seems so calm, together and composed. Welcome back Alan.

Having seen him on the news tonight it’s astonishing how composed he appears to be after what must have been a horrendous 4 months.  Just for once good news not only from the middle east but from Palestine. It will be interesting to see what effect this has on the public recognition of Hamas who I believe were instrumental in his release. I’m delighted to be able to remove the widget from the sidebar.