Anshel Pfeffer

Netanyahu thinks he’s Churchill, Israelis see Chamberlain

8 June 2024 9:00 am

Aleading member of Israel’s wartime cabinet has threatened to resign should Benjamin Netanyahu fail to present a strategy for ending…

The Israeli-Hamas negotiations are fraught with complexity

11 May 2024 9:00 am

Jerusalem For weeks the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) had been preparing for an assault on Rafah. Yet when the order…

Joe Biden is running out of time in the Middle East

6 April 2024 9:00 am

Jerusalem The idea of a Saudi-Israel rapprochement would have been unthinkable not so long ago, and yet, shortly before the…

Permanent stalemate in Gaza suits Netanyahu

2 March 2024 9:00 am

Jerusalem After midnight on Thursday is dead-time for the Israeli media. The weekend editions have gone to print (newspapers don’t…

Can Israel keep the West on side?

25 November 2023 9:00 am

Jerusalem On 7 October, Israeli security officials were already questioning how long they would be allowed to fight in Gaza.…

Benjamin Netanyahu is increasingly seen as Israel’s curse

11 November 2023 9:00 am

  Jerusalem   On Tuesday, I was driving down to an Israeli army headquarters on the border with Gaza as…

Netanyahu has failed Israel

21 October 2023 9:00 am

  Jerusalem   Israel’s war with Hamas in Gaza is rapidly evolving into a war with all of Iran’s proxies…

War at close quarters: a report from the Kfar Aza kibbutz

14 October 2023 9:00 am

A report from the Kfar Aza kibbutz

The increasing irrelevance of Benjamin Netanyahu

5 August 2023 9:00 am

The increasing irrelevance of Israel’s PM

Bibi’s big mistake

18 February 2023 9:00 am

  Jerusalem   As 100,000 Israelis gathered outside Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, on Monday, to protest against Binyamin Netanyahu’s government’s…

It looks like Bibi is back from the dead

2 November 2022 7:40 pm

Could it really be over? As Israeli political reporters stand before their cameras or hunch over their keyboards, their brains…

The odd couple: Israel and Turkey’s tentative alliance

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Israel and Turkey’s tentative alliance

Is a return to power in Netanyahu’s grasp?

11 June 2022 9:00 am

Is a return to power in Netanyahu’s grasp?

How Israel's Prime Minister got burnt by bread

8 April 2022 8:30 pm

Jerusalem For nearly ten months now, ever since his surprising elevation to the Israeli prime minister’s office, Naftali Bennett has…

Israel’s Arab-Sunni alliance is piling pressure on Iran

24 February 2022 6:30 pm

The world’s eyes are, naturally, all on Ukraine. But elsewhere in Europe, diplomats are locked in a series of talks…

Can a third dose of vaccine stave off Israel’s fourth wave?

28 August 2021 9:00 am

Is Israel facing a fourth wave?

Palestinians in Jerusalem live in a strange limbo

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Jerusalem Thomas Friedman has a lot to answer for. The New York Times’s oracle has ruined, through overuse in his…

In Israel, vaccine passports are already redundant

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Vaccine passports are already redundant in Israel

How Netanyahu exploits Israel’s vaccine success

16 January 2021 9:00 am

The vaccine has arrived at just the right time for the Israeli PM