Limor Simhony Philpott

The rise of Taliban Twitter

12 September 2021 8:00 am

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan was swift, but this victory wasn’t won overnight. For years, the Taliban has been waging…

Western deterrence now looks hollow

17 August 2021 5:50 pm

The efforts of a 20 year war took only a few weeks to overturn: the Taliban has completed its takeover…

Why Iran is stepping up its maritime piracy

5 August 2021 7:31 am

On Tuesday there was an attempted hijacking of a tanker in the Gulf of Oman. According to the UK Maritime…

Why Israel is rolling out a third Covid jab

31 July 2021 1:33 pm

Israel has today become the first country in the world to offer a third Covid-19 booster vaccine on a large…

The Afghan withdrawal will only embolden the West’s enemies

13 July 2021 8:39 am

‘How many thousands more Americans, daughters and sons, were you willing to risk?’ Biden asked critics of the decision to…

How Israel can block Iran's nuclear dreams

23 June 2021 8:39 am

In his first press conference, Iran’s new President unequivocally objected to renegotiating the Obama-era nuclear deal. Israel’s new Prime Minister,…

Can Naftali Bennett’s anti-Bibi coalition survive?

15 June 2021 7:14 am

Sunday saw a watershed moment in Israeli politics: Bibi Netanyahu was removed from power after 12 years, and his government…

Netanyahu's departure would be good news for Israel

2 June 2021 1:49 am

Time is running out for Bibi Netanyahu. In the next couple of days, the fate of Israel’s next government will…

Bibi is back

18 May 2021 6:13 pm

Is Benjamin Netanyahu’s time up? A fortnight ago, it seemed so. Netanyahu’s mandate for forming a coalition expired. The opportunity was handed instead…

The battle the Israeli Defense Force can't win

14 May 2021 1:30 am

The hostilities between Israel and Gaza caught Netanyahu’s government by surprise. What started as a local demonstration by Palestinians against…

Can Iran help keep King Bibi in power?

14 April 2021 11:58 pm

Benjamin Netanyahu has a problem: he doesn’t have sufficient support to form a coalition. With 20 days left to complete…

Is time up for King Bibi?

21 March 2021 6:00 pm

In the run-up to its fourth election in two years, Israel is enjoying its vaccine success story. The number of…