Is Israel ready for war with Hezbollah?

23 June 2024 10:22 pm

Whenever the great Shakespearean actor Sir Donald Wolfit had to exit the stage during a performance, he would always take…

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…

Joe Biden’s ceasefire proposal could sink Benjamin Netanyahu

4 June 2024 3:10 am

Joe Biden’s introduction of the three-stage deal to end the war in Gaza was a clever rout to bypass Benjamin…

Netanyahu’s strategy in Rafah isn’t working

29 May 2024 4:56 pm

On 7 April, six months after the October massacres in southern Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the public that…

How universities raised a generation of activists

11 May 2024 9:00 am

It was only a matter of time before America’s student protests spread to the UK. In Oxford, tents have been…

Bugs, biscuits, trench foot: from the front line of the uni protests

11 May 2024 9:00 am

On the grass in front of UCL’s main building, on Sunday night, there were about 30 tents and the portico…

A new survey that may be of interest

13 April 2024 9:00 am

My favourite opinion polls are those which elicit enormous shock in the population for stating something everybody knew for ages,…

The fresh, forceful voice of Frantz Fanon

9 March 2024 9:00 am

The Marxist from Martinique became a rallying figure for anti-colonial movements across the world. But might he have revised his violent message had he lived longer?

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…

It will be difficult for Israel to ignore this ICJ ruling

27 January 2024 8:04 pm

Yesterday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered an interim ruling on South Africa’s genocide case against Israel. Its decision…

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…

What Hamas promised to its electorate

28 October 2023 9:00 am

Things you do not hear very often, number one: a pro-Palestinian protestor denouncing Hamas for the barbarity of its incursion…

Why I don’t trust the BBC’s Trusted News Initiative

28 October 2023 9:00 am

You almost certainly haven’t heard of the Trusted News Initiative (TNI), although you probably should have. It’s a BBC-led consortium…

No one should trust the camera in the age of AI

28 October 2023 9:00 am

Bryan Appleyard on photographic manipulation, past and present

An Israeli ground assault would be devastating for Gaza

15 October 2023 12:03 am

On a patch of scrubland outside the Zikim kibbutz earlier this week, I came across a platoon of Merkava 4…

What Iran gains from the conflict in Israel

14 October 2023 9:00 am

What Iran gains from provoking Israel


14 October 2023 9:00 am

Can Israelis trust the UN?

18 August 2022 1:46 am

You probably think you’ve heard every story there is to hear about people getting fired over their tweets. Well, here’s…

The problem with the New York Times’ Gaza coverage

6 June 2021 6:00 pm

While war raged between Israel and Gaza, the New York Times published a powerful montage of 64 minors said to…

How London became a hub for Hamas

30 May 2021 6:00 pm

As the dust settles over Gaza, and Israel’s Iron Dome sensors cool, minds inevitably turn to the lessons that can…