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 did Hamas think was going to happen?

4 November 2023 9:00 am

Much misfortune the woebegone couldn’t have seen coming: a raging fire in the house next door that spreads to yours.…

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…

Homer’s take on theology

28 October 2023 9:00 am

Keep your politics à la carte

21 October 2023 9:00 am

It’s a truism that the Anglosphere has developed a ‘tribalism’ that rivals the divisions between the Kikuyu and Luhya in…

Joe Biden’s Middle East diplomacy is a wreck

19 October 2023 12:44 am

Joe Biden prides himself on his decades of foreign-policy experience, his ability to talk tough yet be kind, and his…

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…

Portrait of the week

14 October 2023 9:00 am

What Iran gains from the conflict in Israel

14 October 2023 9:00 am

What Iran gains from provoking Israel

Five of the worst responses to the Hamas attacks on Israel

8 October 2023 10:49 pm

Tragedies are often the moment when statesmen are at their best. Unfortunately, as we’ve seen from the response to yesterday’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…

Inside Hamas's tunnel complex

26 May 2021 3:30 pm

In the wake of its ceasefire agreement with Israel, Hamas has again attempted to paint itself as a struggling resistance…

Hamas doesn't want a Palestinian state

22 May 2021 7:01 pm

Do Hamas’s supporters in the West know what this organisation really stands for? The reality is that Hamas is no…

How Israel won the war

21 May 2021 4:15 pm

Golda Meir, Israel’s first female Prime Minister, once said that when forced to choose between being ‘dead and pitied’ or…

What's the real reason so many people hate Israel?

20 May 2021 4:00 pm

Did you know that for the past three weeks Turkey has been engaged in a military assault on Iraqi Kurdistan?…

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…

Hamas's rockets are killing Palestinians too

16 May 2021 3:26 pm

Israel’s military action in Gaza is widely reported daily across the world. Images of hundreds of rockets lighting up the…

Inside Israel's Iron Dome

15 May 2021 6:35 pm

A dramatic photo from the Gaza strip taken in the early hours of Friday morning looks like something out of a…