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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

What Amnesty International gets wrong about Israel's vaccine programme

10 January 2021 7:00 pm

Israel’s remarkable vaccine rollout has been deservedly praised. But not everyone is full of goodwill. Depressingly and inevitably, commentators and human…

How Israel became a world leader in vaccination

2 January 2021 5:25 am

On a cold night three days before the end of the 2020 I drove down to Jerusalem’s Pais Arena. The…

A Sudan-Israel peace deal could be Trump's crowning achievement

5 December 2020 3:47 am

Twitter is not always kind to the Jewish state. But the peace accord between Israel, UAE and Bahrain that was…

Is AppleTV's Tehran the new Fauda?

17 October 2020 9:00 am

If you love Fauda — and of course you do — you’re in for a long wait for season four,…

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Pompeo: Biden will give ‘hundreds of billions of dollars to a theocratic, corrupt regime’

15 September 2020 6:50 am

Washington DC Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Monday that if Joe Biden wins the November elections, an incoming…

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Does Trump deserve a Nobel Peace Prize?

14 September 2020 10:57 pm

Should Donald Trump be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? So far the President has notched up two nominations in a…

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What Bahrain’s deal with Israel really means

12 September 2020 12:19 pm

On September 15, representatives from the oil-rich Kingdom of Bahrain will meet Israeli leaders at the White House to sign…

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Award the Nobel Peace Prize to Jared Kushner. Seriously!

3 September 2020 3:30 am

In these pages last year, I suggested that while the President’s son-in-law may not be a great geo-strategic mind, we…

The Foreign Office has lost the plot in the Middle East

22 August 2020 9:00 am

The Foreign Office has lost the plot

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Pompeo is right on Iran sanctions

20 August 2020 9:06 am

The halls of the UN are a habitual stage for empty gestures and vaporous rhetoric, but last Friday’s Security Council…

Have Arab nations forgotten about Palestine by accepting Israel?

20 August 2020 3:21 am

The Palestinians are entering one of the most precarious periods in their nation’s history. The normalisation of relations between Israel…

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The UAE-Israel deal is a triumph of Trump’s personal diplomacy

14 August 2020 4:09 am

The American-brokered opening of full relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel is a rare outbreak of peace and…

Netflix’s Caliphate is all too frighteningly plausible

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Sweden is now properly celebrated as the Land that Called Coronavirus Correctly. But in the distant past, those with long…

Why Benjamin Netanyahu has outlasted all his political rivals

13 May 2020 2:10 am

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signed a coalition agreement, after a year of uncertainty and three elections, to create…

Israel’s antibody breakthrough

5 May 2020 9:54 pm

The Israeli government is reporting this morning that the country’s Institute for Biological Research has made a breakthrough in the…

The UN should be ashamed of its anti-Israel boycott list

18 February 2020 2:02 am

I knew if we waited long enough, the United Nations would make itself useful. The Office of the High Commissioner…

Quassem Soleimani’s terror lives on for Israelis

5 February 2020 10:54 pm

Quassem Soleimani is dead but in Israel fear of his warped legacy lives on. The Iranian general was key to…

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Taking out Soleimani is like stepping on a landmine to cure a headache

3 January 2020 4:10 pm

Talleyrand once commented that Napoleon’s execution of the Duke of Enghien in 1804 was worse than a crime. It was…

Islam’s reformation: an Arab-Israeli alliance is taking shape in the Middle East

21 December 2019 9:00 am

When Benjamin Netanyahu visited Oman in 2018 in a gesture of goodwill to Israel’s neighbours, the welcome was not universal.…

The rise – and disastrous fall – of the kibbutz

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell are part of a breed of socialists who argue that this time will be different.…

Lebanon: the world’s best failed state

3 August 2019 9:00 am

Look down from the mountains outside Beirut and, on most days, you’ll see a grey blanket of smog choking the…

How America’s Iran policy is shaped in Riyadh and Jerusalem

27 July 2019 9:00 am

Iran’s seizure of a British-owned oil tanker transiting the Persian Gulf has let loose a fresh round of media war…

I didn’t know kosher food this good existed: Decks in Tverya reviewed

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Decks is a restaurant built on the Sea of Galilee. It is Benjamin and Sara Netanyahu’s favourite restaurant (it is…

Is one of history’s most rousing speeches apocryphal?

15 June 2019 9:00 am

As rousing death-and-glory speeches go, it is one of the best. With a besieging Roman army only hours from storming…