Israel

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…

Rod Liddle: Tunnelling my way into Gaza

1 June 2019 9:00 am

I’m meant to be peering into a tunnel hacked out by Hamas a few hundred metres from Gaza City into…

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Why did Democrats invite a hate preacher into Congress?

11 May 2019 5:47 am

The Republicans are the party of racists and religious bigots, and the Democrats are the party of anti-racists and religious…

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Why the Democrats have gone off Israel

8 March 2019 11:57 pm

Not so long ago in America, immediately after a Democratic politician announced a run for president, he or she would…

Why is this Israeli drama such a hit with Palestinians? Because it tells the truth

9 June 2018 9:00 am

‘The rule in our household is: if a TV series hasn’t got subtitles, it’s not worth watching,’ a friend told…

Why this deluded affection for the Palestinians?

19 May 2018 9:00 am

The worst entry for this year’s Euro-vision song contest was that vast cater-wauling aboriginal. I can’t remember her name, only…

What does friendship with Israel really mean?

19 May 2018 9:00 am

Harold Macmillan once remarked that: ‘There are three bodies no sensible man ever directly challenges: the Roman Catholic Church, the…

If Corbyn wins, emigrating to Israel is my clear escape route

24 March 2018 9:00 am

I’m currently in Israel on a press trip organised by Bicom — the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre. Bicom…

Let’s find the most idiotic Brexit headlines

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Gimson’s Prime Ministers, out this week, is a crisp and stylish account of every one of them. I happened to…

Saudi Arabia has united with Israel against Iran – and a desert storm is brewing

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Until last weekend, the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh’s exclusive Diplomatic Quarter was colloquially known as the Princes’ Hotel. It was a…

How Britain fell for Saudi Arabia’s reforming Crown Prince

11 November 2017 9:00 am

There are two ways of seeing the extraordinary rise of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince: the blood-stained debut of a new…

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Highly charged territory

14 October 2017 9:00 am

I first heard of this tragicomic spy romp around Israel and Palestine when Julian Barnes sang its praises in the…

A wall painting in an 18th-century rural synagogue in Germany depicts the Lion of Judah and the temple of Jerusalem.The itinerant folk artist was Eliezer ben Solomon Sussman

Wandering Jews

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Simon Schama is an international treasure. Whether on screen or in print, he is all energy, enthusiasm, dramatic gestures, emotional…

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Speech therapy

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Oslo opened in the spring of 2016 at a modest venue in New York. It moved to Broadway and this…