Israel

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…

Why do parts of Britain erupt whenever Israel defends itself?

21 May 2021 1:14 am

There has been a huge amount of comment in recent days on the latest round of exchanges between Israel and…

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?…

Hamas, not Israel, is to blame for the latest bloodshed

19 May 2021 10:27 pm

I was born in the Jordanian-occupied Old City in Jerusalem and lived in a UN refugee camp from 1966 until…

Shame on the 'free Palestine' police officer

19 May 2021 7:27 pm

Picture the scene. A female police officer — hi-viz police jacket, regulation black hat, facemask slipping from her nose —…

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…

Palestinians in Jerusalem live in a strange limbo

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Jerusalem Thomas Friedman has a lot to answer for. The New York Times’s oracle has ruined, through overuse in his…

Portrait of the week: Scotland votes, Queen speaks and Israel-Palestine crisis escalates

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Home A new complexion of British politics was revealed by the capture of Hartlepool by Jill Mortimer for the Conservatives…

Revealed: How Israel tricked Hamas

14 May 2021 10:15 pm

I received a message from a trusted contact in Israel yesterday telling me that no ground offensive was planned in…

Don't compare Israel to Hamas

14 May 2021 7:32 pm

No, not this time, Boris. The Prime Minister’s ‘both sides’ response to the terrorist attacks on Israel underscores how Western…

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…

What Europe can learn from Greece's alliance with Israel

26 April 2021 3:59 pm

In the 21st chapter of his magisterial 1948 history of the Second World War, Winston Churchill began with an arresting…

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…

Israel's shadow war with Iran explodes into 'nuclear terrorism'

13 April 2021 2:41 am

If time flows at an even pace, then history does not. Joe Biden may still be new in the job,…

The West's shameful Iranian capitulation

12 April 2021 5:42 pm

On a sweltering day in July 2018, German police pulled over a scarlet Ford S-Max hire car that was travelling…

Can Boris beat the vaccine passport rebels?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

No prime minister wants to be dependent on the opposition to get the government’s business through the House of Commons.…

Britain’s vaccine success was supposed to lead to freedom. What happened?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Britain’s vaccine success was supposed to lead to freedom. What happened?

In Israel, vaccine passports are already redundant

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Vaccine passports are already redundant in Israel

Don’t count Bibi out just yet

25 March 2021 4:49 am

Elections are supposed to settle things. That’s the idea, at least. Politicians argue, take decisions and pursue the policies they…

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…

The growing alliance between Central Europe and Israel

20 March 2021 1:19 am

In 2018, the Czech President Miloš Zeman promised in a speech on the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel…

Corruption affects everything in Palestine – even vaccines

9 March 2021 9:58 pm

Visit certain parts of the West Bank and you’ll encounter mansions owned by senior officials in the Palestinian Authority (PA).…

The moral debate over Covid jabs for children

6 March 2021 9:00 am

The ethics of Covid jabs for children