Zionism

Bibi Netanyahu: Israel’s unloved, unlovable necessity

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the most unloved and unlovable figures in Israeli politics, a solid finish in a competitive…

Why my generation is indifferent to anti-Semitism

31 March 2018 9:00 am

It took a protest of Jews in Westminster for Jeremy Corbyn to own up to the Labour party’s problem with…

The 67 words that ensured endless bloodshed

18 November 2017 9:00 am

If books about the Israeli-Arab conflict were building blocks, the Palestinians would have their own state already and then some.…

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…

The Bridgeman Art Library

Laurence Oliphant: oddest of Victorian oddballs

12 March 2016 9:00 am

As an erstwhile obituarist, I pity the poor hack who had to write up the life of Laurence Oliphant —…

Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Don’t be a Stepford student — subscribe to The Spectator’s print and digital bundle for just £22 for 22 weeks.  Have…

What Julie Burchill's ex-husband thinks of her new memoir

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Unchosen is the journalist Julie Burchill’s account of how she — a bright and bratty working-class girl from Bristol —…

‘A dandy aesthete with visions of sacrificial violence’

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Eschewing the biblical advertising of ‘the promised land’ or indeed ‘a land of milk and honey’, the Conservative colonial secretary…

Portrait of T.E. Lawrence by Augustus John

Lawrence of Arabia, meet Curt of Cairo

8 March 2014 9:00 am

How do you write a new book about T.E. Lawrence, especially when the man himself described his escapades, or a…

I used to like George Kennan. Then I read his diaries

1 March 2014 9:00 am

George Kennan, the career diplomat and historian best known for his sensible suggestion that the United States try to resist…

When Israel was but a dream

22 February 2014 9:00 am

‘On the night of 15 April 1897, a small, elegant steamer is en route from Egypt’s Port Said to Jaffa.’…