Israel

The Spectator Podcast: Desert storm

9 November 2017 16:42

On this week’s episode, we turn our attention to the Middle East and the unlikely alliance of Saudi Arabia and…

The problem with Britain’s guilt about Balfour

2 November 2017 11:53

Britain’s unease about the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, our imperial pronouncement that we ‘view with favour the establishment in…

The left’s sinister disdain for Israel betrays their movement’s pro-Zionist origins

26 October 2017 11:06

In the beginning, the Guardian was a friend of the Jews. Or rather, those Jews who believed that after millennia of persecution…

‘Where is he?’: No-show Corbyn heckled at Israeli fringe event

26 September 2017 23:28

This year’s Labour conference has been largely overshadowed by a row about anti-Semitism. At a Labour Friends of Israel event on…

Britain has an anti-Semitism problem. Here are the numbers that prove it

13 September 2017 16:50

A new report on anti-Semitism in Britain makes uncomfortable reading all round. The study, a joint enterprise by the Community…

Iran’s growing influence points to a bleak future for the Middle East

2 September 2017 8:30

After six years of fierce fighting and with hundreds of thousands dead, the Syrian civil war finally appears to be settling…

Combating 21st-century terror: what Europe can learn from Israel

20 August 2017 20:49

Spain, Finland, Russia: in the space of a few days, Europe is reminded, yet again, that terrorism – like the…

Unesco has enacted a grim piece of historical revisionism against Israel

8 July 2017 10:57

Until its liberation in the Six-Day War, Jews were not allowed to climb beyond the seventh step outside Ma’arat HaMachpelah,…

When will the Six-Day War finally end?

7 June 2017 14:14

This week, Israel is marking the 50th anniversary of its improbable victory over Arab assassins. Egypt’s Gamal Abdel Nasser saw…

Trump is winning friends abroad – while alienating them at home

22 May 2017 17:47

In 1981, when President Reagan lifted the grain embargo on the Soviet Union, Washington Post columnist George F. Will went on…

Jewish students are turning their backs on British universities. Who can blame them?

26 April 2017 14:30

Universities up and down the land are clambering to recruit students in time for the start of the new academic…

European politics is following in Israeli footsteps

1 April 2017 10:00

For Israelis, Europe’s political landscape is looking increasingly familiar. Whereas Israel was once seen as something of a political backwater, nowadays…

Gerald Kaufman: Labour hero, Jewish villain

28 February 2017 16:19

Gerald Kaufman, who has died aged 86, was instrumental in saving the Labour Party, back when the Labour Party was…

Trump’s new ambassador is right: the UN is anti-Israel

23 February 2017 11:40

The most important statement from the new administration. Clear, concise, simply and devastatingly expressed. Exactly what many of us have…

How can ‘needy’ Britain help Palestine when it can’t help itself?

6 February 2017 16:59

A senior civil servant gave Andrew Rawnsley a haunting description of Brexit Britain’s new place in the world. When Theresa May…

What the papers say: Donald Trump hits back

12 January 2017 8:42

Donald Trump is dominating the headlines once again after he hit back furiously at reports that Russia had compromising videos…

Jared Kushner’s Israel connection will delight Benjamin Netanyahu

11 January 2017 10:47

Why, do you suppose, are people getting worked up about the nepotism angle of Donald Trump appointing his son-in-law, Jared…

Britain was wrong to back the U.N’s anti-Israel resolution

4 January 2017 14:01

Like all the best mistakes, it was done for the right reasons. Knowing that for once the US wouldn’t veto,…

How Donald Trump emerged as Israel’s unflinching champion

29 December 2016 13:33

On Wednesday John Kerry managed to attract more attention with what amounted to a declaration of failure than any success…

Meet the man who created the Middle East

20 November 2016 12:30

When turbaned warriors from Daesh (or Isis) advanced on Raqqa in Syria two years ago, they whooped wildly about having…

The troubling truth is that anti-Semitism in Britain is alive and well

6 November 2016 15:30

Growing up as a Jew in England, I’ve always felt proud of my heritage. The ugly spectre of anti-Semitism seemed…

Christian criticism of Israel is myopic

24 September 2016 9:00

A Methodist church in Hinde Street, London, is exhibiting ‘You cannot pass today: Life through a dividing wall’, a reconstruction…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Israel comments prompt a fresh outbreak of Labour civil war

30 June 2016 16:45

On a day when the Conservative party leadership has been thrown into disarray, there ought to be an opportunity for Labour…

Are there any Jews who still support Labour?

4 May 2016 11:10

Many years ago, sometime in the last century (how worldly I feel writing that!) I was at the launch party…

It will take more than Labour’s ‘inquiry’ to deal with the left’s anti-Semitism problem

30 April 2016 10:47

Anyone concerned about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party should welcome the appointment of Shami Chakrabarti, the former head of Liberty,…