Israel

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,…

Today in audio: Ken’s day to forget

28 April 2016 17:29

Ken Livingstone has been suspended by the Labour party after plonking himself firmly at the centre of the anti-Semitism row…

George Weidenfeld was one of the great advocates for high European culture

20 January 2016 18:23

I am far abroad at the moment but have just learnt the sad news from home of the death of…

Jeremy Corbyn is the political version of a creationist

19 November 2015 10:08

When Jeremy Corbyn says it is better to bring people to trial than to shoot them, he is right. So…

Will Jeremy Corbyn condemn Gerald Kaufman’s comments about ‘Jewish money’ influencing the Tories?

29 October 2015 13:08

Sir Gerald Kaufman is Jewish, which he seems to use as an excuse to make claims that would, ordinarily, be…

Israel’s ‘neutral’ position towards Syria has created some strange bedfellows

26 October 2015 12:16

Over the weekend an Israeli-Arab flew from his home in the Jewish state on a paraglider, evading Israel’s formidable air…

Who knows where the violence in the West Bank might lead – but it could well take Abbas with it

8 October 2015 13:02

In recent days the situation in Jerusalem and the West Bank has been unravelling. For some years now, fighting between…

The Vicar of Baghdad – ‘Israel is the most intelligent country in the world’

2 October 2015 12:49

‘We weren’t even at opposite ends of the table. Because he was in the eyes, and I was fighting over…

Welcome to the era of conspiracy-theory politics

14 September 2015 15:03

Who argues that a ‘shadow state’ controls Britain? That a gang of faraway, faceless suits ‘orchestrate public life from the…