Israel

Is time finally up for Benjamin Netanyahu?

18 September 2019 11:36

‘King Bibi’ they chanted at Likud’s victory party last night but Benjamin Netanyahu has not clinched victory and the crown…

Why is no one boycotting India?

8 August 2019 17:40

Try as I might, I just can’t seem to get anyone interested in discriminating against Indians. No one is tearing…

What has Benjamin Netanyahu achieved?

20 July 2019 17:19

There are little in the way of festivities but today is nonetheless a landmark in Israeli history: Benjamin Netanyahu becomes…

When will Britain recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?

3 July 2019 7:00

In less turbulent times, the disappearance of the Home Secretary would lead the television news bulletins and clear the next…

Netanyahu’s coalition fiasco leads to early elections

30 May 2019 9:31

On Wednesday night, as observant Jews continued to count the Omer, the 49 days between the festivals of Passover and…

The shame of those boycotting Israel’s Eurovision Song Contest

6 May 2019 8:00

Kobi Marimi, the 27-year-old Tel Avivian singer, picked to represent Israel at this month’s Eurovision Song Contest, can’t stop smiling: ‘I love…

Benjamin Netanyahu has defied his critics again

10 April 2019 8:02

With 97 per cent of votes counted, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks poised to secure a remarkable record fifth…

Benjamin Netanyahu’s desperate bid to avoid election defeat

9 April 2019 15:26

Benjamin Netanyahu, facing defeat in today’s Israeli elections, has made a final pitch to his right-wing base. Over the weekend,…

Could Donald Trump unexpectedly triumph in his bid for peace in the Middle East?

4 April 2019 6:50

Could Donald Trump win the Nobel Peace Prize? He would be following in the footsteps of his predecessor but unlike Barack…

Netanyahu’s desperate bid to cling to power

27 February 2019 12:08

He struck at dawn, 25 years ago this week. As Jews marked Purim and Muslims Ramadan, Baruch Goldstein walked unchallenged…

The real racism against the Palestinians

4 January 2019 17:39

This is a story about two people going to jail and the countries sending them there. Both are Palestinians and…

Amos Oz, a giant of Israeli literature and politics

28 December 2018 18:16

In Western democracies, literature no longer matters to politics. Once, literature and politics could co-exist on the same typewriter or…

Airbnb’s ban on Israeli settlements is shameful

22 November 2018 8:30

So alongside being the only country that pop stars refuse to play in, and the only country whose academics are…

Life in Israel under the shadow of Hamas’s rockets

15 November 2018 15:23

Midway through coffee a soldier came running in. ‘Tzeva adom!’ ‘Red colour!’ Cups clattered, chairs shrieked across slate floor. There…

The progressive West must stop fetishising Palestinian extremists

28 October 2018 18:35

He is bare-chested, muscular and not unattractive. A Palestinian flag blazes in one hand, a slingshot is strained taut in…

No, John McDonnell’s accusations of genocide against Palestinians are not ‘justifiable’

10 August 2018 16:36

The Labour Party’s war on the Jews grows more lunatic by the day. The Daily Telegraph reports that shadow chancellor…

Israel’s nation state law backlash is what Netanyahu wanted

20 July 2018 16:34

One of the joys of a world seized by identity politics is that everyone wants to let you know their…

Benjamin Netanyahu: Arab countries know that Iran wants to conquer them all

18 June 2018 16:45

Bibi Netanyahu was in London this month after meeting Angela Merkel, Emanuel Macron and Theresa May, the leaders of the…

Why won’t the Tories take a stand against Hezbollah?

7 June 2018 15:16

On Sunday, thousands of demonstrators will gather outside the Saudi Arabian embassy in London for the annual al-Quds Day march.…

Gaza’s desperate plight is a godsend for the jihadists

26 May 2018 10:00

I must respond to Rod Liddle’s opinion on Gaza (‘Why this deluded affection for the Palestinians?’, which appeared in last…