Israel

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…

Israel is going crazy for Trump

20 May 2018 9:00

‘Trump Make Israel Great’ reads the banner on the deserted hotel next to the new American embassy in Jerusalem. Unlike…

Europe is the new front in the Israel-Palestine conflict

18 May 2018 11:33

Gaza has a galvanising effect on Europeans. Jeremy Corbyn, for example, appeared to have no consolatory words for France after…

The Spectator Podcast: The Italian Job

17 May 2018 15:03

In this week’s episode, we talk about Italy’s new coalition – what will the Five Star and Lega partnership mean…

Israel is no bully but it still must change its ways

16 May 2018 8:10

Oh Israel, why must you do it? Why must you make such an almighty balagan of these things? Hamas is…

The Israeli right’s allies are no friends of Jews

15 May 2018 19:42

The contrast between Benjamin Netanyahu, Donald Trump, Jared Kushner and other great statesmen of our age under investigation swanking it up…

Donald Trump has kept his promise to Israel – and I was wrong to doubt him

14 May 2018 18:07

When Donald Trump pledged to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, I was sceptical. Too…

Israel’s 70th anniversary celebrations ignore an inescapable fact

13 May 2018 14:08

Was it, do you reckon, a felicitous birthday present from the Eurovision judges for Israel, with Netta standing in, a…

Israel vs Iran: will the conflict escalate further?

10 May 2018 10:59

Jerusalem It’s a sunny day in Jerusalem where Israelis are waking up to fresh conflict on the country’s border with…

Israel at 70: there’s no failure like success

18 April 2018 10:09

On Wednesday, Israel marks seventy years of statehood. When David Ben Gurion declared independence on May 14th, 1948—the anniversary floats…

The good news about Gaza you won’t hear on the BBC

9 February 2018 12:54

Donald Trump’s election as US president has meant the whole notion of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ is now very…

Israel’s revival of the death penalty would be a grave mistake

9 January 2018 14:26

One of the many problems with the effort to bring back the death penalty in Israel is that it never…

America has sometimes stood proudest at the UN when it has stood alone

22 December 2017 14:52

Outvoted on a resolution on Israel, on the wrong side of international opinion, the United States ambassador responded with an…

Could Trump’s ‘ultimate deal’ for the Middle East be back on?

13 December 2017 7:30

The wailing and gnashing of teeth over Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital continues, but the President’s…

Donald Trump is right: Jerusalem is the capital of Israel

7 December 2017 15:30

The Israelis are doing it again. That thing they do when someone, anyone, even a total nishtgutnick like Donald Trump,…

Donald Trump’s presidency lurches from embarrassment to disaster

6 December 2017 15:29

Here we go again. Donald Trump decertified the Iran nuclear deal in October. Now, in another audacious foray into Middle…

Trump’s Jerusalem decision may extinguish hope in the Middle East

6 December 2017 13:30

Let’s face it, Jerusalem is politically, diplomatically and religiously special. It is important to the faith traditions of Judaism, Christianity…

Donald Trump gives Israel a Hanukkah present to remember

6 December 2017 9:17

It’s Hanukkah next week, and President Donald J Trump has decided to give the state of Israel a big present.…

Israel is becoming ever more part of the Arab Middle East

25 November 2017 9:00

This month, I attended the spectacular centenary dinner for the Balfour Declaration at Lancaster House, with descendants of many of…

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…