Israel

Cultural boycotts are ineffective and wrong

25 July 2014 12:57

Scotland’s national poet Liz Lochhead has been at it again. Two years ago she was petitioning against a dance company…

Lib Dems David Ward and Edward McMillan-Scott on bombing Israel and ‘disputatious Jews’

23 July 2014 7:57

There’s quite a stooshie this morning, following David Ward’s latest contribution to peace in the Middle East. The Liberal Democrat…

Hopeless in Gaza; Israel’s tragically futile war

22 July 2014 12:05

Travelling back from holiday yesterday we had Jeremy Vine’s show on the car radio and the Radio 2 man was…

London’s pro-Palestine rally was a disgusting anti-Semitic spectacle

19 July 2014 16:33

Thousands of anti-Semites have today succeeded in bringing central London to an almost total standstill. They marched though the centre…

The West has drifted away from Israel — and itself

16 July 2014 9:18

Is Israel drifting away from the West? That was Hugo Rifkind’s claim in his column in the magazine last week.…

Will the BBC accept that Hamas wants to kill lots of Jews?

15 July 2014 9:32

A fairly typically partisan report on the Israel and Palestine crisis last night on the BBC ten O Clock News.…

Video: Rules of engagement, according to Hamas

13 July 2014 13:50

CNN recently came across a video of Hamas officials calling on civilians in Gaza to volunteer to become ‘human shields’…

If Britain was being shelled, as Israel is being now, how would we respond?

13 July 2014 10:41

Glaring, the ennui over Israel. The way we drag our eyes to the page, and sigh, and want to read…

Hamas has fallen out of favour with ordinary Gazans

11 July 2014 16:57

Earlier this year, Daniella Peled suggested that Hamas had finally lost its grip on Gaza: Gaza City   Tattered green…

They always come for the Jews

1 June 2014 22:37

Just over a week ago a gunman opened fire at the Jewish museum in Brussels. Four Jews – including two Israeli…

Hamas TV teaches children to kill ‘all Jews’

13 May 2014 18:49

Anyone who hasn’t seen Hamas TV is missing a treat. Of course the low production values are part of the…

Who will rid us of George Galloway?

2 April 2014 14:16

Nothing George Galloway says or does should surprise anyone any longer. Even so, his latest musings on the situation in…

‘Islamophobe’ of the Year

3 February 2014 10:20

I have been honoured to receive a number of awards in my career. Yet one which I have especially yearned…

Who cares about Israel and Palestine?

31 January 2014 9:58

The thing that most surprised me about Scarlett Johansson being asked to cut ties with an Israeli company she was brand…

The wild life and times of Ariel Sharon

13 January 2014 14:40

When Ariel Sharon slipped into a coma in January 2006, The Spectator was just beginning to rather like him. Days…

Absolute moral squalor on display at a London church

3 January 2014 16:09

‘Did Israel spoil Christmas again?’ I only ask because the claim that they did is becoming a modern tradition in…

William Hague, Cathy Ashton and John Kerry celebrate this weekend's deal with Iran. Picture: Getty

William Hague: We will need to reassure Saudi Arabia and Israel about Iran deal

25 November 2013 17:20

The Commons was in congratulatory mode this afternoon when William Hague gave his statement on the deal with Iran. Baroness…

Would you trust this man?

20 November 2013 19:16

In Geneva, America and her allies are limbering up for another round of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear project. In a…

Israel still needs diplomatic support, even if Iran seems less aggressive

4 October 2013 17:45

Israel’s Prime Minister revealed a crucial truth about the foreign policy of the United Kingdom and our allies in his…

Is President Rouhani’s Iran serious?

26 September 2013 17:58

Is Iran serious? That is the question everybody has been asking for the last 24 hours since the new Iranian…

George Galloway blames Israel for the use of chemical weapons in Syria

23 August 2013 9:58

Say this for George Galloway: every time you think he cannot sink any lower he finds new ways to surprise…

Stone the soothsayer

9 August 2013 16:58

When the history books tell the story of peace in the Middle East, the name of Lord Stone of Blackheath,…

Freeing terrorists for peace?

30 July 2013 14:16

Amid all the bloodshed in Egypt and Syria at the moment the fact that the Israelis and Palestinians are once…

Turkey redux

8 June 2013 9:56

It must be boring for you too, returning to the same complaint, over and over again. Report on the BBC’s…

Stephen Hawking shamefully boycotts Israel

10 May 2013 11:32

I thought readers might be interested in this piece by me in today’s Mail. It is on the appalling decision…