Israel

10% of Voters Will Agree With Anything (Except for the Canadian Question)

21 February 2012 13:37

Almost no belief is so barmy it can’t win the approval of at least one in ten voters. The problem…

Hague’s ‘Cold War’ warning

18 February 2012 10:06

William Hague has gazed into his Middle Eastern crystal ball and doesn’t like what he sees. In an interview in…

Our enemy’s enemy

9 February 2012 9:20

It’s unusual for The Guardian and The Spectator to agree on anything, but Seamus Milne and our own John R…

Does Iran Actually Want the Bomb?

8 February 2012 13:48

The obvious answer to this is, Yes of course it does. Were I advising the Iranian regime I’d probably be…

An Israeli strike on Iran?

3 February 2012 21:17

Will they or won’t they? Most political parlour games involve a question of this kind and the one about whether…

Will Israel bomb a near-nuclear Iran in 2012?

30 December 2011 14:51

An Israeli strike on Iran has to be the most over-predicted event of recent years. It was meant to happen…

Palestine presses on in the UN

4 November 2011 14:22

While the Palestinian bid for membership at the United Nations moved closer to rejection, it turned out that Palestine has…

Hamas splashes out

20 October 2011 12:36

There are many questions arising from the prisoner swap between Israel and Hamas, not least whether it opens the door to…

Saving Private Shalit

18 October 2011 8:52

It’s difficult for the outside world to understand the huge significance that Gilad Shalit’s release, this morning, has for Israel.…

An Execution in Tehran

28 September 2011 19:58

Cranmer is right about this: It really is quite incredible. Last week, a convicted murderer, Troy Davis, was finally executed…

The new Israel and Palestine question

22 September 2011 14:16

The halls of the UN are packed with presidents and foreign ministers. But for all the thousands of subjects under…

Abbas pitches for a Palestinian state

16 September 2011 17:39

As Daniel wrote this morning, the Middle East peace process has returned to the headlines. Palestinian President Abbas has called…

The Israel Palestine question

16 September 2011 10:32

After a hiatus, the Middle East Peace Process is about to return to the international stage. The Palestinians are pushing…

Britain’s Palestinian statehood question

14 September 2011 11:16

The Palestinians are seeking United Nations recognition as a state and a vote is apparently imminent. The Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland…

Where does the Arab Spring leave Israel?

10 September 2011 18:38

After decades where Arab politicians kept the truth of their constructive relations with Israel hidden from their publics and stoked…

Philistines for Free Palestine

3 September 2011 17:33

This summer I had the pleasure of listening to the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra performing in the once-ravaged Croatian coastal town…

Relations between Turkey and Israel deteriorate

2 September 2011 13:25

Last summer, I spoke to Turkey’s foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, about the Mavi Marmara row. Davatoglu was not only animated,…

Middle East round-up

22 August 2011 15:52

Reuters is reporting that Libyan rebels have taken control of Libyan state TV – one of the last organs to…

Tensions rise in the Middle East

20 August 2011 17:20

The escalating crisis in Gaza and Sinai is worrying. Egypt is to recall its ambassador to Israel after 3 security…

An Israeli Spring?

2 August 2011 15:15

Israeli politicians have been worrying that the Palestinians would join the protests sweeping the Middle East. So far, this has…

Will Britain recognise Palestine?

30 June 2011 16:02

Will Britain recognise Palestine as a state if, as planned, the matter comes to a vote at the UN General…

Tim Pawlenty: Generic Republican

29 June 2011 19:50

Tim Pawlenty’s Presidential campaign may be stranger than any of his rivals’. For some candidates – Gingrich, Cain – running…

Trouble in Golan

5 June 2011 18:44

In a clear move to distract attention from his own problems, Syrian president Bashir Assad has allowed people to march…

Netanyahu’s Myopia

26 May 2011 12:42

What scares Israel more than anything else? Not, I wager, the rockets flying over the fence from Gaza or even,…

Grading Obama’s visit

26 May 2011 9:16

It was a good state visit. Actually, it has been an excellent visit. Much better than George W Bush’s and…