Jerusalem

An atheist goes on a Christian pilgrimage. What’s the point?

6 July 2018 17:25

The young writer Guy Stagg threw in his job a few years ago to undertake a pilgrimage to Jerusalem via…

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 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…

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.…

There’s nothing patriotic about William Blake’s Jerusalem

14 January 2016 12:28

In this week’s diary, Tristram Hunt puts his money behind Jerusalem as a new English National Anthem. ‘God Save the…

I’m sure the Queen could cope with a new English national anthem

13 January 2016 12:34

‘Thy choicest gifts in store / On her be pleased to pour.’ The prospect is upon Twickenham and Wembley regulars…

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…

In the footsteps of Marco Polo: the journey that changed William Dalrymple’s life

24 June 2015 17:23

This is the introduction to the 25th anniversary edition of William Dalrymple’s first book, In Xanadu: A Quest At the end of the…