Jake Wallis Simons

Iranians don’t hate Israel

27 February 2021 7:00 pm

The decades since the Islamic revolution have weighed heavy on the people of Iran. Living in fear, under extreme levels…

When black lives don't seem to matter

14 February 2021 5:00 pm

A man is filmed dying under a policeman’s knee in Minneapolis. Riots break out, statues are toppled and the Western…

Revealed: how Mossad eliminated Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

11 February 2021 7:39 am

The Mossad is not known for its touchy-feely approach. Whether it was the kidnap of Adolf Eichmann in the sixties,…

The uncomfortable truth about Black Lives Matter, Malcolm X and anti-Semitism

27 January 2021 1:41 am

Fifty-five years ago, Martin Luther King delivered a speech to 50,000 Americans in which he demanded justice for persecuted Jews…

Al Qaeda and Iran’s dangerous partnership

17 January 2021 7:00 pm

What does the world’s foremost Shia power and the most notorious Sunni terror group have in common? Given that the…

What Amnesty International gets wrong about Israel's vaccine programme

10 January 2021 7:00 pm

Israel’s remarkable vaccine rollout has been deservedly praised. But not everyone is full of goodwill. Depressingly and inevitably, commentators and human…

A Sudan-Israel peace deal could be Trump's crowning achievement

5 December 2020 3:47 am

Twitter is not always kind to the Jewish state. But the peace accord between Israel, UAE and Bahrain that was…

Why this Iranian assassination is all about Trump

28 November 2020 3:57 am

The news that Iran’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen ‘father of the bomb’ Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi, met his end in a hail of…

Arab states are fighting back against Turkey’s ‘neo-Ottomanism’

24 November 2020 11:20 pm

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seems determined to reinvent the secular Muslim country he inherited as a sort of Sunni Iranian ‘Mini-Me’:…