Israel

Can Iran help keep King Bibi in power?

14 April 2021 11:58 pm

Benjamin Netanyahu has a problem: he doesn’t have sufficient support to form a coalition. With 20 days left to complete…

Israel's shadow war with Iran explodes into 'nuclear terrorism'

13 April 2021 2:41 am

If time flows at an even pace, then history does not. Joe Biden may still be new in the job,…

The West's shameful Iranian capitulation

12 April 2021 5:42 pm

On a sweltering day in July 2018, German police pulled over a scarlet Ford S-Max hire car that was travelling…

Can Boris beat the vaccine passport rebels?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

No prime minister wants to be dependent on the opposition to get the government’s business through the House of Commons.…

Britain’s vaccine success was supposed to lead to freedom. What happened?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Britain’s vaccine success was supposed to lead to freedom. What happened?

In Israel, vaccine passports are already redundant

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Vaccine passports are already redundant in Israel

Don’t count Bibi out just yet

25 March 2021 4:49 am

Elections are supposed to settle things. That’s the idea, at least. Politicians argue, take decisions and pursue the policies they…

Is time up for King Bibi?

21 March 2021 6:00 pm

In the run-up to its fourth election in two years, Israel is enjoying its vaccine success story. The number of…

The growing alliance between Central Europe and Israel

20 March 2021 1:19 am

In 2018, the Czech President Miloš Zeman promised in a speech on the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel…

Corruption affects everything in Palestine – even vaccines

9 March 2021 9:58 pm

Visit certain parts of the West Bank and you’ll encounter mansions owned by senior officials in the Palestinian Authority (PA).…

The moral debate over Covid jabs for children

6 March 2021 9:00 am

The ethics of Covid jabs for children

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…

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,…

Are there any mountains left unclimbed?

23 January 2021 9:00 am

Bad service Economic growth fell by 2.6% in November, the month of the second lockdown, compared with falls of 7.3%…

How effective has the Covid vaccine been in Israel?

21 January 2021 10:45 pm

The world’s eyes are on Israel at the moment, as the country continues its phenomenally fast roll-out of the Pfizer…

How Netanyahu exploits Israel’s vaccine success

16 January 2021 9:00 am

The vaccine has arrived at just the right time for the Israeli PM

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…

How Israel became a world leader in vaccination

2 January 2021 5:25 am

On a cold night three days before the end of the 2020 I drove down to Jerusalem’s Pais Arena. The…

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…

Is AppleTV's Tehran the new Fauda?

17 October 2020 9:00 am

If you love Fauda — and of course you do — you’re in for a long wait for season four,…

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Pompeo: Biden will give ‘hundreds of billions of dollars to a theocratic, corrupt regime’

15 September 2020 6:50 am

Washington DC Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Monday that if Joe Biden wins the November elections, an incoming…

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Does Trump deserve a Nobel Peace Prize?

14 September 2020 10:57 pm

Should Donald Trump be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? So far the President has notched up two nominations in a…

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What Bahrain’s deal with Israel really means

12 September 2020 12:19 pm

On September 15, representatives from the oil-rich Kingdom of Bahrain will meet Israeli leaders at the White House to sign…

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Award the Nobel Peace Prize to Jared Kushner. Seriously!

3 September 2020 3:30 am

In these pages last year, I suggested that while the President’s son-in-law may not be a great geo-strategic mind, we…

The Foreign Office has lost the plot in the Middle East

22 August 2020 9:00 am

The Foreign Office has lost the plot