Palestine

The progressive imperialism of Keir Starmer’s Palestine policy

12 June 2021 2:57 am

There are two ways to look at Sir Keir Starmer’s call for the Prime Minister ‘to press for a renewed…

The problem with the New York Times’ Gaza coverage

6 June 2021 6:00 pm

While war raged between Israel and Gaza, the New York Times published a powerful montage of 64 minors said to…

The problem with Palestine’s showbiz supporters

3 June 2021 8:15 am

One of the many reasons I hate wokers is because they indulge so shamelessly in what Bebel coined ‘the socialism…

School playgrounds are no place for 'free Palestine' protests

26 May 2021 10:10 pm

GCSE and A level assessments. Enforcing social distancing. Catch-up provision for pupils who fell behind during lockdown. Mental health support.…

Tala Halawa and the progressive media’s anti-Semitism blindspot

24 May 2021 9:57 pm

The tale of Tala Halawa has an ever-mounting horror to it: each sentence is more disturbing than the last. First…

Hamas doesn't want a Palestinian state

22 May 2021 7:01 pm

Do Hamas’s supporters in the West know what this organisation really stands for? The reality is that Hamas is no…

The disinformation war continues between Israel and Hamas

22 May 2021 5:15 pm

The ceasefire between Hamas and Israel has started, and the gates to Gaza have opened for the international press. Now…

Is the worst yet to come in the Middle East?

22 May 2021 9:00 am

If Iran steps in, the worst is still to come

Why do parts of Britain erupt whenever Israel defends itself?

21 May 2021 1:14 am

There has been a huge amount of comment in recent days on the latest round of exchanges between Israel and…

What's the real reason so many people hate Israel?

20 May 2021 4:00 pm

Did you know that for the past three weeks Turkey has been engaged in a military assault on Iraqi Kurdistan?…

Hamas, not Israel, is to blame for the latest bloodshed

19 May 2021 10:27 pm

I was born in the Jordanian-occupied Old City in Jerusalem and lived in a UN refugee camp from 1966 until…

Shame on the 'free Palestine' police officer

19 May 2021 7:27 pm

Picture the scene. A female police officer — hi-viz police jacket, regulation black hat, facemask slipping from her nose —…

Inside Israel's Iron Dome

15 May 2021 6:35 pm

A dramatic photo from the Gaza strip taken in the early hours of Friday morning looks like something out of a…

Palestinians in Jerusalem live in a strange limbo

15 May 2021 9:00 am

Jerusalem Thomas Friedman has a lot to answer for. The New York Times’s oracle has ruined, through overuse in his…

Don't compare Israel to Hamas

14 May 2021 7:32 pm

No, not this time, Boris. The Prime Minister’s ‘both sides’ response to the terrorist attacks on Israel underscores how Western…

The battle the Israeli Defense Force can't win

14 May 2021 1:30 am

The hostilities between Israel and Gaza caught Netanyahu’s government by surprise. What started as a local demonstration by Palestinians against…

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).…

Have Arab nations forgotten about Palestine by accepting Israel?

20 August 2020 3:21 am

The Palestinians are entering one of the most precarious periods in their nation’s history. The normalisation of relations between Israel…

Netflix’s Caliphate is all too frighteningly plausible

16 May 2020 9:00 am

Sweden is now properly celebrated as the Land that Called Coronavirus Correctly. But in the distant past, those with long…

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The scramble for the Middle East: Britain and America fall out

8 September 2018 9:00 am

One of the many pleasures offered by Lords of the Desert, which narrates the rivalry between Britain and the United…

Why is this Israeli drama such a hit with Palestinians? Because it tells the truth

9 June 2018 9:00 am

‘The rule in our household is: if a TV series hasn’t got subtitles, it’s not worth watching,’ a friend told…

Netanyahu’s triumph means a one-state Israel must soon choose democracy – or apartheid

4 November 2017 9:00 am

There are many reasons political journalists get so many things so badly wrong. One is our tendency to overvalue liberal…

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Highly charged territory

14 October 2017 9:00 am

I first heard of this tragicomic spy romp around Israel and Palestine when Julian Barnes sang its praises in the…

Robert Lindsay as Jack Cardiff in Prism

Speech therapy

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Oslo opened in the spring of 2016 at a modest venue in New York. It moved to Broadway and this…

High life

22 July 2017 9:00 am

I switch personalities at Spectator parties, depending who the guests are: for our readers’ tea party, I am a warm…