Iran: the New Chapter

Robin Lustig | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

It's a deal. Or, to be strictly accurate, it's a framework deal, which means that Iran and the six major powers with whom it's been negotiating over its nuclear research programme still have a few i's to dot and t's to cross. Even so, it's definitely worth celebrating. Not so long ago, there was a distinct possibility that Israel, with or without tacit US approval, might launch air strikes against Iran, with incalculable consequences for the region.

Politicians Need to Stop Treating Us Like Idiots

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

This is what we have degenerated British political debate into. A festival of unsubstantiated mudslinging and disrespectful campaigning. I would say it is like watching teenagers, but teenagers have evidently proven far more effective.

Cold Reception For Netanyahu's £2000 Annual Ice Cream Budget

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has come under fire after it was revealed his household budgeted £1,750 (or 10,000 shekels) of state funds ...

Israel Swings Centre-left, Not Right - Oops!

Toby Greene | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Anyone who read about the Israeli elections in the UK media in the past week will have been told that Israel was set to choose its most right-wing government ever, and that the star was a young, right-wing nationalist named Naftali Bennett. Oops.

Is Israel About to Turn Sharp Right?

Robin Lustig | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

How would you feel if I told you that the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will soon be the most moderate member of his own government? And that means his next Cabinet will be more right-wing too. Two-state solution? Forget it.

The Selective Moral Posturing of the Chattering Classes

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Politics
Benjamin Lazarus

If the IRA were firing rockets into mainland Britain from Ireland on a daily basis, we would retaliate and bomb the Falls Road.

Why Netanyahu's Cartoon Bomb Should Be Taken Seriously

Toby Greene | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK Politics
Toby Greene

Netanyahu will hope his speech further galvanises the already considerable international efforts to pressure Iran through sanctions and diplomacy to stop enrichment, at least to the 20% level. Netanyahu knows that the international community is keen to prevent Iran getting a bomb, but also to prevent Israel from resorting to military action.

We Need to Talk About Bibi

Lorna Fitzsimons | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Politics
Lorna Fitzsimons

Cathartic it may be, but as long as our analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains in this form of arrested development, childishly blaming Bibi for all ills, it only masks the deeper problems and perpetuates a danger for us all - that we learn no lessons and so heighten the probability of making further mistakes. And that none of us can afford.

Israel Today: Peace Now

Hannah Gal | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK
Hannah Gal

Hagit Ofran's front door is headline news. Photos of the graffiti death threat sprayed on it have shocked not just the Peace Now activist herself but Israeli society at large.

Dangerous Theatre

Dr Lynette Nusbacher | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Lynette Nusbacher

From the point of view of nuclear deterrence this was ideal. A president who could be counted upon to order a nuclear strike, or one who could be counted on to refrain from ordering one, could be out manoeuvred. A president who was apparently irrational could not be.

Abbas Submits Proposal For Palestinian Statehood To The UN

Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, has submitted a formal proposal to the United Nations for Palestinian statehood, a bid that is expected to fail...

The World's First Facebook Revolution

Hannah Gal | Posted 25.10.2011 | UK Politics
Hannah Gal

In June 2011, as her tenancy agreement was coming to an end, twenty five year old Daphne Leef started looking for a new apartment.

Israel: She Doth Protest Too Much

Seph Brown | Posted 02.10.2011 | UK Politics
Seph Brown

As the Libyan and Syrian uprisings dominate the headlines it is fairly easy to miss the increasingly determined protests across Israel.