Emanuele Ottolenghi

Compromising Situation

‘The iron logic of Israel's political arithmetic, coupled with the challenges ahead, points to a coalition between Likud and Kadima’

‘Mid-2010 might be too late for Obama to switch gears on Iran. Its nuclear clock is ticking faster and faster’

‘Obama would be an American, not European, president, and Livni would be an Israeli leader, not a Brussels bureaucrat’

‘To realise that Syria deserved the cold shoulder did not require the life of a prime minister’

‘The more Iran misbehaves, the more the West is ready to give’

‘Our destiny is determined by benevolent and somewhat patronising philosopher kings’

‘A nuclear Iran is not just Israel’s problem. Stopping its programme is a paramount Western interest’

‘Europeans see Israel as a reminder of the demons of their own past, but it has also been presented as the cause of terrorism’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"