My Constituents are being Radicalised

‘Gaza saw for the first time the mobilisation of young British Muslims, sometimes on behalf of Hamas’

It Must be those Secret Agents of Zion

‘All it takes to stay off Stephen Walt’s list of “usual suspects” is to have a non-Jewish sounding surname’

Beirut: Blood on the Streets

‘Then the beating began. One of the new arrivals punched Christopher hard in the face. Two others grabbed his arm and started dragging him across the street. For the first time the Hitch looked scared’

Charles Krauthammer

The liberal-turned-neocon has a knack of creating phrases which best describe the moment

Samantha Power

Obama's Dublin-born foreign policy adviser doesn't like Israel and may wreck Hillary Clinton's work

A Friend to All

An abridged version of an address at a memorial service for Rabbi Sidney Brichto, who died on 16 January 2009

Compromising Situation

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

His Master’s Angry Voice

A disciple of Ayatollah Khomeini's apocalyptic ideology, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is about to turn Iran into a nuclear rogue state

Remember What Hamas Stand For

‘While history can tell us a great deal about the evil ideology can wreak, sadly the power of ideology is far from being history’

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"