Good By Stealth

The media presents Israel as a pariah but its recent efforts to provide aid to Syrian refugees belies its consistently negative image

A Real Arab Spring

Israel’s thriving and very much integrated Arab population confounds the perpetual accusation that it is somehow an 'apartheid state'

Kennedy’s False Note

Much hoo-ha was made of the BBC’s “censorship” of Nigel Kennedy’s remarks about Palestine at the Proms. In truth, Kennedy knew all along he’d be taken off air

Middle-Eastern Myths

'If peace is to be attained in the Middle East, six mistaken assumptions must first be discarded'

Midfield Virtuoso Finds His Perfect Pitch

Elisha Abas played for years in the Israeli Premier League but when his football career was over he returned to his other great talent: the piano

ONLINE ONLY: Academic Boycotts Teach Us Nothing

Stephen Hawking could learn from Antonio Munoz Molina who recognises that only the pursuit of truth can advance peace and understanding

Israel’s Tragic Hero-Victim

Unapologetic terrorist or revolutionary? Menachem Begin is rightly de-demonised, but not whitewashed, in Avi Shilon's new biography

Bush V. the Appeasers

The once derided, now unmentionable George W. Bush shames the Obama Administration in their respective attempts to promote peace in the Middle East

Nations United in Hypocrisy

The UN general general assembly displays the limits of multilateralism as the debate on the Palestinians' observer status showed

ONLINE ONLY: Defending Israel in a Changed World

Israel's response to Hamas's shower of rockets was proportionate but no Israeli deludes himself into thinking there is a military solution to the conflict

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"