Israel’s Not So Empty Threats

'Israel has been threatening to launch a pre-emptive strike on Iran for two years now. Is it merely crying wolf?'

A Long Way From Cable Street

Robert Wistrich's new study of anti-Semitism brilliantly elucidates how the Left has betrayed the Israel for which it once campaigned

Dayan’s Lesson

The great, but flawed, Moshe Dayan understood what the Israeli Left now cannot: that Israelis need a commitment to their security

Attack Tehran?

'Unlike some of their most senior spies, Bibi Netanjahu and Ehud Barak see an attack on Iran in terms of Israel's survival as a Jewish state'

Strike Off the Band

Cowardly Irish folk band Dervish bows to leftist pressure not to play in Israel; now the Jewish state views Ireland as the most hostile member of the EU

Israel Left Behind

‘The seriousness of a left-wing movement in today’s Europe can be measured by its stance towards Israel’

The West is Best, But Only for the Rest

'Capitalism renews itself incessantly: it has survived wars and revolutions, booms and busts, depressions and inflations. As long as the West does not renounce capitalism, its long-term prosperity is secure'

The Silence of the Intellectuals

'The intelligentsia ignored the irruption of religious fanaticism into domestic British politics. In the face of these foes of civilisation, silence is the worst form of cowardice'

Betrayed by Günter Grass

'I was fond of my father's old friend Günter Grass. I'd like to think he knew better'

Best of Enemies

'The message is clear. The world can stop Iran getting nuclear weapons until the spring. After that, Israel might'

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"