‘In Syria and Iraq my enemy’s enemy is not my friend, not even by the wildest stretch of the imagination’

Jonathan Schanzer’s State of Failure persuasively argues that Palestine is not a country or state but a cause with the sole intention of destroying the Jews

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

As US Congress threatens to withdraw aid to the Palestinian Authority, its role as the Middle East’s political victim is reprised yet again

Peter Oborne should read his own newspaper before telling us about the glories of a democratically elected Hamas.

Low expectations for this week’s peace summit in Washington could actually be quite useful

Two Arabic media portals, Al Jazeera and the Palestinian News Network (PNN), have reported that on Sunday 21 March, the London Central Mosque (aka Regent’s Park Mosque) held an event where leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood called for continued support for the Palestinian resistance efforts to ‘free’ the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

Israeli immigration officials at Tel Aviv airport secretly copied the British passports which were then used by the hit squad which assassinated a leading Hamas official, the Sunday Telegraph reports today. This is intrinsically implausible.

The Times reported yesterday that Hamas is “masterminding efforts to have senior Israeli leaders arrested for alleged war crimes when the visit European countries.”  The recent arrest warrant issued for Tzipi Livni by a British Court is certainly tied to this, and it is no surprise that the UK is the first port of call in this latest act of Hamas asymmetric warfare.

The Times reports today that former London Mayor Ken Livingstone will spearhead tomorrow’s Unite Against Fascism protest against Nick Griffin’s appearance on BBC’s Question Time.  Considering his role in giving Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal a platform in the New Statesman, his objection to giving the same treatment to the BNP smacks of the double standards we have come to expect from the far left-Islamist alliance.