The 25th anniversary of the Oslo Accords, which it was hoped would be the beginning of the end of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, will be marked later this year. It will be marked more than celebrated.
March 31, 2018
The interrogator O’Brien, an agent of the totalitarian state who is one of the main characters in George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984,” declares at one point: “We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.
March 24, 2018
As has become customary in Israel, the High Court of Justice remains the last bastion of the country’s conscience and serves as its moral compass. Last week, it temporarily halted the deportation of African asylum seekers to Rwanda and Uganda.
March 20, 2018
This time next year the UK is expected to pack its bags, depart the EU and start life anew, returning to its state of splendid isolation.
March 17, 2018
It is rare for leaders, as successful as they might be, to leave office at the height of their power. When the next German election takes place, the name of the country’s current chancellor, Angela Merkel, is not likely to appear on the ballot papers.
March 13, 2018
In recent months, the only questions the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has been happy to be asked by people in uniform are the ones at the airport on his way out of the country, such as “Are these your bags?” or “Did you pack your suitcase yourself?” To be asked if anyone gave him something wo
March 10, 2018
One of the reactions to the Industrial Revolution, as it began to go full steam ahead in the late 18th century, was Romanticism, a movement that glorified nature and with it life in the countryside.
March 06, 2018
The capture in Syria of two of Britain’s most wanted terrorists, Alexanda Kotey and El-Shafee Elsheikh, the last remaining members of a notorious Daesh cell, and who were dubbed “The Beatles” by their hostages because of their English accents, prompted a public debate about whether they should be
March 03, 2018
In his opening remarks at the recent 54th Munich Security Conference, the conference chairman Wolfgang Ischinger asked, almost begged the line-up of senior politicians, diplomats and generals to present solutions, not to embark on blame games or fearmongering.
February 27, 2018