A combination of repression and culture war sustained the current system in recent years. But the effectiveness of that approach is wearing off.
Posts Tagged: Palestine
Plus: May’s EU trials, Labour’s EU shifts – and how Russia got there before Trump by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Well, part of it.
Trump may be an erratic man-child, but the Jerusalem policy makes cold, hard political sense for him
The loud disapproval of those who never liked him anyway, and a possibly violent response in the Arab world, serve the President’s purposes.
Theresa May: “We are proud of our pioneering role in the creation of the State of Israel.” Speech to the Balfour Centenary Dinner. Full text.
“A peace deal that must be based on a two-state solution, with a safe and secure Israel alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian State.”
Self-determination always involves conflict. In some cases that is justified, a conflict of necessity. In others it is not.
Benedict Rogers: The plight of Burma’s Muslims is stoking Islamist extremism here – one of many reasons why Britain must act
Britain should call in the Burmese ambassador, suspend its training programme with the Burma Army, and continue to press at the UN.
Recently, May said “Enough is enough”. Yesterday, terrorist flags were brandished in London. She lacks credibility.
The Prime Minister cannot expect to be taken seriously if she lets supporters of Hezbollah openly boss London’s streets.
What would WTO mean? 1) Lee Rotherham: It would be a walk to a beach, not a cliff-edge drop to destruction
Unless either the UK or the EU want a trade war, its most likely consequence would be making use of a mass of small deals to achieve sizeable gains.
Politicians like Geert Wilders who want to ban the Quran and who treat all Muslims as “the enemy within” are doing ISIS’s work for them.
Nicky Morgan: A bedrock Conservative belief – that we mustn’t wait for the state to act before doing so ourselves
How I saw civil society at work recently in Israel, across the religious and ethnic divide, and am helping to build it up in Loughborough.
Eric Pickles: Netanyahu’s visit. It would be fitting were Britain later to sign its first free trade deal with the Middle East’s only true democracy.
Our relationship with Israel makes us safer, healthier, and more prosperous.
Both the organisation and its critics have a mutual interest in suggesting otherwise.
The settlements, but not the military occupation, should be removed from the West Bank – to create the conditions for an agreement with the Palestinians later.
A British communique served as a birth certificate for the thriving, modern nation Israel is today.
Plus: I kick-start the Middle East Peace Process (or try to). Why Turkey is a semi-fascist state. I will interview Davis. And: Khan should upgrade, and travel Club Class.