I’m glad to see we’ve now had the guts to stop a tanker we believe is smuggling Iranian oil in defiance of sanctions on Syria.
The United States’ weakened capabilities and frayed alliances both play in Tehran’s favour at a crucial and sensitive time.
It would be a hazardous balancing act, but he has a slight edge over his opponents.
Brokenshire must keep an eye on the potential knock-on from the latest flare-up over terror, reprisals, a captured pilot and the disputed territory.
The odds are stacking ever higher against the man who has dominated his country’s politics for years.
It will be a significant step forward in keeping this heinous organisation from inciting hatred on our streets.
One thinks of the need for such as a measure as justice-related and security-related. But it would also send a powerful signal.
The numbers in the Knesset are finely balanced, and the search is on for a figurehead to end Netanyahu’s decade in power.
Plus: Crouch’s revenge. Islam’s departure. Brexit, May’s prospective deal and Labour’s internal agonies. And: Trumpety-Trump as the President claims victory.
The country’s Prime Minister, Speaker and President, all stressed how much they would welcome working with the UK to encourage investment.
The killing gives Turkey’s autocrat the opportunity to make common cause with the Saudi prince’s enemies.
He’s been known to ponder the way in which Singapore and Israel developed relatively quickly and with few assets – and draw lessons from their experience.
Delivering on his campaign promise to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy accordingly hasn’t helped.
The former Chief Rabbi felt he had to speak up against the Labour leader for “legitimising the public expression of hate”.
Our Executive Editor dissects Labour candidate Faiza Shaheen’s attempt to dismiss facts about the Labour leader as “hearsay”.