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.
Posts Tagged: Palestine
Ben Roback: So far, there is little sign of Trump’s promised ‘Deal of the Century’ in the Middle East
Delivering on his campaign promise to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US embassy accordingly hasn’t helped.
Our Executive Editor dissects Labour candidate Faiza Shaheen’s attempt to dismiss facts about the Labour leader as “hearsay”.
Plus: Mugabe wrecked Zimbabwe. Tommy Robinson – and how Batten is wrecking UKIP. Can Farage save it?
Iain Dale: A betrayal, a contortion, a rash, a shambles, a schism, a squabble. What’s the best collective noun for Cabinet ministers?
And: One Greg Clark. Two Vince Cables. Eleven Germans going home. 100,000 Remain protesters. 17 million Leave voters. Plus: Meanwhile, Javid gets on with his job.
Iain Dale: Gammon if you think you’re hard enough. The patronising Remainers who’ve lost but can’t move on.
Plus: Boles was right (first time round) on Gaza. The Dambusters raid anniversary. A Tory poll lead. Plus: a man and a woman will marry in Windsor on Saturday.
The use of live ammunition is the result of decisions either made or approved by the defence minister.
For most of the Far Left, Jews must now be defined by class. And since they are usually in the wrong class, they must therefore be part of the class enemy.
Yet again, the best Labour can say in Corbyn’s defence is that he is Britain’s least observant person
Corbyn claims he failed to spot any sign of the anti-semitism which was allegedly rife in the Palestine Live group – though McDonnell has a different version of events.
A combination of repression and culture war sustained the current system in recent years. But the effectiveness of that approach is wearing off.
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.