This week the Palestinian leadership threatened to sue the U.K .for the Balfour Declaration, ahead of its centenary. The threat was later commuted to a request for an apology. It’s a symbolic move - but also a cry of despair.
Dr Azriel Bermant is a Research Associate at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv. He is writing a book on Margaret Thatcher and the Middle East.
Israel’s nationalist camp, long suspicious of, if not hostile to, the European Union’s attempts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, would - unwisely - celebrate Britain leaving the EU.
The lifting of arms embargo on Iran is sending the Middle East into a frenzied conventional arms race, reigniting decades-old concerns in Israel for its military edge over Arab states.
Unlike Iran, Pakistan doesn't call for Israel's destruction. But in certain ways, Islamabad poses more of a threat to Israel than Tehran does.
A lesser-scrutinized factor in rising U.S.-Israel tensions, alongside critical disagreements on Iran and the Palestinians, are Israeli government suggestions of a ‘repivot’ towards Russia.
My father found refuge in Glasgow as a young boy, but he would have detested the campaign for Scottish independence, built upon spite and narrow mindedness.
The British prime minister will likely be bearing a candid message during his visit: Stop settlement expansion and preserve the two-state solution.
Eulogized as a friend of Israel, Margaret Thatcher's attitude towards the Jewish state was in fact complex and critical - criticisms that have been overlooked largely because of the perception that her heart was in the right place.
Thatcher regarded herself as a steadfast friend of Israel, however, she was influenced by a view that was commonly held by British mandarins: the perception that the Arab-Israel conflict was at the core of the difficulties facing the West.