Columns

Iran will only involve itself in a defensive war if it is attacked directly by Israel and the survival of the Islamic Republic is seriously threatened

Shahir Shahidsaless

Russian casualties at the hands of US forces reveal depth of Putin's war of choice

David Hearst

The United States has added its weight to the Israeli side of the scales, accentuating the imbalance and deepening Palestinian hopelessness

Avi Shlaim

The unfortunate truth is that no Israeli political leader - nor the electorate at large - is willing to take any risks for peace

Richard Silverstein

The Valentine's Day school massacre has all the hallmarks of a new type of killer, with a love of guns, and motivated by the ideology of white supremacy and hatred of Muslims

CJ Werleman

The Labour shadow foreign secretary's advice on how to resist Israel’s occupation smacks of double standards

David Cronin

The move to charge the Israeli prime minister with corruption could push him even farther into the embrace of the nationalist right: Palestinians will bear the cost

Danny Rubinstein

Throughout the 20th century, peoples of the Middle East paid a heavy price for the illusions of nationalist projects that have been proven to be an utter failure with the passage of time

Basheer Nafi

A beautiful book about Palestinian food is a reminder of a rich culinary culture – but the renaming of the dishes in English deprives them of something essential

Tanushka Marah

With the help of Russia, Damascus is more emboldened than it has been since the start of the war

Kamal Alam