Gaza truce: Is there a winner?

Israel and Hamas agree an indefinite ceasefire but discussions on key demands are delayed. Laura Kyle speaks to Gil Hofman – chief political correspondent for the Jerusalem Post; Samer Badawi – a contributor to +972 Magazine, and a former executive director of the United Palestine Appeal; Daniel Levy – director of the Middle East and […]

Israeli settlers: Patriots or invaders?

A UN report says Israeli settlements violate human rights and could be prosecuted as war crimes, but many Israeli settlers consider themselves patriots. So what hope is there for peace in the Middle East?In a country where settlers are now one of the biggest and strongest political movements, Dani Dayan, a Netanyahu advisor and the […]

BBC HARDtalk with Khaled Meshaal, leader of Hamas

In a special edition of Hardtalk from Doha, Stephen Sackur talks to Khaled Meshaal, the leader of Hamas. The Palestinian Islamist movement is currently locked in a grim and costly military confrontation with Israel in Gaza. The pressure on Hamas is immense — military, political and diplomatic.

Wailing for war at the Western Wall

On July 24th, 2014, during Operation Protective Edge, Israelis held a prayer vigil for the well-being of their soldiers in Gaza. How young Israeli Jews view Palestinians in general: they want them to die or leave the country. These Israeli youths will serve in the military in few years and will be sent to the […]

George Galloway: Bradford is an Israel-free Zone

British MP for Bradford West, George Galloway, says the area he represents will reject all anything Israeli — including tourists — in wake of Gaza operations: “We reject this illegal, barbarous, savage state that calls itself Israel.” He was speaking at a meeting of his Respect Party in Leeds over the weekend when he made […]