Benjamin Netanyahu discusses Iran (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Was Netanyahu’s message worth the diplomatic damage it caused?

5 March 2015 11:40

For weeks before his plane set off for Washington, Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress was exhaustingly analysed here…


The Middle East’s own 30 Years War has just begun

17 June 2014 13:25

In January, Douglas Murray explained in The Spectator how relations in the Middle East were becoming increasingly tense. With northern…

A makeshift Syrian refugee camp in Majdal Anjar, Lebanon (Photo: Getty)

Lebanon is falling apart on its 70th birthday

26 November 2013 12:46

It’s Lebanon’s birthday this month — 70 years since independence — but no one’s really in the mood to party.…

A picture of the Bulgarian bus bomb, carried out by Hezbollah. Getty Images

The EU fails to ban Hezbollah

23 July 2013 20:34

As though the sunny weather and the royal baby were not enough, here comes yet more good news. The European Union…

Terry Waite, while he was a special envoy to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Photo: Getty Images.

Don’t trust Hezbollah — whatever Terry Waite says

11 December 2012 12:05

Earlier this month, while he was in Lebanon to highlight the plight of Christians in the Middle East, in particular…

Iran nuclear weapons

Iran keeps saying it’s nuking up – despite what its Western apologists say

14 August 2012 17:39

The same problem keeps occurring for the megaphones of Iranian propaganda in the West: they keep being let down by…

With Hitch in Lebanon

18 December 2011 19:51

One afternoon a couple of years ago Christopher Hitchens, Michael Totten and I had gone for a walk along Hamra…