Nuclear secrets and terror links uncovered, Tehran ramps up aggression

A few days ago, Britain’s Daily Telegraph revealed that in 2015 the British authorities had uncovered a Hezbollah terrorist plot. The key point was that this had been kept secret until now. Read more

Europe starts to fray at the seams

The European parliament elections last week have provided further graphic evidence that Britain and Europe are in the throes of a profound political and cultural upheaval. Read more

Tlaib strives to alter narrative of hate fomented by Arabs

What has caused the deeply alarming upsurge in anti-Semitism across the West? As many have observed, there are three principal sources: the political left, Islamic culture and neo-fascist or white-supremacist cults. Read more

Of compromise and betrayal: From the Golan to Brexit

Two current sources of uproar tie Britain, the United States and Israel into a matrix of hypocrisy, double standards and spinelessness. Read more

After the New Zealand mosque attacks, pointing fingers of blame

It’s not often that I find myself in the same boat as Chelsea Clinton. Read more

How anti-Semitism became unleashed in the West

Why is antisemitism now out of control in the West? Read more

While hoaxes make headlines, real attacks on Jews keep happening

In the West, we’re not merely living at present through savage culture wars. We’re not merely experiencing a terrifying eruption of anti-Semitism in supposedly civilized countries. We are being subjected to a manipulation of reality that could have been scripted by Franz Kafka. Read more

Is Netanyahu making deals with the devil?

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has been severely criticized for cosying up to sundry dictators, autocrats or governments that downplay or deny their country’s role in the Holocaust. Read more

Two national leaders, two TV addresses to fire up their base

Last Monday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went on TV to make what was billed in advance as a “dramatic announcement.”…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Who are the real isolationists in America?

Ever since President Donald Trump astounded the world by announcing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, commentators have been trying to work out the significance of this decision…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Is the State of Israel supping with the devil?

The visit to Israel this week by Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has provoked criticism and dismay within the Jewish world…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

The lethal error in appeasing Iran

When the Obama-brokered Iran nuclear deal was signed in 2015, one of the many spurious reasons offered for that agreement was that it would help the supposedly moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani draw the sting of the Islamic regime’s extremism…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Grappling with the roots of anti-Semitism after Pittsburgh

As Jews around the world grieve for those who were slaughtered in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, the reaction of many in both Jewish and non-Jewish circles has demonstrated a refusal to acknowledge the true significance of what happened. Read more

The story behind the story of Jamal Khashoggi

The disappearance and presumed murder of the Saudi exile Jamal Khashoggi have caused a crisis of relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

The full-scale unraveling of Western cultural norms

October 7, 2018 by  

The Kavanaugh confirmation circus is not just a jaw-dropping and unedifying spectacle. It is a paradigm event in the unraveling of American and Western cultural norms…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

The blood of slain Israelis stains many hands

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It’s often claimed by Western enemies of Israel that the military actions of the Israel Defense Forces against Hamas in Gaza are disproportionate because such actions kill Arabs while Hamas attacks don’t kill Israelis…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Why Jews now find themselves in the eye of the Western storm

Anti-Semitism is now a major issue in the West…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Israel gets it right on the nation-state, while the West fumbles with identity

Two utterly fundamental and seismic issues are threatening to tear apart Britain, Europe and America. They are mass immigration and national identity…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Britain’s Brexit betrayal may push Jewish problem into Downing Street

Until last Friday, whenever people asked me uneasily about the likelihood of the far-left U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn coming to power at the next general election, I replied that—with the exception of one set of circumstances—I thought the risk was overblown…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Wishful thinking isn’t enough when it comes to Mideast peace

President Trump’s peace plan for Israel and the Palestinian Arabs, his attempt at the “deal of the century,” will apparently soon be revealed to the world…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Heads turn away when it comes to the Islamisation of Europe

Once again, Hezbollah flags flew in London last weekend at the Iran-supporting “Al Quds” march in Britain’s capital city…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Europe makes an about-face on Israel

A strange, startling and deeply unfamiliar sound was heard this week. A Trump tweet imploding, perhaps? Kim Jong-Un finally destroying his nuclear arsenal? A distant rumble from the Hawaii volcano?…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

At the Israel border, pointing fingers at the wrong abuser

When confronted with absolute evil or the depths of human depravity, some of us experience a very particular kind of depression. It’s as if we just can’t cope with such a repudiation of humanity…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

The Mossad’s stupendous achievement in Tehran

What was the real target audience of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s extraordinary presentation this week of the secret Iranian nuclear archive raided by the Mossad?…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

An open letter to the Muslim world

April 20, 2018 by  

Dear Muslim world,

The State of Israel is 70 years old today, and I am writing from its capital city, Jerusalem…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Britain’s Labour as a party to the hard left

More than two weeks into the great row in Britain over Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism, and one thing becomes steadily more clear: Everyone is ignoring the elephant in the room. Read more

Globalism is not a Jewish concept

In a recent column in The New York Times, Bret Stephens argued in praise of “globalists.”…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

The right is sticking by what they think is right

On his visit this week to Washington, D.C., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu probably exchanged a wry word or two with President Donald Trump about their similar predicament. Both are under siege from a legal, political and media establishment determined to lever them out of office…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

To confront what’s brewing in Syria, the world needs another Churchill

February 23, 2018 by  

There have been extraordinary scenes in cinemas throughout the United Kingdom. People have leapt to their feet in standing ovations, and grown men have been weeping…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Damned if you do . . . and Trump and Netanyahu are certainly doing

February 11, 2018 by  

Day in and day out, two men—two crucial world leaders—remain under a constant barrage of verbal attacks. They are subjected to an obsessional, unhinged and unprecedented stream of abuse, distortion, character assassination and malicious fantasies…writes Melanie Phillips/ Read more