Behind The Lines

Insisting on Israel’s right to exist conceals the fact that states exist or do not exist. They do not have a ‘right’ to exist. There is no reason to perform the ritual of asserting that any state has this right before it is considered acceptable to say anything critical about it. (More…)

‘Singapore on the Thames.’ Unless you’ve been under a rock, such fantasies of UK 2.0 have been a constant throughout Brexit. (More…)

For those on the Anglophone left, the issue of Antisemitism has taken on increasing significance in recent years. (More…)

Standing on the white cliffs of Dover on a good day, you can look across the English Channel and just about see the French coast. (More…)

Rossana Rossanda, the self-described “girl from the past century”, who died on Sunday at the age of 96, was many things. First and foremost, she was a Communist intellectual and a Communist militant. (More…)

Anti-lockdown marches in London have brought together very confused people into direct contact with anti-vaxxers and far-right activists. (More…)

The British have a terrible habit of leaving entire countries in tatters. (More…)

It’s not every day your father’s prized possession is at the top of news. But wherever I turned that hot August morning in Turin, from The Guardian to La Repubblica, to Rai 1, there it was. (More…)

Britain’s relationship with Israel has never been simple. Yet it’s come to resemble the special relationship with the United States. It wasn’t always this way. (More…)