A historic triumph: Palestine is recognised as a state by the UN and democracies in Europe – though not by America

The Israelis had circulated the world’s foreign ministries with their hope that Palestine would not be recognised at the UN, and privately suggested all kinds of nastiness if their wish was not granted

The suffering of Sderot: how its true inhabitants were wiped from Israel’s maps and memories

The suffering of Sderot: how its true inhabitants were wiped from Israel’s maps and memories

The people of Huj had helped the Jewish Haganah army escape the British. In return they were sent into Gaza as refugees

Netanyahu leads Israel into isolation

While Israelis congratulate themselves on the supposed ‘effectiveness’ of the Iron Dome defence system it shields them from an emerging reality

One of Israel’s great leftist warriors wants peace with Hamas and Gaza – but does the Knesset?

Veteran activist Uri Avnery still believes Israel could have peace tomorrow – if Netanyahu wanted it

Israel demands our support because it fights its ‘war against terrorists’ in our name

Israel demands our support because it fights its ‘war against terrorists’ in our name

Westerners set the precedent when it comes to “collateral damage”, now the Israelis are reeling out the same tired excuses

As the ‘gates of hell’ open once more in the Middle East, these old journalistic clichés won’t do

Israel won’t negotiate with “terrorists”, right? So why did the Israelis negotiate via the German secret service with Mr Jabari himself, less than 12 months ago?

If Assad goes, Hezbollah will be alone in the Levant – much to the delight of Israel

If Assad goes, Hezbollah will be alone in the Levant – much to the delight of Israel

Syrian leader’s fate is crucial to the future of the Lebanese movement

The Case of the Swedish weapons in Syria

How did warning flares from a small town near Gothenburg find their way into the weaponry of the anti-Assad forces?

Whichever of Obama or Romney wins, US dealings with the Arab world will change

Whoever ultimately wins the U.S. election every reader of this article will be either dead or old before the Arab “revolution” is over

The ordinary victims lost in the noise of Beirut’s latest big story

Robert Fisk reports from the scene of the assassination of the country’s intelligence chief and its impact on ordinary Lebanese

Plucky little Turkey standing up to evil Syria? It’s not as simple as that

Robert Fisk on how a power play between France and Nazi Germany in the 1930′s is coming to fruition in the current face-off between Turkey and Syria

Sanctions hurt Syria and Iran but regimes can ride on regardless

Sanctions hurt Syria and Iran but regimes can ride on regardless

Robert Fisk on whether financial pressure alone will be enough to bring Tehran into line

When Netanyahu appeared before the UN General Assembly last year he warned of the threat posed by Iran. Click to enlarge

Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning reveals his moments of memory loss

Not since the last set of cartoons flourished in the UN has the world been so gobsmacked. Then it was Colin Powell who displayed his own cartoon of white-coated Iraqi chemists making WMDs in a mobile laboratory

Al-Qa’ida cashes in as the scorpion gets in among the good guys

“You know, we’re all sorry about Christopher Stevens” said a Syrian friend. “But we have an expression in Syria: ‘If you feed a scorpion, it will bite you’.”

The forgotten massacre

While presidents and prime ministers have lined up in Manhattan to mourn the dead at the World Trade Centre, not a single Western leader has dared to visit the dank and grubby Sabra and Chatila mass graves

The Provocateurs Know Politics and Religion Don’t Mix

Several radio presenters asked me yesterday if the unrest in Cairo and Benghazi may have been timed to “coincide with 9/11”. It simply never occurred to them to ask if the video-clip provocateurs had chosen their date-for-release to coincide with 9/11

‘No one likes violence…But people know there is no going back. If they return home, they will die one by one’

One of the few Western journalists inside Syria, Robert Fisk reports from Damascus

Syria’s road from jihad to prison

Robert Fisk gains access to one of Syria’s most feared prisons where he talks to captive ‘Syrian rebels’, including a Turk and a French-Algerian

Another week in the violent, murderous and divided world of Syria

Armenians, Christains, Muslim clerics… all have become victims in the violence engulfing Syria. Robert Fisk, one of the few Western journalists there reports from Damascus

Minister for information who wants to go straight

The Syrians have learnt a lot from CNN and Al-Jazeera. Robert Fisk explains