Ben Cohen
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BBC Jerusalem correspondent Tom Bateman noted that “the history matters here,” in a report on the Israel Defense Forces operation in the West Bank city of Jenin last Thursday that … more
It is perhaps a measure of Israel’s elevated stature in the world that its newly elected right-wing government is under scrutiny not just for its domestic policies and its approach to the … more
Like the parrot in that wonderful Monty Python sketch, American and European diplomats have been trying to persuade themselves that the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran isn’t dead. It’s just … more
The first confirmed execution by the Iranian regime of a participant in the historic protest wave continuing to engulf the country was reported last week — 23-year-old Mohsen Shekari, arrested … more
There is no getting around the fact that we live in dangerous times, defined by the worst military conflict in Europe since the end of World War II and a global economic downturn. Equally, there … more
Even before the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar kicked off, the tournament already had a hero: the former captain of the Iranian national team, Ali Daei. Now retired and working as a coach, Daei is … more
Those who are nostalgic for the heyday of neoconservatism might want to know that on Wednesday, former President George W. Bush was scheduled to host a video discussion with Ukrainian President … more
It’s impossible not be astonished and humbled by the bravery of the Iranian people. From bus drivers to university teachers, once again a cross-section of Iranian society has taken to the … more
In the long list of the most hellish places, Russia’s penal colonies are close to the top. In an interview last year with the Associated Press, Olga Romanova, head of a prisoner-rights … more
That Queen Elizabeth II was both Britain’s longest-serving and oldest monarch is a testament to the period of history in which she lived, and upon which she left an indelible … more
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