David Powell

David Powell

David Powell worked for 20 years as a journalist in pan-Arab television news, including BBC Arabic and MBC. He is now an analyst of Middle East affairs specializing in media and Islamist movements.

Are US calls to replace Netanyahu counterproductive?

The US decision not to veto a UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, marks a significant change in US policy on the Israeli-Hamas war, though the White House denies......

Why Israel will not let up in its war on Hamas

Israel has been under severe external pressure to halt its war against Hamas and not to pursue the leaders of the group into their last stronghold Rafah, in southern Gaza. British Foreign Secretary......

The growing tension between the US and Israel over the political future

Before setting off on his fourth trip to the region since the start of the Israel-Hamas war, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken set out Washington’s priorities.For all the latest headlines, follow......

Is US support for Israel wavering?

In the days following October 7, when Hamas fighters stormed into Israel to murder, mutilate and take hostage hundreds of Israelis of all ages, US President Joe Biden was quick to express his outrage,......

Israel gears up for the long war

It would be ironic if the brutal attack by Hamas led to the longed-for Israel-Palestine peace....

Israel faces the most serious constitutional crisis in its history

Over the past nine months, Israeli cities have seen weekly mass demonstrations against plans by the coalition government, headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to limit the power of the......

Netanyahu is not snubbing the US by agreeing to visit China

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is clearly unhappy that seven months into his latest term in office, US President Joe Biden is yet to invite him to the White House, which is normally a......

Israel’s continued undermining of the PA only strengthens Hamas

After the major incursion by the Israeli army earlier on July 3-4 into the Jenin refugee camp, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu declared that the operation marked a “changing of the equation.” Instead......