Melanie Phillips

Melanie Phillips

Columnist

British journalist, broadcaster and author

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The war against the Jews

In Britain, France and America, the left is on the wrong side. The Jews are in the middle because they don’t know who hates them more,” said Chief Rabbi Sebbag. Opinion.

The war against the Jews

Can Israel afford to stand up to America?

Netanyahu is addressing Congress because he has no other option. Op-ed.

Can Israel afford to stand up to America?

The driver of Western Jew-hatred

Well-meaning people supporting the Palestinian Arab cause are actually empowering Islamo-Nazis.

The driver of Western Jew-hatred

The looming choice for Diaspora Jews

Apart from any dangers, the political choices they face are likely to make for an uncomfortable ride. Opinion.

The looming choice for Diaspora Jews

The Middle East’s fateful moment

As northern Israel burns, America is leading the world into a terrible war. Opinion.

The Middle East’s fateful moment

How the Hamas pogrom galvanized Israel’s enemies

Hostility to the Jewish state goes wide and deep, apparently further than some thought before Oct. 7.

How the Hamas pogrom galvanized Israel’s enemies

Buried facts about the Gaza war

Connect the dots: It’s America and Iran against Israel. The American appeasement of Iran has left many people mystified. They should have been paying more attention. Opinion.

Buried facts about the Gaza war

Amichai Chikli’s rescue remedy

Diaspora Jews must put nation back into religion and Israeli Jews must put religion back into the nation.

Amichai Chikli’s rescue remedy

The ivory tower jihad

In the appalling scenes on campus, monstrous chickens are now coming home to roost.

The ivory tower jihad

Strangling Israel slowly

A remarkable realignment may be under way: Israel and the Arabs v America and Iran. Opinion.

Strangling Israel slowly

The surreal echo chamber of lies

As Israel braces for yet more horrors, the world has turned against it. Opinion.

The surreal echo chamber of lies

The global onslaught against Israel

Britain and America are making the Jewish state their scapegoat. Opinion.

The global onslaught against Israel

Israel’s Orwellian nightmare

The Jewish state swings in the wind because the genocidal Palestinians are said to have a case. Op-ed.

Israel’s Orwellian nightmare

The American betrayal of Israel

The suggestion that Israel is no better than Hamas is a pernicious lie spread by those who want Israel gone. Opinion.

The American betrayal of Israel

The West’s abandonment of the Jews

Human rights culture has mainstreamed Hamas lies while Western civilization is no longer civilized. Opinion.

The West’s abandonment of the Jews

The scapegoating of Israel

Humanitarian aid has become the blood libel of the day as wiith breathtaking arrogance and malice, Cameron presumed to dictate to Israel how to conduct this desperate war for its survival. Biden is the same. Opinion.

The scapegoating of Israel

The terror of the right

The Oct. 7 atrocities produced a profound sense of disorientation for progressives because the Palestinian Arabs whose cause they had promoted as the acme of conscience and enlightenment turned out to be savages. Op-ed.

The terror of the right

British MPs melt down over Gaza

Democratic procedures are being destroyed by anti-Israel mob intimidation. Those who attempt to destroy the Jews invariably destroy themselves. We are watching it happen to the West in real time. Op-ed.

British MPs melt down over Gaza

The antisemitism crisis is out of control

In both Britain and America, politics is becoming increasingly distorted. Opinion.

The antisemitism crisis is out of control

Israel’s American frenemy

Some Bidenites subscribe to the fantasy that all conflict can be ended by negotiated compromise based on self-interest. Others are viscerally hostile to Israel and some have had links to Iran. Opinion.

Israel’s American frenemy

America and Britain - blind stupidity or malevolence?

America and Britain have crossed. a treacherous red line. Their unhinged obsession with the “two-state solution” threatens to incentivize Hamas. Opinion.

America and Britain - blind stupidity or malevolence?

"Choose life, and fight for it"

Something of priceless value is emerging on the battlefields of Gaza. Opinion.

"Choose life, and fight for it"

The West’s lethal error in the war against Israel

The distinction between Hamas and “ordinary” Palestinian Arabs is largely spurious. Opinion.

The West’s lethal error in the war against Israel

Chilling winds towards Israel from Britain and America

Obsessional hostility has even infected counterterrorism experts. Op-ed.

Chilling winds towards Israel from Britain and America

The revival of an ancient calumny

In response to the genocidal Hamas agenda, churches have turned on its Jewish victims. Opinion.

The revival of an ancient calumny

The persistent ‘two-state’ delusion

If the West wants a solution to the Middle East conflict, it must take a long look in the mirror. Opinion.

The persistent ‘two-state’ delusion

The moral collapse of the West

No one is calling for Hamas to surrender, which would stop all the killing immediately. Op-ed.

The moral collapse of the West

The BBC and other Western media outlets are far more than mere useful idiots.

The devastating Hamas weapon of war is the Western media. Opinion.

The BBC and other Western media outlets are far more than mere useful idiots.

The infernal choice behind the hostage deal

Israel is in this terrible situation principally because of America. Opinion.

The infernal choice behind the hostage deal

Is Britain going wobbly on Israel?

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been outmaneuvered by the poisonously anti-Israel liberal establishment.Opinion.

Is Britain going wobbly on Israel?

Just whose side is America really on?

Biden’s early support for Israel is turning into something more ominous. Opinion.

Just whose side is America really on?

How Israel tries to protect Gaza's civilians

Despite general media malevolence, the truth sometimes emerges. Op-ed.

How Israel tries to protect Gaza's civilians

The fracturing of the ‘progressive’ West

Leftists are now crying because suddenly, they feel the hot breath of the Jew-haters on their own necks.Opinion.

The fracturing of the ‘progressive’ West

The West’s fifth columnists

Media outlets are enabling anti-Jewish evil in a time of war. Opinion.

The West’s fifth columnists

Civilization’s fifth columnists

The depraved frenzies of bloodshed shown by Hamas have entered the collective mind of the West itself. Opinion.

Civilization’s fifth columnists

Spitting in God’s eye

Tension between Christians and Jews in Jerusalem is more complex than disgust at the deplorable spitting incident this week. Op-ed.

Spitting in God’s eye

Israel’s ‘democracy’ protesters destroy their own platform

The disgraceful mob attack in Tel Aviv on Yom Kippur has far wider resonance.Op-ed.

Israel’s ‘democracy’ protesters destroy their own platform

The moral bankruptcy of the world

Raisi’s triumphalism at the U.N. is a result of the West’s surrender. Op-ed.

The moral bankruptcy of the world

Abbas voices his monstrous antisemitism, again

The Palestinian leader’s bigotry is in lockstep with the West’s hypocritical outrage.Op-ed.

Abbas voices his monstrous antisemitism, again

Musk vs. Greenblatt is the unspeakable vs. the uneatable

Taking sides in this contest reflects the deep moral confusion of the West. This is not a fight in which Jews can properly pick a side.Op-ed

Musk vs. Greenblatt is the unspeakable vs. the uneatable