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Melanie Phillips


Melanie Phillips, a British journalist, broadcaster and author, writes a column for JNS every two weeks. Currently a columnist for The Times of London, her personal and political memoir, “Guardian Angel,” has just been published by Bombardier. Her work can be found at her website, www.melaniephillips.com.

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli forces near the Gaza-Israel border on May 14, 2018. Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90

At the Israel border, pointing fingers at the wrong abuser

When confronted with absolute evil or the depths of human depravity, some of us experience a very particular kind of depression. It’s as if we just can’t cope with such a repudiation of humanity. Some...

An open letter to the Muslim world

Dear Muslim world, The State of Israel is 70 years old today, and I am writing from its capital city, Jerusalem. I realize that for most of you, the words I have just written will cause...

To confront what’s brewing in Syria, the world needs another Churchill

There have been extraordinary scenes in cinemas throughout the United Kingdom. People have leapt to their feet in standing ovations, and grown men have been weeping. The source of the emotion? The wartime speeches...