Gaza, Israel, Politicians and the Church – Some Questions

  Like many others I have been concerned and disturbed by the scenes and news from Gaza – at least 62 dead, including a number of women and children.   I have also been concerned by the reactions.  On the one hand there are those who regard this as yet another proof of the evil apartheid Israeli state, on the other there are those who see … Continue reading Gaza, Israel, Politicians and the Church – Some Questions

Why the great silence from our politicians over Iran?

This article first appeared on the Christian Today Website I don’t think I have ever met an Iranian who was not highly intelligent, good looking and sophisticated. That’s probably because most of the Iranians I meet are students. Be that as it may, Iran is a fascinating culture dating back to the days of the Persian Empire and right up to the modern Islamic Republic. … Continue reading Why the great silence from our politicians over Iran?

Who Faces the Greater Threat- Sir Alan Duncan or Israel?

Last week I predicted that Israel would be a major issue in 2017 – it was not exactly the gift of foresight, its 100 years since the Balfour Declaration and the existence of this one small state has been a major issue ever since the Second World War.   But nonetheless I was surprised to see the ‘prophecy’ coming true with a week!   The headline … Continue reading Who Faces the Greater Threat- Sir Alan Duncan or Israel?