It’s OK again to flaunt your wealth in the Netherlands as art collectors open a rash of new private museums. A piece for FT Wealth
Can impact investing in Israel and Palestine help bring peace? It’s an argument sometimes used by opponents of the BDS campaign against Israel. The jury is out on both approaches. A piece in the FT
This gig ran for ten weeks until the end of July this year and had me reporting in-depth on Israel’s economy and investment opportunities for CNBC. Of course it was advertising driven; Israel is diversifying its branding efforts somewhat and flooding the internet with non-conflict related, economy and preferably high-tech focused stories, is part ofContinue reading Israel’s economy – CNBC
Beirut is charming, if you’re passing through. Reporting can sometimes be tricky because of the civil war-sized chips that people have on their shoulders. I though this piece was innocent enough but it seems nothing is in Lebanon. A tale of two hotels
The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions attempt against Israel is yet to have a measurable economic impact. That is no to say that it may not be having a psychological impact on Israelis and on the image of Israel abroad. A piece for Jane’s Intelligence Weekly.
A piece I did on Dutch Jews and identity politics for Jewish Renaissance magazine in London. It’s not online so I put it here.
I happened to spend a couple of months in Ramallah in 2016, accompanying my wife, who was curating the Qattan Foundation’s Yaya young artists of the year award. It was a good opportunity to do a piece for the FT on the cultural landscape in Ramallah and the Palestinian territories, which Qattan more or lessContinue reading Patrons of Palestine – FT
Because something has to be said:
For anyone interested in the previous posts, ABC Australia’s Four Corners programme did an in-depth piece on MH17 and the Ukraine conflict featuring my two cents, literally, I mean two very brief and therefore not hugely shocking excerpts. I never realised I had such shifty eyes! I’m not even sure it strokes the ego butContinue reading Two brief glimpses of the blogger covering flight MH17
No, Gaza has nothing to do with Ukraine, at least not that I know of. The headline’s an allusion to something that happened to me personally a couple of days into covering the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine, for the Washington Post, from Amsterdam. The crash happened on Thursday 17 July,Continue reading When Gaza meets Ukraine – covering MH17, last post