Articles by Nick Gray

Nick Gray is Director of Christian Middle East Watch (, a Christian organisation dedicated to bringing objective facts and balance to the discussion on the Middle East and particularly on the Israel-Palestinian conflict. He blogs at and tweets at @CMEW2

  • Jerusalem_beautiful

    Time to get a grip over Israel-Palestine conflict

    The ridiculous and self-destructive Palestinian leadership continues to mourn the entirely just and legitimate re-establishment of Israel. But that's no excuse for people in the West to indulge this nonsense, especially while carnage engulfs the MidEast

    by Nick Gray - 16 May 2015
  • Bibi_victory

    Victory for Netanyahu and success all round for Israel

    When it came down to putting envelopes in boxes, “King Bibi” was the candidate who has shown a willingness to face up to international pressure (particularly from the US) and not to back down on the nation’s security in successive failed peace talks with the rejectionist Palestinians

    by Nick Gray - 18 March 2015
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    Anti-Israel Anglican vicar “temporarily unavailable”

    Amazing as it may sound, vicars in the Church of England can actually go too far in their hostility to Israel. Rev Sizer's website link to a 9/11 conspiracy theory blaming Israel for the attacks has got him into big trouble

    by Nick Gray - 16 February 2015
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    Christian leaders be careful what you link to

    The extraordinary case of an English Christian vicar using social media in Holocaust Memorial week to highlight conspiracy theories that Israel perpetrated the 9/11 attacks shows how casual and unyielding hatred of the Jewish state has become in mainstream Britain

    by Nick Gray - 31 January 2015
  • Bethlehem

    Spare a Christmas prayer for the suffering MidEast Christians

    This Christmas, spare a prayer for the persecuted Christians of the Middle East, oppressed and terrified as never before. They need to know that our thoughts are with them

    by Nick Gray - 25 December 2014
  • Jerusalem_today

    Common sense invades Brussels over Palestine?

    Fatah, like Hamas, would like Israel to somehow disappear, but (being “moderate”) they are prepared to wait a bit longer to see it happen. The EU is still no friend of Israel, but in its recent vote it gave Fatah and Abbas a well-deserved snub

    by Nick Gray - 18 December 2014
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    EU wants to recognise a “Palestine” that doesn’t exist

    There is no state in existence today that can legitimately be called “Palestine” except the one state that chooses not to: Jordan. The EU and the wider West make peace harder and terror more likely with their anti-Israel antics

    by Nick Gray - 30 November 2014
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    Israel supporters fight back against the boycotters

    It's a standing joke among supporters of decency that the anti-Israel boycott crowd is going to end up boycotting itself since Israeli technology is so essential to modern life. Now there's an app to really ram it home to the bigots

    by Nick Gray - 21 November 2014
  • Commons_israel

    How Britain harms Israel-Palestine peace prospects

    The absurdity of the UK parliamentary vote recognising a Palestinian state is that Israel has accepted one for generations, only for that very Palestinian state to be rejected by the Palestinians themselves, who remain committed to destroying Israel

    by Nick Gray - 16 October 2014
  • Kill_the_jews

    Freezing Hamas out of Gaza is the only hope for its future

    Even in spite of all the shocking bias and misreporting from Gaza, it may now be dawning on many in the West, playing catch-up with much of the Arab world, that Hamas, like ISIS, simply has to go

    by Nick Gray - 19 August 2014
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    Is America supporting Hamas?

    How did the US end up on the wrong side of the equation? It is surely clear to everyone, except the Obama administration it seems, that if peace is to have a real chance Hamas must be disarmed and Gaza must become demilitarised

    by Nick Gray -  3 August 2014
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    Hamas and Fatah: A match made in hell

    What will it take to demonstrate to Western purse-holders that “reconciliation” is a match made in hell, not heaven, for all concerned?

    by Nick Gray -  4 June 2014
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    Pope Francis in the Holy Land - a political pilgrimage?

    Was Pope Francis's visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories the purely spiritual event intended?

    by Nick Gray - 27 May 2014
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    Some good decisions at last in Middle East talks crisis

    As the doomed-from-the-start Israel-Palestinian talks finally crumble into dust, some good decisions have finally come from all sides, from Israel and, strangely and perversely, the Palestinians too

    by Nick Gray -  7 April 2014
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    Israel-Palestine peace talks head for inevitable failure

    A whole generation of Palestinians has grown up under PA-sanctioned incitement to hate Israelis and Jews and has been encouraged to continue "the resistance". That's no basis for any kind of peace

    by Nick Gray - 26 March 2014