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Jonathan Gornall

Jonathan Gornall is an award-winning freelance British journalist, formerly with The Times, who has lived and worked in the Middle East and is now based in the UK. He specializes in health, a subject on which he writes for the British Medical Journal and the Daily Mail in the UK. He has also written on a wide range of topics for The National newspaper in the UAE, where he was on the staff from 2008 to 2012. A keen sailor and onetime ocean rower, his latest book, “How to Build a Boat,” published by Simon & Schuster, is an account of a year spent building a traditional wooden boat as an inspirational gift and life lesson for his young daughter.

Articles By Jonathan Gornall

Unqualified, Inexperienced, Far from Impartial… Why Should the Palestinians Trust Kushner and His Deal of the Century? By Jonathan Gornall - Jun 20, 2019

Over the past few weeks the Palestinian Authority has come under increasing pressure from all sides to engage with the Trump administration’s “deal of the century.” As The Jordan Times put it, the out-of-hand rejection of Jared Kushner’s imminent peace summit in Bahrain makes the Palestinians guilty of “premature negativism.” Even leading UAE businessman Khalaf … Continue reading “Unqualified, Inexperienced, Far from Impartial… Why Should the Palestinians Trust Kushner and His Deal of the Century?”

History Does Not Exempt Israel From Criticism and It Must Not Condemn Palestine to Be An Irritant in the Grand Plans of Other Nations By Jonathan Gornall - Jun 4, 2019

The horrors of the Holocaust are undeniable. But the evocation of those horrors is increasingly being used to delegitimize any criticism of Israel. History is being used to distort the present. At the end of April, the international edition of The New York Times carried a cartoon depicting Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a … Continue reading “History Does Not Exempt Israel From Criticism and It Must Not Condemn Palestine to Be An Irritant in the Grand Plans of Other Nations”

Is the West Prejudiced Against the Saudi-Led Coalition in the Yemen War? By Jonathan Gornall - May 23, 2019

Is the West Prejudiced Against the Saudi-Led Coalition in the Yemen War? By Jonathan Gornall To better understand the dynamics of the war in Yemen, look closely at an instance of manufactured anger that emerged last November. True, no one could fail to be moved by the photographs of an 11-month-old Yemeni child suffering from … Continue reading “Is the West Prejudiced Against the Saudi-Led Coalition in the Yemen War?”