Analysis

Rafah, the story nobody wants to tell

By Robert Philpot, February 19, 2015

In a bid to snuff out terrorism, more than 2,200 families on the Gaza Strip border are being forcibly evicted, with hundreds of homes bulldozed and bombed to ensure the creation of an ever-increasing "buffer-zone".

Warning that the action flouted "international and national law", Amnesty International's deputy director for the Middle East and North Africa, Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, talked of "shoc

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Why the real threat comes from EU labelling proposal

By Simon Rocker, February 5, 2015

A few weeks ago the Supreme Court of Poland slapped down a parliamentary recommendation to introduce a ban on shechita, declaring that it would contravene human rights and amount to discrimination against the country's Jews. Shechita defence campaigners consider it a gold-standard ruling in protecting religious freedom.

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Resignation of Gaza investigator is big blow to Palestinian lawfare campaign

By Gerald Steinberg, February 5, 2015

The sudden resignation of William Schabas, the anti-Israel professor of law who headed the UN investigation into alleged Israeli "war crimes" in the recent Gaza war, has further highlighted the farcical attempts to indict Israel taking place under the façade of international law.

Mr Schabas was forced to quit after Israel informed the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that he had omitted to ment

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Germany and Israel: a very special relationship

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 5, 2015

In a recent New Yorker profile of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, interviewees who know her well said that nearly all her principles were "negotiable". They also said that one of the few values on which she is unbending is her support for Israel.

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Bibi, the guest in by the back door

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 29, 2015

In some ways, Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled speech to Congress, bypassing the normal protocol of co-ordinating head of state visits through the White House and State Department, is testimony to the strength of those ties.

What other world leader could imagine organising such a trip with the House Speaker while keeping the President out of the loop?

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'Double Genocide' has become the deadliest form of denial

By Dovid Katz, January 22, 2015

The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz approaches amid a disturbing new cover-up of Holocaust history.

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Why UK goverment and press failed to report the atrocities

By Michael Fleming, January 22, 2015

During the Second World War, news of German atrocities, especially those committed against Jews, did not circulate freely in the British press.

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This is driven by politics, not pursuit of justice

By Gerald Steinberg, January 22, 2015

ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, who is leading the preliminary investigation into IDF conduct in Gaza, is from Gambia, which has a horrendous human-rights record. If the ICC was truly a vehicle for promoting justice and international law, the leaders of Gambia would be in the dock.

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America's kosher vote is turning right. Don't be surprised

By Robert Philpot, January 22, 2015

When supporters of the Republican Jewish Coalition gathered at a Washington reception earlier this month to celebrate their party formally taking control of the US Congress, they could barely have been in higher spirits.

That morning, Gallup had released a poll showing that nearly one in three US Jews now identify as Republicans, up seven per cent since 2008, while the number calling themselves

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The CAA poll debate: No question about it - our survey was bulletproof

By Gideon Falter, January 22, 2015

Last week Campaign Against Antisemitism published a thorough and professional “antisemitism barometer”.
We commissioned YouGov to poll the British public’s attitudes towards Jews and surveyed the Jewish community’s reactions to antisemitism ourselves.

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