Jews have always been prominent in the legal profession and no more so than at the bar and bench. Lord Neuberger, the President of the Supreme Court, and Sir Terence Etherton, the Master of the Rolls, spring to mind.
Islam al-Shehabi lost twice on Friday in Rio. His first defeat was when Israeli judoka Ori Sasson succeeded in pinning him to the mat in their first-round match. The second time was when he refused, in front of a booing audience, to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand, in a sport which is supposed to be based, first of all, on respect.
The decision by the Black Lives Matter coalition (BLM) in the USA to link the issue of American police brutality with what it calls the "genocide" of the Palestinians by "apartheid" Israel is disappointing but not surprising. It follows a long line of antisemitism in radical black American thought.
The BLM has issued a 40,000-word manifesto of its beliefs entitled "A Vision for Black Lives".
"I have no doubts that Wallenberg was liquidated in 1947."
So noted the newly emerged diary of Ivan Serov, head of the KGB between 1954 and 1958 during the post-Stalinist thaw, regarding the fate of the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Jews in wartime Budapest.