Analysis

Could William Kristol stop Trump?

By Robert Philpot, May 12, 2016

Ever since he cast his very first vote, William Kristol has checked the box next to the name of the Republican party's presidential candidate.

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Sadiq Khan must now build on his Yom Hashoah masterstroke

By Marcus Dysch, May 9, 2016

From eating matzah to donning a kippah and visiting charities - Sadiq Khan’s campaign to be elected Mayor of London was strewn with attempts to attract the capital’s Jewish voters.

But it was on Sunday, in one of his first official engagements since winning the keys to City Hall, that Mr Khan scored his greatest success.

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It's the 1980s all over again

By Robert Philpot, May 6, 2016

The allegations of antisemitism currently swirling around the Labour Party are shocking but also unsurprising.

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Singling out Israel is a very modern antisemitism

By Vernon Bogdanor, May 6, 2016

In the late 20th century antisemitism mutated.

Nineteenth century antisemitism began by singling out Jews for the deprivation of civil rights. It climaxed with the Holocaust.

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There is a serious problem among UK opinion formers

By David Hirsh, May 6, 2016

George Galloway is the man who said that Jews are foreigners in Jerusalem and declared Bradford to be an "Israel-free zone". Last Thursday, he tweeted: "The Israel lobby has just destroyed the Labour Party... It is an amazing achievement. They'll be dancing in Dimona." Mr Galloway says there is no antisemitism in the Labour Party, only mendacious Israeli claims of antisemitism.

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Jew-hate: a guide for the perplexed

By Dave Rich, May 6, 2016

It's hard to keep up. Stories about antisemitism in the Labour Party have been in the news for weeks. They began back in February in the lowly ranks of a student Labour Club and have now reached Ken Livingstone, one of the biggest names in the party.

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We must stay and fight inside

By Sarah Sackman, May 5, 2016

Almost a year ago to the day I was on the streets of Finchley with hundreds of volunteers asking people to vote for me and the Labour Party. The General Election was the culmination of two years of community campaigning in the constituency with the largest Jewish population.

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Visceral hostility is not new from loose cannon Ken

By Martin Bright, May 5, 2016

When Ken Livingstone made his statement about Hitler's passion for Zionism (before insanity turned him to the path of genocide) I was both surprised and not surprised at all. Not surprised, because I had heard him express these views before and dismissed them as the ramblings of an increasingly desperate and bitter man.

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History shows Hitler never was a Zionist

By Michael Burleigh, May 5, 2016

Antisemitism, as we have learned from the recent brouhaha in the Labour party, occurs across the left-right political spectrum, not forgetting liberals in between.

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Dear Mr Corbyn, please distribute these 10 Israel facts

By Uri Dromi, May 5, 2016

As director of the Jerusalem Press Club, I have hosted quite a few Labour MPs, mostly on trips organised by Labour Friends of Israel. I felt privileged to speak to such informed and open-minded people who, while being fairly critical of some Israeli government policies (like many of us here), have a special bond with the Jewish state.

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