Analysis

The secret map that enraged Zionists and Arabs alike

By Colin Shindler, May 19, 2016

Last year, the spiritual mentor of Daesh, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, gave a sermon in the Great Mosque in Mosul. The advance of Daesh will not stop, he proclaimed, "until we hit the last nail into the coffin of Sykes-Picot".

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Rethink on academies may prove a blessing in disguise

By Simon Rocker, May 19, 2016

The twists and turns of education policy can be hard to follow. While there may seem to be no specific Jewish interest in the government's climbdown over academies, it could have a hidden benefit.

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, although still wanting state schools to switch from local authority control to academy status, has dropped the demand for "blanket conversion".

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Bad start for Shami as doubts grow over antisemitism inquiry’s integrity

By Marcus Dysch, May 18, 2016

The blinds were lowered, blocking the impressive view of Parliament Square usually visible from Portcullis House’s conference rooms.

All eyes focused instead on the slight woman sitting at the top table.

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No surprise we're playing safe on Brexit

By Marcus Dysch, May 12, 2016

Is it really a surprise that Jews are more likely to vote for Britain to remain in the EU next month?

On an issue of this magnitude, the community will surely always support the security provided by the status quo than a leap into the unknown.

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IDF hawk calls for shift in attitude to Arabs

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 12, 2016

Major General Yair Golan's military CV does not mark him out as an obvious target for Israel's right wing. The thin and austere paratrooper, currently serving as the IDF's deputy chief of staff, was twice reprimanded when he was a senior commander in the West Bank.

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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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