Poll success of the ‘Jewish uncle from Brooklyn’ is sign of a mature America

By Robert Philpot, February 11, 2016

On 30 April last year, Bernie Sanders stood on a patch of grass outside the US Capitol known as the Swamp and announced he was planning to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democrats' presidential nomination.


We need democratic spirit and political will

By Alan Johnson, February 4, 2016

A sickening anti-Israel student “activism” is spreading across our universities – it is virulent, demonising and increasingly violent, as we saw at King’s College London.

Bicom is challenging the demonisers wherever we can and I debate them whenever I get the opportunity.


France's peace process threats will fade to black

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 4, 2016

Two competing narratives are now circulating in Jerusalem to explain the latest French plan to hold an international conference on the "viability" of the two-state solution and, in the absence of a diplomatic process, to unilaterally recognise a Palestinian state.


The Kotel prayer-space deal leaves Charedim in charge

By Nathan Jeffay, February 4, 2016

They were left battered and bruised - but, paradoxically, stronger than ever. That was the state of the Orthodox camp following this week's peace deal in the three-decade battle over who controls the Kotel.


Figures have dropped but are still way too high

By David Delew, February 4, 2016

The antisemitic incidents report published by CST shows yet again that too many people think it is OK to shout abuse at Jewish people in the street, or send threatening emails and letters to our synagogues, or daub swastikas and other hateful graffiti on Jewish buildings.


A vital change, but prepare for a bumpy ride

By Simon Rocker, February 4, 2016

For many parents, the proposed new Kedem secondary school cannot come a moment too soon. They want to avoid any repeat of last year's situation when a number of families could not send their child to a Jewish secondary school in north-west London.


This will rock the school status quo

By Simon Rocker, February 4, 2016

For most people, this week's publication of the plans by Kedem High School's backers came out of the blue.

The response from the establishment - the Office of the Chief Rabbi and the Partnerships for Jewish Schools (Pajes), an arm of the Jewish Leadership Council - has been far from blank-cheque support.


Jewish Home wins battle over who calls shots in coalition

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 28, 2016

There was nothing particularly remarkable about the eviction of settlers from two buildings in Hebron last week.

Yeshiva students and young families had began moving in on Thursday afternoon, claiming to have bought the property legally. Soldiers and police arrived the next morning to remove them, with a few scuffles. They told the settlers that their occupation had not been authorised.


Sanders poised to make history

By Robert Philpot, January 28, 2016

At some point in the next 10 days, the improbable candidacy of Bernie Sanders, the Jewish self-declared socialist challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination, will likely make history.


What’s really strange is Khan looks a better bet

By Marcus Dysch, January 28, 2016

So far the London mayoral election has attracted the attention only of die-hard politicos, but with fewer than 100 days to go to polling day, it's about to get more interesting.

The choice between Labour's Sadiq Khan and Conservative Zac Goldsmith provides Jewish voters in the capital with something of a predicament.