Analysis

Questions over future of JFS's leadership

By Simon Rocker, April 21, 2016

Parents of JFS pupils have inevitably been left guessing by this week's announcement of head teacher Jonathan Miller's leave of absence.

Governors have not revealed the reasons behind it nor given any hint of when or whether they expect him to return.

But the decision to use an outside consultant, Debby Lipkin, to help manage the school in the interim is unusual in one sense.

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Bibi left rudderless as Herzog tie-up collapses

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 14, 2016

Everything had been in place for the announcement of the new coalition deal.

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Out of control? The truth about hate at US universities

By Dan Friedman, April 14, 2016

Anyone outside the US reading about Jewish American campus life will have come across a stream of troubling stories of late.

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The wider implications of a Hasmonean move

By Simon Rocker, April 7, 2016

We reported a few weeks ago that the governors of Hasmonean High School in London were considering resurrecting a 50-year plan to move its boys' division in Hendon alongside the girls in Mill Hill. That has now moved forward with an invitation to parents to view an exhibition this month showing what the proposed relocation would look like.

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The economy? No. It's the narrative, stupid

By Yossi Alpher, April 7, 2016

One of the most persistent themes in both the Israeli and the international approach to the Palestinian issue has been the notion that the road to peace has a strong economic dimension.

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Could Al Franken be Clinton’s Trump card?

By Robert Philpot, April 7, 2016

With the - albeit unintentional - exception of Dan Quayle, few US vice-presidential candidates are chosen with the expectation that they will provide the electorate with much in the way of amusement.

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Charities face a donor challenge

By Simon Rocker, March 31, 2016

Sir Mick Davis, Jewish Leadership Council chairman, dug ever deeper into his pockets last year. The foundation he set up with his wife Barbara dished out £2.2 million, compared with £1.4m the previous year, supporting a variety of causes from Jewish youth to horticulutural studies.

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Fierce row over killing of wounded attacker

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 31, 2016

The trial of Elor Azaria, the IDF soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian terrorist at point-blank range last Thursday, will not be an open-and-shut case.

The army's high command would like to throw the book at Corporal Azaria and make an example of him.

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Could Ayelet Shaked determine the make-up of Israel's Supreme Court?

By Robbie Sabel, March 25, 2016

The nomination of Judge Merrick Garland, who is Jewish, to the US Supreme Court attracted great international interest but, next year, we may be see an even more dramatic legal contest: the battle over who should sit on the Israeli Supreme Court.

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The media has put Labour’s antisemitism issue in the spotlight. But will it make any difference?

By Alex Brummer, March 23, 2016

You would have had to been sound asleep to have missed it. But in the last several weeks antisemitism has been almost as much in the headlines as Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has lit the blue touch paper and what has long been called the world’s oldest hatred has flared.

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