Upheaval, but how much has really changed?

By Marcus Dysch, July 28, 2016

With the foul-mouthed spin-doctor Malcolm Tucker as its central character, the TV satire series, The Thick of It, scooped up awards by the bucket-load.


Visit proves Israel and Saudis have new relationship goals

July 28, 2016

The visit of a Saudi delegation to Israel has marked the growing links between the countries.

The group was not an official one, but would have needed the authorisation of the Kingdom's leadership and is a sign of the quiet but intensifying relationship between Jerusalem and Riyadh.

Led by a retired Saudi Major-General, Anwar Eshki, the delegation included academics and businesspeople.


How the Jewish baby boom weakens the two-state case

By Nathan Jeffay, July 28, 2016

Israel's government number-crunchers may be good at predicting inflation, petrol prices and the cost of cottage cheese. But it seems they just cannot get a grip on how much Israeli Jews love children - and therefore how many babies they are having.


Trump's warning signs for Israel

By Azriel Bermant, July 28, 2016

In an interview with the New York Times last Thursday, Donald Trump remarked that he would not automatically give support to vulnerable members of Nato in the event of a Russian attack.

The implication is that the United States cannot risk its involvement in a dangerous war with Russia to protect distant allies if there is little at stake for the American people.


Is Philip Green a Jewish businessman - or a businessman who happens to be Jewish?

By Alex Brummer, July 28, 2016

Britain's Jews are rightly proud of the community's great entrepreneurial traditions. Among the FTSE 100, Shell, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Anglo-American, WPP, Next and British Land can all claim strong Jewish roots.

Then, every so often, a scandal erupts that gives us all cause for pause.


Myopic West backs Palestine over the Kurds

By Noah Beck, July 21, 2016

Why has the West been so supportive of Palestinian nationalism, yet so reluctant to support the Kurds, the largest nation in the world without a state?


Other faiths make our schools stronger, say heads

By Charlotte Oliver, July 21, 2016

Having a roll call of students from different faiths is “an absolute honour and a privilege”, according to Kate Baum, headteacher of Mosaic Jewish Primary School in south London.


The politics and numbers lying behind the bid for a new school

By Simon Rocker, July 14, 2016

Nicky Morgan is likely to see one wish fulfilled. Last month the then-Education secretary told a Jewish fundraising dinner that she would like to see more Jewish free schools. Well, now no fewer than three are planning to put in a bid to the Department for Education to open a new Jewish secondary free school in London in 2018.


Trade, not aid, is key to peace

By Gershon Baskin, July 14, 2016

The Palestinian Authority has received an estimated $25 billion since its inception in 1994. That is a lot of money. (Israel has of course received a lot more than that since then, mainly from the US).


NGO law has boosted the narrative that Israel’s democracy is dying

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 12, 2016

It’s hard to take seriously the reactions to the NGO law, which passed its final reading by a 57-48 majority on Monday night in the Knesset.