Analysis

Bibi, the guest in by the back door

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 29, 2015

In some ways, Benjamin Netanyahu's scheduled speech to Congress, bypassing the normal protocol of co-ordinating head of state visits through the White House and State Department, is testimony to the strength of those ties.

What other world leader could imagine organising such a trip with the House Speaker while keeping the President out of the loop?

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'Double Genocide' has become the deadliest form of denial

By Dovid Katz, January 22, 2015

The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz approaches amid a disturbing new cover-up of Holocaust history.

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Why UK goverment and press failed to report the atrocities

By Michael Fleming, January 22, 2015

During the Second World War, news of German atrocities, especially those committed against Jews, did not circulate freely in the British press.

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This is driven by politics, not pursuit of justice

By Gerald Steinberg, January 22, 2015

ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, who is leading the preliminary investigation into IDF conduct in Gaza, is from Gambia, which has a horrendous human-rights record. If the ICC was truly a vehicle for promoting justice and international law, the leaders of Gambia would be in the dock.

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America's kosher vote is turning right. Don't be surprised

By Robert Philpot, January 22, 2015

When supporters of the Republican Jewish Coalition gathered at a Washington reception earlier this month to celebrate their party formally taking control of the US Congress, they could barely have been in higher spirits.

That morning, Gallup had released a poll showing that nearly one in three US Jews now identify as Republicans, up seven per cent since 2008, while the number calling themselves

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The CAA poll debate: No question about it - our survey was bulletproof

By Gideon Falter, January 22, 2015

Last week Campaign Against Antisemitism published a thorough and professional “antisemitism barometer”.
We commissioned YouGov to poll the British public’s attitudes towards Jews and surveyed the Jewish community’s reactions to antisemitism ourselves.

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The CAA poll debate: These figures are not to be trusted

By Michael Pinto-Duschinsky, January 22, 2015

Assessing UK antisemitism is not a suitable subject for propaganda games. Last week a new Jewish pressure group called Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) rushed out a deeply flawed report following the outrages in Paris. This presumably was to take advantage of the prevailing panic to gain publicity for unfounded statements about a “tsunami” of Jew-hatred in Britain.

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CST in figures - a full list of steps it has taken to make communal buildings secure

By Marcus Dysch, January 15, 2015

An unprecedented level of security measures has been implemented in Jewish areas by security groups.

Experts stressed that ties with police and politicians were closer than ever, but the Community Security Trust admitted fears among British Jews were "as bad as we can recall" amid concerns of possible copy-cat terror strikes.

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Jason Burke explains why Jews are the most vulnerable targets for such attacks

By Jason Burke, January 15, 2015

In the wake of any attack, the same questions are asked. In the wake of those last week, they are more urgent than ever.

Answering them is crucial to determining the level and nature of what is clearly an ongoing threat.

The first step is to establish what links there may be between the attackers in Paris and international organisations.

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Anshel Pfeffer suggests four ways that France can help to prevent another attack

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 15, 2015

The coup de grace was near faultless - two special-forces teams working in complete co-ordination stormed the print works where Cherif and Said Kouachi were holed up north of Paris and the Hyper Cacher grocery where Amedy Coulibaly had taken hostages. Within minutes, the three gunmen were dead without further casualties.

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