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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Jew-hate: a guide for the perplexed

By Dave Rich, May 6, 2016

It's hard to keep up. Stories about antisemitism in the Labour Party have been in the news for weeks. They began back in February in the lowly ranks of a student Labour Club and have now reached Ken Livingstone, one of the biggest names in the party.


We must stay and fight inside

By Sarah Sackman, May 5, 2016

Almost a year ago to the day I was on the streets of Finchley with hundreds of volunteers asking people to vote for me and the Labour Party. The General Election was the culmination of two years of community campaigning in the constituency with the largest Jewish population.


Visceral hostility is not new from loose cannon Ken

By Martin Bright, May 5, 2016

When Ken Livingstone made his statement about Hitler's passion for Zionism (before insanity turned him to the path of genocide) I was both surprised and not surprised at all. Not surprised, because I had heard him express these views before and dismissed them as the ramblings of an increasingly desperate and bitter man.