Analysis

London Citizens has crossed line

By Martin Bright, June 10, 2011

This is the third week that the JC has run a story about the activities of London Citizens, and its parent organisation Citizens UK.

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UN can't determine borders or statehood

By Robbie Sabel, June 2, 2011

This September, or perhaps earlier, the Palestinian observer delegation to the UN may introduce a resolution at the General Assembly calling for recognition of a Palestinian state within the 1967 boundaries. Because of the automatic anti-Israel majority in the Assembly, it must be assumed that such a resolution, if proposed, will be adopted by a large majority.

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Will Obama help carry Jews away from AIPAC?

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, June 2, 2011

Is support for Israel in the US becoming the private domain of Republicans? Would this spell trouble for Jewish organisations like AIPAC?

The unprecedented departure from the bipartisan consensus on Israel that US President Barack Obama has undertaken since he came to power has raised this issue among Jewish Democrats.

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Most Israelis not in the mood for Jerusalem Day

By Nathan Jeffay, June 2, 2011

In the few years after the Six-Day War, it was an almost-spontaneous celebration. Yom Yerushalayim captured the sense of relief that Israel had triumphed against possible destruction, and jubilation that all of Jerusalem was in Jewish hands.

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Rewriting the lexicon

By Denis MacShane, June 2, 2011

Usually it is the right which gets cross whenever the EU appears to be telling Britain what to do. Now it is the impeccably left-wing university teachers' union, UCU, that is shaking its fist at the EU in a spasm of angry rejection of a European initiative.

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Educational gaps growing in Israel

By Nathan Jeffay, May 26, 2011

New education league tables in Israel indicate that there is a growing gap between the level of education received by students in poor and wealthy areas.

Given the strong socialist-Zionist ethos in the early decades of Israeli statehood, the country's education system was avowedly public.

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Arieh, the last witness

By Colin Shindler, May 26, 2011

Arieh Handler was known to generations of British Jews for his intensive contribution to communal life, from founding Bnei Akiva in the 1930s to campaigning for Soviet Jewry in the 1980s.

Yet his proudest moment was listening to Ben-Gurion reading out the Declaration of the State of Israel in Tel Aviv on May 14 1948.

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Amnesty can't get off this hook

By Richard Millett, May 26, 2011

At one stage it looked as if Amnesty might cancel Monday's joint PSC/MEMO event. But, finally, it released a statement, which said that after "some concerns" the event would go ahead as planned.

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Why the government is doing this

By Eric Pickles, May 26, 2011

The nations of Europe vowed after the Second World War, when the horror of the concentration camps was uncovered: never again. To keep our promise, it is vital that we remember and learn.

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It's stalemate - and time is running out

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 26, 2011

Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama have at least one thing in common. It would be hard to find two more accomplished orators on the international stage.

They instinctively read their audiences, are masters of the pregnant pause and the seemingly spontaneous quip, and expertly milk multiple standing ovations.

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