Beware the woman who bids to lead the Greens

By Martin Bright, August 2, 2012

Over the summer, almost unnoticed amid the blanket coverage of the Olympics, the future of one of our political parties is being decided. Across the country, hustings are taking place to allow the Green Party to decide its next leader.


Modest request but leaves a bitter taste

By Martin Bright, July 26, 2012

This week the London Olympics will finally begin and the organisers will hope the carping of the naysayers will be drowned out in a rush of national pride and sporting excellence.


Threat was real but no-one panicked

By Mark Gardner, July 26, 2012

The trial coincided with news that last summer, an African Al Qaeda leader was found with attack plans against London Jews in Golders Green and Stamford Hill.

Also last year, two British synagogues were among potential targets for a letter bomb campaign.


What is Mick Davis going to do?

By Isi Leibler, July 26, 2012

It seems that I opened a can of worms last week when I drew attention in the Jerusalem Post to the fact that the UJIA had appointed a bitter critic of Israel, Joe Millis, as its PR and communications manager.


Mofaz walks, coalition crumbles, elections nigh

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 19, 2012

Shaul Mofaz's announcement on Tuesday afternoon that Kadima was leaving the coalition, after only 70 days of partnership with Likud, was the opening shot for an almost certain 2013 general election. Both Mr Mofaz and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are now heading to the polls seriously weakened.


Good week for education but what will long-term effects be?

By Martin Bright, July 19, 2012

This has been a good week for Jewish education.

The approval of three new Jewish free schools shows the government is prepared to back the establishment of new institutions with an ethos based on Jewish faith and culture. It also demonstrates a real appetite in the community to set up new schools and the tenacity to follow through.


Just a minute, that's all

By Jennifer Lipman, July 19, 2012

Perhaps they are concerned Arab nations will react badly to a silence in memory of 11 men – Israeli men - murdered for representing their country at a sporting event that is supposed to be above politics?


Blind faith of brothers and others in law

By Martin Bright, July 16, 2012

When the political class loses faith in its ability to make moral judgments, what does it do? It calls in the lawyers. The present fashion for judge-led inquiries in the UK has given us the Leveson inquiry into the ethics of the press, and may yet lead to a similar examination of the ethics of banking.


Jewish stereotypes revealed in ugly Chuch of England debate

By Jonathan Arkush, July 12, 2012

The Church of England’s decision to endorse the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel left a bitter taste in my mouth. The Jewish community and Christian friends expressed genuine concerns about EAPPI, and Synod disregarded them. But what troubled me as much was the language used in the debate.


My Church’s actions are shameful

By Ruth Gledhill, July 12, 2012

Once again the actions of my Church over Israel have reduced me to shame.

I agree that Palestinians need justice and support a two-state solution. And I share the frustrations of many that both these objectives seem as remote as ever.