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.


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.


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.


Our European correspondents on the reaction and response across the continent

January 15, 2015


The issues of immigration and integration that have created problems in France, Italy, Holland and other European countries have had less of an impact in Portugal.


Ched Evans must show remorse before we can show forgiveness

By Ilana Freedman, January 8, 2015

Maimonedes in his book Hilchot Teshuva (the laws of repentance) writes that a person must express remorse by confessing his sin before God.

He also writes in the laws regarding personal injury that if a person causes someone bodily harm he must ask mechilla, forgiveness.


By resisting the fear we can defy the terrorists

By Martin Bright, January 8, 2015

I have to admit to a real feeling of shame as I write these words: the shame at the fear I felt in expressing my solidarity for my fellow journalists at Charlie Hebdo.

The terrorists who killed 12 people at the French satirical magazine this week have ushered in a horrible new reality. Everyone who has dared to criticise or ridicule extremist Islam is now a target for terrorists.


Oslo buried as Abbas launches diplomatic war

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 8, 2015

There is one thing that the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority can agree on at this point.


Hamas deny Qatari expulsion of Mashal

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 8, 2015

Whether or not the media reports on the expulsion of Hamas political leader Khaled Mashal from Qatar were accurate, it is clear now that things are less hospitable for the Islamist movement in the emirate which, until not long ago, was its main supporter.

A CNN report on Monday based on "sources close to Hamas" said that Mashal, along with seven members of Hamas's parent organisation, the Egypt


Palestinian move to prosecute Israelis for war crimes will get them nowhere

By Robbie Sabel, January 8, 2015

Political leaders are, like all humans, subject to feelings of revenge, anger and frustration.


Intifada may not be far off, poll suggests

By Uri Dromi, January 8, 2015

Earlier this week, Dr Halil Shikaki, Director of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research, addressed the Jerusalem Press Club.

Dr Shikaki, who has been polling Palestinian public opinion since 1993, shared with the journalists the findings of three polls he had conducted since the end of the war in Gaza.

Dr Shikaki spoke softly, but his message was scary.