Mr Corbyn, time to say you were wrong

By David Hirsh, September 17, 2015

Dear Mr Corbyn, You want a fairer and more equal society. You want us to look after each other. You want a society of freedom, justice and reason.

But there is something preventing your message from getting a fair hearing. You seem ambivalent about democratic values.


A model solution

By Simon Johnson, September 16, 2015

So-called academic conferences on the Israeli–Palestinian conflict have been a constant thorn in the side of our community.

They are not only an affront to us by questioning the legitimacy of Israel but they have also sought to undermine the position of our community by “weaponising” academic discourse to advance a political cause.


This is a way forward others can follow

By Sir Steve Smith, September 16, 2015

It is a primary duty of universities to uphold the fundamental principles of academic freedom and freedom of speech within the law.


Connections that ensure vibrancy in the community

By Bill Benjamin, September 10, 2015

We can't secure our future on a shoestring. Just a few weeks ago, I welcomed home my son after four weeks on Israel Tour with one of the UK Zionist youth movements. He was one of 1,145 16-year-olds who spent a month in the Jewish homeland this summer, and like so many others in the history of UJIA Israel Experience tours, the impression left on him will last a lifetime.


Helping bosses to beat bias in the workplace

By Iain Duncan Smith, September 10, 2015

Everyone should be able to benefit from the rewards that work brings. The new guide for employers from the Board of Deputies is another example of their work to promote equality, religious freedom and understanding.


Antisemitic anti-Zionism and the Left

By Alan Johnson, September 10, 2015

Left-wing antisemitism got going during the foundations of the socialist movement in the late 19th century when some parts of the left, often as a tactical ploy, identified "the Jew" with finance and capitalism.

August Bebel, the German Social Democrat leader, shook his head and called this the "socialism of fools".


Loves Labour’s lost

By Robert Philpot, September 10, 2015

Few can doubt the pleasure with which, if he is elected his party's leader this weekend, Jeremy Corbyn will drive the final nails into the coffin of New Labour.


We are all being challenged and we must all respond compassionately

By Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis, September 9, 2015

"Who by water... who by upheaval."

Could we have envisaged last Rosh Hashanah, when saying the vivid words of the Unetaneh Tokef prayer, how potently they would resonate with the migrant crisis now engulfing Europe?


Why must Israel be the focus of this election?

By Jennifer Lipman, September 3, 2015

Can it really only be four months since the election? For anyone following the Labour leadership campaign, it seems light years since we were debating whether Ed could really win, or whether we were facing another hung parliament.


Even today, we can’t escape the past’s poison

By Karen Pollock, September 2, 2015

Seventy years after Roman Kent was taken by train to Auschwitz-Birkenau, he stood as a free man on the same tracks he arrived on as a teenager to address survivors, international leaders and the world's media about his experiences.

When he spoke, he recalled a conversation with his father: ''Zachor. Remember. This was the word my father frequently uttered to me during the Holocaust.