Shalom, you’re in Norfolk

By Simon Round, September 3, 2012

By the time you read this, I shall be reclining on the beach watching the water lapping on to golden sands. Although, this being Norfolk, the likelihood is that the tide will be so far out that the sea will barely be discernible against the horizon - unlike the rain, which will be lashing in from the North Sea.


Kids’ reunions: ring any bells?

By Sarah Ebner, September 2, 2012

R eunions never quite live up to expectations, do they? There are too many people you aren't sure if you recognise, but who claim to recognise you. And there's always someone who has no clue who you are, even though you think you look exactly the same as you used to.


How my privileged place at the Munich Games gave me horrors

August 31, 2012

It has been very easy to get lost in the euphoria of the Olympics this summer but of course this year marks the 40th anniversary - next Wednesday - of the terrible events at Munich, when 11 Israeli sportsmen were murdered by Palestinian terrorists from the group Black September.


No longer the silent minority

August 30, 2012

Hands up if you thought that the "para" in Paralympics referred to a disability? Actually, its original meaning is "beside" or "parallel" to something else - in this case, to the Olympic Games.


The Co-op needs to remember its ethics

By Jamie Slavin, August 30, 2012

Last week I found myself outside the Co-op’s Manchester HQ, surrounded by dedicated members of the local community… dressed as a giant orange.

Surreal? Yes. More surreal than the Co-op’s policy to boycott Israeli companies sourcing from settlements? Probably not.


Hard work and good sports

By Cari Rosen, August 28, 2012

And so the post Olympic depression is slowly - oh so slowly - beginning to lift, aided only by a new series of The Great British Bake Off and the imminent opening of the Paralympic Games.


No more waiting. The time for Israel to make peace is now

By Gilead Sher, August 26, 2012

With the US presidential elections on the horizon, the approach to the Middle East seems to be to sit and wait. It's a poor strategy. Time does not work in either party's favour and, in the meantime, the one state vision spreads in both camps and settles within the hearts and minds of indifferent Israelis and frustrated Palestinians.


What price a white Americano?

By Gary Conway, August 26, 2012

In recent years there has been a considerable rise in the number of coffee shop chains sprouting up on Golders Green high street.

But how do these multinational corporations sit along side a prominent and traditional Jewish community? Being a local Jew I went into the largest one - Starbucks - to find out.


Capital question for press regulator

By Trevor Asserson, August 24, 2012

For too long Israel's detractors have sought to use the legal process to broadcast the case against Israel. But recently, Asserson Law Offices, acting for media watchdog HonestReporting, showed that the legal process can and indeed should be used to make the case for Israel.


How Britain’s banks doomed Iran approach to failure

By Alex Brummer, August 24, 2012

Britain's banks have had a dreadful summer. Money laundering charges against our two biggest international banks HSBC and Standard Chartered (SCB), coming hard on the heels of the Libor interest rate rigging scandal at Barclays, delivered enormous reputational damage.