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It’s time to get cracking

By Simon Round, March 23, 2012

You may have read our shocking story last week about how the enforcement of new welfare regulations for chickens was threatening to cause a national shortage of eggs just before Pesach.

I can report that I visited the supermarket with some trepidation last weekend only to see rows and rows of eggs - from free range to organic to Omega 3.

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Tragedy in Toulouse shows Jew-hatred is alive and well

By Denis MacShane, March 22, 2012

Is it possible, finally, for the British establishment to get its head out of the sand and admit that 21st century hatred of Jews is real? The Jew-killer of Toulouse who allegedly took the time to film the children he shot in cold blood, claimed he did so because of Israel's policies towards Palestinians.

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Lesson in free speech for Jewish students

By Brooke Goldstein, March 22, 2012

I'm obligated to argue in defence of free speech.

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Be careful who our friends are

By Jennifer Lipman, March 22, 2012

I'm at a demonstration outside the Israeli embassy. People are waving Israeli flags around me, chanting in support of Israel's right to defend its citizens. A Californian rabbi is speaking about the Jewish state. As a proud Zionist, I should be in my comfort zone. But I've rarely felt more uncomfortable in my life.

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Toulouse horror is the latest spawn of radical Islam

By Stephen Pollard, March 22, 2012

The familiar headlong rush with which the culprits of a terrorist attack are pronounced with certainty barely minutes after it happens has rarely been more decisively skewered than on Wednesday morning.

France woke up to the news that it was not, as the media had spent two days insisting, a crazed fascist who had murdered three North Africans and four Jews in two separate attacks.

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Good riddance to Dr Williams

By Monica Porter, March 22, 2012

So the Archbishop of Canterbury, has finally announced his resignation. I believe the operative word is "Hallelujah". I have long felt that the incumbent of this illustrious office has been what we nowadays call a "waste of space".

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Interfaith, 70 years on...

By Maurice Ostro, March 16, 2012

Seventy years ago this week, the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) was formally established. Against the horrendous backdrop of the Shoah, on March 20 1942, Chief Rabbi Hertz and Archbishop William Temple met in a spirit of solidarity and friendship. It was at this landmark meeting that the decision to form the CCJ was taken.

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A word about why you matter

By Julie Burchill, March 16, 2012

Whatever a broad's personal views on the bodacious President Barack Obama ­- not so much "yes, we can," as "yes, we so would" - his position on Israel makes him a source of suspicion to quite a few of my Zionist cohorts, who find his support for Israel to be about as enthusiastic as that displayed by a stoned sloth on its way to the dentist.

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Respect is due to a college Jew

By Peter Rosengard, March 16, 2012

Any chance of my becoming a famous TV celebrity historian was dashed at 14 when, in order to pursue my foolish, romantic, childhood dream of becoming a dentist, I switched to biology, chemistry and physics. So, when I went on a day-trip to Oxford last week and discovered that the world's oldest university was established by a Jewish guy, I had a "watch out, Simon Schama" moment.

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OK, treat Israel as a democracy

By Douglas Murray, March 16, 2012

A winning point for any friend of Israel is to compare Israel with any of its neighbours. On any measure - democratic, legal, let alone anything to do with rights - Israel is clearly in a different league from its neighbours.

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