My family’s fear over grave desecration

By Jay Stoll, May 26, 2016

With the formative years of my career spent in student politics, public affairs, and now as a parliamentary assistant, I have become relatively well-versed in the various guises of antisemitism.


'Together we must root out antisemitism'

By Sadiq Khan, May 26, 2016

One of my most humbling experiences was joining 150 Holocaust survivors in Barnet earlier this month for Yom Hashoah at the Copthall Stadium.

It was a privilege and an honour to meet them and their families, and to hear their stories, many of which will stay with me forever.


Exams - hell for all the family

By Ronit Knoble, May 25, 2016

A father revises the Weimar Republic and Treaty of Versailles with his daughter while a mother tests her son on free trade agreements and the economic policy of Europe while putting the washing on, ordering more stationery from Amazon Prime, roasting a chicken and running her business. Sounds familiar? Then you may be in exam hell too…


NUT's condoning of Nakba propaganda

By David Collier, May 19, 2016

Last Saturday, a conference organised by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign was held at the central London headquarters of the National Union of Teachers.

As someone who reports on these kinds of events, I thought I would go along. And something truly disturbing happened: I was thrown out.


A major Dutch memorial - about time

By Shirley Haasnoot, May 19, 2016

My former boss Tamarah Benima, then editor-in-chief of the Dutch Jewish weekly, once taught me something about grief and the importance of objects. We were discussing a news item about some small pieces of jewellery that had been stolen from Jews during the Second World War. Now they were being returned to their descendants. "It's not about the value of a necklace, or its beauty," she said.


Thanks for showing your hand, Ken

By Howard Jacobson, May 6, 2016

It might seem odd to view the vileness that the Labour Party has disclosed over these last few days as an opportunity. But I'm tempted to believe that Ken Livingstone has done the Jews a service - after years of dodging and weaving, he has finally laid his cards on the table.


This is how we can bring each other together

By Dr Omar Khan and Dr Edie Friedman, May 5, 2016

Over the past few decades, attitudes on race and diversity have progressed significantly in Britain. We are proud to represent organisations that have played a role in that improvement, but are also deeply aware that challenges remain.


The problem is real but also exaggerated

By Tony Klug, May 5, 2016

Who are we to believe: the JC editorial that, on April 6, decreed that "a cancer [of antisemitism] exists in the Labour Party", or the 82 Jewish members and supporters of the party who, in a letter to the Guardian on April 29, repudiated the charge that "antisemitism is 'rife' in the Labour Party"?


I changed - Naz Shah can too

By Emran Mian, May 5, 2016

Is Naz Shah an antisemite? Her political career hangs on the answer to that question. But there's something larger behind it too. Her attitudes are far too common among British Muslims. If she's an antisemite, there are many others like her.


No regrets over our battle with Ken the dissimulator

By Norman Lebrecht, May 5, 2016

When I went to the Evening Standard as assistant editor in March 2002, battle lines were already drawn.

The new editor, Veronica Wadley, had declined a lunch invitation with Ken Livingstone, the then mayor of London. She followed up with a note saying that the restaurant reviews he wrote for the paper would no longer be published.