Aim your leaflets with care

By Cari Rosen, October 24, 2011

Things aren't what they used to be.

Once upon a time, you could walk down the street without a care in the world. Perhaps enjoying the scenery. Perchance deep in thought. Possibly humming a merry tune.

But that was then.


A prize-winning relationship

By Daniel Peltz, October 24, 2011

Israel has once again proved its academic excellence with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Professor Dan Shechtman of the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Professor Shechtman's Nobel takes Israel's total to 10, half of them for science. This is remarkable for a country which has been in existence for only 63 years and has a population of a mere eight million.


Pro-Israel? Time for a British media Fox hunt

By Douglas Murray, October 19, 2011

A lot has been said in recent weeks about Liam Fox, and very little of it is true. It may well be, as Fox himself has said, that he "blurred the lines". It may be that he made a serious error in not formalising Adam Werritty's role. But he was also the subject of a range of totally unsubstantiated witch-hunts which ended up scalping the best Defence Secretary in a generation.


How to halt moral collapse

By Robert Golbert, October 17, 2011

After the UK was rocked by rioting that left five dead, at least £200 million in property damage, and thousands of young people facing charges for violence and theft, the Prime Minister said Britain had suffered a "slow motion moral collapse".


Praying? Surely not in shul

By David Robson, October 17, 2011

There's a joke about getting a seat in shul on Yom Kippur. You may know it. A stranger approaches the man standing guard at the door: "Can I go in for a second. It's an emergency. I need to talk to my friend Mr Cohen."

"I'm sorry but you need a ticket," says the guard.

"Please, I'll only be a minute," says the stranger.


Hostile face of human rights

By Frances Raday, October 17, 2011

As an Israeli member of a UN Human Rights Council working group I have seen first-hand that much of the current international human-rights criticism of Israel suggests that the country is no longer a democracy.


Friendly criticism or this century's Protocols?

By Joseph Weissman, October 11, 2011

When US professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt published their essay on The Israel Lobby in 2006, they argued that a right-wing, pro-Israel lobby held sway over Washington, causing leaders and Presidents to make harmful, wrong decisions for the sake of a small state thousands of miles away.

To them, while "Israel's enemies are weakened or overthrown," it is the US which "does most of the


I would be mad not to do it all

By Tracy-Ann Oberman, October 7, 2011

I am currently on tour with the National Theatre in an exciting piece of writing by Mike Bartlett. The play, Earthquakes in London, is the sort that I wish I'd seen as a young teenager.

Its breakneck speed, dazzling set, modern language and audacious use of music and dance would have blown away my perceptions of what a theatrical experience could and should be.


Provocative but profound

By Norman Lebrecht, October 7, 2011

It is always a good sign when a new opera divides opinion straight down the middle. Opera is an inflammatory art, an assault on all the senses.


From antisemite to Zionist

By Kasim Hafeez, October 7, 2011

In 2003, Pakistan's then President Pervez Musharaff sought to re-examine his country's relationship, or lack thereof, with Israel. He asked: "Do we have to be more Palestinian than the Palestinians themselves?"

With their new "Liberation" campaign, it seems that the Union Of Jewish Students has decided to answer that question with a resounding "yes".