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April 30, 2015

It is traditional for newspapers to declare their support for one party as polling day approaches. But for the JC, with a varied and thoughtful readership with widely differing views about the subjects that are important to the Jewish community, such an endorsement would be impertinent.

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As long as you vote...

April 30, 2015

It is traditional for newspapers to declare their support for one party as polling day approaches. But for the JC, with a varied and thoughtful readership with widely differing views about the subjects that are important to the Jewish community, such an endorsement would be impertinent. Our readers are more than capable of making up their own minds!

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Vital Ukraine work

April 23, 2015

The contrast between the self-created divisions described above and this week's joint letter on behalf of World Jewish Relief could hardly be greater. The Chief Rabbi has shown a welcome penchant for joining across the denominational divides where possible, and the crisis in Ukraine is sufficiently grave for any such differences to be put aside.

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Crass and inept

April 23, 2015

It is difficult to think of a more crass intervention in the Board of Deputies elections than United Synagogue President Stephen Pack's warning that Laura Marks would be a "divisive" president, and the threat that, should she win, the US would then distance itself from the Board.

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A truly stupid idea

April 16, 2015

We are all familiar with the attempts by some antisemites to hide their hatred of Jews by couching it in attacks on “Israel” or “Zionism” — just as when criticism of the “Israel lobby” is used as code for the idea that Jews control foreign policy.

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A boost to terror

April 8, 2015

Of the many unsatisfactory elements to the proposed nuclear deal with Iran, the most obvious — but least commented on — is that by lifting sanctions the west will be helping to revive the Iranian regime’s economy. In doing so it will be allowing Iran to bolster the funding it already gives to many of the world’s worst terrorist organisations.

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An obvious shock

April 8, 2015

The overwhelming support for David Cameron’s Conservatives — and the corresponding hostility to Ed Miliband’s Labour — revealed in our poll are at once both unsurprising and shocking. Unsurprising, because the Labour leader appears to regard the Jewish community as simply not worth bothering with — in marked contrast to David Cameron’s constant engagment with British Jews.

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Bubbe for No 10

By chris, March 26, 2015

Forget David Cameron and Ed Miliband. We've been looking in the wrong place for solutions to the nation's ills. The answer lies - as it always does - with bubbe.

As Doris Osen, who is standing in Ilford North, puts it: "We have the time, the energy, the intelligence and experience.

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Bubbe for No 10

March 26, 2015

Forget David Cameron and Ed Miliband. We’ve been looking in the wrong place for solutions to the nation’s ills.

The answer lies — as it always does — with bubbe.

As Doris Osen, who is standing in Ilford North, puts it: “We have the time, the energy, the intelligence and experience. We have been through so much in our lifetime.”

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Amnesty repeats

March 26, 2015

The front page of Amnesty International’s report into Hamas’s conduct during last summer’s Gaza conflict carries a picture of Palestinian rockets being fired at Sderot.

And AI’s press release includes quotes condemning Hamas, and boasting of its director’s visit to British ambassador Matthew Gould.

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