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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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Tackling loneliness

March 19, 2015

Think of our community and you think of family, shuls, simchas and all the other gatherings that fill up our diaries. But one in three British Jews lives alone.

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Security wins out

March 19, 2015

Whatever one's politics, there is always something deeply satisfying when an election result turns out to be a surprise.

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Mr Cameron has shown genuine leadership

March 19, 2015

In the grand scheme of things, £3 million a year from the overall public spending total is barely worth mentioning. But as extra funding for synagogue security, it could be of critical importance. It could save lives.

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Bad Jews is... good

March 12, 2015

The evidence shows that antisemitism is rising and we need firm action when we see it. But the decision of Transport for London to ban a poster for the hit play Bad Jews because one person had complained takes political correctness to even more idiotic levels.

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