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UKIP’s racist allies

October 23, 2014

Any student of politics in Eastern and Central Europe soon discovers that there are layers of complexity which we in Western Europe often find difficult to grasp.

One of those layers concerns the region’s attitude to Jews, which often seems to be based on different gradations of antisemitism, some implicit and some explicit.

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Labour's shambles

October 14, 2014

Parliament's vote to recognise a Palestinian state contains a warning for Britain: the Labour Party is unable to either articulate or formulate a coherent policy on Israel.

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Making no impact

October 7, 2014

For those who believe in Israel's right to defend itself and who reject antisemitism, it is easy to feel swamped with bad news.

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Artists among us

October 7, 2014

This is the fourth year in which the JC has sponsored the London Jewish Cultural Centre's Art House competition, and so the fourth year in which it has brought home to everyone involved the astonishing level of talent within our community.

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Can't be bothered

September 18, 2014

We have, unfortunately, had cause too often in recent months to report examples of antisemitism.

But we have not previously been direct witnesses. This week, however, our reporter Rosa Doherty was on a bus next to a man screaming all sorts of abuse.

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Leading the way

September 18, 2014

As we near the end of one year and approach Rosh Hashannah, it's heartening to see two key community organisations putting aside the usual turf wars and petty rivalries and coming together for the greater good.

In their own different ways, both LJCC and JW3 are resounding successes. They both have large loyal audiences and are vibrant places to be around.

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Power 100 - fun with a purpose

September 11, 2014

The JC’s Power 100 may, in the end, be no more than a bit of fun — although to judge from the anticipation with which it was awaited, it is treated extremely seriously in some quarters. But it does draw attention to a number of themes within our community. When we last compiled the list, in 2008, there was never any doubt who would be top.

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Irresistible change

September 4, 2014

Three weeks ago, the Campaign Against Antisemitism did not exist. Three months from now, it might no longer.

As a pop-up campaign, it might just as easily pop down. In the new, social media-driven, grass-roots-organised world, success and failure are no longer measured by longevity and standing but by immediate impact.

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Irresistible change

September 4, 2014

Three weeks ago, the Campaign Against Antisemitism did not exist. Three months from now, it might no longer.

As a pop-up campaign, it might just as easily pop down. In the new, social media-driven, grass-roots-organised world, success and failure are no longer measured by longevity and standing but by immediate impact.

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Naive leadership

August 28, 2014

It would plainly be ludicrous to suggest that the Board of Deputies believes that the IDF set out to murder innocent Palestinians in Gaza.

But there are certainly members of the MCB who believe just that, and the Muslim body is now insisting that the words “targeting of civilians” in the joint statement between it and the Board does indeed include Israel.

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