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Preparing for war

August 16, 2012

As the world speculates over an Israeli strike at Iran's nuclear facilities, those who live in the shadow of events have gone unnoticed.

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Perspective needed

August 16, 2012

Almost every week we record what might be termed "Disgusted of Golders Green" stories. These range from the truly offensive - the nasty little "Zionist Games" from "Swansea Telly", awarding medals for shooting Gaza fishermen - to the, frankly, near ludicrous, such as the "Adolf Hitler" crazy golf in Blackpool.

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Perspective needed

August 16, 2012

Almost every week we record what might be termed "Disgusted of Golders Green" stories. These range from the truly offensive - the nasty little "Zionist Games" from "Swansea Telly", awarding medals for shooting Gaza fishermen - to the, frankly, near ludicrous, such as the "Adolf Hitler" crazy golf in Blackpool.

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Winning gold in Rio

August 9, 2012

It may hardly, as we report this week, have been a glorious Olympics for Israel - simply not good enough, in the words of the Olympic Committee of Israel's Gili Lustig - but there were Jewish gold medal winners. There was even a British Jewish winner, of sorts.

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A bad judgment

August 9, 2012

The National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children has a series of useful guidelines relating to the age of consent, criminal responsibility and the like. It stresses the importance of listening to the wishes of the child. However, it goes on to say, "the authorities have a duty to act in the best interests of the child, which may mean contradicting their wishes."

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Economics rules

July 26, 2012

One could be forgiven for a double-take at the news that the EU has this week upgraded diplomatic and trade ties with Israel. This is the same EU that just weeks ago castigated Israel for its policies in the West Bank. The explanation for this apparent volte face is cold economic logic.

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The linking theme

July 26, 2012

It is not every day that would-be terrorists are found guilty of having planned to murder British citizens. So one might have thought that the conviction last week of Mohammed Sajid Khan and his wife, Shasta Khan, would have prompted wall-to-wall coverage in the press and on TV.

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No hiding place

July 19, 2012

László Csizsik-Csatáry, aged 97, is a Nazi war criminal who has spent his life dodging justice since he helped to organise the deportation of nearly 16,000 Jews to Auschwitz.

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Topsy turvy world

July 19, 2012

It is too soon to forecast the longer term consequences of Wednesday's murders in Bulgaria, but the adage that a week is a long time in politics has rarely been more clearly demonstrated than over the past few days in Israel.

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Church's shame

July 12, 2012

So now we know where we stand.

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