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Labour’s pains

By Leader, June 2, 2016

Whatever the result of the Chakrabarti inquiry, we now know that the Labour Party has decided that it is acceptable for members to assert that wealthy Jews have enslaved people. By lifting the suspension of Jackie Walker, who wrote that Jews were the "chief financiers" of the slave trade, the party at least removed the pretence that, under Jeremy Corbyn, it cares about antisemitism.

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Back to front

By Leader, June 2, 2016

From this week, our leaders — the voice of the paper — will be appearing on the back page. We are unaware of any other newspaper that has done this. But then, most are not Jewish newspapers.

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Listen to parents

By Leader, May 26, 2016

Every year parents scramble to get their children into JFS, one of the biggest Jewish schools in Europe and an institution which is over 250 years old.

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Bad but no disaster

By Leader, May 26, 2016

This newspaper has never hidden its distaste for Avigdor Lieberman. He has a penchant for offensive statements and his attitudes often seem more designed to inflame Israel's critics than to achieve anything positive.

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Another shameful episode

By Leader, May 18, 2016

If Labour was seeking the most efficient way to appear not to care about antisemitism in its ranks, it could hardly have done better than to ban publication of its own report into that antisemitism.

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A modern miracle

By Leader, May 12, 2016

It is easy - and understandable - to be depressed by our living in grim times, when antisemitism is a mainstream news story and Jews and Israel are under attack, not just from terrorists but on campus and from peddlers of hate elsewhere.

But the week of Yom Ha'atzmaut reminds us that we should never forget the modern miracle that is Israel.

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Education for all

By Leader, May 12, 2016

Stripped to its basics, the conflict between Charedi schools and the Department for Education comes down to a very simple idea. Schools need to educate children adequately enough for them, when they leave, to play a part in British society. That fundamental tenet must apply to schools of all religious denominations and none.

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Anathema to Jews

By Leader, May 4, 2016

Eight and a half per cent. The figure is simply astonishing. Such are the depths to which Jeremy Corbyn has sunk the Labour Party in the eyes of Jewish voters that just 8.5 per cent of us say we would vote Labour if there was an election tomorrow. Jews comprise less than half a per cent of the population; in purely electoral terms we make little difference. But that should not matter.

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Frontline students

By Leader, April 26, 2016

It is not for the JC — or anyone else — to tell Jewish students what they should do about the election of Malia Bouattia as NUS president. They are the ones who bear the brunt of what happens on campus, and it is for them to decide how to react to this latest provocation.

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Unfortunate choice

By Leader, April 21, 2016

The election of Malia Bouattia as president of the NUS leaves no doubt as to where that organisation now stands. A woman who attacks Birmingham University as a “Zionist outpost” because it has “the largest Jsoc in the country” is barely fit to be a member of the NUS, let alone its leader.

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