Leader

Tonge beyond pale

September 24, 2015

Since her departure from the LibDems in the House of Lords, the witterings of Baroness Tonge have been easy to ignore.

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Co-operating to aid refugees

September 17, 2015

It is a sign of how deeply the plight of Syrian refugees has struck home that — within barely more than a week — the World Jewish Relief appeal has raised more than £180,000. And there are, as we have reported, any number of other initiatives seeking to provide aid and help.

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Time to explain, Mr Corbyn

September 17, 2015

When the JC posed a series of questions to Jeremy Corbyn about some of his unsavoury allies, they were met with varying degrees of obfuscation. A month on, he is now Labour leader. And we are no nearer to having even remotely satisfactory answers.

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A traumatic year

September 9, 2015

As we approach Rosh Hashanah, the mind turns to considering the events and the legacy of the previous 12 months. This time last year, the latest military action in Gaza was fresh in the mind — with, in this country, a worrying spike in antisemitic incidents. Israel has not had to be involved this year in another such operation.

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Anti-Israel idiocy

September 3, 2015

Were there to be an award for political idiocy, there would, of course, be many contenders. But the petition signed, so far, by 95,000 people to have Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrested on his arrival here next week would be a leading contender.

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A genuine honour

September 3, 2015

The latest honours list has been met with much ridicule. But at least one honour is remarkable. The elevation of Stuart Polak to the peerage is, quite explicitly, for his tenure as director of Conservative Friends of Israel.

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Hammond nuance

August 27, 2015

Interviewed after the reopening of our embassy in Tehran on Monday, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond remarked that Iran now has a “more nuanced approach” to Israel. Given that the previous day Ayatollah Khamenei had again called for “death to Israel”, one could only wonder what this nuance involved. Extermination by conventional rather than nuclear weapons, perhaps?

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The Guardian's at it again

August 27, 2015

The lead letter in last Thursday’s Guardian attacked our probing of Jeremy Corbyn’s links to Islamists and other unsavoury characters.

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Corbyn: An evasive response

August 20, 2015

On Wednesday, Jeremy Corbyn's campaign finally responded to the questions we posed to him on last week's front page. The issue of Mr Corbyn's association with a number of unsavoury characters had somehow previously escaped scrutiny.

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The right move

August 13, 2015

It would be easy to dismiss the Charedi plan to relocate thousands of community members to Hemel Hempstead as an issue affecting only the strictly Orthodox. But the proposal to set up an affordable housing project highlights a problem faced by thousands within British Jewry.

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