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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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Golden generation

August 13, 2015

This week we focus on two men, one in his eighties, the other aged 99, whose lives provide inspiration for younger generations. Ben Helfgott survived the Nazis, found refuge in the Lake District and went on to become an Olympian. Mordaunt Cohen led a unit of Muslim soldiers in the Far East during the very last days of the Second World War.

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About time too

August 6, 2015

For years there has been a two-fold problem with a number of charities. Some have been, in effect, vehicles through which money is raised and then distributed to terrorist-supporting organisations. Other more mainstream charities have spent much of their time and money leading anti-Israel campaigns.

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Israel is staggering

August 6, 2015

It would be no small achievement for any nation to be ranked fifth in the rankings for Nobel Prize winners. But for a country with a population of 8 million - and which is surrounded by enemies who would rejoice if it was wiped off the map - it is staggering.

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Diplomatic chaos

July 30, 2015

As you read this, there is no Israeli Ambassador to the UK. Nor will there be for months to come. Even after Daniel Taub’s successor is appointed — whenever that is — it will take further weeks, if not months, for him or her to take up the position.

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Wonderful symbolism in Germany

July 30, 2015

There has been some controversy arising from the European Maccabi Games being held in Berlin. That is understandable, but it is also wrong. It is, rather, a deeply moving and important statement that 2,400 Jewish athletes are competing in the Olympic Park near the very stadium where Hitler opened the 1936 games that barred Jewish athletes.

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The real Iran deals

July 23, 2015

It has been just over a week since the West signed its nuclear agreement with Iran, and reality is beginning to replace the fantasy that lay behind it.

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