Jonathan Hoffman

Taking Back Our National Sovereignty Again

By Jonathan Hoffman, April 26, 2012

Yom Ha'atzmaut sameach!

Terrific article by Professor Gerald Steinberg

April 23, 2012 - Times of Israel

In a recent meeting with European officials, diplomats, and journalists, I was asked why many Israelis (including me) criticised and resented their intense efforts to advance peace with the Palestinians and democracy for Israel.


"Good Riddance"

By Jonathan Hoffman, April 19, 2012

Sir Geoffrey Bindman QC is a ‘human rights’ lawyer who has been riding the legal aid gravy train for nearly fifty years. Indeed somewhat apocalyptically he has threatened that the very necessary reforms of the legal profession’s restrictive practices “threatens the legal profession with the prospect of extinction” (!).

Special pleading? Surely not …


Colonel Eisner: War Hero

By Jonathan Hoffman, April 17, 2012

Hagit Rein, grieving mother of the late Major B’naya Rein who was killed in the Second Lebanon War called the Army Radio to express her dismay at the way Eisner was being judged by the “media court.”


More on UJS ....

By Jonathan Hoffman, April 4, 2012

Last Sunday (1 April) was the UJS Student Awards dinner in London.


Conservative MP Demonises Israel

By Jonathan Hoffman, April 3, 2012

This letter from Conservative MP Julian Brazier to Eric Pickles – the UK Minister responsible for local government – shamelessly perverts the truth and is a prime example of how antisemitic discourse has entered mainstream political discourse in the UK


Remember Crewe and Nantwich! Class Politics Doesn't Work...

By Jonathan Hoffman, March 31, 2012

Remember the Crewe and Nantwich by-election in 2008?

The by-election was caused by the death of the incumbent MP Gwynneth Dunwoody. Her daughter Tamsin was chosen as the Labour candidate.


Jews in the UK

By Jonathan Hoffman, March 25, 2012

Writing in the Jerusalem Post recently, Vivian Wineman says that Isi Leibler's column (March 7) is “a long way from reality” but promptly shoots himself in the foot by implicitly conceding (by not challenging it) that most of what Mr Leibler wrote was correc


Leeds J Soc: JLC Majority Did Not Sign Support Letter

By Jonathan Hoffman, March 23, 2012

In today's JC there is a great letter from one Melvin Berwald about the utterly misguided decision by Leeds J Soc to disinvite the inspirational and charismatic speaker Brooke Goldstein:

Leeds J Soc deprived students of an inspirational talk ... Leeds J Soc has shown disappointing judgment


BDS Lies (contd)

By Jonathan Hoffman, March 18, 2012

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· Details Richard Millet, ardent zionist and pro israeli campaigner arrested outside Conway Hall, London for interrupting a memorial service.

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Leeds J Soc's Shame

By Jonathan Hoffman, March 15, 2012

Canadian Brooke Goldstein is a dynamic and fearless young New York-based advocate against “lawfare” – the use of the law to stifle free speech and intimidate particularly critics of Islamism into staying silent.


Exposed: UN Media Officer Tweets False Photo

By Jonathan Hoffman, March 13, 2012

Call on the UN to take the appropriate action by contacting the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs through its Contact page -


Israel Under Attack - Media Falsely Portrays Her As Aggressor

By Jonathan Hoffman, March 12, 2012

Perhaps the worst example of biased reporting to date was The Times of London. They ran a picture of the Israeli Iron Dome rockets launched to intercept and (hopefully) shoot down the Palestinian barrage, and labelled it as an Israeli attack on Gaza.


LDFI Chair: Jews Must Stop Obsessing About Tonge!

By Jonathan Hoffman, February 29, 2012

The Jewish community must stop obsessing about her as it only makes her feel more important, gets her more column inches and indeed more appearances on programmes like the BBC's Question Time.

This is from an email but I make no apologies for publishing it

Naughty Jews... Stop obsessing about antisemites....


Locked Out!

By Jonathan Hoffman, February 28, 2012

We will never know first-hand what was said at this Israel hate meeting in London tonight

We will never know because Richard Millett was denied entry - even though there was no indication on the publicity that the meeting was not open to all.......


A report is here:


Board of Deputies: No To Under 35s Tokenism

By Jonathan Hoffman, February 10, 2012

On 19th February the Board will be discussing a Constitutional Amendment to allow member organisations to nominate a Deputy of age under 35, with full voting rights.

As the Deputy who successfully brought a Constitutional Amendment to abolish the upper age limit for Board Officers, I strongly oppose this "tokenist" Amendment.


What Comes Around, Goes Around #2

By Jonathan Hoffman, January 30, 2012

Swords also stated that Mr Garfield spat in her face, and mimed wiping spittle away with her hand. Swords claimed that Mr Garfield had lifted her off her feet and swung her round and had bruised her arm.

Perjury in other words