Ben Abuyah

Howard Jacobson the antisemite

By Ben Abuyah, July 30, 2010

In today's JC (, Howard Jacobson somewhat surprisingly comes to the defence of Caryl Churchill. Whilst being unequivocal in his condemnation of her play, "Seven Jewish Children", he concedes that "I'd be surprised if Caryl Churchill ... turned out to be antisemitic in her person".


Viv throws his toys out of the pram

By Ben Abuyah, July 28, 2010

Following David Cameron's comments in Turkey, the Board of Deputies has issued the following (very) brief statement:

Vivian Wineman, Board President said:

"If the new Government wishes to be a credible player in the Middle East Peace Process, it should avoid one-sided, emotive language."


Where's Martin?

By Ben Abuyah, July 27, 2010

Has anyone seen Martin Bright recently? The JC's political editor doesn't seem to have written anything in the paper for a month or so.

I know he's on sabbatical from the Spectator, but he doesn't seem to have been at the JC for long enough to be entitled to a sabbatical already. Or has he gone the same way as Daniella Peled?


The new government's education policy

By Ben Abuyah, May 30, 2010

Proof, if it were needed, that the ConDem government's education policy is completely misguided:

"I have a lot of time for Michael Gove" - Melanie Phillips.


The best reason to vote Lib Dem?

By Ben Abuyah, April 19, 2010

Knowing how much it will annoy Stephen Pollard and Jonathan Hoffman.


ZF Yom Ha'atzmaut Concert Cancelled

By Ben Abuyah, April 19, 2010

Those anti-Zionists must have some very clever technology. How on earth did they manage to get the volcano to erupt, just in time to prevent Achinoam Nini flying to the UK?