Geoffrey Alderman

PUBLIC PROFILE

Geoffrey Alderman
Registered: 1 April 2008

LATEST DISCUSSIONS

  • RE: Law snubbed by MP and a jury

    "Lucas is a politician, and we certainly have our share of wacky politicians in this country; democracy works in the large because such view are generally in the minority, and the majority often pro(...)" Nigel Blumenthal

  • RE: It's time Obama pressed the PA

    "I'm totally disgusted by Pres Obama low life behavior at the meeting with Premier Nataniahu, no respect! I'm sick and tiered of him crawling up to Muslims and we know now what he really is a musli(...)" mirawayne

FIND OTHER USERS

POSTS BY GEOFFREY ALDERMAN

Obama's bid for the Knesset

By Geoffrey Alderman, December 11, 2014

The Knesset elections that Bibi Netanyahu has now engineered for next March are, strictly speaking, unnecessary. That doesn't mean that he was wrong to have engineered them. The pretext he employed was the disloyalty of two of his Cabinet colleagues, justice minister Tzipi Livni and finance minister Yair Lapid, whom he fired last week, accusing them of plotting to overthrow him.

More..

This football fuss is a bit rich

By Geoffrey Alderman, December 4, 2014

There is much more tothe Dave Whelan story than meets the eye. It is – thus far – a sad and miserable tale of political correctness taken to new depths of absurdity. To plumb these depths we need to recall how this sad and miserable tale began.

Whelan, a 77-year-old multi-millionaire, is the owner of Wigan Athletic football club.

More..

Your money and their hatred

By Geoffrey Alderman, November 27, 2014

Surveying the media frenzy that followed the Jerusalem pogrom (for what else can it be called?) of November 18, I could not help noticing that in spite of all the blaming, naming and shaming, one organisation that has played a significant part in creating and sustaining the misplaced sense of Palestinian victimhood that forms the backcloth to last week's bloody events has escaped the attention of

More..

Why I'd never vote for Yachad

By Geoffrey Alderman, November 20, 2014

Last Sunday, the Board of Deputies of British Jews voted to admit Yachad into Board membership by 135 votes to 61, the necessary two-thirds majority being achieved by just five votes.

Yachad professes to be a Zionist (or at least a "pro-Israel, pro-peace") body and since its foundation in 2011 has lobbied furiously for the so-called "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Arab conflict.

More..

Sorry Will Self, but you ARE a Jew

By Geoffrey Alderman, November 13, 2014

Will Self is a celebrated writer of fiction and journalist. Born in London in 1961, he can also boast an illustrious ancestry. His paternal great-great grandfather was the Bishop of Chichester.

More..

Why are Jews not free to pray?

By Geoffrey Alderman, November 6, 2014

Events in and surrounding Jerusalem have reached a critical not to say murderous phase. But out of the multiple evils that have been recently visited upon that city it is just possible that some good may come.

Recent attacks were essentially random in nature, since the killers could have had little if any idea of the identities of their human targets.

More..

An illiterate way to grab votes

By Geoffrey Alderman, October 23, 2014

When I read the text of the "Palestine" resolution passed by the House of Commons on October 13, my initial reaction was to laugh out loud.

More..

How dare he question our laws

By Geoffrey Alderman, October 14, 2014

Mr Neil Parish, as well as being the Conservative MP for Honiton, is chairman of something called "The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Beef and Lamb".

Last month, in one or other (or possibly both) of these capacities, he commented on the results of an investigation that compared the retention of red blood cells in meat derived from food animals that had been mechanically stunned prior to sla

More..

Let children open their eyes

By Geoffrey Alderman, October 7, 2014

Are you all worked up over plans to force students taking GCSE Religious Studies to learn about two or more world religions?

More..

TUC's severance of a strong link

By Geoffrey Alderman, September 18, 2014

The resolution which the Trades Union Congress adopted last week on the subject of Israel marks a grim watershed in the history of the TUC's relationship with the Jewish state. More than that, it marks the passing of an era in terms of the attitude of the British left towards Jews and Jewish national self-determination.

More..

Spite that lies behind the labels

By Geoffrey Alderman, September 11, 2014

In principle, I support the labelling of goods, especially those imported from abroad. The consumer has a right to know something about the origin of those goods, and whether they comply with British (and, for the moment at any rate, EU) safety standards. Moreover, as an Orthodox Jew, I take particular care over what I put into my mouth.

More..

Foolish question of who won

By Geoffrey Alderman, September 4, 2014

In the year 625 of the Common Era, adherents of the Islamic faith from Medina, commanded by the prophet Mohammed, engaged with an army of polytheists from Mecca. Mohammed was seriously wounded; his Islamist battalions suffered heavy casualties. The battle of Uhud (as it is known) was clearly a defeat for the forces of Islam.

More..

UN's Schabas: an open mind?

By Geoffrey Alderman, August 28, 2014

While our attention has been focused on renewed conflict in the Middle East, a melodrama of truly farcical proportions has been played out at the Palace of Nations, Geneva.

More..

Richter scale of antisemitism

By Geoffrey Alderman, August 21, 2014

ou don't have to be a seismologist to harbour a nodding acquaintance with the Richter scale, which is used to describe the intensity of earthquakes. I have sometimes wished that a similar metric existed by which we could describe the strength of anti-Jewish prejudice. Richter measures each earthquake on a scale from 1 to 10.

More..

So sue me, Mister President

By Geoffrey Alderman, August 7, 2014

Truth is the first casualty of war. With that in mind, I want to draw your attention to a sordid incident that arose out of a debate that took place at the plenary session of the Board of Deputies on July 20.

At that meeting, there was by all accounts a passionate discussion of the war in Gaza.

More..