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Registered: 19 April 2012

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Why has Corbyn already settled on the Inquiry's verdict - and how should Labour members interpret this?

By John Ware, June 9, 2016

Shami Chakrabarti, the former Director of Liberty now heading Labour’s antisemitism inquiry says: “The difference between a progressive political party and others is that it fights both prejudice and complacency.”

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Israel must stop making it easy for the boycotters

By John Ware, February 25, 2016

Will there be whoops of ecstasy this weekend at the bar of London's School of Oriental and African Studies - just as there were when students and staff voted to cut all ties with Israeli academic institutions?

SOAS is the heart of the UK branch of the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. Search the BDS website for the word "progressive" and it breaks out like a measles rash.

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Why our experience of assimilation should be a beacon for today's split communities

By John Ware, May 28, 2015

The former chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks once likened this country's infatuation with multiculturalism to permanently living in a hotel.

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Why our experience of assimilation should be a beacon for today's split communities

By John Ware, May 28, 2015

The former chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks once likened this country's infatuation with multiculturalism to permanently living in a hotel.

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MPs have failed us over the Trojan school affair

By John Ware, March 19, 2015

The recent Education Select Committee's report into last summer's "Trojan Horse" affair must rank as one of the worst any select committee has produced.

It asserts that, save for a single incident, there was "no evidence of extremism or radicalisation" at any of the 16 state schools investigated independently by Peter Clarke, the government appointed Education Commissioner, and Ian Kershaw, Bir

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MPs have failed us over the Trojan school affair

By John Ware, March 18, 2015

The recent Education Select Committee’s report into last summer’s “Trojan Horse” affair must rank as one of the worst any select committee has produced.

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Time to talk candidly about our real values

By John Ware, January 22, 2015

The letter to 1,100 Muslim leaders from Eric Pickles was just the kind of warm embrace one might expect from the Secretary of State charged with promoting community cohesion:

"Assalamu Alaikum" his letter began, the "great faith" of Islam had been "hijacked" by terrorists who were "an affront to Islam".

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Who are Islamic Relief — and just what is Israel’s case against them?

By John Ware, August 21, 2014

British Jews often complain about the lack of public relations nous by successive Israeli governments.

What, I wonder, would these self same critics make of the Facebook Fury campaign by some JC readers against the paper for publishing the Gaza Crisis Appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)? A PR triumph?

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The rise and rise of the Muslim Brothers

By John Ware, July 17, 2014

Last April, the Prime Minister ordered a review into the Muslim Brotherhood here in Britain.

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Why the I-word has closed down debate on extremism

By John Ware, July 26, 2013

David Aaronovitch is a gifted commentator, and fearless in speaking his mind. How his tireless defence of the Iraq invasion has gone down in his native Hampstead, I can only imagine, for Aaronovitch is not a man to trim.

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How peace gap might just be bridged

By John Ware, April 25, 2013

When it comes to peace, the gap between the most that any Israeli government can offer, and the least that any Palestinian administration can accept, has never been bridged.

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Blood libel not bad enough for UK court

By John Ware, April 19, 2012

A libel barrister once gave me some very good advice. I was producing a TV documentary about a senior member of the IRA who'd sanctioned a series of bombings and shootings. He was also an elected politician and I wanted to call him all the names under the sun. The barrister wisely counselled caution. Peering over his rimless spectacles, and drawing heavily on a Turkish cigarette, he mused: "Look.

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