John Ware


John Ware
Registered: 19 April 2012



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".


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.