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Colin Shindler

A sailor signals a merchant ship in the Thames Estuary in November 1939
News Features

The forgotten war heroes who kept Britain afloat

Colin Shindler looks at the fascinating history of the Merchant Navy's role in WW2

Thursday, January 4, 2018
The forgotten war heroes who kept Britain afloat
Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy (C) and Prince Sergio Of Yugoslavia (L) take part in a private ceremony to pay tribute to Victor Emmanuel III (Vittorio Emanuele III) and his wife Queen Elena of Montenegro on December 18, 2017 at the Santuario Regina Montis Regalis in Vicoforte, northern Italy. The body of Italy's controversial king Victor Emmanuel III returned to Italy on December 17, 2017, amid a row over where the monarch who abetted dictator Benito Mussolini should be buried. Victor Emmanuel III, who ruled from 1900 until his abdication on May 9, 1946, died in exile in Egypt. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Alessandro Di Marco (Photo credit should read ALESSANDRO DI MARCO/AFP/Getty Images)
World

When Jews backed a fascist

Mussolini’s Jewish fellow travellers provide a stark lesson from history

Friday, December 29, 2017
When Jews backed a fascist
Donald Trump, with vice-president Mike Pence and evangelical leaders, bows his head in prayer
Analysis

A move to appease Trump's evangelical base

The US President's decision to recognise Israel's capital is strongly motivated by his domestic support base

Friday, December 15, 2017
A move to appease Trump's evangelical base
Labour MP Ernest Bevin (1881 - 1951) at his desk in the Foreign Office, London. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
News Features

Blood-soaked struggle for Israel’s future

Newly-released documents from the National Archive reveal the full extent of Israel's struggle for nationhood

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Blood-soaked struggle for Israel’s future
How the JC reported the decision
News Features

Why Israel owes a debt to Stalin

November 29 marks the 70th anniversary of the UN Partition vote

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Why Israel owes a debt to Stalin
Aaron Aaronsohn
News Features

Tragic family became focus of Zionist Right

The Aaronsohn family were at the heart of NILI, the intelligence network of young Palestinian Jews

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Tragic family became focus of Zionist Right
Members of the Kurdish Jewish community held a demonstration in Jerusalem before Monday's referendum
Analysis

Backing the Kurds for 50 years

Israel has had a presence in Iraqi Kurdistan since the days of Golda Meir's premiership

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Backing the Kurds for 50 years
News Features

Rare courage of a Soviet refusnik

Masha Slepak was, along with her husband, a central figure among the Moscow refuseniks of the 1970s

Friday, September 15, 2017
Rare courage of a Soviet refusnik
Coin with grape motif from the Israel Museum, minted by Herod Archelaus, ruler of Judea in Roman times (Getty)
Features

The secret of ancient coins

The lulav and etrog often appeared on Jewish coins in classical times - but why?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The secret of ancient coins
Jewish Legionaries on camels, Giza, Egypt, World War I, 1915-1918. Fourth from the right is Sergeant Samuel Wolfson, elder brother of Sir Isaac Wolfson.
News Features

Birth of a fighting force for Zionism

Jews from the UK comprised almost one third of the five battalions of the Royal Fusiliers — now known to history as the Jewish Legion.

Friday, August 18, 2017
Birth of a fighting force for Zionism