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A Palestinian protester hurls stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes after a protest against the expanding of Jewish settlements in Kufr Qadoom village near the West Bank city of Nablus on March 16
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Israel must wake up and smell the coffee

It would cost Israel little to allow the people of the West Bank the basic freedom to trade and travel, rights all of us would regard as essential, writes Jonathan Freedland

Thursday, March 22, 2018
Israel must wake up and smell the coffee
African asylum seekers and human rights activists protest against deportation outside the Rwandan embassy in Herzliya
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Netanyahu’s appalling betrayal of Jewish values

The desire to be rid of these African newcomers has been mired in plain racism from the start, writes Jonathan Freedland.

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Netanyahu’s appalling betrayal of Jewish values
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A barmitzvah is a life lesson — at whatever age

I’ve had barmitzvahs on my mind in 2017, whether hosting our own or acting as an unpaid Uber driver, ferrying Sam and his friends to or from someone else’s, writes Jonathan Freedland

Thursday, December 28, 2017
A barmitzvah is a life lesson — at whatever age
Caitlyn Jenner
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We are ambassadors for our community

It’s that feeling you get once a cab driver knows you’re Jewish and you feel obliged to give an extra-generous tip, lest they conclude that Jews are stingy.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
We are ambassadors for our community
Unite leader Len McCluskey has never seen antisemitism in Labour apparently
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Rows about hate are bad for us all

I long for the day that Labour deals with this problem properly — for their sake and for ours

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Rows about hate are bad for us all
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The wedding dance of death

A fake Jewish wedding was staged in a Polish village recently. Jonathan Freedland says it is a macabre way of remembering the lost.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
The wedding dance of death
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Fake news can damage us all

What is real and what is fake? We will always have our own opinions, but are we destined never to agree on a common set of facts?

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Fake news can damage us all
Auschwitz survivor Mr. Leon Greenman displays his number tattoo
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Widening the lens of blame

On November 25, 1942, the New York Times reported that two million European Jews had been murdered. But — and this fact alone is incredible — this report only made it to page 10.

Friday, June 2, 2017
Widening the lens of blame
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Neither support nor collusion

Jonathan Freedland looks into the reasoning and motivations of those who claim Jewish leaders colluded with Hitler

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Neither support nor collusion
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Trump: It’s time we faced up to reality

It’s time for America's Jewish community to face reality – and see the man in the White House for what he is.

Monday, March 13, 2017
Trump: It’s time we faced up to reality