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Nathan Jeffay

Nathan Jeffay wrote his first article for the Jewish Chronicle in July 1998, and has been published in almost every edition of the newspaper since then. He used to report from the UK, and since 2007 has mostly been writing from Israel — for the JC and various other publications in Britain, America and Australia. He covers a broad range of subjects from politics and the frictions of the Middle East to Israeli high-tech, culture, religious affairs and humanitarian work. As well as writing, Nathan lectures to lots of groups that visit Israel, and to Jewish and Christian communities internationally. He has degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Leeds and is a married father of four children, one of them through fostering.

News Features

The Knesset - explained.

Just how does the Israeli Parliament work? Nathan Jeffay explains....

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The Knesset - explained.
Poland's law came in the week Alicja Mularska was given an award for her Polish parents' role in hiding Jews during the Second World War
Israel

Israel slams Poland's Holocaust bill

New law means using phrase 'Polish death camps' could be an imprisonable offence

Friday, February 2, 2018
Israel slams Poland's Holocaust bill
Israel's Charedi population is growing, but changing
Israel

Million-strong Israeli Charedim seek a change

Amid concerns of a population ill-equipped for work, resistance to secular school subjects appears to be falling

Sunday, January 28, 2018
Million-strong Israeli Charedim seek a change
US Vice President Mike Pence addresses the Knesset on Monday
Comment

Mike Pence's speech was a Sermon on the Mount

A speech so frum it made the Strictly Orthodox look like relaxed liberals

Friday, January 26, 2018
Mike Pence's speech was a Sermon on the Mount
WUJ's new president-elect Avigayil Benstein
World

We must embrace diaspora, says student chief

WUJS president-elect Avigayil Benstein says her organisation must change to reach students discovering their Judaism at university

Friday, January 5, 2018
We must embrace diaspora, says student chief
Women were permitted into the chess tournament hosted by Saudi Arabia, but Israelis were not granted visas
World

Saudi chess ban on Israelis 'must never happen again'

Call for countries to not exclude players after Israeli chess players were blocked from Saudi tournament

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Saudi chess ban on Israelis 'must never happen again'
A fragment of the scrolls
Israel

Dead Sea scrolls exhibition scrapped

German government fails to guarantee scrolls would be protected from Palestinian ownership claim

Monday, December 4, 2017
Dead Sea scrolls exhibition scrapped
Israeli police hold one of the recovered scrolls
Israel

Palestinian police help recover stolen Torah scrolls

Israeli police thank Palestinian Authority force for their role in tracking down the five scrolls to the West Bank

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Palestinian police help recover stolen Torah scrolls
New Zealand Governor General Patsy Reddy (2nd L), Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara watch the reenactment of the historical fight of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Mounted Division) where forces captured the area from the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, near Beersheva in the southern Israeli desert, on October 31, 2017. Israeli, Australian and New Zealand leaders gathered in southern Israel on Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of a key cavalry charge that helped clear the way to Jerusalem during World War I. / AFP PHOTO / Menahem KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)
World

Australia bolsters ties with Israel

Friday, November 10, 2017
Australia bolsters ties with Israel
Israel

Jews 'worried about Charedim'

The Jewish People Policy Institute asked a focus group of Jews from around the world about their greatest concerns

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Jews 'worried about Charedim'