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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.

Comment

The Giro d’Italia showed how sport can break down barriers

200 of the world’s top cyclists rode through Israel for the opening section of the Giro d’Italia last week and close to a billion people worldwide watched

Friday, May 11, 2018
The Giro d’Italia showed how sport can break down barriers
Family and friends at the funeral of 18-year-old Maayan Barhom last Friday
Israel

Blame game begins over teenager flood tragedy

The school graduates perished while hiking near the Dead Sea last week

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Blame game begins over teenager flood tragedy
News Features

Britain steps into the breach

Donations from the UK Jewish community helped to build the State of Israel. Today, they enable citizens from diverse backgrounds to thrive — and get along with each other

Monday, April 16, 2018
Britain steps into the breach
Israel

Debate rages over journalist Yasser Murtaja's death in Gaza

Israel says he was a Hamas operative. But that is challenged by the 30-year-old's Facebook account and his recent US government vetting

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Debate rages over journalist Yasser Murtaja's death in Gaza
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
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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'