Envoy will first need to root out anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party

August 6, 2021 by  
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U.S. President Joe Biden’s choice of Emory Professor Deborah Lipstadt as America’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism has not been greeted with the unqualified approval that might have been expected for such an appointment. Read more

The invisible victims of jihadi violence

The death of Ruth Pearl at the age of 85 reminds us once again of the unspeakable horror that was visited upon Ruth and her family, and which served as a particularly dreadful wake-up call for the Western world. Read more

The real scoop? How Jews won’t lick the demonization of Israel

In attempting to defend itself against persistent bigotry, the Jewish Diaspora repeatedly thinks with its heart, rather than its head, and consequently misses the key point. Read more

Media malpractice in the West has caused permanent harm to Israel

This week, Israel signed a deal for the immediate transfer to South Korea of 700,000 doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, which are due to expire at the end of this month. Read more

Faced with a tsunami of antisemitism, Diaspora Jews still cling to their bubble

The tsunami of antisemitism over the past few weeks is the work of an axis of anti-Jewish evil that spans continents and has the whole Jewish world in its cross-hairs in both Israel and the Diaspora. Read more

Actions, not bromides, are how the West must confront rabid antisemitism

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and his counterpart, Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, visited Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week to offer help in building on the ceasefire with Hamas. Read more

The progressive world: An antechamber to evil

After days of anti-Semitic rants on social media, the “Grime” rapper Wiley has finally been barred from Twitter and Facebook following outrage by Jews and others that he was allowed to use these platforms for his vicious incitement. Read more

A muffled consensus serves not Israel but her enemies

Should Jewish communal organizations aim to achieve consensus above all or bear witness to the truth? Read more

British Jews are too eager to embrace Starmer’s still dubious Labour Party

In both Britain and America, the Jewish community is increasingly badly served by leaders who seem less and less able to distinguish between the friends and the enemies of the Jewish people. Read more

From San Remo to its 72nd birthday, Israel survives the virus of political and moral collapse

April 24, 2020 by  
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One hundred years ago this Sunday, the four principal allied powers involved in World War I signed a resolution at San Remo. Next week, Israel celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut, the 72nd anniversary of the state’s declaration of independence. Read more

For Israel, recognizing another enemy is second nature

Among the world’s democracies fighting the coronavirus, Israel has so far been by far the most successful. Read more

A Boris bear hug against British anti-Semitism

December 27, 2019 by  
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Is the British government beginning to change its century-old attitude of ambiguity towards Israel and come out instead as its unequivocal friend? Don’t get too excited just yet. Read more

Warren, Palestinian Jew-hatred and the destruction of the West’s moral compass

October 25, 2019 by  
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The U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, has suggested that she would consider cutting military aid to Israel to force it to halt construction of settlements in the disputed territories. Read more

From Congress to classrooms: Reframing the Israel narrative

October 18, 2019 by  
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Concern about resurgent anti-Semitism has been at fever-pitch among Diaspora Jews for years. Read more

In a deadlocked election, the real winners are Israeli Arabs

September 20, 2019 by  
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If nothing else, one clear result of Israel’s frustrating general election gives the lie to the claim that Israeli Arabs were being intimidated from casting their vote. Read more

In Trump vs. ‘the Squad,’ American Jews have picked the wrong target

July 19, 2019 by  
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In the showdown between U.S. President Donald Trump and “the Squad” of four far-left minority congresswomen, Jewish organizations in America have overwhelmingly condemned Trump’s remarks. Read more

What to do about the ‘fangs’ of anti-Semitism in Britain’s Labour?

In recent days, plotting within the British Labour Party to get rid of its far-left leader Jeremy Corbyn has moved up a gear as deep concern over the party’s precipitous plunge in the opinion polls has burst into the open. Read more

The dangerous drive to correlate Islamophobia with anti-Semitism

The Somali-born U.S. congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who has made a number of anti-Semitic remarks, is currently embroiled in controversy over her marriage history. Read more

Nuclear secrets and terror links uncovered, Tehran ramps up aggression

A few days ago, Britain’s Daily Telegraph revealed that in 2015 the British authorities had uncovered a Hezbollah terrorist plot. The key point was that this had been kept secret until now. Read more

The lethal error in appeasing Iran

November 30, 2018 by  
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When the Obama-brokered Iran nuclear deal was signed in 2015, one of the many spurious reasons offered for that agreement was that it would help the supposedly moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani draw the sting of the Islamic regime’s extremism…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Grappling with the roots of anti-Semitism after Pittsburgh

November 2, 2018 by  
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As Jews around the world grieve for those who were slaughtered in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, the reaction of many in both Jewish and non-Jewish circles has demonstrated a refusal to acknowledge the true significance of what happened. Read more

Israel gets it right on the nation-state, while the West fumbles with identity

July 27, 2018 by  
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Two utterly fundamental and seismic issues are threatening to tear apart Britain, Europe and America. They are mass immigration and national identity…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

The Perils facing Anglo Jewry

July 16, 2018 by  
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Over 10 years ago, I warned that the passivity of the Anglo-Jewish leadership would likely lead to disastrous political consequences and negatively impact the younger generation, which was being inadequately educated to face its challenges…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Britain’s Brexit betrayal may push Jewish problem into Downing Street

Until last Friday, whenever people asked me uneasily about the likelihood of the far-left U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn coming to power at the next general election, I replied that—with the exception of one set of circumstances—I thought the risk was overblown…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Wishful thinking isn’t enough when it comes to Mideast peace

President Trump’s peace plan for Israel and the Palestinian Arabs, his attempt at the “deal of the century,” will apparently soon be revealed to the world…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Heads turn away when it comes to the Islamisation of Europe

June 15, 2018 by  
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Once again, Hezbollah flags flew in London last weekend at the Iran-supporting “Al Quds” march in Britain’s capital city…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

At the Israel border, pointing fingers at the wrong abuser

May 18, 2018 by  
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When confronted with absolute evil or the depths of human depravity, some of us experience a very particular kind of depression. It’s as if we just can’t cope with such a repudiation of humanity…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

To confront what’s brewing in Syria, the world needs another Churchill

February 23, 2018 by  
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There have been extraordinary scenes in cinemas throughout the United Kingdom. People have leapt to their feet in standing ovations, and grown men have been weeping…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more