This open letter was written before the latest ceasefire, in response to a Israeli friends’ and relatives’ reactions to Hamas’s rockets. I never got around to publishing it then, but do so now because I think the issues it discusses are still pertinent.
The ideal pastime for Jewish communal events!
As a ‘Ceasefire’ and ‘Negotiations’ do or don’t apathetically continue between Hamas and Israel, why not use this chance to call your confused parents over Shabbat and discuss what’s happening? You’ll have the dirty frisson of using your phone on Shabbat, so it’s worth it for that alone, but it’s also a chance to show … Continued
Jewish communal bodies should stop taking a partisan position over the conflict in the middle east
A report on saturday’s march for Palestine
When a boycott is not really a boycott and when the Jewish Chronicle Editor is still an idiot
The stories we tell about Israel and Gaza may not reflect what we actually think
We, as British Jews, are here to express our solidarity with the Palestinian people. Over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed recently by the Israeli state, and thousands more displaced, injured and arrested. Israel has killed civilians, destroyed homes and impoverished the Palestinian population. We are here to say: not in our name. We reject the … Continued
An edited version of talk first given at a shul in Nottingham about red Jews.
In the beginning Lenin created the party.