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Jun 22, 2018, 5:31 PM
Only fundamentalists need to fear fundamental British values
This week 7,000 strictly orthodox Jews publicly prayed in response to perceived attacks from Ofsted regarding how they promote British values. Some state-funded schools within these communities have censored images of women socialising with men or felt it appropriate to inquire about parents’ sexual relations....
Jun 12, 2017, 7:08 PM
We must reject the hate of Corbyn’s ‘friends’ AND the Conservative Party’s DUP friends
Welcoming the news that the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) will likely enable the Conservatives to form the next government, Board of Deputies’ President Jonathan Arkush apparently casts the DUP as a “friend of the community and Israel”. This features in quotes given to the Jerusalem...
Mar 9, 2017, 7:15 PM
Clowns to the left, fools to the right; fighting for a middle way on BDS
Jewdents. Sit on Us. Banning the boycotters. Satire, bad puns, poor policy, but no laughing matter. Let’s start to the left. A group of witty Jewish students (Jewdents) recently launched their #BridgesForBoycotts campaign, together with a Sit on Us Facebook page, a parody of Stand...
Dec 9, 2016, 2:41 PM
The Jewish centre ground can trump populist hate
From the shock election of Donald Trump in the US to the rise of Marine Le Pen in France, populist rhetoric is sweeping away moderate debate. When it comes to our small Jewish corner of the globe, how can we avoid following a similarly destructive...
Jun 2, 2016, 2:24 PM
From discord to dialogue to a fresh path to peace
A priest, a rabbi, a minister and some NGO workers get on a plane. While the spirit of our group was often full of good humour, the recent Council of Christians and Jews delegation to Israel and the Palestinian Territories was anything but a joke....
David Brown is Executive Director of the Union of Jewish Students (UJS)