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Nov 23, 2018, 1:26 PM
‘Right of return’ cry is muted by full story
Every November since 2014, my organisation, Harif – the UK Association for Jews from the Middle East and North Africa – has been observing a special day to remember the exodus of almost a million Jews from Arab countries and Iran. Our official commemoration this...
Oct 28, 2018, 9:38 PM
Why attacks on ‘white’ Jews can’t be racist
As people the world over recoil in horror at the Pittsburgh massacre of Jews praying in a synagogue, it is as well to recall a disturbing trend among US academics. Some have been saying that attacks against Jews cannot be termed racist because Jews are...
Oct 12, 2018, 12:44 PM
When Iraq considered dumping 50,000 Jews in Kuwait
The Iraqi government floated a scheme to deport 50,000 Jews to Kuwait in 1951, according to documents in the UK National Archives. A law passed in March 1950 permitted legal emigration, on condition that the Jews, who were being harassed and persecuted, forfeited their nationality....
Sep 2, 2018, 2:47 PM
UNWRA and the Jews
The news that the US is no longer funding UNWRA (the UN Works and Relief Agency) should remove one of the major obstacles to settling the conflict between Israel and the Arabs. UNWRA has been perpetuating the delusion that the Palestinians are in transit to...
Aug 19, 2018, 2:38 PM
The archive is a clear case of brazen theft
Place: Baghdad. Time: the 1970s. Eyewitnesses watched aghast as Saddam Hussein’s men carted off piles of books and documents from the ladies’ gallery of the Bataween synagogue to the secret police headquarters. There they remained for some 40 years, rotting and forgotten, until some quirk...
Jun 28, 2018, 4:45 PM
Why the Right of Return is a recipe for war
The prospect of Donald Trump presenting a future US peace plan which excludes Jerusalem and Palestinian refugees has led to a single-minded focus by Palestinians and their supporters on their Right of Return. The leader of the UK opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, has been to Jordan...
Apr 28, 2018, 5:11 PM
From the Nile to Lake Geneva, from the ‘dhimmi’ to Eurabia
Gisele Littman had always wanted to write a novel. For years, the potential characters danced around inside her head. Instead, turbulent events in her life threw her in quite a different direction. Born in Cairo, she was forced to flee Egypt with her family after...
Apr 8, 2018, 10:19 AM
To win back the youth, Israel must explode these myths
Including: Jews are an inauthentic minority, Zionists are white supremacists, Palestinians are the underdog
Mar 27, 2018, 12:00 AM
Is Jeremy Corbyn an anti-Semite?
Is Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, an anti-Semite? Even his critics have charged that his friends are anti-Semites, that he swims in a sewer of antisemitism. But — they say — he himself “does not have an anti-Semitic bone in his body.”...
Mar 8, 2018, 8:56 PM
The playing field is too uneven for peace-building
This week I read two articles that made me sit up. The first was the announcement of an important report by one Professor Ned Lazarus, called “a future for Israeli Palestinian peace-building”. The second dealt with human rights violations by the Palestinian Authority. The first...
Lyn Julius is a journalist and co-founder of Harif, an association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa in the UK