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Jul 26, 2017, 1:12 PM
Israel’s neighbours must help dial down tensions
I’ve started dreading switching on the news after Shabbat. Recent Saturday nights have brought misery to our TV screens, whether this be from the heart of London following the terror attacks near London Bridge or on the Champs Elysees in Paris. Last Saturday night attention turned...
Mar 29, 2017, 12:29 PM
Trump’s election win gave AIPAC a bipartisan challenge
America feels like a divided country. Cracks that have existed for decades between conservatives and liberals have become chasms. Last year’s presidential election was brutal and ugly and has split families and friends. Time may prove a healer. But the four months since Donald Trump’s victory...
Mar 15, 2017, 5:30 PM
Everyone can make a difference to help end this East Africa crisis
“A child lies in its mother’s arms – they are both now too weak to move.” Across East Africa, 16 million people need immediate food assistance. Hundreds of people have already died of starvation. Drought and poor rains have decimated harvests leaving millions of children...
Jun 30, 2016, 5:46 PM
We must never turn away from values of liberalism and tolerance
Last week Britain voted to leave the European Union. This week the political fallout has been tumultuous. Away from Westminster, we have seen ugly scenes. Some people are intent on using the outcome of the referendum to divide communities. Others have inferred from the result...
Oct 13, 2015, 7:41 PM
I don’t think Britain is racist, but it certainly does have racists
My wife cried during the final of The Great British Bake-Off. Twice. You’d think it difficult for a show ostensibly about cupcakes and flans to make a grown management consultant cry, but that’s because the secret to Bake-Off is that it’s not really about baking. Sure there are...
Apr 2, 2015, 2:46 PM
The woman whose life was saved by a goat
A story for seder night It’s late summer in the sleepy town of Oleksandrovka. The sun is shining and the Ukrainian countryside is alive with the sounds of summer. Sunflowers are in full bloom. The sky is a royal blue. Children are playing and farmers are going about...
Nov 4, 2014, 1:15 PM
Evacuating the Jews of Ukraine
The Jews of Mariupol, caught in the crossfire of the conflict with Russia, face a winter of fear and uncertainty
Richard Verber is Senior Vice President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and World Jewish Relief's External Affairs Director