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Dec 15, 2016, 2:41 PM
Genuine critics of Israel have no reason to fear the UK’s new anti-Semitism definition
Theresa May announced on Monday that the United Kingdom is to officially adopt a definition of anti-Semitism. The definition, adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) earlier this year, is intended to assist police forces, councils and other...
Aug 3, 2014, 4:42 PM
Standing on the Precipice of Dreams in Difficult Times
Standing on the precipice of fulfilling the Zionist dream is a daunting but exciting place to be. Immigrating to Israel this week is not only the realisation of my dreams, but the dreams of many generations of ancestors who...
Apr 13, 2014, 12:00 PM
A Family Reunion on the Mount of Olives
It's not every day that you meet your great-great-great grandparents. On previous visits to the Old City of Jerusalem, I gazed with intrigue upon the many thousands of white specks that cover the Mount of Olives. For one reason or...
Mar 3, 2014, 2:10 PM
The anti-Semitism slur
As Howard Jacobson recently wrote, the equation is simple: ‘Not all critics of Israel are anti-Semites. I am a critic of Israel. Therefore I am not an anti-Semite’. Of course, anti-Zionism does not equal anti-Semitism. Those who insist on drawing...
Jan 16, 2014, 8:04 PM
Against all odds: Israel’s underdog obsession
The crowning of Rose Fostanes as X Factor Israel’s first ever winner could not fail to warm the heart of even the sternest talent show viewer. The 46 year-old Filipino caregiver, who arrived in Israel only six years ago...
Oct 28, 2012, 12:33 PM
A British Jew — in Jewish France
It has been a steep learning curve. Jewish men, having finished Shabbat morning services, rush to remove their kippot from their heads before they even leave the secure grounds of the building. A visit to synagogue requires airport-style questioning...
Eytan Halon, a former combat medic in the IDF, is a Law with French graduate from the University of Birmingham (UK) and a former Campaigns Director of Birmingham Jewish Society. @eytanhalon