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Apr 23, 2019, 1:59 PM
Spreading fake apologies just as foul as spreading fake news
Labour must stop its MPs hiding behind mealy-mouthed excuses and start taking responsibility for their views. In the past 2 weeks, two Labour MPs have been caught bang-to-rights sharing fake news, and have both got off scot-free. First, Richard Burgon denied he’d said “Zionism is the...
Mar 22, 2019, 1:11 PM
Purim spiels no laughing matter in a fake news world
The annual Jewish April Fools is a tradition the community looks forward to, but thanks to growing wariness of so-called ‘fake news’, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to fool people. If you had picked up the paper this week, you’d have seen two quite obviously fake...
Feb 4, 2019, 6:52 PM
Sorry ambassador, Hungary should be judged on what it does not what it says
As a journalist, I try to stick to writing the news, not being news. But this week to my horror, I was at the receiving end of a letter from Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, the Hungarian ambassador in London. I had written a report about the Board of...
Oct 15, 2018, 1:09 PM
Give football a chance to break the cycle of violence
Football has the power to unite across religious and political divides, and Israel’s national team is the good example of what the country could be. This Israeli national side isn’t very good, but regardless of the lack of talent, it has plenty of players from...
Sep 2, 2018, 12:20 PM
Don’t reach for the ridiculous when hard facts are all that’s required
The row over anti-Semitism is not going to be solved with hysteria or hyperbole, but by evidence, of which there is plenty. If the community continues to resort to scare tactics and false arguments that can be easily deconstructed, it’s going to be an uphill...
Jul 31, 2018, 5:29 PM
This Labour horse is dead, stop flogging it
The Labour anti-Semitism row is not the unfortunate consequence of mismanagement, but it seems to be a concerted attempt to detach the community from the party. The problem has got progressively worse in recent months as the issue itself has been compounded by denial, and...
May 25, 2018, 3:32 PM
The biggest threat to the Jewish community may come from within
How much longer can the community withstand attacks from those who wish to do us harm – when we seem intent on tearing ourselves apart? The community’s critics and opponents on the far-left, far-right, and even Islamist wing have come under pressure this week –...
May 21, 2018, 9:27 PM
Ken Livingstone quitting Labour completes the Corbyn-led whitewash
Ken Livingstone’s decision to quit the Labour Party is not a cause for celebration – but a symptom of Labour’s malaise dealing with anti-Semitism. The former London Mayor has gone from threatening legal action against Labour should he be expelled, to resigning in a matter...
Mar 27, 2018, 11:53 AM
Anti-Semitism is a problem in Labour – and I can prove it
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn may have apologised for ‘hurt and pain’ caused by ‘pockets’ of anti-Semitism – but many of his followers still fervently reject the problem exists in the party at all. They’re wrong, and I can prove it. I have first-hand understanding of...
Dec 1, 2017, 2:20 PM
Trump’s endorsement for Britain First could spill onto the streets
Donald Trump’s endorsement for extremist politics online could very easily spill over to the real world. Most people would probably not have heard of Britain First before the U.S. president retweeted their deputy leader’s videos this week. In effectively endorsing them to his 43 million...
Jack Mendel is the Online Editor at the Jewish News.