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Mar 21, 2019, 3:12 PM
Why we must change the terminology of Jew-hatred
A poll has revealed that over half of young UK adults – that is, under the age of 25 – don’t know what antisemitism is. And, among the adult population in general, those who don’t know what the word means hovers around 40 percent. Should...
Mar 14, 2019, 6:17 PM
What is our communal leadership scared of?
I was watching one of those interminable Brexit debates in Parliament the other day and up pops the most authentic MP in the House, Jess Phillips, Labour MP for Birmingham Yardley. Ignoring Brexit for a moment, what she said about leadership – or lack thereof...
Feb 27, 2019, 5:34 PM
Board’s moral cowardice is antithesis of leadership
Here is a list of antisemitic/anti-Zionist/anti-Israel/self-hating Jews and organisations (choose your own epithet or several) who have condemned Benjamin Netanyahu’s sordid little deal with the far-right. It includes, in no particular order: AIPAC – the US Israel lobby; the American Jewish Committee; the Zionist Federations...
Feb 12, 2019, 11:35 AM
Sorry, but Victoria Tower Gardens is NOT the place for a Holocaust memorial
No one sensible doubts that the UK shouldn’t have a central Holocaust memorial and learning centre. The question is: should it be in Victoria Tower Gardens, as proposed and supported by major Jewish organisations? As someone who cycles or walks past Victoria Tower Gardens on...
Jan 3, 2019, 4:42 PM
By inviting disgraced Ehud Olmert, the ZF takes supporters for fools
The Zionist Federation’s decision to invite Ehud Olmert to its annual dinner is, at best, a case of political naïveté writ large. Or, worse, it’s a massive two-fingered salute to its donors and supporters. Have they not heard of Olmert, the first – and so...
Mar 16, 2016, 5:04 PM
Why I quit Comrade Corbyn’s narrow-minded Trot-light cult
When I was a student at Tel Aviv University, far too many years ago, I dabbled in student politics. It was all-consuming. And it was all-consuming mainly because of the incessant battles over ideological purity between the Tankies (pro-Moscow Marxists) and the Trots (adherents of...
Mar 31, 2015, 5:06 PM
How can we believe in a country where liberal Zionism is dead?
At the very end of this Parliament, Conservative MP Charles Walker – chairman of the Commons procedure committee – railed against a bid by his own party’s front bench to introduce secret ballots to elect Mr Speaker. Everyone knew this was a “grubby” and vindictive...
Nov 18, 2014, 5:07 PM
Anti-Yachad dogma opposes Israel’s democratic character
I supported Yachad’s bid to join the Board of Deputies. Not just because I support the group, but also because I think that the Board has to be as representative as possible. Otherwise, we might as well shut the shop and hand over the keys...
Joe Millis is an author and journalist.