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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...
Nov 17, 2017, 1:24 PM
Celebrate and commemorate impact on Jews from Arab countries
2017 has been quite a year for anniversaries: we’ve celebrated the centenary of the Balfour Declaration, and 50 years since Israel’s lightning victory in the Six Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem. On 29 November looms another cause for celebration: the 70th anniversary of...
Oct 30, 2017, 7:00 PM
Boris has misread the Balfour Declaration
The Balfour Declaration of 1917 demanded that a Jewish homeland in Palestine should not prejudice the rights and status of non-Jewish communities in Palestine. The British government, notably the foreign secretary Boris Johnson in a Daily Telegraph op-ed this week, has latched on to this...
Sep 23, 2017, 3:59 PM
Shmuel Moreh, guardian of Iraq’s Jewish memory, dies
Iraqi Jews in Israel and abroad are mourning the death, on the second day of the Jewish New Year, of Professor Shmuel Moreh, 85, emeritus professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Born Sami Muallem in 1932 in Baghdad’s upmarket...
Sep 8, 2017, 7:36 PM
Jerusalem eviction calumny spreads like wildfire
The story of the eviction of the Arab Shamasneh family from a house in Jerusalem’s Shimon Hatzaddik neighbourhood has spread like wildfire around the world (See here, here and here). The item was carried by countless Arab media and even the measured mainstream western press...
Aug 9, 2017, 11:56 AM
The murky world of the Aleppo Codex
It was back in 2008 when Matti Friedman, then a journalist with the Associated Press news agency, first wrote about the Aleppo Codex. This most ancient and precise version of the Hebrew bible, bound as a folio for ease of reference, was guarded by the...
Lyn Julius is a journalist and co-founder of Harif, an association of Jews from the Middle East and North Africa in the UK