Tag Archives: Jews

Guest Post: RIP Nelson Mandela

This is a guest post by frequent commenter and contributor Brian Goldfarb.  Just a few words of introduction: I feel very ambivalent about Nelson Mandela (see the rest of this post for an explanation) and didn’t know how to approach … Continue reading

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75 years since Kristallnacht and antisemitism is on the rise again

75 years ago this week the brutal pogrom, which came to be known as Kristallnacht – the Night of Broken Glass – in which hundreds of synagogues were burnt down, thousands of Jewish shops and business were destroyed and thousands … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

It’s time for another Good News Friday installment. My first item for this week is the very exciting news that two out of the three 2013 Nobel Prize winners for chemistry are Israeli, and the third winner is Jewish. Israeli … Continue reading

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Undermining Jewish history and the Jewish connection to Eretz Yisrael

The assault by Israel’s enemies on Israel’s sovereignty and integrity takes many forms: from all-out war by standing armies to asymmetric warfare via terrorist attacks and missiles launched at civilians, to “lawfare”, boycotts (BDS) – and since most of these … Continue reading

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Margaret Thatcher, RIP

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passed away yesterday at the age of 87.  She was an extraordinary woman, a powerful politician who aroused very strong feelings of warmth or hatred, depending on your political point of view, but rarely … Continue reading

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Guest post: London Jewish Book Week 2013 – a view from the sane left

A year ago, Brian Goldfarb who comments here quite regularly, wrote a guest post about his visit to the London Jewish Book Week. This is how I described Brian last year: This is a guest post by Brian Goldfarb, a … Continue reading

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