Anti-Semitism

Kicking out the cranks won't save Labour

20 July 2021 3:30 pm

There is a problem with Sir Keir Starmer’s reported plan to expel 1,000 Labour members associated with ‘poisonous’ groups, and…

Pure, white and native: the birch as a symbol of Russian nationalism

19 June 2021 9:00 am

The image of the birch tree in popular Russian culture is as manifold as the trees themselves, but we could…

The great betrayal of Ethel Rosenberg

19 June 2021 9:00 am

Ethel Rosenberg was an exceptional woman. Born with a painful curvature of the spine to a poor family of Jewish…

Does Google really understand racism?

6 June 2021 9:45 am

Opponents of the new racial extremism typically object that it vilifies white people in much the same way that classical…

Tala Halawa and the progressive media’s anti-Semitism blindspot

24 May 2021 9:57 pm

The tale of Tala Halawa has an ever-mounting horror to it: each sentence is more disturbing than the last. First…

Why is a Jewish lecturer being investigated for mocking Corbyn?

24 May 2021 9:18 pm

It’s a tale worthy of Kafka. Dr Pete Newbon, a lecturer in humanities at Northumbria University, is being investigated by…

Stirling Moss’s charmed life in the fast lane

22 May 2021 9:00 am

‘Who do you think you are — Stirling Moss?’ a genially menacing traffic cop would ask a hapless motorway transgressor.…

Why do parts of Britain erupt whenever Israel defends itself?

21 May 2021 1:14 am

There has been a huge amount of comment in recent days on the latest round of exchanges between Israel and…

Anti-Semitism and the far left

10 April 2021 9:00 am

The comic David Baddiel has written a book which explains that much of the far left hates Jews. There are…

Why Jews don’t count to the ‘anti-racists’

4 February 2021 9:58 pm

Suppose you explain to someone spouting racist, sexist, or otherwise discriminatory ideas that they are prejudiced. You may begin by…

religion

The woke war on religion

27 July 2020 10:30 pm

Though you wouldn’t know it from most American media outlets, the phenomenon of vandalizing and burning religious sites which is…

Michaela Coel's dazzling finale reminds me of Philip Roth: I May Destroy You reviewed

18 July 2020 9:00 am

It might seem a bit of a stretch to see deep similarities between Michaela Coel (young, female, black and currently…

A true story that never feels true: Resistance reviewed

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Resistance stars Jesse Eisenberg and tells the true story of how mime artist Marcel Marceau helped orphaned Jewish children to…

Jews have always been blamed for plagues - coronavirus is no different

4 April 2020 1:42 am

History has not usually been kind to the Jews. But even by its low and morbid standards, the 14th century…

‘I feel compelled to be disgraceful’: Miriam Margolyes interviewed

7 March 2020 9:00 am

Miriam Margolyes chews the fat with Tanya Gold about mother love, anti-Zionism and too much shagging

Allegations of anti-Semitism are damaging to Labour, but not toxic

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Ephraim Mirvis, the Chief Rabbi, was right to take the unprecedented action of denouncing Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour for endemic anti-Jewish…

I’ve finally found out the truth about my horse-riding nemesis

30 November 2019 9:00 am

She was a trade union activist, she told me. She wanted a second referendum. Well, they all do. I’m starting…

Jeremy Corbyn flounders on anti-Semitism, Brexit, tax and spending

27 November 2019 7:05 am

Jeremy Corbyn’s interview with Andrew Neil was one of the most uncomfortable half hours of the Labour leader’s tenure. In…

‘Utterly betrayed’: Britain’s Jews are now politically homeless

9 November 2019 9:00 am

We Jews have evolved to be neurotic; so neurotic that, in certain circumstances, the Syrian border feels slightly safer than…

A vote for Labour is a vote for anti-Semitism

30 October 2019 2:24 am

The December election that now looks inevitable will be, as all elections are, a test. A test of a decade-old…

The only way to solve Labour’s anti-Semitism problem

17 July 2019 11:43 pm

‘The Labour Party welcomes everyone* irrespective of race, creed, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (except, it seems, Jews)’. So…

aoc

AOC: ignorant or anti-Semitic?

25 June 2019 9:43 am

When my grandmother Masha was liberated by the British Army from the Nazi concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen, she was 19…

‘The New and Fashionable Game of the Jew’, 1807

Is now a good time to talk about Jews and money?

6 April 2019 9:00 am

Is now a good time to talk about Jews and money? The Jewish Museum in London thinks so, and perhaps…

israel

Why the Democrats have gone off Israel

8 March 2019 11:57 pm

Not so long ago in America, immediately after a Democratic politician announced a run for president, he or she would…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May goes to Africa, Labour accused of anti-Semitism (again) and John McCain dies

1 September 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, flew off to South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria accompanied by a trade delegation. In…