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The libel lawyer who’s fighting for Israel

Mark Lewis for Times of Israel by Jenni Frazer April 12 2017 You really wouldn’t want to be on the wrong side of the media and libel lawyer, Mark Lewis. For a good 20 minutes of our interview Lewis re-lives — in withering detail — tiny victories over alleged antisemites at his old school in […]

  • 12 April, 2017

Jewish founders recalled in agency re-brand

For the Jewish News Posted March 30 2017 One of Britain’s top advertising agencies is to rebrand itself in the names of its original Jewish founders, as part of a campaign to encourage diversity in the advertising industry. Grey London, whose headquarters are in Hatton Garden, the heart of the jewellery trade, has reached back […]

  • 30 March, 2017

Lithuanian Shoah ‘whitewash’ claim

For the JC posted March 30 2017 The Lithuanian parliamentary ombudsman, Augustinas Normantas, has refused to open an investigation into a complaint that his country’s Genocide and Resistance Centre presents a revisionist version of wartime history. Instead, the ombudsman said that the centre itself must address the issue first, and “if its answer is disputed, […]

  • 30 March, 2017

Exclusive: the Tory MP who has become Jewish

For the Jewish Chronicle posted March 30 2017 The Conservative MP Andrew Percy went home two weeks ago after a typically busy week in the House of Commons — and lit his Shabbat candles. Because on March 16, Mr Percy converted to Judaism, and as he said, “It was the first time I could say, […]

  • 30 March, 2017

Tory peeress says volunteers Britons who fight for Israel should be prosecuted

For the Times of Israel posted March 30 2017 LONDON — A once-prominent British politician has come under fire from Jewish and Conservative leaders for likening British citizens in the Israel Defence Forces to Muslims who join paramilitary and terrorist groups. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, who resigned from the government in 2014 after calling its policy […]

  • 30 March, 2017

Spy in the house

For the JC published March 24 2017 Years ago I used to enjoy — in a bad way — the books of a novelist, who shall remain anonymous to spare her blushes. The point was that it didn’t really matter which of the writer’s many, many oeuvres I got out of the library, as the […]

  • 24 March, 2017

Protesters shut the Falk up

For the Times of Israel posted March 22 2017 LONDON — A British campus speaking tour came to an abrupt end on Tuesday for Professor Richard Falk, when Middlesex University cancelled his appearance scheduled for Wednesday. The tour was intended to promote his book, “Palestine’s Horizon: Towards a Just Peace.” Falk is a former UN […]

  • 22 March, 2017

Ya’alon comes out fighting

For the Jewish Chronicle March 21 2017 Moshe Ya’alon, Israel’s former defence minister is, as befits a former chief of staff, on the warpath. His target, however, is not the Arabs or the Palestinians. Instead, Mr Ya’alon, who curtly terminated his membership of Likud two weeks ago, has the prime minister and the present government […]

  • 21 March, 2017

When it’s time to say sorry, just do it

Column for Jewish News March 21 2017 We know that war is appalling and sometimes terrible mistakes are made, errors of judgment, whatever you want to call them. But equally, sometimes, there is a time to know when to acknowledge such human errors, and quit while you are ahead. The trap into which apologists for […]

  • 21 March, 2017

ADL director calls for full Justice Department investigation

Jonathan Greenblatt for JN by Jenni Frazer March 7 2017 The director of the New York-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Jonathan Greenblatt, has called for “a fully resourced investigation by the Department of Justice” into the wave of hate crimes currently directed against the American Jewish community. These have included numerous hoax bomb threats against Jewish […]

  • 13 March, 2017