BY PETER HARRIS British Jews have reached an existential crisis, so what is to be done? Edwin Landau, a Jewish Prussian veteran of the Great War, when contemplating the national boycott of Jewish businesses on 1 April 1933, could not grasp how anti-Semitism could manifest in the twentieth century. For Landau, such behaviour was medieval. Nor could Landau comprehend how quickly the course of events … Continue reading Living in Dread
BY JOHN MUSGRAVE ‘Enough is enough,’ is a phrase now increasingly heard on the lips of all good men and true. The follow-up phrase: ‘They really ought to do something,’ is overused and self-defeating. The problem here is the word ‘THEY,’ a much-abused pronoun of dubious provenance. When we expect ‘them’ to do something we abrogate responsibility. In the real world ‘they’ don’t exist. Suits … Continue reading Enough is Enough
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The Hamas-Israel war has created a febrile atmosphere in Britain, at least on social media. The usual suspects on both sides are there for all to see. On the one side, the extremist Islamists – al–Muhajiroun types marching with Caabu and Hizb ut Tahrir numbnuts supported by weird, anti-Semitic allies like Nick Griffin and those Queer for Palestine wannabe building divers. On … Continue reading More Weeblemen Required
BY JOHN MUSGRAVE This weekend, black clad supporters of Islamist violence will clog the streets of a thousand cities. Shouting “Hamas, Hamas, Jews, to the gas” and “Palestine will be free from the river to the sea” their aims are quite clear: Destroy the Land of Israel and kill the Jews. These emissaries of the dark side march on unopposed, trampling faith and reason beneath … Continue reading Common Cause
BY JONATHAN LEVITT The word ‘genocide’ is loaded with emotional and political impact and needs to be used very carefully. The dictionary gives: ‘The deliberate killing of a large number of people from a particular nation or ethnic group with the aim of destroying that nation or group.’ Which, of course, does not define ‘large’ and does not determine what is ‘deliberate’ and what is not. I would say … Continue reading Genocide or Just War?
CSM EDITORIAL There was a time, in the bad old days of ALF, when animal rights terrorists were considered the second greatest terror threat to the UK behind the IRA. While various Islamist groups have overtaken them now, animal rights terrorism still abounds, carried out by a small but active crew of extremist cadres who still resort to violence to pursue their political aims. The … Continue reading Hamas & the Hunt Sabs
BY PAUL T HORGAN Israel would cancel the blockade as soon as Hamas returns the hostages that this terrorist organisation has taken. Egypt’s participation in the blockade of Gaza is not due to pressure from Israel but because there is no love lost between Cairo and Gaza, despite ethnic affinities. Egypt has her own Islamist problem and does not want to add to it. There … Continue reading A Tragedy of Their Own Making
BY EFFIE DEANS There is probably nowhere in the world which has had such a long and on the whole successful experiment with socialism as Israel. In no other western country that I can think of are there anything like the kibbutzim in Israel. Here are small experiments in socialism which to various degrees put into practice the ideals of shared ownership, collective living and … Continue reading The Left Has Disgraced Itself Over Israel
BY JOHN MUSGRAVE It is hard to imagine how Gaza may be rendered terror free and tractable. Events in Israel carry a dire warning, not only for Israelis, but for the rest of the free world. Timing is everything in war. Hamas has made no secret of its aim to destroy the state of Israel and expel or murder all Jews. Why launch a concerted … Continue reading Night Boat to Cairo
BY ANTONIA FILMER The newly released book Cold War 2.0 completes the author’s 2023 trilogy, all three are connected by his take on foreign policy. Prof Nalapat is India’s first professor of geopolitics, since 1999 he has been the UNESCO Peace Chair at Manipal University, and has concentrated much of his effort at keeping peace between states in conflict. This last book is a feast … Continue reading Cold War 2.0
BY RICHARD SCHWARTZ In the last weeks two events either side of the Atlantic have had family and friends asking me why? The first matter that had us scratching our heads was Jeremy Corbyn in the UK’s reinstatement of anti-Semitic Ilyas Aziz. The second matter was John Kerry’s speech in which he, in his capacity as the top diplomat for the United States of America, … Continue reading Why Us?