Melanie Phillips

Articles: Jewish Chronicle

  • 15 July 2013

    Recently, I found myself facing a baying mob, aka a booing, sneering audience bristling with outrage and hostility towards me, on Question Time. Nothing new there, then.

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  • 27 May 2013

    The reported "killing" of Mohammed al Dura in a hail of Israeli bullets was nothing of the kind and was instead a modern-day blood libel. So said the state of Israel this week. What kept it?

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  • 14 April 2013

    Right everybody, excitement over, nothing to see, move along there. After the visit to Israel by new, improved, Israel-loving President Obama, which was hailed almost as Theodor Herzl's second coming, it's back to more of the same old same old.

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  • 6 March 2013

    Phew! Thank heavens the Israeli film The Gatekeepers failed to win an Oscar. Maybe the Almighty is a cinema-goer and also felt like throwing up when he saw it.

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  • 1 February 2013

    Israel has not yet got over its astonishment at the result of the general election, which saw the propulsion to power of the political neophyte Yair Lapid and his Yesh Atid party.

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  • 9 December 2012

    The double standard was breathtaking. The UN vote to give the Palestinians non-member, observer status has smashed the Middle East peace process to bits.

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  • 26 October 2012

    The irrationality and prejudice inherent in the vilification of Israel are becoming ever more egregious.

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  • 18 September 2012

    Into my inbox last week popped an email from Michelle Obama. "Thank you for an amazing week… Can you chip in $5 or more to stand with Barack today?"

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  • 5 August 2012

    Much anguish has been expended over Jews who detest Israel so virulently they are in the forefront of the delegitimisation campaign. Such people were devastatingly satirised by Howard Jacobson as ‘as a Jew’ Jews, who parade their identity solely to demonise Israel.

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  • 23 June 2012

    Travelling in America last week, I found American Jews shaking their heads in amazement at what they considered to be the supine attitude of the British Jewish leadership towards Israel demonisation and the inroads made by Islamic radicalism.

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  • 13 May 2012

    The recent elections here and in Europe have left Jews and all who care about freedom and democracy with many reasons for unease.

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  • 30 March 2012

    Readers of the Jerusalem Post have doubtless been bemused by a rumbling controversy over whether or not the Anglo-Jewish leadership comprises what Isi Leibler derided as "trembling Israelites".

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  • 17 February 2012

    An invitation to appear as a Question Time panellist always sees your columnist dusting off her tin helmet, not to say donning full body armour and making her last will and testament.

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  • 10 January 2012

    When it comes to shooting itself in the foot and other essential bits, Israel undoubtedly takes the all-time prize.

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  • 4 December 2011

    Until recently, I had never been to Hebron. In the past three months, however, I have twice boarded an armoured bus to make the journey.

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  • 25 October 2011

    For many years, Professor Sari Nusseibeh has been regarded as the epitome of Palestinian moderation. The urbane president of al Quds university in east Jerusalem, he has been regarded as a “two-state solution” moderate. His actual advocacy of a one-state solution and the swallowing up of Israel has been unaccountably ignored.

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  • 9 September 2011

    Government ministers might be concerned to know quite how often I am now accosted by strangers in public places.

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  • 1 August 2011

    Consider the following scenario. A church newspaper has a Jewish political editor. He reports in his paper on a troubling development.

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  • 18 June 2011

    In both Britain and the US, there are now attempts to push back against the steady encroachment of sharia law.

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  • 9 May 2011

    It is hard to imagine a more graphic demonstration of the lamentable failure to understand the Arab world by Britain and the west than its response to the "Arab Spring".
    Just about every single thing it is possible to have got wrong, it has got wrong.

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About Melanie

Melanie Phillips is a British journalist and author. She is best known for her controversial column about political and social issues which currently appears in the Daily Mail. Awarded the Orwell Prize for journalism in 1996, she is the author of All Must Have Prizes, an acclaimed study of Britain's educational and moral crisis, which provoked the fury of educationists and the delight and relief of parents.

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Books

  • The World Turned Upside Down
  • Londonistan
  • The Ascent of Woman
  • America's Social Revolution

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