Tower-of-Babel-Pieter-Bruegel-the-Elder-1563 globalists Britain Israel USA 

Israel gets the nation-state right while the west fumbles with identity

Two utterly fundamental and seismic issues are threatening to tear apart Britain, Europe and America. They are mass immigration and national identity. The majority of Jews in Britain and America are warmly disposed towards the former and terrified of the latter. They have got it precisely the wrong way round. Diaspora Jews have a Pavlovian response to immigration. This is entirely understandable: the vast majority, myself included, are the descendants of immigrants and refugees. Jews are also commanded in the Torah not to wrong or oppress a stranger “for you…

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launches My books 

The Legacy launches in Jerusalem

I’m delighted to tell you that my novel, The Legacy, will have its Jerusalem launch on August 7 at Beit Avi Chai. I will be speaking about the book with my fellow journalist Matthew Kalman, and I will also be signing copies which will be on sale from Katamon Books. To buy tickets, please click here. A preview of the event has been published by Times of Israel. You can read it below. And please do join me at an exciting evening! What is the legacy of the modern assimilated…

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antisemitism Israel 

The new antisemitism eats its own

The British Labour party leadership will be hoping it has now parked its antisemitism crisis for the summer. MPs have gone on holiday, tempers will cool, the fury and uproar of the last few weeks over the party’s definition of antisemitism will now all die down. Or so the leadership is presumably telling itself. But this issue isn’t going away. Exchanges over the past few days have underscored the fact that it is still shockingly unresolved. Last week, the party was electrified by reports that its grandee Dame Margaret Hodge,…

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leverage Britain 

The second shoe drops in the Brexit coup

In her 2016 Conservative party leadership speech, Theresa May said this: “I will create a new government department responsible for conducting Britain’s negotiation with the EU and for supporting the rest of Whitehall in its European work. That department will be led by a senior Secretary of State – and I will make sure that the position is taken by a Member of Parliament who campaigned for Britain to leave the EU.” Her first appointment as Brexit Secretary was the Brexiteer David Davis. When earlier this month he resigned from…

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communism Britain Culture wars 

Communism isn’t cool; it’s a murderous creed

Communism isn’t cool; it’s a murderous creed Comrades! You have a funky new star. When the Corbynite lecturer Ash Sarkar appeared last week on ITV’s Good Morning Britain to discuss protests against President Trump’s visit, she told the presenter Piers Morgan: “I’m literally a communist.” As a result, she’s become literally a media sensation. Interviewed by Teen Vogue, she enlightened its doubtless surprised readers about Karl Marx’s early and obscure critique of capitalism, Die Grundrisse. Elle magazine declared Sarkar was “literally a communist and literally our hero!” So now you can be a communist and cool. Who…

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Antisemitism darkening Britain Israel 

Institutionalising antisemitism in the British Labour party

Britain’s Labour Party has a major problem with rampant antisemitism. It knows it has to deal with it. So what has it done? Dug itself so much further into this particular hole that some in the party fear it has now dug its political grave. On Tuesday, the party’s governing National Executive Committee (NEC) redefined antisemitism in such a way that it has legitimized it within its own ranks. In its new code of conduct on antisemitism, it adopted a definition which significantly differed from the one created by the…

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trump-putin-in-helsinki Global conflict 

The hysteria over Helsinki and the real threat to the free world

The behaviour of President Donald Trump following his meeting with Russia’s President Putin in Helsinki, and the reaction to what he said, illustrate two things: first, the flaws in Trump’s personality; and second the ever-more hysterical and misleading reaction and double standards (Obama’s “Russia reset”, anyone?) by a media and political class which views absolutely everything Trump says or does through a distorting prism of pure malice. The near-universal media story following the Helsinki press conference (echoed by Democrats and even some Republicans) was that Trump had kow-towed to Putin…

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robinson Britain 

It’s absurd to claim British justice is “fascist”

It’s absurd to claim British justice is “fascist” The word fascism is fast losing its meaning. For decades, it has been used as a boilerplate insult directed by the militant left against their opponents. In recent times, it has been used to describe anyone who opposes uncontrolled or illegal immigration, Islamist supremacism or the erosion of western culture and identity. It is also being used, however, by people on the other side of the political aisle. Tomorrow, the anti-Muslim activist Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) will appeal against his…

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Antisemitism darkening Britain 

Britain’s Brexit betrayal may put Corbyn’s Jewish problem into Downing Street

Until last Friday, whenever people asked me uneasily about the likelihood of the far-left U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn coming to power at the next general election, I replied that — with the exception of one set of circumstances — I thought the risk was overblown. This was because, although he did far better in the last election than anyone had thought possible, the reason for that was precisely because hardly anyone had thought his victory was possible. It was therefore considered safe to vote against the Conservative party…

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