New blog post: ‘Drawing the Lines’

Posted on February 14, 2014 in Home

I’ve had a blog post published by Makom on the question of what ‘red lines’ Jewish community institutions should set with regard to Israel. The piece responds to another post by Robbie Gringras of Makom.

My new book: Uncivil War: The Israel Conflict in the Jewish Community

Posted on February 13, 2014 in Default, Home

  I’m excited to announce that my new book Uncivil War: The Israel Conflict in the Jewish Community will be published by David Paul Books on 12 March 2014 and is available for pre-order now. The book will be launched at JW3 London at 7:30 on 12 Ma …

New article on UK Jews reaction to Operation Pillar of Defence

Posted on November 27, 2012 in Home

In Times of Trouble, UK Jews Return to Support for Israel in New Statesman (online), 23 November 2012

New article on building Jewish/Muslim peace movement

Posted on October 19, 2012 in Home

I had an article published in Guardian Comment Is Free , co-authored with Shirin Barghi and Joel Schalit, in which we argue for a Jewish/Muslim and Israeli/Iranian movement against the slide to war. View it here.

New survey on Israel

Posted on January 8, 2010 in Default

The Institute for Jewish Policy Research is running a major survey on UK Jewish opinions about Israel.  Here’s the details from the JPR website: The Institute for Jewish Policy Research has been commissioned by the Pears Foundation to carry out a …

Civilizing the debate

Posted on December 18, 2009 in Default

I wrote an article for Comment Is Free on the tone of debates on Israel. The article was ‘inspired’ by the hate mail received by Professor David Newman of Ben Gurion University, from Michael Gross, a member of their board of governers. Comment Is Free …

Renegade Jews?

Posted on October 14, 2009 in Default

In a recent article in the Jerusalem Post , the writer and activist Isi Leibler takes an uncompromosing stance against leftist Jewish critics of Israel. Amongst those he damns as ‘renegade Jews’  are Israeli post-Zionists (particularly within Isra …

New Jewish Thought Policy Paper 2: An Experiment in Dialogue

Posted on December 2, 2008 in Default

By Keith Kahn-harris This report discusses a Jewish dialogue group on Israel convened by Keith Kahn-Harris for New Jewish Thought in 2008. It is available to download as a pdf here. The problem For a community of under 300,000 people, British Jewry is …

The Hermeneutics of Anti-Anti-Semitism

Posted on May 3, 2007 in Default

You knew where you were with the old antisemitism: antisemites hated Jews and were not ashamed to say so. They believed Jews were a cancer on the world and sought to either eliminate them or confine them so they would no longer be a ‘threat …