June 26, 2015

This week the United Nations Human Rights Council published its investigation into last summer’s Gaza conflict. Reading the report, and following the media coverage, reminded me just how topsy-turvy is the world of Israel and Gaza. Even the language used to label the event is peculiar in its lack of precision and descriptiveness. Using the word ‘conflict’ deliberately removes any sense of blame or emotion in relation to what took place. It allows journalists and politicians around the world to… Read more

June 10, 2015

Like the title of my blog says, I’m writing from the edge. But which edge? And who says the Hebrew Covenant needs rescuing anyway? Well my Jewish edginess comes from a number of places and I can assure you the Covenant is not in a good shape. First, some edgy geography. I’m writing this from the unfashionable side of the Atlantic, from a small, wet island called Britain that used to have an empire and is now struggling to hold its… Read more

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