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The brouhaha over defining Jews as an ethnic minority

The brouhaha over defining Jews as an ethnic minority

The idea that Judaism is both religion and peoplehood feeds the antisemitic paranoid suspicion that the Jews are slippery customers.Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 05/03/2021 05:11
We recogniize Haman, but where are Mordechai and Esther?

We recogniize Haman, but where are Mordechai and Esther?

Today’s Persia declares its intention to annihilate Israel and works to achieve that infernal aim. And there’s Western media and academia …Melanie Phillips, 26/02/2021 09:28
Christian leaders remain silent as the church recycles its oldest hatred

Christian leaders remain silent as the church recycles its oldest hatred

Moderator of the WCC’s Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, openly suggested that Israeli Jews were demonic. Opinion.Melanie Phillips, 01/02/2021 06:00
The tragedy for haredim from COVID has created a crisis for Judaism itself

The tragedy for haredim from COVID has created a crisis for Judaism itself

They fear that if they shut their schools, they will lose an entire generation that learning Torah is more precious than life. Op-ed..Melanie Phillips, 29/01/2021 13:49
Will America stay the strong horse when it comes to Iran?

Will America stay the strong horse when it comes to Iran?

The Iran accord—whose limitations were a farce and allowed Tehran to lie and cheat as it always does—was rotten to its core. Opinion.Melanie Phillips, 22/01/2021 07:27
A disaster and a tragedy for America, Jews and decent people everywhere

A disaster and a tragedy for America, Jews and decent people everywhere

Those trying to defend principles of law and constitutional order against the left have been grievously undermined. Opinion.Melanie Phillips, 08/01/2021 15:17
The agenda that undermines America’s bond with the Jews

The agenda that undermines America’s bond with the Jews

Instead of promoting his nation’s strength, Biden will advertise its weakness—and he will call this virtue.Opinion.Melanie Phillips, 04/12/2020 08:51
The prospective return of global appeasement

The prospective return of global appeasement

A foreign policy delusion of 'appeasement' means that tyranny is incentivized and war more likely. But Biden seems to be going there.Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 28/11/2020 18:20
Electing a president under an erupting cultural volcano

Electing a president under an erupting cultural volcano

There is a mighty cultural force field of "Trumpism" that brought even the Amish out to vote, and his foes cannot understand it. Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 05/11/2020 21:09
Turning Britain and America into Salem

Turning Britain and America into Salem

Critical race theory accuses all white people of abuse of power. Jews are seen as powerful, therefore they are oppressors. Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 08/10/2020 23:43
Support for Black Lives Matter repeats a lethal error of history

Support for Black Lives Matter repeats a lethal error of history

Many Jews, particularly in Israel, are brown or black-skinned. Whiteness, though, is deemed to be less about pigment than power. Op-ed.Melanie Phillips, 20/08/2020 23:59
The progressive world: An antechamber to evil

The progressive world: An antechamber to evil

The passivity that greeted the British rapper’s brazen Jew-hatred shocked many Jews into concluding that a line has been crossed. Opinion.Melanie Phillips, 31/07/2020 09:00
Betraying Jewish history by watering down the Holocaust

Betraying Jewish history by watering down the Holocaust

Unless the Holocaust is seen as it really was, the attempt to exterminate an entire people, it can be turned against the Jews. Op-ed.Melanie Phllips, 23/07/2020 22:01
The Jewish surrender to the West’s eclipse of reason

The Jewish surrender to the West’s eclipse of reason

Under no circumstances should I mention President Trump, abortion, the Democratic Party, or heaven forbid, the Israeli settlements. Opinion.Melanie Phillips, 17/07/2020 12:03
Both hero and zero: Israel’s strategic incoherence

Both hero and zero: Israel’s strategic incoherence

As Covid-19 threat was perceived to have retreated, its second-to-none security apparatus bowed out, civil infrastructure took over. OpinionMelanie Phillips, 10/07/2020 03:17
Why is Israel going to pot?

Why is Israel going to pot?

With all the Covid and security threats, a move to risk public health by normalizing cannabis should be dismissed out of hand. Opinion.Melanie Phillips, 03/07/2020 11:00