Yitzhak Rabin: Denial and Responsibility

So who, then, was responsible for the murder of Yitzhak Rabin? Yigal Amir, certainly. The General Security Services for their complacency, undoubtedly. But who else beyond the immediate participants of that black deed? At which point does the delineation between certain blame and political accusation become blurred? Indeed, the Brooklyn-based Jewish Press told its 350,000 … Read more

Broken Covenant

  Broken Covenant: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis between the US and Israel by Moshe Arens (London 1995) Moshe Arens’s recollections of the last Likud government will not impress the faithful, recording as they do some candid insights from a seminal figure at the centre of power. Arens was Foreigia Minister in the National … Read more

The 615th Commandment

The outgoing Jewish year, 5755 has been punctuated by many events to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the fall of the Third Reich. The return of old soldiers to the Normandy beaches last summer through to the VE celebrations outside Buckingham Palace were occasions to recapture history. It reminded us that Jews are required to … Read more

On Orde Wingate

Orde Wingate: Irregular Soldier by Trevor Royle (London Orde Wingate was a man of passionate convictions who provoked considerable controversy at every turn, a true individualist who would not countenance compromise. He fitted in nowhere and was the classic outsider. No wonder he understood and fought for Jewish aspirations in Palestine. Born into a family … Read more

Postcards from the Edge

This first issue of Judaism Today appears – ironically – in the aftermath of the Chief Rabbi’s criticism of the Masorti movement’s modus operandi within Anglo-Jewry. A nerve was touched and heat flowed. Despite the acres of coverage in the Jewish press and beyond, little light was shed on the important issues. Indeed, the epicentre … Read more