Re-reading Our History

Christopher Hitchen’s articles in the Evening Standard, Barbara Amiel’s reply in The Daily Telegraph and Malcolm Palmer’s reply in the last issue of LJN all show a highly selective reading of the history of the Revisionist Zionist movement and its main protagonists, Jabotinsky and Begin. Amiel was right to condemn Hitchen’s depiction of the politics … Read more

Bibi amongst the Christians

At the end of January, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu travelled to Washington for a tough meeting with President Clinton. At the top of the agenda for discussion were the redeployment of Israeli troops in the Territories and the percentage of West Bank territory to be evacuated. Netanyahu came to the talks with Clinton from a … Read more

Will the State of Israel survive until 2048?

Last year the Hale-Bopp comet traversed our skies. It was paying its first visit to the inner solar system for two and a half thousand years. The last time that Jews looked up and gazed in wonderment was during that terrible period of exile and return. Carrying with them the harrowing memory of the destruction … Read more

An Interview with Arieh Handler

You were amongst the pre-war founders of Bnei Akiva-Bachad in London, but when did you leave for Israel?   After my father discovered that her father had perished in Auschwitz, the family went from London to Palestine in May 1947. I was still engaged in Zionist work in London at that time as Director of … Read more

How to Break through the Barrier of ‘Nonsense’ Publishing

  How to break through the barrier of ‘nonsense’ ‘publishing Benjamin Disraeli once had one of his fictional characters point out that books are the curse of the human race. In “Lothair,” it was Mr Phoebus who said: “Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The … Read more