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Spain’s Jews gave Vox an easy ride. Now they’re regretting it.

Many Jewish organisations sat idly by while the far-right stoked Islamophobia. It was only a matter of time, however, before the party and its supporters came for them, too.

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Essay

How not to tackle antisemitism on the left

Zero tolerance plus zero discretion equals zero results.

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Report

A faustian pact between Chabad and Orbán

How Hungarian Ultra-Orthodoxy found an ally in Europe’s most notorious antisemite.

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Review

Will the last Jew to leave Europe please turn out the lights?

Joann Sfar has been called France’s “messiah of the comic book”. His buoyantly optimistic early work rewrote narratives of Jewish-Muslim animosity by sketching a shared history and delineating a path forward for interfaith relations. So why is Sfar’s new novel so full of despair?

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Interview

Vashti speaks to Michael Rosen

A few months ago, Aron Keller spoke to the author and broadcaster Michael Rosen about his new book, ‘The Missing’, and much else besides.

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Opinion

The Board of Deputies’ neutrality on annexation will doom it

The Board gained prominence through its forthright stance on Labour antisemitism. Its mealy-mouthed response to annexation will condemn it to irrelevance.

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Opinion

Starmer is serious about antisemitism – but not other racisms, it seems

Starmer has adopted the Board of Deputies’ Ten Pledges and with them, the Board’s disregard for forms of racism beyond Jew-hatred.

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Opinion

It isn’t an easy time to be a new Jewish Labour MP – but it’s an important one

At this dark hour, the Jewish left must not shrink away. Our resolve to build an anti-racist movement must be hardened.

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Essay

Young Jews are reviving the Jewish left – will they succeed?

The seeds are being sown for a Jewish left whose desire for a better world might be enacted in a way that has a chance of breaking free from the tendency towards obdurate self-ghettoisation that has dominated the far left.

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Opinion

Left populism doesn’t create antisemitism – it’s our best hope of fighting it

Jews cannot be told that Corbyn’s programme is incompatible with the fight against antisemitism.