Ukraine to many Jews conjures up bad memories – pogroms, collaboration with Nazis, anti-Semitism spanning centuries. So when Russian President Putin claims that Nazis have come to power in a putsch in Kiev, we take notice.
Read the full article on my Times of Israel blog.
The decisions taken yesterday by Britain’s Trade Union Congress (TUC) on the subject of Palestine mark the end of an era. Continue reading
The news this week out of South Africa could hardly have been worse. Tony Ehrenreich, provincial secretary of the Western Cape branch of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), was accused by Jewish organizations of hate speech.
This is my second blog post for the Times of Israel. Read the full post here.
Britain’s trade unions were not always hostile to Israel. One doesn’t have to go back very far to remember a time when they would invite representatives from the Histadrut to speak at union conferences. And the Trades Union Congress, the umbrella body representing 6.2 million union members, is still on record supporting a two-state solution and Israel’s right to exist.
This is my first blog post for the Times of Israel. Read the full post here.