Priti Patel

The JC letters page, November 17th

Sheer incompetence?<p>Having just witnessed, in the Commons, the character assassination of Priti Patel, a genuine friend of Israel, I wonder at the …

Jewish Culture

Odds have just been slashed on this Cabinet minister being next in line to leave

With two Cabinet ministers gone within a week of one another, bookies are weighing up who could be next in line to leave.<p>And according to Ladbrokes, …

Boris Johnson

Voices from the Arab press

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.<p><b>AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR LEBANON</b> <i><br>Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, London, November …

Middle East

We can't let Priti Patel's resignation distract us from our duties towards Rohingya refugees

Last week, while 22,000 people were tracking in slow motion every move of Priti Patel’s return flight from Kenya to resign, I joined Rohingya …

Refugees

Brexit is an act of supreme economic sense

The vote to leave the EU last year was the moment when the British people embraced a once-in-a-generation opportunity to take our country in a new and better direction.<p>So as we legislate to leave the EU, now is our opportunity to take control of our destiny and reclaim the autonomy we need for …

Brexit

Brexiters, beware: if the ties that bind us unravel, tyranny may soon follow

Public projects such as the NHS, BBC and social security define us as a nation. Without that cohesion, authoritarianism could flourish<p>So what is this country we are asked to love? This might once have been an easy question to answer. National identity was built around a range of institutions, …

Opinion

Politics quiz of the week: Brexit, Grenfell and smashed avocados

Appearing in this weeks quiz are Boris Johnson, universal credit and the question of whether fancy fruits are keeping young people off the housing ladder<p>The EU withdrawal bill continues to make its way through parliament, while Boris Johnson continues to make a variety of headlines as foreign …

Iain Duncan Smith

Prince Charles on good-will tour of hurricane damaged Caribbean

@ClarenceHouse/Twitter<p>@ClarenceHouse/Twitter<p>Prince Charles has landed in the Caribbean to witness some of the damage left by hurricanes earlier this …

Royal Family

My word: Responding to the royal snub

Where were Prince Charles’s ancestors and what were they doing while this Jewish history was taking place? The Bible was written in Hebrew, and not …

Opinion

Commons Confidential: Nigel Farage was uncut and uncensored

Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.<p><b>Garrulous Nigel Farage</b> was uncut and uncensored when my Remainer snout sidled up for a casual chat …

Nigel Farage

Remember, we are ambassadors for our community

The connection between Caitlyn Jenner and the Priti Patel affair is not obvious, but hear me out. Last week, I heard Jenner, who is surely the most …

Jewish Culture

France ran out of money last Tuesday — and within days, so will the rest of Europe

At first glance, not a lot was going on last Tuesday. Priti Patel was desperately trying to hang onto her job, unsuccessfully as it turned out. …

Economics

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and MPs debating the EU withdrawal bill

Brexit

Why are politicians are so cheap to buy?

That politicians can be bought by rich people, businesses, and lobbyists is no secret. What is surprising is how cheap they are. Sometimes it seems …

Israel

Merkel ally: December breakthrough possible

Manfred Weber, leader of the EPP in the European Parliament and an ally of Chancellor Merkel, has left a meeting with Theresa May feeling a bit more …

UK News

Brexit is getting messy and the UK is facing a political crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> British Prime Minister Theresa May has lost two Cabinet ministers in the last two weeks, and the future of a third rests with an ongoing investigation into his conduct. A fourth is at the center of a growing diplomatic row with Iran.<p>This sense of crisis would hamper a government at the best …

Brexit

The Israel Lobby is Slowly Being Dragged Into the Light

<b>The scandal surrounding Priti Patel,</b> who was forced to resign as Britain’s international aid minister last week after secret meetings with Israeli …

Israel

What's in a name? A lot for politicians with unfortunate nicknames that stick

When the British public reflects on Priti Patel's legacy in her relatively short stint as UK international development secretary, she may be hoping …

Boris Johnson

Almost everyone is being disingenuous about what Emma Dent Coad said

Neither Dent Coad, nor her defenders, nor her detractors have emerged well from the row.<p>Labour's new MP for Kensington, Emma Dent-Coad, is under fire …

Referendums

November 15, 2017: So we’re living longer...

<b>So we’re living longer...</b><p>I read with much skepticism your November 13 front-page report “Israelis live 10.3 years longer than in 1970,” although, as …

Opinion

Thornberry:‘a lot of work’ needed to heal rift between Labour and UK Jews

Emily Thornberry has called for “a bit of movement on both sides” to help tackle the Labour Party’s continued antisemitism crisis under leader Jeremy …

Jewish Culture

I am shocked by Theresa May’s fall from grace – who could have predicted that years of Tory rule would lead to chaos?

It is likely that 2017 is a year that Prime Minister Theresa May would rather forget. As her premiership slowly disintegrates like a choc ice left …

Brexit

Where is the outrage at the ‘racist’ campaign against Priti Patel?

Among the many things that have been puzzling me since Priti Patel’s resignation last week, one stands out. So far as I can see there doesn’t seem to be a single person on the Conservative – or conservative – side who has claimed that the campaign against Ms Patel (for campaign it most certainly …

Racism

Poor leadership is the Achilles heel of the Brexiter cause

It is the bit where Gordon Brown professes a distaste for spin that makes you close his new memoirs, exhale and pinch the bridge of your nose between …

Brexit

Israel Lobby Is Slowly Being Dragged Into the Light

The scandal surrounding Priti Patel, who was forced to resign as Britain’s international aid minister last week after secret meetings with Israeli …

Israel

CURRENCIES: Pound Slides As British Government Faces Turmoil

Sterling falls against the dollar, yen and euro<p>The British pound dropped Monday after weekend news reports that several members of Parliament want Prime Minister Theresa May to resign, the latest sign of turmoil in the British government.<p>What markets are doing: Sterling was changing hands at …

Brexit

Pound slides as British government faces turmoil - MarketWatch

The British pound dropped Monday after weekend news reports that several members of Parliament want Prime Minister Theresa May to resign, the latest …

Brexit

Patel resignation puts spotlight on the Golan

Although Israel provides medical assistance to Syrian civilians, it fails to offer them a safe haven, writes Dr Nizar Ayoub. Syrian opposition fighters are grateful for the help, says Judy Samuel<p>Priti Patel’s visit to an Israeli army base in the occupied Golan temporarily put this usually forgotten …

Syria

It’s time UK ministers learn: Foreign policy conventions are matters of national security

Former International Development Secretary and lobbyist Priti Patel’s scandal has echoes from the past.Rather than learning those lessons – the …

Balfour Declaration

There’s no place for ideology in the Brexit negotiations

I am sure it surprises nobody that certain areas like Cornwall will struggle to get the migrant labour to pick the crops. It is only going to get …

Brexit