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Judaism

Simon Schama will talking to Spectator readers about his new book, The History of the Jews, on 17th September at Cadogan Hall in London. (SHAUN CURRY/AFP/Getty Images)

Spectator event: An evening with Simon Schama on the history of the Jews

6 August 2013 19:14

There was a row earlier today when a leading figure in the EDL linked (inadvertently, he says) to a website of anti-Semitic sympathies. It is dispiriting that, more often than… Continue reading

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Post-war Vienna, an uncertain place brilliantly evoked by Elisabeth de Waal in The Exiles Return.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Exiles Return by Elisabeth de Waal – review

9 April 2013 10:00

The Exiles Return has been published as a beautiful Persephone Book, with smart dove-grey covers and a riotously colourful endpaper. Before this glorious incarnation, it existed for many years as… Continue reading

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'Irfan Naseer, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali had hoped to carry out a wave of suicide bombings in Britain which would have exceeded 7/7 and rivalled 9/11 in terms of impact and casualties.' (Stephen Munday/Getty Images)

What if the terrorists were Jews?

22 February 2013 15:00

‘Would you say the same thing about Jews? Gays? Or any other minority?’ This is one of the witless questions asked of anyone who writes about Islamic extremism.  And it… Continue reading

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Ken’s identity crisis

24 March 2012 15:30

Jonathan Freedland’s column in The Guardian today, explaining why he can’t vote for Ken Livingstone, is a remarkably direct piece of journalism. Freedland states that he ‘can no longer do… Continue reading

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The Vatican plays the “Jewish Card”

3 April 2010 14:18

Speaking in a Good Friday homily, with the Pope listening, the Pontiff’s personal preacher, Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, likened the drive by the victims of abuse to seek justice from the… Continue reading

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