Melanie Phillips

Articles: Jewish Chronicle

  • 15 June 2007

    Why Britain? As the Jewish community reels under the impact of the boycotts, the wickedly distorted Six-Day War anniversary coverage and the eruption of hatred against Israel, people are asking why this intellectual intifada has surged so strongly in Britain.

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  • 6 April 2007

    Last week, Jonathan Freedland devoted his entire column to an attack on me.

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  • 23 March 2007

    For Jewish students, Leeds university has for some time been a source of growing concern.

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  • 19 February 2007

    The launch of ‘Independent Jewish Voices’ has sent a shudder through the mainstream Jewish community in Britain. Let’s leave to one side how independent or how Jewish they are. Let’s just look at how they want to use their voices.

    They have told us what they speak against.

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  • 20 January 2007

    Not long ago, I had an animated discussion with a government minister. He was suggesting that in certain circumstances – not now, mind, but if there were a bit of give and take – Britain might think about talking to Hamas.

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  • 15 December 2006

    While the rulers of Iran hold a conference to deny the Shoah as a prelude to the second Holocaust they threaten daily to perpetrate, the Jewish world is being subjected to intellectual terrorism on both sides of the Atlantic.

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  • 12 November 2006

    The unholy alliance between left-wingers and Islamic fascists — ‘We are all Hezbollah now’ — has been much discussed.

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  • 6 October 2006

    The shift in Tory thinking about Israel, signalled by remarks made by the party’s foreign affairs spokesman William Hague during the Lebanon war, has claimed its first political casualty.

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  • 10 September 2006

    Throughout last month, what was that deafening sound emanating from Britain’s Jewish community as the world convulsed over the Lebanon war? Silence.

    Six weeks ago, I wrote on this page about the failure of British Jews to rebut the wholly unwarranted charge of Israel’s ‘disproportionate’ response to the attac

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  • 23 July 2006

    So where is everyone?

    Throughout the US and in countries around the world, Jews have been holding demonstrations and making public statements to express their solidarity with Israel at this heart-stopping time.

    At last, this weekend the Board of Deputies is finally holding a rally in support of Israel.

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  • 16 June 2006

    Three years ago, I wrote a proposal for a book about the alarming resurgence of anti-Jewish feeling in Britain, the way this had been taken up by the left and the fact that this was undermining Britain's ability to defend itself against global Islamist terrorism.

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  • 12 May 2006

    Ms Hirsi Ali is the Somalian-born Dutch MP who now lives under round-the-clock police protection, because her uncompromising opposition to Islamist fascism has resulted in a death sentence upon her by the people whose monstrosities she has devoted her life to defeating.

    The daughter of a Muslim intellectual, she fled an

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  • 10 April 2006

    It is always exciting when a spymaster emerges from the shadows. A buzz is created from our vicarious entry to a glamorous secret world of privileged confidences and derring-do.

    But whenever they do thus emerge, the sense of anticipation is almost invariably disappointed.

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  • 4 March 2006

    What a right old muddle we've got ourselves into over freedom of speech. Among other recent excitements we've had the fight over the religious hatred bill, the uproar over the Danish cartoons, the jailing of David Irving and the suspension of London's Mayor Ken Livingstone over insulting a Jewish journalist, Oliver Finegold.

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  • 10 February 2006

    In his characteristically thoughtful piece last week about the film 'Munich', Jonathan Freedland sympathised with the plight of director Steven Spielberg who, despite his patent commitment to the Jewish people, had been branded a traitor by those who saw the film as a propaganda gift for its enemies.

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  • 30 December 2005

    When, back in the mists of time, I first started writing controversially about family breakdown (the world fell in on me because I thought children were best served by being brought up by their father and mother) there was one particular insult that was hurled my way which stood out from all the others.

    'You're just an

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  • 18 November 2005

    Britain's state of denial continues to deepen. We saw it after 9/11, when people said America had brought the atrocity upon itself - mainly through its 'uncritical' support for Israel.

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  • 14 October 2005

    We were in Israel listening to an address by an Israeli Arab, a man who happens to run a project promoting reconciliation between Arabs and Jews.

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  • 11 September 2005

    For many of a secular bent, espousing religious belief is tantamount to evidence of fascism or insanity or both. Israelis in particular often display such an attitude. I often find that when secular Israelis discover that I keep kosher and even attend synagogue they regard me with a new wariness.

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  • 22 August 2005

    One of the most distressing features of the current hostility towards Israel is the part being played by Jews themselves, both in Britain and in Israel.

    Many struggle to explain why they choose to disseminate lies and libels about Israel, thus lining themselves up squarely alongside those who hate the Jewish people.

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About Melanie

Melanie Phillips is a British journalist and author. She is best known for her controversial column about political and social issues which currently appears in the Daily Mail. Awarded the Orwell Prize for journalism in 1996, she is the author of All Must Have Prizes, an acclaimed study of Britain's educational and moral crisis, which provoked the fury of educationists and the delight and relief of parents.

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