Melanie Phillips

Articles: Miscellaneous

  • 5 September 2005

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  • 20 June 2005

    I'd like to share with you my thoughts about the current political situation arising from the general election, the referendums in France and the Netherlands, and the Tory leadership contest.

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  • 26 April 2005

    As ye sow, shall ye reap. George Galloway is a far-Left former Labour member of the British Parliament, who was expelled from the Labour Party 18 months ago for reportedly urging Arab armies in Iraq to attack British troops.

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  • 13 April 2005

    Here we go again. Later this month, Britain's Association of University Teachers will debate a proposed boycott of Israeli academics. This is almost three years to the day since the campaign for such a boycott was first launched, when Professors Steven and Hilary Rose proposed it in a letter to the Guardian.

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  • 9 April 2005

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  • 18 February 2005

    Suddenly, all the talk in Britain is of antisemitism. For the past few years, despite the firestorm of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish prejudice which has been raging, any protests have been slapped down as paranoia.

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  • 28 January 2005

    Countries around the world marked the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz yesterday - but the Muslim Council of Britain did not take part in the commemorations for reasons that belie an underlying anti-Semitism.

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  • 18 January 2005

    Tony Blair's staunch support for President Bush over Iraq has done the Labour Prime Minister great electoral damage in Britain, not least among the country's 1.8 million Muslims.

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  • 1 January 2004

    I'd like to start with three short anecdotes.

    A friend went into Blackwells university bookshop in Oxford and asked the counter clerk: 'Do you have a copy of Alan Dershowitz's The Case for Israel?' 'There is no case for Israel', the counter clerk replied.

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  • 24 September 2004

    Panel contribution at debate held at the Imperial War Museum among contributors to 'Authors Take Sides on Iraq and the Gulf War', published byCecil Woolf Publishers.

    When the war in Iraq started, I believed that it was legally justified and morally imperative. Saddam posed a threat to the world.

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  • 19 August 2004

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  • 27 July 2004

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  • 23 June 2004

    The biggest thing in this colossal book is the subject himself, David Trimble, who is revealed as a very big man indeed. Quite simply, the Northern Ireland peace process would not have happened without him, nor would it have continued.

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  • 3 May 2004

    The resurgence of Jew-hatred in Britain should be a cause of concern for everybody. Instead, it has become the prejudice that dare not speak its name.

    Last year, there were 375 anti-Jewish attacks in Britain-the second highest total since the figures were first collected and a 7 per cent increase on 2002.

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  • 22 February 2004

    Let us all agree on one thing at least. The more Jews warn that antisemitism has come roaring out of the closet, the more people don't like the Jews. Which is a bit of a problem if you believe, as I do, that the oldest hatred has indeed alarmingly resurfaced but is hiding under the respectable skirts of hostility to Israel.

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  • 22 January 2004

    In the new order of war, the kind that is now raging in Israel, there are many different front lines. There are the heavily-guarded El Al airline check-in desks at airports around the world. There are the Israeli caf

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  • 7 November 2003

    The British Conservative party has elected Michael Howard as its first Jewish leader - and potential Prime Minister - since Benjamin Disraeli led the Tories in the 19th century.

    This has occurred when much of the Jewish community in Britain feels besieged by an upsurge of anti-Jewish hatred.

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  • 1 October 2003

    For now, please use the old site to read the articles, which you can find here-

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  • 1 September 2003

    I first realised that public opinion had turned nasty in December 2001, when I appeared on a flagship BBC TV current affairs show. An Israeli in the audience asked why Israel was being condemned for taking similar action against terrorists to the moves America was making in its own war against terror.

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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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