Behind The Lines

The office of Antisemitism commissioner was first established in Germany in 2018. Several federal states quickly followed suit, and 2020 saw the appointment of Samuel Salzborn for the State of Berlin. (More…)

While the discriminatory nature of Philosemitism in Germany is not always obvious, due to a lack of knowledge of Jewish culture and politics, it is easier to recognise racism in the way Palestine solidarity advocates are treated. (More…)

Insisting on Israel’s right to exist conceals the fact that states exist or do not exist. They do not have a ‘right’ to exist. There is no reason to perform the ritual of asserting that any state has this right before it is considered acceptable to say anything critical about it. (More…)

‘Singapore on the Thames.’ Unless you’ve been under a rock, such fantasies of UK 2.0 have been a constant throughout Brexit. (More…)

For those on the Anglophone left, the issue of Antisemitism has taken on increasing significance in recent years. (More…)

Standing on the white cliffs of Dover on a good day, you can look across the English Channel and just about see the French coast. (More…)

Rossana Rossanda, the self-described “girl from the past century”, who died on Sunday at the age of 96, was many things. First and foremost, she was a Communist intellectual and a Communist militant. (More…)

Anti-lockdown marches in London have brought together very confused people into direct contact with anti-vaxxers and far-right activists. (More…)

The British have a terrible habit of leaving entire countries in tatters. (More…)