British Cultural Groups Won’t Host a Best-Selling Novelist—because He Is a Jew

A few months ago, a publisher canceled its plans to release a novel by the journalist Hesh Kestin because of its pro-Israel sympathies. More recently, the distinguished British writer Richard Zimler found out from a friend that two important organizations had declined to invite him to speak about his latest book when they learned he is Jewish. Zimler’s publicist, anonymously expressing shock about the incident to a journalist, noted that, “everyone who knows Richard knows he is his own person.” Abe Greenwald comments:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, British Jewry, Jewish literature

The U.S. Peace Plan May Finally Bring about a Palestinian State

Among those most fervently opposed to Israel applying its sovereignty to Jewish areas of the West Bank are members of the hard right, many of whom live in the affected areas. They do so because, under the Trump administration proposal, the extension of sovereignty makes possible the creation of a Palestinian state in the remainder of the territory. Haviv Rettig Gur comments on this irony:

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More about: Annexation, Israel & Zionism