A Britain outside the EU means Israel will lose an important insider voice and critical traction in the shifting and sometimes hostile EU debates about what policies to adopt toward Israel.
Denis MacShane is a former Europe minister under Tony Blair. He writes widely on European politics and is author of "Globalising Hatred: the new Anti-Semitism" which he is now updating.
Nearly 50 years after de Gaulle called Jews elitists, cocky and domineering, France’s current PM Manuel Valls has made amends, despite the pushback from the French left.
Former MP who got in trouble in 2003 for urging support for British values says U.K. politicians have long failed to call out ideology behind Muslim terrorism, for fear of being accused of Islamophobia.
The U.K. Labour Party’s hostility toward Israel has triggered a Jewish celebrity’s very public defection. But supporters of Israel won’t find much comfort in other U.K. political parties either.
Feeling good under the comfort blanket of American support for Israel is not enough. Israel must find ways of taking its arguments into European politics.
The U.K.'s comfortable, critical-of-Israel middle classes are unwilling to accept that anti-Semitism is a contemporary problem that constantly manifests itself in new forms, as the recent contemptuous tribunal findings on anti-Semitism in academia showed.
President Francois Hollande visited the site of the largest deportation of Jews from Western Europe during the Holocaust, a sign that France is finally recognizing that collaboration as well as heroism is part of its wartime history.
Gideon Levy and Harvard professor Steven Walt preferred to let a lie live than tell the truth.
As with the Dutch and British governments, France now has a major party that rejects much of the recent political, economic and multicultural late 20th century settlement.