Miriam Shaviv


Few Religious Jews Join Israeli Cost-of-Living Protests

By Miriam Shaviv

Few Religious Jews Join Israeli Cost-of-Living Protests
Religious Jews have mostly stayed away from the massive demonstrations over Israel’s high cost of living. Their leaders may pay a political price for their detachment.Read More


France’s Ban, and Israel’s Burka Problem

By Miriam Shaviv

France’s Ban, and Israel’s Burka Problem
Israel, and particularly its rabbis, could learn from France’s ban on face veils. With this new law France has made a powerful statement about the level of integration it expects from Muslim citizens, and about the status of women in its society.Read More


Britain’s Next Top Rabbi

By Miriam Shaviv

Britain’s Next Top Rabbi
The announcement last month that the British chief rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, will retire in 2013 immediately set off a flurry of speculation about potential successors. For Anglo-Jewry, this is a crucial moment. The chief rabbi is considered the leader of the community, setting its tone and priorities, and is its most prominent face to the outside world. With the last 10 holders of the post serving for an average of 28 years each, the choice will make a real difference to a shrinking community, struggling with its place in British society amid a surge of anti-Israel sentiment and the rapid growth of an often hostile Muslim population.Read More


With Friends Like These...

By Miriam Shaviv

Israel needs friends in Europe, but there are some friends that it could do without.Read More


Why Anglo-Israeli Ties Will Survive Dubai

By Miriam Shaviv

Why Anglo-Israeli Ties Will Survive Dubai
It has become conventional wisdom that Israel cannot get a fair hearing in Britain. There is strong hostility toward Israel in British academia and trade unions. There have been mounting efforts by pro-Palestinian activists to push boycotts, divestment and sanctions efforts against the Jewish state. And British public opinion as a whole reacted strongly against last winter’s Israeli military campaign against Hamas in Gaza.Read More



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