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November 20, 2023, 12:44 pm
OPINION: Civilians face greatest risk in war with an unconcerned enemy
What would Israel’s critics have done if 1,200 of their citizens had been slaughtered? Shrug their shoulders?, asks Jewish News historian Derek Taylor.
October 27, 2023, 6:16 pm
OPINION: Faced with subhuman barbarism on our border, what would we do?
Suppose 260 people were killed in Glastonbury? The atrocity in Manchester killed 22 and we're still appalled by it, writes Jewish News historian Derek Taylor, who survived a V2 bomb in 1944.
September 22, 2023, 11:05 am
OPINION: Ken Livingstone – a controversial legacy examined
Historian Derek Taylor looks back on Ken Livingstone's chequered relations with the Jewish community as it's revealed the former London mayor is living with Alzheimer's.
September 12, 2023, 10:41 am
OPINION: The minyan of Jews involved in the British War Office since 1924
Historian Derek Taylor on 100 years of Jewish politicians working in key governmental defence roles, from Sir Phillip Sassoon to Grant Shapps.
July 10, 2023, 2:11 pm
OPINION: The latest Jewish cavalry
Bienvenue and welcome to the French Jews arriving en masse to the UK amidst vandalism, looting, riots and anti-semitism in their home country, writes historian Derek Taylor.
June 5, 2023, 3:48 pm
OPINION: Hungry for recognition in Hungary
A report by the Anti Defamation League reveals 30% of Hungarians believe Jews are too influential on business: Derek Taylor details the great contribution of Hungarian Jewry to the world
May 7, 2023, 2:31 pm
OPINION: High spirits and high security marked Charles’ crowning moment
Jewish News' historian Derek Taylor reflects on how every person who worked on plans for the King's coronation will be breathing an enormous sigh of relief after a triumphant occasion.
April 17, 2023, 2:06 pm
OPINION: Whatever happened to the Hippocratic Oath?
A junior doctor's moral responsibility is to save lives not to strike and put patients at risk, writes historian Derek Taylor
April 11, 2023, 7:08 pm
OPINION: Should the Westminster’s Holocaust Memorial wait for better economic times?
With so much debate for and against the £100million monument in Victoria Tower Gardens, is there an argument for putting the plans on hold, asks historian Derek Taylor?
March 16, 2023, 2:00 pm
OPINION: Sir David Salomons – the first Jewish mayor of London
On the 150th anniversary of the death of the man who dedicated his life to securing Jewish emancipation, Derek Taylor asks why his legacy is not more widely celebrated
March 12, 2023, 10:27 am
OPINION: Migrants have always cast their eyes to the UK
Jewish News' historian Derek Taylor looks back and asks what we might learn from the migration of European Jews over the centuries.
March 3, 2023, 1:26 pm
OPINION: Justified criticism of Chasidic schools, but unnecessarily slanted
Author and historian Derek Taylor is concerned the Times' report "Scandal of unsafe schools where Jewish boys can barely read or write English" falls short of required standards.
February 27, 2023, 12:50 pm
OPINION: A good job for Jews in Westminster
We are 0.3% of the population, but have 3% of the MPs, reflects historian Derek Taylor on the contribution of Jewish politicians to the country
February 20, 2023, 11:53 am
OPINION: Diligent education as a level playing field
"Depriving hard working students of the best university education because of their background cannot be defended," argues Jewish News' historian Derek Taylor.
January 31, 2023, 6:05 pm
London School of Errors should give us all a break
From 'Christmas break' to "Winter break', JN historian Derek Taylor asks the London School of Economics why it's reached the adaft decision to change academic term names