Liam Hoare is a freelance writer whose work on politics and literature has featured in publications including The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, and The Forward. He is a graduate of University College London’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies.
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Vienna’s Jewish Museum Debuts Exhibit on Department Stores of Yore

‘Kauft Bei Juden!’ (‘Buy From Jews!’) tells the story of how some of Vienna’s Jews became big-time retailers

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Future of Manchester’s Historic Reform Synagogue in Question

A plan to build skyscrapers necessitates the demoliltion of the city center’s only shul, which the congregation supports. But England’s heritage lobby feels the new real estate would ‘harm’ Manchester’s character.

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Van der Bellen Wins Austria’s Presidential Election

And a country escapes, yet again, from the prospect of Norbert Hofer becoming Europe’s first neo-fascist head of state

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Nigel Farage, UKIP’s Trumpian Leader, Wants His Country Back

As the Brexit vote nears, an increasingly xenophobic, anti-immigrant discourse has emerged

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The Orlando Massacre Should Not Be Universalized

By lumping the tragedy of victims of the Pulse night club shooting into a universal narrative of the struggle against radical Islam, we negate the suffering of the LGBT community

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Austria’s Incredibly Narrow Escape From Neo-Fascism

Dispatch from Vienna, where a closely contested presidential election may be a bellwether for an increasingly xenophobic Europe

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Throwback: PingPong, Israel’s Disastrous Eurovision 2000 Entry

After entering the contest as a joke, PingPong was disavowed by Israeli authorities after a controversial performance

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Norbert Hofer Wins First Round of Austria’s Presidential Election, Sends Dominant Parties Reeling

The victory by Hofer—the affable face Austria’s far-right FPÖ Party who ran on an anti-immigration platform—could be a sign of things to come

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Was a French Philosopher Ejected from a Left-Wing Event for Being Jewish? Probably Not.

Contrary to some reports, Alain Finkielkraut’s expulsion by French leftists had less to do with his identity than his politics

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Far-Right Austrian Leader Visits Israel, Yad Vashem

Why did Likud invite Heinz-Christian Strache, who has been accused of anti-Semitism in the past?

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New Study Details French Jewish Community ‘Living With a Strong Feeling of Insecurity’

According to a poll, more than half of French Jews have been threatened because of their religion

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The Azerbaijan Conundrum

Sure, Azerbaijan is tolerant of its Jews. But that’s no reason to excuse the despotic, human rights-violating regime in charge.

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New Report Shows Britain Not Immune to Anti-Semitism

Faring better than Europe, but with clouds on the horizon

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Rising Number of French Jews Making Aliyah

There was a 62 percent increase in French immigration to Israel in 2013

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What Will J Street’s Future Look Like?

New two-state legislative initiatives will test how willing their base is to be led

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J Street Lobbied Congress, But Did They Listen?

Government shutdown sends J Street’s lobbying day into disarray

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Overheard at the 2013 J Street Conference

Nancy Pelosi called a two-state solution ‘essential to U.S. national security’

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Biden Gives Campaign-Style Speech at J Street

Discussed regional security issues and told his Golda Meir story again

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Yachimovich to Netanyahu: We Will Support You

In J Street keynote address, Labor party leader discussed peace process, Iran

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J Street Attendees Show Support For Right Of Return

Also applaud Fatah representative’s call for “full recognition of the Nakba”

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Tzipi Livni Gets Mixed Reception at J Street

Urged audience not to overlook Israel’s security needs in the quest for peace

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Curating Amy Winehouse’s Private Life

Exhibit at London’s Jewish Museum offers an intimate look at the late singer

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