Liam Hoare

Freelance writer on politics and literature, specialising in Jewish life in Europe, Israel, and European affairs. Email:

Why you should listen again to Me. I am Mariah...

On Mariah Carey’s recent studio album, Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, for SoSoGay (August 27, 2014)

In WWI, Jews Fought for Britain. So Why Didn't Britain Fight for Jews?

On how the Second World War confirmed what the First had foretold, that in a Europe of nations and nationalisms, there was no place of Jews, for The Forward (August 22, 2014)

In UK, supermarkets the frontline to check out BDS

On campaigns in favour of boycotting Israeli goods that are targeting supermarkets in the United Kingdom, for The Times of Israel (August 20, 2014)

Ed Miliband has a very Jewish problem

On Ed Miliband’s opposition to Operation Protective Edge, for The Times of Israel (August 14, 2014)

British Jewry decries ‘opportunistic’ theater’s boycott

On the Tricycle Theatre’s decision not to host the UK Jewish Film Festival for so long as it receives funding from the Israeli embassy, for The Times of Israel (August 7, 2014)

Revisiting Poland

On calls from academics and community leaders to revisit how foreign visitors see and interact with post-Holocaust Poland, for eJewish Philanthropy (August 4, 2014)

UK grassroots initiatives push for Israel — and for peace

On grassroots initiatives within the British Jewish community in response to Operation Protective Edge, for The Times of Israel (August 3, 2014)

New Report Shows Britain Not Immune To Anti-Semitism

On the Community Security Trust’s report on anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom, for Tablet (August 1, 2014)

London's Crusade Drama Falls Flat

On Holy Warriors, a new crusade drama and fantasia, for The Forward (July 30, 2014)

Natan Sharansky Exclusive: ‘European idea will die here and survive in Israel'

On Natan Sharansky’s views on the decline in Judaism in Europe, Jewish identity construction, and the relationship between Israel and Diaspora, for The Jewish Chronicle (July 24, 2014)

An Orthodox Rabbi in Bulgaria’s Secular Community

On Rav Aaron Zerbib of Sofia and the challenge of being an Orthodox rabbi in a secular and intermarried Jewish community, for eJewish Philanthropy (July 18, 2014)

What’s It Like to Be Gay in ... Poland?

On LGBT rights and the gay experience in Poland, for Slate (July 16, 2014)