Liam Hoare

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

Why Britain’s ‘Palestine’ Vote Should Scare Israel

On why the British Parliament’s vote on Palestinian statehood recognition should trouble Israel not for what it could do today, but for what it means for tomorrow, for The Forward (October 14, 2014)

UK Jewish student union uses new media to fight oldest hatred

On Britain’s Union of Jewish Studies in an interview its president, Ella Rose, on anti-Semitism on campus and the place of Israel advocacy in the union’s work, for The Times of Israel (October 13, 2014)

The Next Struggle for Israel’s Gay Community

On the place of LGBT Israelis in culture, society, and the law, for The Tower (September 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)

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)

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)

Brazen Anti-Semitism Sends French Jews Racing To Leave in Record Numbers

On anti-Semitism in France, aliya, and the Zionisation of French Jewry, for The Forward (July 16, 2014)

Finding the Words: a review essay

On new novels by David Grossman, Eshkol Nevo, and Zeruya Shalev, for Fathom (June 3, 2014)

The Joys of Amos Oz at 75

On Amos Oz, for The Forward (May 1, 2014)