Liam Hoare

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

Going Global, The Shabbos Project Hits Europe

On the Shabbos Project and its activities in Europe, for eJewish Philanthropy (October 20, 2014)

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)

In Macedonia, Trampling on LGBTQ Rights Pays Political Dividends

On Amendment 33, an attempt by the government of Macedonia to constitutionally prohibit same-sex couples from any sort of legal union, for Slate (October 13, 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)

Martin Amis portrays romance, laughter and death at Auschwitz

On Martin Amis’ new novel, The Zone of Interest, and the Holocaust in fiction, for The Times of Israel (September 30, 2014)

London’s JW3, “Increasing The Quality, Variety, and Volume of Jewish Conversation”

On JW3 in an interview with its CEO Raymond Simonson on the project’s inception, its first year in operation, and its future, for eJewish Philanthropy (September 29, 2014)

Short-listed for the Booker, Jacobson’s new book is Judenrein

On Howard Jacobson’s new novel Janti-Semitism, the Holocaust, social media, and the state of Jewish culture in Britain today, for The Times of Israel (September 21, 2014)

Simon Schama tells UK Jewry to stop living in a bubble

On the UJIA’s annual dinner and Simon Schama’s appeal to British Jewry to speak to those outside the community, for The Times of Israel (September 17, 2014)

Between Anti-Semitism and Economic Malaise, Jewish Life in France Continues

On individual and charitable initiatives within the Paris Jewish community, for eJewish Philanthropy (September 16, 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)

Thousands rally in London against rising anti-Semitism

On the Rally Against Anti-Semitism in London, for The Times of Israel (September 1, 2014)

In Bulgaria, Charity and Care In and Out of the Community

On charitable projects in the Jewish community of Sofia, for eJewish Philanthropy (August 28, 2014)