Liam Hoare

Freelance writer on politics and literature, specialising in Israel, Jewish interests, and European affairs, writing principally for The Forward and The Tower. Email:

Does Israel Advocacy Belong on British Campuses?

On the Union of Jewish Students and Israel advocacy on British university campuses, for The Forward (April 20, 2014)

“Everything’s Undercover, Everything’s Hidden”: LGBTQ Life on Europe’s Frontier

On the situation for LGBT people in Kosovo and Bosnia-Herzegovina, for Slate (April 1, 2014)

British Jews Go the Way of American Jews

On the demographic trends of Haredisation, assimilation, and a weakening centre in the British Jewry community, for The Forward (March 31, 2014)

Stephen Sondheim’s Wonderful Years

On the role of birthdays and celebration in the work of Stephen Sondheim, for The Forward (March 21, 2014)

Reinventing Israel in Argentina

On Eshkol Nevo and his new novel, Neuland, for The Forward (March 10, 2014)

The Author as Therapist for her Characters

On Zeruya Shalev and her new novel, The Remains of Love, for The Forward (March 6, 2014)

Did Dreyfus Affair Really Inspire Herzl?

On Shlomo Avineri’s new biography of Theodor Herzl, for The Forward (February 26, 2014)

UK's 'Rainbow Jews' Look to Past and Future

On the launch of Rainbow Jews, an oral history project and exhibition on the LGBT Jewish experience in the United Kingdom, for The Forward (February 12, 2014)

Britain’s Struggle To Engage Young Jews

On ideas to engage and re-engage young British Jews in an interview with Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner of the Reform Movement, for The Forward (February 6, 2014)

Like dreamers

On Yossi Klein Halevi’s new book, Like Dreamers, for Fathom (January 29, 2014)

British Jews Angry Over Unpunished 'Quenelle'

On the frustration felt by British Jewish communal organisation over the inaction concerning Nicolas Anelka’s quenelle gesture, for The Forward (January 17, 2014)

Germany's Not Just Faking Holocaust Contrition

On how Holocaust remembrance and education have become central to and inseparable from German national identity, for The Forward (January 9, 2013)