Liam Hoare

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

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)

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)

In Eastern Europe, A New Generation of Jewish Leaders

On the leaders of the Jewish communities of Warsaw and Sofia and generational change in eastern Europe, for eJewish Philanthropy (July 9, 2014) 

Synagoging Poland

On what is to be done with the buildings of Jewish life when there is no Jewish life left to speak of, for eJewish Philanthropy (June 30, 2014)