13 October 2023

The CapX Podcast: Israelophobia with Jake Wallis Simons


The world has just witnessed the worst attack on Jewish people since the Holocaust. Yet amid the international condemnation of Hamas terrorists, there has also been equivocation – and even celebration in some quarters. No other conflict stirs emotions like that between Israel and palestine – so why is it that the world’s only Jewish state appears to be held to completely different standards to other countries?

Jake Wallis Simons, Editor of the Jewish Chronicle, has a word for it: Israelophobia. His new book explains how the world’s oldest hatred has evolved, co-opting identity politics and anti-colonialism to to turn British values against themselves. He joined me at our offices for a conversation that couldn’t have been more timely

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Alys Denby is Editor of CapX