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Chas Newkey-Burden is a journalist and celebrity biographer from Windsor, UK.

ARTICLES BY: Chas Newkey-Burden

March 21, 2014 9:23 am

The Real Prize

Last summer, on my 40th birthday, two significant things happened. I started studying Zohar, and I found out I'd been nominated for an award. I didn't...

March 9, 2014 11:55 am

My Next Visit to Israel

I'm on my way to Israel. The trip was arranged by Wizo, as part of the prize for my Commitment to Israel award. We're going to see charity...

December 10, 2013 2:02 pm

Gilad Shalit to Run Jerusalem Marathon

Q: How do you know if someone has run a marathon? A: They'll tell you. I know this joke is true because I've run two marathons. (See -...

December 3, 2013 11:38 am

I’m a Goy for Christ’s Sake!

As you read these words I will be either lighting Hanukah candles, spinning dreidels, or noshing away on latkes. Of course I will be -...

October 25, 2013 2:59 pm

Simon Cowell: Secret Israeli?

I smiled when I heard that Simon Cowell had donated $50,000 to the Friends of the IDF charity. I was pleased, but not surprised. I've...

October 13, 2013 2:45 pm

Hands Off: A New Approach to the Mideast Peace Process

Quick, gather round — I've found the solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. I do, at least, have an original suggestion toward that end, and that's something...

September 16, 2013 9:25 am

The Story of the Jews on the BBC

Have you been watching Simon Schama's BBC series The Story of the Jews? I absolutely loved last weekend's opener and I'm looking forward to tonight's second...

August 14, 2013 8:39 am

The Goy (Will Be) Back in Town

Remember I told you in July that I was a finalist in the 'Commitment to Israel' category of the WIZO Commitment Awards? I'm thrilled to say that I...

July 23, 2013 3:11 am

Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, and Self Loathing Jews

I was just reading Brendan O'Neill's fascinating blogpost about the differences and similarities between anti-Zionists and antisemites, in which he argues: 'I think the line between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism is...

July 11, 2013 1:34 am

Amy Winehouse Was Proud to be Jewish

I was a bit puzzled as I read Anshel Pfeffer's article in Haaretz about the Jewish Museum's new exhibition celebrating the life of Amy Winehouse. I often...

July 5, 2013 12:35 am

Anti-Israel Movement is Resurrecting the ‘One-State Solution’

There has been renewed talk this week about the possibility of a one-state solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict. Did you know that Noam Chomsky began advocating...

June 16, 2013 3:41 pm

Hassan Rouhani and Nuclear Iran

With the election of Hassan Rouhani in Iran, people want to know what this development means for the nuclear program and Iran's relationship...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...

At Sukkot, Israeli Farmers Enjoy the Fruits of Their Faith - Avichai Koch says farming is in his blood. He is the son of Holocaust survivors from Europe who immigrated...


Trump Lays Out Agenda for First 100 Days in Office in Gettysburg Speech

Donald Trump planted a flag on hallowed ground Saturday morning by laying out near the Gettysburg National Battlefield what he would do in his first 100 days as President of...


Israel Security Agency: Terrorist Attacks in Jerusalem Doubled in September

Terrorist attacks in Jerusalem doubled last month compared to August, according to Israel’s security agency, the Shin Bet. There were 26 attacks in the capital in September, compared to 13 in...

Middle East

Turkey Expands Military Offensive Against Kurdish Fighters in Syria

Turkey escalated its offensive Thursday against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, pounding them with airstrikes and artillery, and complicating the battle against the Islamic State group by Ankara and Washington,...