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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...

June 10, 2013 8:41 am

Coming Up Roses

Remember when Tal gave me that amazing present last month? I got another great present today. My friend and sometime co-author Julie gave me a pendant made out of...

June 10, 2013 12:31 am

A Call to Humanity (VIDEO)

Muslim leaders from across the globe visited Auschwitz recently and prayed for those who were killed during the Holocaust. The imams, visiting as part of...


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...