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Josephine Bacon is a broadcaster and journalist who has worked, among other places, at Israel Radio, the BBC and the Jewish Chronicle. She is also a translator and simultaneous interpreter of Hebrew-French-English and journalist who has interpreted live on air for BBC, SKY, Reuters, CNN, etc. She lived in Israel for ten years and now lives in London.

ARTICLES BY: Josephine Bacon


July 26, 2016 6:34 am
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Slave Labor Continues to Thrive in the Arab World

In Western Europe, the trafficking of human individuals as sex and labor slaves is now considered to be more financially lucrative for criminals than drug-smuggling. Yet,...

May 14, 2015 5:46 pm
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The UK General Election and the Jews

The result of the recent UK General Election is that the Conservatives, under Prime Minister David Cameron, have managed to stay in power. But despite the...

May 11, 2015 2:57 pm
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The Jewish Connection to Lampedusa

Lampedusa, a tiny island off the coast of Sicily, has been in the news in Europe lately. This is where the boats land that are...

October 13, 2014 7:44 am
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The Etrog: A Glorious Fruit

The custom of waving the arba minim - the branches of myrtle and willow, the palm frond, and the etrog (citron), known as the four...

July 31, 2014 5:26 am
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Gaza War Does Not Stop Palestinian Efforts to Scam Translators

One sector of the world economy that is unlikely to side with Gaza in Operation Protective Edge is the translation community. Translation of foreign languages...

July 15, 2014 10:40 am
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Did the Bible Predict a New Form of Antibiotics?

In the bible, Naaman, commander of the armies of Aram (the Syrians were just as belligerent in those days!) was cured of what the Bible...

May 22, 2014 11:50 am
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An Evening With Tzipi Livni

Tzipi Livni was in London last week for official meetings with Foreign Minister William Hague and other British foreign office representatives, and an unofficial meeting...

May 14, 2014 10:55 am
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U.K. Cooperative Continues ‘Boycott’ of Israeli Produce Despite Woes

To paraphrase Dr. Samuel Johnson, "Anti-Semitism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." Despite the deep financial difficulties of the Cooperative Group's businesses in the U.K.,...

May 12, 2014 7:13 am
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A Reminder of How Iran Treats Its Jewish Citizens

May 9th marked the 35th anniversary of the "execution" of Iranian-Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian. This prominent figure in Iran's Jewish community was dragged from his...

April 10, 2014 9:52 am
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Belsize Square Synagogue Celebrates 75th Anniversary

March in the 1930s was a fateful time in Germany. On March 22, 1933, almost as soon as he came to power, Hitler opened...

February 17, 2014 11:52 am
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“ŽHidden Treasures: Teaching the Truth About Israel

Despite the rain and a howling gale, more than a hundred people, most of them Christians, packed into a small hall below the St. James'...

February 3, 2014 8:12 am
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The New Face of Israeli News: i24’s Miracle Man”Ž

Frank Melloul has done the impossible. He has managed to launch an international 24-hour news station, broadcasting in three languages - Arabic, English, and French...

January 7, 2014 12:23 pm
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Haggis: A Rare Scottish, Jewish Culinary Treat

What is haggis? It has been described in various ways and even classified as fertilizer (!) by customs officials. In fact, it boils down...

October 16, 2013 10:33 am
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England’s Cooperative Wholesale Society and the Israel Boycott

At the recent meeting of the North London Area Cooperative Movement on October 12, the area managers were asked about the Cooperative's boycott of Israeli...

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

Trump Ex-Lawyer Cohen Given Three Years in Prison, Blames ‘Blind Loya...

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for crimes including orchestrating hush payments...

Israel

Baby of Israeli Mother Wounded in Palestinian Shooting Attack Dies, Hundred...

An Israeli baby boy who was delivered early after his mother was seriously wounded in a Palestinian drive-by shooting attack...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Seeks New Political Bloc in Strategic Red Sea Region

Saudi Arabia is seeking an alliance with six countries bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, a strategic area vital to global shipping and increasingly an arena of...

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