Nostalgia

Following up some research on the 1930s I found myself sitting in the British newspaper Library in Colindale leafing through copies of the short-lived “Jewish Daily News” – the first attempt at a daily English-language Jewish newspaper in Britain – as if the weekly Jewish Chronicle doesn’t give us enough to moan about.

I was rather intrigued at an item from early 1935 reporting a symposium at Woburn House organised by UJS. The title of the symnposium was “Why I am not a Zionist”  – organised by UJS! Ah, those were the days. The paper even set out the main argument of one of the speakers: “Zionism is not the result of persecution; if it had been they would have had it centuries ago.” Fair comment.

Anyone know what the point of UJS is these days? I don’t.

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