About nathalie

Nathalie Rothschild is commissioning editor of spiked, the London-based online magazine with the modest ambition of making history as well as reporting it. She is also UK correspondent for Judisk Krönika – the Swedish Jewish chronicle – and has contributed to a range of publications in the UK and abroad, including the Guardian's Comment is Free, The Times (London), Hindustan Times and Ordfront. She is a member of the Battle of Ideas festival committee, and has worked on documentary film production with WORLDwrite in London and with Media Channel and GlobalVision in New York.

The Mad Myth of Israeli Organ Theft

By February 18, 2010

At the start of last week, Baroness Jenny Tonge, the Liberal Democrat health spokesperson in the UK House of Lords, told the Jewish Chronicle that Israel should launch an independent inquiry to disprove allegations that its medical rescue teams in Haiti are ‘harvesting … Read More

Hands Off Anne Frank’s Diary

By February 10, 2010

‘I don’t want to have lived in vain like most people. I want to be useful or bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death! And that’s why … Read More

The Coen Brothers’ Uncertainty Principle

By November 30, 2009

For American artists with Jewish backgrounds, there always seems to be a reserve goldmine from which to dig out quirky characters, tales of youthful mischief and old world-isms. The microcosm of American Jewish neighbourhoods – where fumbling boys experiment with … Read More

The Irrational Streak to Israel-Bashing

By August 24, 2009

It was perhaps inevitable that Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, the Brooklyn Jew recently arrested by the FBI for dealing in black-market kidneys, should conjure up medieval anti-Semitic myths of Jews stealing blood and body parts from Gentiles. What is more surprising, … Read More

Why Greens Love to Invoke the Holocaust

By July 9, 2009

Perhaps Al Gore, while preparing for his speech this week at the Smith School World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment in Oxford, England, laid down on the lawn of his multimillion dollar Nashville mansion, gazed at the cloud formations … Read More

Gilad Shalit and the Politics of Weeping

By March 20, 2009

A Facebook search for ‘Gilad Shalit’, the 21-year-old Israeli conscript who was captured by Palestinian militants nearly three years ago, brings up 240 results. ‘Bring Gilad Shalit Home!!!!!!! (NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!)’ demands one group. ‘Gilad Shalit is still alive!’ insists another. On … Read More

Israel and the New Politics of Insecurity

By February 13, 2009

The Israeli elections confirm the death of grand Zionist visions and the rise of new forms of fearful separatism. ‘Today the people chose Kadima… We will form the next government led by Kadima.’ ‘The nation wants a change, it wants … Read More

No Platform For Anyone Called Rothschild

By February 6, 2009

I know how Douglas Murray must feel after being disinvited from a university debate. I was once rejected due to my surname. Organisers of a London School of Economics (LSE) debate titled ‘Islam or Liberalism: Which is the Way Forward?’ … Read More