Jonathan Freedland

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(journalist, editor)
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Jonathan Freedland "helping to confect an anti-semitism crisis in the Labour Party"
Born 25 February 1967
Alma mater Wadham College, Oxford
Religion Jew
Spouse Sarah Peters
Interests Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Jonathan Saul Freedland (born 25 February 1967) is a British journalist, who writes a weekly column for The Guardian and a monthly piece for The Jewish Chronicle. He is also a regular contributor to The New York Times and The New York Review of Books, and presents BBC Radio 4's contemporary history series, The Long View. Freedland's family background is Jewish. [1]

Seamus Milne, fellow Guardian editor, observed that "A senior editor of a national British publication who has written frequently for The Guardian's opinion section, told me that he was aware that all coverage of the Israel-Palestine issue was "tightly controlled" by Jonathan Freedland, the Guardian's executive editor for opinion."[2]

Jonathan Freedland has been termed the paper's 'gatekeeper' on the Middle East conflict.

According to Jonathan Cook, Freedland is "helping to confect an anti-semitism crisis in the Labour Party".[3]


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