Jonathan Freedland

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(journalist, editor, gatekeeper?)
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Jonathan Freedland "helping to confect an anti-semitism crisis in the Labour Party"
Born25 February 1967
Alma materWadham College, Oxford
SpouseSarah Peters
InterestsIsraeli–Palestinian conflict

Jonathan Saul Freedland 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]

Middle East

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]


In May 2019 he argued that Politics may be broken. But it’s only politics that can save us.[4]

25 February 1967| 

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