Jon Silverman

Jon Silverman is Professor of Media & Criminal Justice at the University of Bedfordshire, where he focuses on international criminal courts and Africa. He is also a freelance journalist and broadcaster. He has worked for the BBC News Website as a criminal justice legal affairs analyst and was the BBC Home/Legal Affairs correspondent in London and Paris. He has won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Bar Council’s Legal Broadcaster of the Year and the Sony Gold Award for radio reporting for his exclusive investigative reports for the Today programme on Britain’s Nazi war crimes inquiries.

Israel: A Jewish State or a State for Jews?
Ever since the movement’ s inception, Zionists have advocated very different ideas of Israel: would the dream of Herzl, Ahad Ha’am, Weizmann, Jabotinsky, Ben Gurion or Begin triumph? Would Israel be a ‘normal’ state, or a ‘light unto the nations’? The state that emerged, partially out of the ashes of the Shoah, became a refuge for those escaping the horrors of WWII and its aftermath, and to many a utopian ideal. Seventy years on, at the heart of one of the ...