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.

Creating Their Own Private Gazas

By January 20, 2009

As I made my way through the throngs of people protesting against Israel’s war in Gaza in London’s Hyde Park on Saturday, a passionate reprimand bellowed out of the loud speakers: ‘Israel – shame on you!’ The crowd joined in, … Read More

Preaching the Word of Atheism

By December 26, 2008

When British comedy writer Ariane Sherine saw a bus ad with the Bible quote ‘When the son of man comes, will he find faith on the earth?’ she was not amused. When she followed the web link accompanying this quote … Read More

Post-Zionist Stress Disorder: “Waltz with Bashir” Reviewed

By December 2, 2008

Waltz with Bashir, an animated autobiographical documentary about the First Lebanon War, or ‘Operation Peace of the Galilee’, as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) labelled it, is an intense and deeply compelling account of the catastrophic 1982 invasion. Culminating in … Read More

Sarah Palin: A Gift From God for East Coast Comics

By October 23, 2008

For a while, with the Bush era coming to an end, it looked like the US would face a severe comedy crunch, a boom and bust of punchlines and impersonations. With the termination of Dubya’s second term looming, cartoonists, sketchwriters, … Read More

Movie Review: The Holocaust As A Fable

By October 21, 2008

The Boy In the Striped Pajamas (view the trailer below) has been accused of ‘Disneyfying the Final Solution’. Watching the film, it is not hard to see why. For one, it is a childhood tale produced and distributed by the … Read More

Kibbutzim? What Kibbutzim? These Are Eco-Farms!

By May 28, 2008

When the early settlers in Palestine vowed to "make the desert bloom," it wasn't the fight against global warming that inspired them, but the idea that the Jewish people could be physically and spiritually redeemed through farming the land. These … Read More