Beating BDS with a Dose of Charity

Posted by on Nov 18, 2015 in Campaigns, International, Local, National | No Comments

By C.S. Teitelbaum Mishpacha, page 21, 22 Cheshvan 5776/November 4, 2015 British Jewish organisations that used charitable donations to successfully counter anti-Israel   BDS-ers last Chanukah are expanding their work this year beyond England’s shores. IsrAction Day, scheduled for December 13 with a Chanukah candle lighting ceremony, is designed to encourage the public to purchase Israeli-made […]

SFI Supports National Rally for Israel’s Prime Minister

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015 in Campaigns, National | No Comments

Now is the time For three years Sussex Friends of Israel, Pro-Israel Response Group and other grassroots organisations have been at the forefront in the fight against the latest incarnation of antisemitism – an unvarnished hatred that groups like the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (PSC) subsume under the […]

Statement On Proposed Neo-Nazi Demonstration In Golders Green on July 4th

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Campaigns, National | No Comments

As many of you will be aware a very small number of far right neo-Nazis are planning a static demonstration in Golders Green on July 4th. Sussex Friends of Israel along with Pro-Israel Response Group deplore and condemn this obvious attempt to incite our community.  SFI, along with all major community groups have called on […]

Labour and Conservative Parliamentary Candidates Address Jewish Community in SFI Hustings Event

Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Campaigns, Local, National | No Comments

Labour MP candidate Peter Kyle HOVE — 2 May 2015, by Winston Pickett With little more than a week before one of the most closely contested general elections in years, approximately 30 people gathered in Ralli Hall Wednesday night to hear first hand the views of two main candidates for the parliamentary seat of Hove and Portslade. In a meeting organised by Sussex Friends […]

Legal bid to save anti-Israel Southampton conference rejected

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Campaigns, International, National | No Comments

  Jewish Chronicle, April 16, 2015 Plans to hold a conference questioning Israel’s right to exist have been scrapped after a legal challenge by its organisers was rejected. Professors Oren Ben Dor and Suleiman Sharkh applied for a judicial review after Southampton University said it would not host the conference this weekend because of security […]


Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in Campaigns, International, Local, National | No Comments

Sussex Friends of Israel are very pleased with the decision made by the University of Southampton to withdraw permission for the International Law and the State of Israel Conference to take place on its campus. In taking a leading role organising a demonstration we did not, nor do not seek to stifle free speech. On […]

Southampton University conference questioning right of Israel to exist ‘scrapped’ after protests

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Campaigns, International, National | No Comments

Southampton University has withdrawn permission for a controversial conference questioning Israel’s right to exist to be held on its south-coast campus, claim the event’s organisers THE TELEGRAPH, 31 March 2015 By Patrick Sawer and Jonny Paul The University of Southampton is understood to have withdrawn permission for the three-day conference to be held on its […]

Professor dropped from university institute over controversial Israel conference

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Campaigns | No Comments

JEWISH CHRONICLE 23 March 2015 An academic institute has removed from its board the organiser of a conference questioning Israel’s right to exist. According to the Academic Friends of Israel blog The Parkes Institute, a study centre for Jewish – non-Jewish relations at Southampton University, has dropped Professor Oren Ben-Dor over his role in arranging […]

Community Demonstration at Southampton University

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in Campaigns, International, National | No Comments

There are many reasons why the April 17 – 19 conference at Southampton University is wrong. Just read the title: International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism. Are they planning on debating the legitimacy of any other sovereign state or is it just Israel that is fair game for such scrutiny? […]