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 […]

Anti-Semitism, Palestinian state factor into Jewish calculus in U.K. election

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

Ahead of the British election, Labour Party leader Ed Miliband (pictured), who is Jewish, has drawn criticism from his own religious community for his party’s support of a Palestinian state. Credit: Ed Miliband – Flickr via Wikimedia Commons. By Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org 23 April 2015 Rising anti-Semitism and the issue of Palestinian statehood will be […]

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 […]

SFI STATEMENT ON CANCELLATION OF SOUTHAMPTON CONFERENCE

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Southampton University has withdrawn permission for a controversial conference questioning Israel’s right to exist to be held on its south-coast campus, claim the event’s organisers THE TELEGRAPH, 31 March 2015 By Patrick Sawer and Jonny Paul The University of Southampton is understood to have withdrawn permission for the three-day conference to be held on its […]

Politicizing Scholarship to Question Israel’s Existence

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

ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS Dr Richard Cravatts, President, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East 22 March 2015 Seeming to give credence to Orwell’s quip that “some ideas are so stupid they could only have been thought of by intellectuals,” faculty at the University of Southampton in England will be sponsoring a three-day conference in April, […]

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? […]

The New Greek Government: Israel has Reason for Concern

Posted by on Jan 29, 2015 in International | No Comments

Photo: Greece’s new Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras of the left-wing party Syriza By Ambassador Arye Mekel January 28, 2015 The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The new Greek government is unlikely to change its policy towards Israel in the near future, despite the fact that its leadership leans towards the Palestinians. The main challenge […]

Words not needed: Harrods / Qatar / Hamas – You can link the dots
Globes: Record third quarter for Israeli high-tech investment

Globes: Record third quarter for Israeli high-tech investment

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in International | No Comments

IVC: 170 start ups raised $701 million, the best third quarter figure ever. In the third quarter of 2014, 170 Israeli high-tech companies attracted $701 million, the IVC Research Center and accounting firm KPMG Somekh Chaikin report today. This is 6% above the $661 million of the third quarter of 2013, but down 24% from […]