International

Barcelona Attack Hits Near Kosher Restaurant, Keeping Jerusalem on Edge

18 August, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went to the ministry’s situation room soon after the attack to monitor developments. The Jerusalem Post, 17 August 2017 With thousands of Israelis currently on vacation in Barcelona at the height of the summer tourism season, Jerusalem carefully monitored the situation there following Thursday’s terrorist attack, trying to track down all […]

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Surprise: BOTH Palestinians and Israelis Don’t Want a ‘One-State’ Solution

15 August, 2017

Tablet Magazine, 9 August 2017 By Yair Rosenberg Last week, Israeli and Palestinian pollsters released their annual temperature check on the two nations’ attitudes towards peace. As usual, narrow majorities of both publics voiced support for a two-state solution, and as usual, this fact grabbed most of the headlines. But a far more interesting finding, one that also represents long-running […]

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Israeli Show, Once Closed by BDS, Returns to Edinburgh Fringe

8 August, 2017

The New Scotsman, 29.08.17 Brian Fergusson An Israeli theatre company forced to cancel its show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe three years ago because of political protests is to return to the event for the first time this year. Incubator Theatre was targeted by anti-Israeli protesters in 2014 because it received funding from the Israeli […]

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Barcelona Attack Hits Near Kosher Restaurant, Keeping Jerusalem on Edge

18 August, 2017

International | Top Posts

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went to the ministry’s situation room soon after the attack to monitor developments. The Jerusalem Post, 17 August 2017 With thousands of Israelis currently on vacation in Barcelona at the height of the summer tourism season, Jerusalem carefully monitored the situation there following Thursday’s terrorist attack, trying to track down all […]

Surprise: BOTH Palestinians and Israelis Don’t Want a ‘One-State’ Solution

15 August, 2017

International | Thought Pieces

Tablet Magazine, 9 August 2017 By Yair Rosenberg Last week, Israeli and Palestinian pollsters released their annual temperature check on the two nations’ attitudes towards peace. As usual, narrow majorities of both publics voiced support for a two-state solution, and as usual, this fact grabbed most of the headlines. But a far more interesting finding, one that also represents long-running […]

Israeli Show, Once Closed by BDS, Returns to Edinburgh Fringe

8 August, 2017

International | National

The New Scotsman, 29.08.17 Brian Fergusson An Israeli theatre company forced to cancel its show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe three years ago because of political protests is to return to the event for the first time this year. Incubator Theatre was targeted by anti-Israeli protesters in 2014 because it received funding from the Israeli […]

Nikki Haley Slams UN Human Rights Council Over ‘Pathological Campaign’ Against Israel

8 June, 2017

International | Videos

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley. Photo: US Mission to UN. Ben Cohen, The Algemeiner, 6 June 2017 Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, excoriated the international organization’s Human Rights Council over its anti-Israel bias in a toughly-worded speech before the council’s 35th session at UN Headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday afternoon. Speculation […]

50 Years Ago Today: Israel Captures Jerusalem’s Old City

7 June, 2017

International | Videos

From Day 1 of the war, Jordanians had been bombarding western Jerusalem from eastern Jerusalem. Today, 50 years ago, Israeli forces took control of eastern Jerusalem including the Old City and the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site. This was seen by many as a profound moment in Jewish history. In the seventh video of our […]

DAYS BEFORE TRUMP VISIT, WEST BANK CITY NAMES SQUARE AFTER TERRORIST

5 June, 2017

International

Jerusalem Post, 16 May 2017 Just days before US President Donald Trump arrives in the region, the Palestinian Authority which claims it wants to reach a peace agreement with Israel, continues to take actions to glorify killers of Israelis. Earlier this week a square in the West Bank city of Tulkarm was named after Maher Younis, […]

President-elect Macron and his French Jewish supporters may be on a collision course

5 June, 2017

International

JTA, 8 May 2017 PARIS (JTA) — French Jews may have voted en masse for Emmanuel Macron in the final round of France’s presidential elections, but that doesn’t make him their dream president. Like many other supporters of the 39-year-old former investment banker, who on Sunday became the youngest French president in recent history, Jews […]

Countdown to the Six Day War — 8 May 1967

5 June, 2017

International | Videos

In May of 1967, the state of Israel was only 19 years old. At its inception in 1948, five Arab armies had coordinated a military invasion to prevent the creation of the small Jewish country. But Israel’s War of Independence succeeded in repelling the forces bent on Israel’s destruction. Israel reclaimed sovereignty over the ancient […]

Beating BDS with a Dose of Charity

18 November, 2015

Campaigns | International | Local | National | Videos

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

23 April, 2015

International | Local | National

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

23 April, 2015

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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 concerns […]

SFI Statement on Cancellation of Southampton Conference

2 April, 2015

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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 […]