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Sussex Activist leaves Labour following antisemitic tweets

5 June, 2017

Labour activist, Melanie Melvin, who was elected Women’s Officer of the Brighton Kemptown Constituency Labour Party earlier this year, has reportedly left the Labour Party after antisemitic tweets allegedly appeared on her Twitter account. Campaign Against Antisemitism, 10 May 2017 Labour activist, Melanie Melvin, who was elected Women’s Officer of the Brighton Kemptown Constituency Labour […]

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The conference at the University of Sussex; a gathering of (mostly) idiots

5 June, 2017

By David Collier, 14 May 2017 I have just returned from a fascinating two-day conference at the University of Sussex. As someone who researches anti-Zionist forces in the UK, watching these people operate inside an arena so fraught with internal disagreement, made for a fascinating and educational outing. It spanned two full days and included […]

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Beating BDS with a Dose of Charity

18 November, 2015

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 […]

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Sussex Activist leaves Labour following antisemitic tweets

5 June, 2017

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Labour activist, Melanie Melvin, who was elected Women’s Officer of the Brighton Kemptown Constituency Labour Party earlier this year, has reportedly left the Labour Party after antisemitic tweets allegedly appeared on her Twitter account. Campaign Against Antisemitism, 10 May 2017 Labour activist, Melanie Melvin, who was elected Women’s Officer of the Brighton Kemptown Constituency Labour […]

The conference at the University of Sussex; a gathering of (mostly) idiots

5 June, 2017

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By David Collier, 14 May 2017 I have just returned from a fascinating two-day conference at the University of Sussex. As someone who researches anti-Zionist forces in the UK, watching these people operate inside an arena so fraught with internal disagreement, made for a fascinating and educational outing. It spanned two full days and included […]

Beating BDS with a Dose of Charity

18 November, 2015

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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 […]

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

2 May, 2015

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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 […]

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

23 April, 2015

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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 […]

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 […]

SFI: We Demand that Qatar Stops Funding Terror

8 September, 2014

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WE DEMAND THAT QATAR STOPS FUNDING TERROR In recent weeks over 5,000 rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel. Numerous terror tunnels, with the sole aim of kidnapping and killing Israelis, were found and destroyed by the IDF. Across the globe different Jihadist group seem to be well armed and ready to launch attacks not […]

From Liat Collins : JPost.com : My Word: Gaza is no ghetto

24 August, 2014

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By Liat Collins – JPost.com Israel treats Gazans in Israeli hospitals and provides (unpaid for) electricity and humanitarian aid even when under rocket attack. Talk about shoot to kill: I received a press release this week – mid-rocket attacks – proudly announcing the successful conclusion of filming of a docu-drama called What Does Anne Frank […]

The JC.com : Sun, song and solidarity on south coast

21 August, 2014

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SFI says: Pretty accurate, save for the reported numbers attending. SFI counted 300 half an hour before the rally started, other media rightly reported 1,000 rally for Israel and Peace By Daniel Easterman, August 21, 2014 Hundreds from across the country gathered in Brighton on Sunday, waving flags, holding placards and singing Hebrew songs in […]

Decorated Army Chief Accuses Hamas of War Crimes

21 August, 2014

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by DONNA RACHEL EDMUNDS Breitbart.com BRIGHTON, United Kingdom – A highly respected and decorated Army chief, Col. Richard Kemp, has accused Hamas of multiple war crimes including the targeting of Israeli civilians and the use of Palestinian children as human shields and suicide bombers. Speaking at the National Rally for Israel and Peace in Brighton […]

Sunday’s SFI Rally for Israel and Peace – join us for something special

15 August, 2014

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Col. Richard Kemp to speak at Brighton National Rally for Israel and Peace Sussex Friends of Israel (SFI), the Brighton and Hove based pro-Israel community activism group is hosting a National Rally for Israel and Peace on Sunday August 17, at Victoria Gardens in Brighton. The event, designed to allow Israel’s supporters from across the […]

Sussex Friends of Israel and the Ecostream Store, Brighton

1 July, 2014

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Statement Sussex Friends of Israel and the Ecostream Store in Brighton Sussex Friends of Israel is disappointed that Sodastream has chosen to close its experimental green refill Ecostream store in Brighton and concentrate on its successful UK retail distribution network. Ecostream, the packaging-free green concept store in a green city was clearly ahead of its […]