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 […]

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 […]

Southampton conference – should Zionists take part?

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

THE JEWISH CHRONICLE 19 March 2015 Prof. Geoffrey Alderman, a participant at the Southampton conference and Fiona Sharpe from Sussex Friends of Israel square in opposing columns YES – says Geoffrey Alderman On April 17 I shall be making a presentation to a gathering of academics convened under the auspices of the University of Southampton. […]

Israel activists plan protest at university

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

THE JEWISH CHRONICLE 19 March 2015 The University of Southampton is said to be reviewing its position over the conference it is due to host on the legitimacy of Israel. Board of Deputies president Vivian Wineman met the university’s vice-chancellor, Professor Don Nutbeam, on Wednesday to discuss concerns that the three-day event would be a […]