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The rows about antisemitism are bad for us all

4 October, 2017

I long for the day that Labour deals with this problem properly — for their sake and for ours By Jonathan Freedland The Jewish Chronicle, 3 October  2017 I can’t claim that I’ve been singing it, but each time I think of it, it makes me smile. You can join in if you like. Hum […]

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SFI Endorses IBA’s Stop-Israel-Bashing Campaign in the U.N.

4 October, 2017

Join the new campaign by the Israel Britain Alliance to stop the ongoing, relentless Israel-bashing in the United Nations. For background, see this video… and read this commentary: Our world is a scary place right now. Headlines are dominated by the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar, the continuing disaster in Syria and the prospect […]

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SFI Supports Campaign Asking Union Leader to apologise for dismissing antisemitism in Labour Party

4 October, 2017

Unite trade union leader Len McCluskey appeared to dismiss cases of antisemitism in the Labour Party last week when he gave an interview saying he had “never been at a meeting where there was any antisemitic language or any attacks on the Jewish nation; they would have had short shrift at any meeting that I […]

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The rows about antisemitism are bad for us all

4 October, 2017

Thought Pieces | Top Posts

I long for the day that Labour deals with this problem properly — for their sake and for ours By Jonathan Freedland The Jewish Chronicle, 3 October  2017 I can’t claim that I’ve been singing it, but each time I think of it, it makes me smile. You can join in if you like. Hum […]

SFI Endorses IBA’s Stop-Israel-Bashing Campaign in the U.N.

4 October, 2017

Campaigns | Top Posts

Join the new campaign by the Israel Britain Alliance to stop the ongoing, relentless Israel-bashing in the United Nations. For background, see this video… and read this commentary: Our world is a scary place right now. Headlines are dominated by the plight of the Rohingya in Myanmar, the continuing disaster in Syria and the prospect […]

SFI Supports Campaign Asking Union Leader to apologise for dismissing antisemitism in Labour Party

4 October, 2017

Campaigns | Top Posts

Unite trade union leader Len McCluskey appeared to dismiss cases of antisemitism in the Labour Party last week when he gave an interview saying he had “never been at a meeting where there was any antisemitic language or any attacks on the Jewish nation; they would have had short shrift at any meeting that I […]

In Exclusive Brighton Engagement Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief Praises SFI for Countering Media Bias

4 September, 2017

SFI in the News

Earlier this summer, Sussex Friends of Israel had the pleasure to hear an incisive talk by Dovid Efune, editor-in-chief of the Algemeiner, a New York-based Jewish media outlet which, under Efune’s leadership has arguably become the fastest growing Jewish media outlet in the United States. Effune addressed a packed audience at Ralli Hall on “Israel […]

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 […]

British Left-Wing Sexism & Antisemitism: Two Peas; One Pod

18 August, 2017

National | Top Posts

My comrades on the Left flaunt their moral superiority. But many of them are the most racist and sexist of all Trevor Phillips, Daily Mail 16 August 2017 Trevor Phillips is the Former Head Of The Commission For Racial Equality Jess Phillips, the MP for Birmingham Yardley, said Left-wing men ‘don’t think of [women] in […]

Remove Holocaust Denier David Irving’s Works from Manchester U

17 August, 2017

Campaigns

Sussex Friends of Israel supports the Change.org initiative by Northwest Friends of Israel: (For background, click here.) Manchester University has refused to move works by David Irving from open display on library shelves or to label them as “Holocaust denial” literature. According to the IHRA definition of anti Semitism which has been adopted by the […]

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 […]

It’s All Right to Enjoy a Good BDS Fail

15 August, 2017

Thought Pieces | Top Posts

Pro-Israeli and Pro-Palestinian protestors at the Shalom Festival in Scotland. (photo credit:RESERVISTS ON DUTY) Commentary Magazine, 11 August 2017 By Jonathan Marks It is tricky to assess the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. On the one hand, one does not want to underestimate the damage to Israel’s reputation done by even unsuccessful […]

University refuses to move books by Holocaust denier David Irving

9 August, 2017

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The Times, 6 August 2017 By Sian Griffiths Manchester University has come under fire for refusing to move works by David Irving from open display on library shelves or to label them as “Holocaust denial” literature. In recent months, growing numbers of British universities, including Cambridge and University College London (UCL), have reclassified works by the […]

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 […]