International

BoD’s Arkush: The Consequences of Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘antisemitic views’

31 May, 2018

By Anna Mikhailova, Telegraph, 30.05.18 Jeremy Corbyn has been accused by one of Britain’s most senior Jewish leaders of holding “anti-Semitic views” which could drive Jewish people out of Britain if he becomes Prime Minister. Jonathan Arkush, the outgoing President of the Board of Deputies, said British Jews were for the first time asking “do […]

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Jeremy Corbyn can’t pretend he has only just noticed

27 March, 2018

The Labour leader refers to ‘pockets’ of antisemitism in his party but fails to say that for 30 years he was in them too   Hugo Rifkind, The TIMES, 26 March 2018   Did you know that Jeremy Corbyn’s mother fought at the Battle of Cable Street? I know it’s a well-kept political secret, a […]

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Corbyn & ‘Palestine Live’: The Ultimate Mainstreaming of Antisemitism?

14 March, 2018

DAN HODGES: Last week Corbyn and his anti-Semitic pals smashed the moral compass to pieces but the most terrifying thing of all? Nobody even cares Mail on Sunday, 11 March 2018 Imagine the following scenario. In the next few months an extreme party surges to the brink of power on mainland Europe. Its leader is […]

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Times of Israel: Forget your phone? Check your… wrist?

3 March, 2014

International

Mobile giant Telefónica will integrate made-in-Israel communication tech into wearable devices that can stand-in for smartphones BY DAVID SHAMAH They may not be making Maxwell Smart-style shoe-phones just yet, but manufacturers like Google, LG, Samsung and Sony Mobile are working on watches, rings, bracelets, hats and even eyewear — with Google Glass the best-known example […]

Online Wall St Journal: Don’t Buy the Israel Boycott Hype

3 March, 2014

International

By DAVID ROSENBERG The Western media has bought into the notion that a new wave of Western boycotts against Israel is underway. But like so many trend stories, this one doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. For Israelis, talk of boycotts brings back bad memories of the 1970s and ’80s. After the Yom Kippur War and […]

“A small contribution to peace”? Inside SodaStream

3 March, 2014

International | Local

By Jessica Abrahams prospectmagazine.co.uk SodaStream has been in the news in recent weeks for all the wrong reasons. Its new brand ambassador, actress Scarlett Johansson, ended up quitting her role at Oxfam over “a fundamental difference of opinion” about the Israeli company’s operations in the West Bank, which Israel has occupied since the 1967 war. […]

Amnesty shoots itself in the foot over Israel-West Bank report

27 February, 2014

International | National

By Marcus Dysch, The JC.com February 26, 2014 Amnesty International’s claims that Israeli forces in the West Bank are “trigger-happy”, shoot Palestinians with impunity and may be guilty of war crimes have been met with outrage and widespread criticism. A report published by the charity on Thursday highlighted what it said was a “harrowing pattern […]

Outrageous Amnesty report on Israel removed from reality

26 February, 2014

International | National

Embassy of Israel 26/02/2014 The Amnesty report to be published tomorrow (Thursday) reads like a public relations stunt rather than a serious report by a human rights organization. The report brings together carefully selected, unverifiable and often contradictory accounts from clearly politically-motivated individuals, which it then reports as unquestioned facts. According to the skewed logic […]

TimesofIsrael Blog: Who is calling for Apartheid now?

26 February, 2014

International | National

Times of Israel blogger Richard Black This week, Palestine Societies on campuses across the country will be hosting their annual event, ‘Israel Apartheid Week’. Activities held during this time have typically included proposed boycotts, the shutting down of academic freedom and intimidating public spectacles. Yet despite the title ‘Israel Apartheid Week,’ the supporters of this […]

Norwegian Store Chain Cancels SodaStream Boycott #BDSFail

26 February, 2014

International

By: Aryeh Savir, Tazpit News Agency jewishpress.com For the fifth consecutive year imports from Israel to Norway have increased more than imports from other countries. Attempts by anti-Israel and BDS affiliated movements to pressure businesses to boycott Israeli products in Norway have failed. Staples, a large Norwegian department store chain, announced in December that it […]

Inside controversial factory that sparked Scarlett row

26 February, 2014

International | Local

Arabic general manager at Israeli firm’s factory in occupied West Bank tells Mirror.co.uk: “There is no discrimination” By Lee Harpin Daily Mirror “Come here and you see the Palestinian with the Jew, altogether,” explains Mohamed Barhum, the Arabic general manager at Israeli firm Sodastream’s controversial factory in the occupied West Bank. “There is no discrimination,” […]

The punching bag bigots of anti-Israel boycotts

25 February, 2014

International

The practitioners of anti-Israel boycott bigotry are bent upon disrupting the free flow of knowledge, academic discourse and civilizational advancement in the Western World. They must not be allowed to do so, for we are all in peril if they are, says Vijeta Uniyal of Indian Friends of Israel The Italian philosopher and politician Niccolò […]

The Independent Blog: War and Peace and SodaStream

25 February, 2014

International

By Tom Doran Eagle Eye 2014 02 18 13.51.59 168×300 War and Peace and SodaStreamYesterday’s post was given over to the latest Depression Diary instalment, so I didn’t get a chance to write about our visit to the SodaStream factory. Yes, that SodaStream factory, the one inside the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim. Some […]

TimesofIsrael: A better potato for India, via Israeli technology

25 February, 2014

International

Distribution, not famine, is what ails masses of the second largest country’s poor, says a researcher — and Israel has the solutions BY DAVID SHAMAH timesofisrael.com When he visits family on vacation from his post at Israel’s Vulcani Agricultural Research Institute, Dr. Akhilesh Kumar is always struck by the two very different New Delhis he […]

Israel21c: Israel sustainable energy powers rural Africa

19 February, 2014

International

By Ruthie Blum – Israel21c Sivan Ya’ari’s non-profit Innovation: Africa brings sustainable Israeli technologies to power rural African villages. Picture a remote African village where women and children spend hours every day finding, collecting and carrying water and wood back to their homes. Envisage these villagers standing in long lines for the privilege of digging […]