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Sociologist David Hirsh Digs Deep to Explain Antisemitism and The Left

3 May, 2018

Sussex Jewish News, February 2018, p. 14 Book Review by Winston PickettSometimes the first two sentences of an author’s work explain everything. At other times they offer hints of what’s to come. In David Hirsh’s case, they do both.“This book is about antisemitism in social spaces which think of themselves as anti-racist and democratic,” writes Hirsh, a […]

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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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Brighton Festival’s guest director is revealed as Hofesh Shechter

26 September, 2013

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From Ben James at the Argus World renowned choreographer Hofesh Shechter has been named as Brighton Festival’s guest director for 2014. The Israeli-born is no stranger to the area, with his company being named Brighton Dome’s first ever resident group in 2008. It marks a move away from the event’s choice of global stars for […]

Ed Miliband and MPs in Labour delegation to Israel

24 September, 2013

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By Marcus Dysch, JC.com September 24, 2013 Senior Labour shadow cabinet members are due to join the party’s biggest delegation to visit Israel for years. Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy will lead the group — co-ordinated by Labour Friends of Israel — in meetings with Israel’s defence minister Moshe Ya’alon and other counter-terror experts. They […]

Latest Sussex Express letter regarding Southern Water

20 September, 2013

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Sussex Friends of Israel is continuing to correct the misinformation being reported in the SUSSEX EXPRESS. This is the second open letter to Sussex Express from SFI on the subject of Southern Water’s metering programme in Lewes. The Editor Sussex Express Temple House, 25-26 High Street, Lewes East Sussex BN7 2LU 19 September 2013 Dear […]

Letter to the Sussex Express regarding Southern Water

3 September, 2013

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The Editor Sussex Express Temple House, 25-26 High Street, Lewes East Sussex BN7 2LU 3 September 2013 Dear sir Sussex Friends of Israel Congratulate Southern Water Southern Water should be roundly congratulated for its unprejudiced commercial decision to source the technologically advanced Arad Technologies water meters from Israel for its universal metering programme, safeguarding water […]

Open Letter to Southern Water from Sussex Friends of Israel

20 August, 2013

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Mr Matthew Wright Chief Executive Southern Water Yeoman Road Worthing BN13 3NX Dear Mr Wright Southern Water contract with Arad Technologies I would like to congratulate Southern Water on its continuing contract with Arad Technologies in Israel, for the supply of the latest and most technologically advanced water meters, for your universal metering programme across […]

Protests fail to halt Brighton EcoStream party

15 August, 2013

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By Sandy Rashty, The Jewish Chronicle, August 15, 2013 An Israeli-owned shop in Brighton saw record sales during its first anniversary celebrations last weekend — despite being picketed by boycott activists. Israel supporters from London and along the south coast flocked to the EcoStream store for the festivities. Sussex Friends of Israel member Daniel Laurence […]

Oscar Garcia, From Tel Aviv to Brighton and Hove Albion

20 July, 2013

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Brighton & Hove Albion’s new head coach Oscar Garcia has signed a three-year deal with the club. The 40-year-old quit Maccabi Tel Aviv to take up the role at the Championship side in June after the dismissal of former boss Gus Poyet. Garcia has now penned his contract and he told Brighton’s website: “I am […]