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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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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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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Labour manifesto calls for end to Palestinian rocket and terror attacks

5 June, 2017


Jeremy Corbyn launches policy programme, which pledges to ‘immediately recognise’ Palestine and tackle anti-Semitism Jewish News, 16 May 2017 Direct criticism of Israel has been watered down in Labour’s manifesto, amid concerns that a draft version indicated a hardening of the party’s stance. Labour has called for an end to rocket and terrorist attacks by […]

Write Your MP Now — A Pledge for Israel

5 June, 2017

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On June 8 we will all have the opportunity to cast our votes in the General Election. Many issues will contribute to each person’s final determination on the candidates placed before them. Sussex Friends of Israel urgently recommends that you consider Israel in determining how you vote. Britain has been one of Israel’s staunchest allies since […]

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 […]

Why Only 13% of British Jews Say They’ll Vote Labour on Election Day

5 June, 2017


According to a recent poll, most Jewish voters will not support the Jeremy Corbyn-led political party, which has a dense, recent history of alienating British Jews, including anti-Semitic affiliations. Yair Rosenberg, Tablet Magazine, 30 May 2017 On June 8, the United Kingdom will hold its general election. Today, the London Jewish Chronicle released its polling on […]

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 […]

SFI Supports National Rally for Israel’s Prime Minister

6 September, 2015

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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

2 June, 2015

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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

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/ 23 April 2015 Rising anti-Semitism and the issue of Palestinian statehood will be […]

Legal bid to save anti-Israel Southampton conference rejected

23 April, 2015

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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 concerns […]

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 […]

Southampton University conference questioning right of Israel to exist ‘scrapped’ after protests

31 March, 2015

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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 […]