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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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National Union of Journalists Rejects Israel Boycott

23 April, 2014

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By PESACH BENSON Hinestreporting.com Just before HonestReporting went on Passover break, Britain’s National Union of Journalists voted against a controversial motion to support the BDS movement and boycott Israeli goods. Judging from an NUJ statement, the prevailing reason for the rejection is that a boycott would make it more difficult for journalists to cover Israel. […]

No empty gestures as Michael Gove raps Riba architects

4 April, 2014

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By Marcus Dysch, TheJC.com April 3, 2014 Education Secretary Michael Gove has attacked British architects’ opposition to Israel, becoming the most high-profile politician to speak out on the issue. He accused the Royal Institute of British Architects of “selective outrage” over its efforts to have Israeli architects thrown out of the profession’s international union. Mr […]

TimesofIsrael: We stand in solidarity with Ukrainian Jews

5 March, 2014

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We stand in solidarity with Ukrainian Jews: An open letter from the UK By Richard Black – TimesofIsrael blog We, Jewish students in the United Kingdom, stand by our Jewish brothers and sisters in Ukraine, during their hour of need. The history of Jewish life in Ukraine is even older than the country itself. In […]

JC.com: Amnesty has produced anti-Israel propaganda

27 February, 2014

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Well said sir By Richard Kemp, February 26, 2014 In Northern Ireland in the ’70s and ’80s I admired Amnesty International even as they heaped criticism on the British security forces of which I was a member. They helped stop a number of real human rights abuses and were often commendably impartial. Amnesty’s latest report […]

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

27 February, 2014

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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

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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 […]

Co-op Bank set to drive record £2bn group loss – shame!

26 February, 2014

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This is the uncooperative organisation that chooses to boycott goods from Judea and Samaria. They should listen to the current dialogue, build bridges not boycotts. Boycotts simply don’t work… Come on Coop – do the right thing and don’t be lead by those who shout loudest. Article by Natalie Holt Moneymarketing.co.uk The Co-operative Group is […]

TimesofIsrael Blog: Who is calling for Apartheid now?

26 February, 2014

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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 […]

BICOM Analysis and news: The Apartheid Smear

17 February, 2014

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Bicom 13/02/2014 The Apartheid Smear Download the pamphlet from BICOM copy and paste this url: http://www.bicom.org.uk/analysis-article/18870/ Israel is not an apartheid state The allegation damages the peace process The launch of an important new publication from BICOM The idea that Israel is an ‘apartheid state’ is the intellectual foundation of the movement to boycott, divest […]

Special Achievement Hasby Award for outstanding grassroots activism

31 January, 2014

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From the Elder of Ziyon This is a Special Achievement Hasby Award, given outside the normal nominations process, since I didn’t have a category for this – and I should have. The Special Achievement Hasby Award for grassroots activism goes to…. SUSSEX FRIENDS OF ISRAEL I’ve mentioned Sussex Friends of Israel before. They are a […]

Three cheers for Scarlett Johansson’s stand against Boycott

30 January, 2014

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By Brendan O’Neill – Telegraph Blogs Three cheers for Scarlett Johansson’s stand against the ugly, illiberal Boycott Israel movement As if her otherworldly beauty and screen presence were not enough, here is another reason to love Scarlett Johansson: Oxfam, of which she was an ambassador, hinted that she should cut her ties with SodaStream on […]

Scarlett Johansson strikes blow at anti-Israel bigotry

30 January, 2014

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From thecommentator.com Scarlett Johansson’s decision to drop Oxfam over its bigotry against Israel is another welcome blow to the boycott movement, and a major embarrassment to all who participate in the grubby anti-Israel agenda. Red — or is that scarlet? — faces all round today for the boycott movement against Israel. Scarlett Johansson has tossed […]