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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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2013 Record Breaking Year for British Tourism to Israel

29 January, 2014

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From www.algemeiner.com The Israeli Ministry of Tourism said British tourists to the Jewish state reached a record 217,000, up 5 percent, in 2013, out of 3.54 million people, up 1 per cent, from around the world, the UK’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Tuesday. The JC cited Israeli Government Tourist Office director Naama Oryan Kaplan as […]

BBC News Technology: Israel diary: Cyber diplomacy

28 January, 2014

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By Rory Cellan-Jones – Technology correspondent What should countries do if they want a mutually profitable relationship with a highly innovative economy? Her Majesty’s ambassador to Israel thinks the answer is to get immersed in the country’s tech sector and fund trips which see some of the smartest Israeli start-ups visit the UK. That might […]

SodaStream official sponsor of new Channel 4 show The Jump

21 January, 2014

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By ISHBEL MACLEOD – Thedrum.com 21 JANUARY 2014 SodaStream will be the sponsor of Channel 4’s new winter sports show, The Jump. The partnership was negotiated by Channel 4 Sales and Mediacom, and will see the home carbonation beverage systems look to encourage consumers to ‘make the jump’ from buying fizzy drinks to using SodaStream. […]

Portsmouth rallies the support of Israel tourist official

20 January, 2014

National

By Miles O’Leary: The Portsmouth News AN INTERNATIONAL tourist advisor has vowed to help make Portsmouth a prime destination for foreign holidaymakers. Danny Ronen, director of tourism in Haifa, Israel, which is Portsmouth’s sister city, showed his support during a visit to the council’s headquarters yesterday. He raised awareness of the links between both regions […]

thejc.com: Liverpool Overwhelmingly Rejects Anti-Israel Motion

20 January, 2014

National

Brighton currently has a Green MP, Brighton and Hove currently has a minority Green council, SFI says well done to Liverpool. By Rosa Doherty, January 17, 2014 thejc.com Liverpool council has thrown out a motion that condemned Israel for “human rights violations”. Councillors voted 74 to two against the proposal , put forward by two […]

Blog: Israel’s “beautiful resistance” to suicide bombers

9 January, 2014

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A response to St James’s Church Rector Lucy Winkett By Richard Millett St James’s Church’s Rector Lucy Winkett’s defence of her church’s installation of a replica of Israel’s security wall in a piece for The Guardian is a legal and moral failure. First the legal side. She states that Israel’s wall is “illegal under international […]

Dr. Denis MacEoin’s letter to St. James Church

1 January, 2014

National

The Times of Israel St. James’s Church in Piccadilly, London is hosting a Christmas festival with a giant replica of the separation barrier in Israel, which it incorrectly claims surrounds Bethlehem. (While portion of the barrier is close to Bethlehem it is misleading to claim that it even approximately surrounds Bethlehem). Dr. Denis MacEoin is […]

SodaStreams are back! The retro drinks machine is cool again

26 December, 2013

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By KATY WINTER Mail on line Queen of the kitchen and TV cooking Loraine Pascale has sparked a monumental sales increase in the retro kitchen gadget the SodaStream. The Baking Made Easy presenter declared ‘Oh yes, it’s official. Bubbles…are back’ on her twitter feed sending fans heading for the SodaStream website to snap up the […]

Israel visit is dream come true for Michael Gove

20 December, 2013

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By Marcus Dysch, thejc.com December 20, 2013 Education Secretary Michael Gove said he had fulfilled a long-held ambition after visiting Israel for the first time. During the trip, which took place last week, he signed a deal with Israeli counterparts to strengthen education links, a move he said was evidence of the increasingly strong bilateral […]

Exclusive: 65 percent of new visitors leave Israel with better impression

5 December, 2013

International | National

From Jewish News Online A staggering 65 percent of first-time visitors from Britain to Israel have an improved impression of the country after seeing the state for themselves, a new survey has revealed, writes Justin Cohen. The research, initiated by the Jewish News and conducted by easyJet among more than 500 passengers, also highlights the […]

British Church consultation could be a BDS turning point

6 November, 2013

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By Nick Gray The Commentator November 5, 2013 The Methodist consultation on BDS is a most welcome change to what has become the normal attitude to Israel-related issues in the church. Following a controversial vote by the British Methodist conference in 2010 to support BDS (boycotts, divestment & sanctions against Israel), the denomination decided this […]

Sussex Friends Help its Irish4Israel Friends. You Can Too

6 November, 2013

National

A note from our good friends from Irish4Israel Have some dates for your diary… You all saw the article in Ynet today speaking about the vandalism of Israeli dates in Tesco stores. This afternoon Irish4Israel went to Tesco to purchase these dates. They were sold out (Good news). We then went to Marks and Spencer […]