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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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Israel21C Photo of the week: The South Goes Red

19 February, 2014

International

In February every year, Israel’s desert turns red as the parched earth suddenly blossoms with millions of wild anemones. you’ve never seen it, you should go. Every year, as spring arrives in Israel, the country’s parched desert turns a stunning shade of red as wild anemones bloom in profusion. The Darom Adom (red south) festival […]

BICOM Analysis and news: The Apartheid Smear

17 February, 2014

International | Local | National

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 […]

Times of Israel: Bennett says Viber deal defies boycott fears

17 February, 2014

International

Israel’s newest billion-dollar selloff is proof that the economy continues to speed ahead, claims Jewish Home chief BY YOEL GOLDMAN Times of Israel Bennett said the deal was “the answer to those who tremble from boycotts,” referring to Israel’s increased attention lately to boycott threats from around the globe. Though Viber is registered in Cyprus, […]

Commentary Magazine: BDS on a Roll? Not So Fast

13 February, 2014

International

Evelyn Gordon | @EvelynCGordon Commentary Magazine One of the BDS movement’s greatest assets is the fact that its every success gets massive media coverage while its failures (ScarJo excepted) are largely ignored. That’s why anyone following the news in recent weeks would probably conclude that boycott, divestment, and sanctions were rapidly gaining ground. Yet in […]

Embassy launches Coexistence Through Football in Israel

12 February, 2014

International

Jewishnews.co.uk Jewish and Arab children in Israel will come together for a new football initiative launched by the British Embassy last week. Funded by UEFA, Coexistence Through Football aims to establish six leagues in northern Israel involving 2,000 youngsters with the aim of “sowing the seeds of coexistence while helping develop disadvantaged communities”. UK Ambassador […]

Disturbed Frontman David Draiman Blasts BDS

12 February, 2014

International

From The Algemeiner Jewish heavy metal rocker David Draiman took to Twitter Sunday, Feb. 9, to condemn the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for harassing one actress and then called out another star for siding with the global campaign. “I support Scarlett Johansson’s endorsement of @SodaStreamUSA and condemn the BDS’ harassment of her,” […]

January sees record-setting number of tourists

12 February, 2014

International

All-time high arrival figures an ‘excellent beginning’ for 2014, says tourism minister BY GAVRIEL FISKE Times of Israel For the second year in a row, the month of January saw record numbers of tourists visiting the country. Some 200,000 tourists entered Israel in January 2014, 19 percent more than in January 2013 and “an all-time […]

Blog: Simon Plosker: Seeing SodaStream for myself

7 February, 2014

International

I’d given up all carbonated drinks over a decade ago (sorry Coke and Pepsi… and SodaStream) so I have no brand loyalty when it comes to SodaStream or any other sparkling beverage. But thanks to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and Oxfam, SodaStream has become the latest flash-point in the demonization campaign against […]

Commentator: Boycotters’ contempt for ordinary Palestinians

7 February, 2014

International

Though they will deny it, their actions speak louder: BDS campaigners simply do not care about the circumstances, hopes and dreams of ordinary Palestinians By Nick Gray – The Commentator The curious case of SOS – Scarlet, Oxfam and Sodastream – has enabled us to hear something almost totally inaudible most of the time – […]

SodaStream Shows that BDS is the Real Obstacle to Peace

3 February, 2014

International

BY ALEX MARGOLIN Honest Reporting – Published on TimesofIsrael.com – Adding some context Alex Margolin is the social media editor for HonestReporting. He also runs the Fighting BDS Facebook page. When the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement launched its latest campaign against SodaStream, it never could have imagined the level of defeat it would […]

Where the Palestinian employees are giving the thumbs up

3 February, 2014

International

Inside the Israeli SodaStream factory that revealed Scarlett Johansson’s choice between cash and charity… and where the Palestinian employees are giving the thumbs up By JOHN HALL and OLGA CRAIG and GABRIELLE DONNELLY Daily Mail SodaStream’s chief executive has hit back at Oxfam’s criticism that the Israeli company profits from illegal trade that harms Palestinians, […]

Jewish Groups Praise Scarlett Johansson Over Oxfam Decision

1 February, 2014

International

Please read the comments at the end of this article by following the web link in the footer. SFI gets a mention, in fact we are getting quite a few mentions, we must be doing something right. The Algemeiner Jewish humanitarian groups on Friday praised actress Scarlett Johansson’s decision to end her eight-year role as […]