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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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Israel becomes major partner in EU satellite program

4 November, 2013


BY David Shamah Times of Isreal October 22, 2013 Local companies and academics will now have security clearance to work on Galileo, a colossal space project At a gala event Monday evening in Jerusalem, Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Peri and the head of the Israel Space Agency, Menachem Kidron, signed an agreement with European […]

Times of Israel: Tunisia barred for Israel tennis boycott

4 November, 2013


‘No room for prejudice ,’ says world tennis federation, imposing one-year Davis Cup suspension; Malek Jaziri was ordered not to play Amir Weintraub last month BY AP AND TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF November 2, 2013 Tunisia was suspended from the Davis Cup for a year on Saturday for preventing one of its tennis players from […]

British University Delegation visits Israel

30 October, 2013


Embassy of Israel – PRESS RELEASE British University Delegation visits Israel Officials from five British universities are visiting Israel this week as members of the UK Study in Israel Delegation, in order explore study opportunities in Israel for British students. The trip is set to strengthen academic ties between British and Israeli universities. The University […]

The Methodist Church: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Briefing

25 October, 2013


Have your say and contribute to the consultation by The Methodist Church and let them know how you feel about Israel – thank you from the Sussex Friends of Israel. Introduction In July 2013 the Methodist Conference passed Notice of Motion 201. The motion requests the production of a briefing on the arguments for and […] News service: ‘Zionist BDS’ does not exist

22 October, 2013

International | Local

Posted on October 21, 2013 by Ben Cohen / I recently received an email from a friend of mine who lives in Brighton, a town on England’s south coast. He told me about the success of a local organization, Sussex Friends of Israel, in countering the angry demonstrations organized by pro-Palestinian activists outside the […]

BBC: Would it be a disaster if Co-op Bank ‘fails’?

20 October, 2013

Local | National

By Robert Peston BBC Business Editor If a voluntary agreement to save Co-op Bank cannot be reached, would resolution – a formal admission that the bank had failed, and its temporary takeover by the Bank of England’s Special Resolution Unit – be such a terrible thing? Well, while this would be painful and embarrassing for […]

England’s Cooperative Wholesale Society and the Israel Boycott

20 October, 2013

International | Local | National

By Josephine Bacon The Algemeiner October 16, 2013 At the recent meeting of the North London Area Cooperative Movement on October 12, the area managers were asked about the Cooperative’s boycott of Israeli produce. Their answers weren’t convincing. The Cooperative Wholesale Society in England has a long and rather eventful history. It was originally founded […]

Hecklers Flee Israeli Speaker at University of Florida

18 October, 2013


By: Lori Lowenthal Marcus. Jewish press. Published: October 18th, 2013 “I’m used to sitting in jail cells with serial killers, did they think I would be intimidated by some American college students?” Berko said in a phone interview on Wednesday evening with The Jewish Press. Anat Berko is a small-framed woman known for her ubiquitous […]

Any Idiot Can Boycott a Shop. Israel is Changing the World

17 October, 2013


By Sussex Friends of Israel. Picture credit Monna Young Cross-communal activism in Sussex, England, is garnering significant global support thanks to the image of a simple poster with the message that idiots boycott shops while Israel is changing the world. In just three days, the innocuous Facebook image had reached more than 120,000 Facebook users. […]

Lecturer calls for abolition of Sussex University’s Israel Studies course

17 October, 2013


By Richard Millett Tom Hickey, a Brighton University lecturer, speaking at the start of Sussex University’s Palestine Awareness Week on Monday night called for the abolition of Sussex University’s newly established Yossi Harel Chair in Modern Israel Studies until questions relating to its “external sources of funding” and the process that established it are “satisfactorily […]

Tel Aviv’s Gay Mayoral Candidate, Could Break New Ground

16 October, 2013


Nitzan Horowitz, Tel Aviv’s Gay Mayoral Candidate, Could Break New Ground In The Middle East From Huffington Post By Allyn Fisher-Ilan TEL AVIV, Oct 15 (Reuters) As a candidate to become the Middle East’s first openly gay mayor, Nitzan Horowitz is hoping his bid to run Israel’s famously liberal city of Tel Aviv will help […]

JNS News service – BDS antidote may come from China

9 October, 2013


Posted on October 6, 2013 by Alex Traiman/ and filed under Features, Israel, World, News. By Alex Traiman/ An apparent antidote to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is coming from a once unlikely source. Chinese magnate Li Ka-Shing, among Asia’s richest businessmen, recently donated $130 million to Israel’s Technion University, as part […]