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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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Community Demonstration at Southampton University

15 March, 2015

Campaigns | International | National

There are many reasons why the April 17 – 19 conference at Southampton University is wrong. Just read the title: International Law and the State of Israel: Legitimacy, Responsibility and Exceptionalism. Are they planning on debating the legitimacy of any other sovereign state or is it just Israel that is fair game for such scrutiny? […]

The New Greek Government: Israel has Reason for Concern

29 January, 2015

International

Photo: Greece’s new Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras of the left-wing party Syriza By Ambassador Arye Mekel January 28, 2015 The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The new Greek government is unlikely to change its policy towards Israel in the near future, despite the fact that its leadership leans towards the Palestinians. The main challenge […]

Daily Express: Eric Pickles’ bid to stem anti-Jewish graffiti in UK

11 November, 2014

National

ERIC Pickles will today urge councils to do more to combat a surge in “pernicious” anti-semitic graffiti appearing around Britain. By: Macer Hall Daily Express The Communities Secretary is writing to local authorities asking them to step up the reporting and removal of hate-filled daubings on public and private property. Under laws to crack down […]

JNS.org News Service: Can the political left tackle anti-Semitism?

7 November, 2014

National

By Ben Cohen/JNS.org While I’ve never been a big fan of celebrity interventions in politics, I will concede that, on occasion, a big-screen actor or a rock star will achieve the kind of impact that mere mortals can only dream about. Case in point: Maureen Lipman, a much-loved British Jewish actress whom American audiences will […]

Labour Chief, a Jew Who Criticizes Israel, Walks a Fine Line

7 November, 2014

National

By STEPHEN CASTLE NY Times OCTOBER 23, 2014 LONDON — Ed Miliband, who as leader of the opposition Labour Party could become prime minister after next year’s general election, has often spoken of what it means to him to be Jewish: his parents’ flight from the Nazis, family reunions in Israel, and even his grandmother’s […]

SFI open letter and full blog to Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP

30 October, 2014

National

30 October 2014 Open Letter Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP Leader of the Labour Party House of Commons London SW1A 0AA Dear Mr Miliband, Will you be supporting a one-state solution in the Middle East at some point in the future? It has been announced that you will be guest speaker at fundraising gala dinner […]

Open Letter to Rt Hon Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party

30 October, 2014

National

Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP House of Commons London SW1A 0AA 30 October 2014 Dear Mr Miliband We take extreme exception to your decision to address a fundraising dinner as guest of honour for the Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East (LFPME). This organisation, supported by a number of Labour MPs, propagates lies […]

Globes: Record third quarter for Israeli high-tech investment

28 October, 2014

International

IVC: 170 start ups raised $701 million, the best third quarter figure ever. In the third quarter of 2014, 170 Israeli high-tech companies attracted $701 million, the IVC Research Center and accounting firm KPMG Somekh Chaikin report today. This is 6% above the $661 million of the third quarter of 2013, but down 24% from […]

Israeli Expats Living in the U.K. Get Political

23 October, 2014

National

New efforts to mobilize a scattered community gain traction By Eylon Aslan-Levy In September, dozens of people gathered outside the Qatari Embassy in London to protest Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup on the grounds of its sponsorship of Hamas. Organized by the new Israeli Forum Task Force, in collaboration with the existing Sussex […]

JNTV: ‘After Gaza – The New Anti-Semitism’

7 October, 2014

International

Published on 19 Sep 2014 The latest in the Jewish News’ compelling series of JNTV documentaries reflects on the impact of the recent Gaza conflict on anglo-Jewry. Anti-Semitic incidents hit an all-time high in July 2014. Produced and directed by JNTV’s Ben Burman. More at www.jewishnews.co.uk Click here to see the film: JNTV: ‘After Gaza […]

Kick terrorism out: Football fans protest over World Cup hosts Qatar’s extremist links

7 October, 2014

International | National

From The Daily Star: YOUNG football fans joined a protest slamming World Cup hosts Qatar over sinister links to a terror group. The Middle East country – hosting the event in 2022 – is accused of funding Islamic extremists Hamas, who are currently in conflict with Israel. Hundreds of demonstrators called for Qatar to be […]