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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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Republica: KATHMANDU 350 more students to be trained in Israel

2 May, 2014

International

KATHMANDU, April 30: SFI comment: This is a brilliant story, lost elsewhere in the media, the key word in the headline is ‘more’… Israel has offered the opportunity for 360 Nepali students this year to take advanced agricultural training there, according to the Embassy of Israel in Kathmandu. The embassy has provided similar training for […]

Teaching union tweet backs demo against EcoStream

2 May, 2014

Local

By Sandy Rashty, May 2, 2014 Follow Sandy on Twitter @sandyrashty A British teaching union has been condemned for backing a planned picket of an Israeli-owned store in Brighton this weekend. A representative of Brighton and Hove National Union of Teachers used Twitter to alert members of the boycott, led by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign […]

Anne’s Opinions: Spotlight on friends of Israel

1 May, 2014

International | Local | National

Besides my Good News Friday posts, most of my posts contain either bad news or at the very least worrying news. So in order to keep a sense of proportion, and also in order to highlight the wonderful work that these groups are doing in order to promote Israel and to defend it from boycotts, […]

From our friends at BICOM: The Apartheid Smear

1 May, 2014

International

From our friends at BICOM 29/04/2014 please follow the link at the foot of this page to download the pamphlet. The Apartheid Smear 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 […]

Trip Advisor slots Jerusalem in ‘Top 10 Destinations’

1 May, 2014

International

New global ranking mirrors record-breaking numbers of tourists in first quarter of 2014. By Viva Sarah Press Israel21C.org Leading travel website TripAdvisor has released a new list citing the Top 10 Destinations on the Rise around the world, and ranks Jerusalem as the fourth most popular site to visit. The new ranking comes in the […]

SodaStream Boycott – Losing on Two Sides of the Atlantic

1 May, 2014

International | Local | National

From our friends at divestthis.com Over the years, I’ve highlighted one of the advantages the BDSers have over their opponent in terms of selecting the field of battle. This advantage grows out of the fact that, as the propaganda arm of a war movement masquerading as a peace movement, the boycott brigade faces an opponent […]

Douglas Alexander – Don’t point fingers over peace talks failure

1 May, 2014

International

From Jewsihnews.co.uk By Douglas Alexander, Shadow Foreign Secretary I am fortunate to have been able to visit Israel a number of times both in Government and in Opposition. On these visits I have always been struck by the fact that for so many people who visit Israel – whether for business, pleasure of official engagements […]

Letter from a concerned parent to the Local Education Authority

30 April, 2014

Local

Brighton and Hove (LEA Code 846) Education and Lifelong Learning Brighton & Hove Council, King’s House, Grand Avenue, Hove BN3 2LS Dear Sirs I write to you as a concerned parent. It has been brought to my attention that Brighton and Hove NUT has asked its members to join the anti-Israel demonstration organised by the […]

IsraelNationalNews: Is This The Way to Beat BDS?

23 April, 2014

Local

How a little humor – and a lot of determination – is turning the tide against BDS in a sleepy British seaside town. By Ari Soffer The campaign to isolate Israel internationally through calls for boycotts, divestment and sanctions – known as the BDS Movement – has undeniably gained traction in Western Europe in the […]

National Union of Journalists Rejects Israel Boycott

23 April, 2014

National

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. […]

Famed Jewish Architects Slam RIBA Anti-Israel Motion

23 April, 2014

International

By Joshua Levitt the Algemeiner The most renowned Jewish architects in the world are coming out to protest a motion to suspend Israeli architects from the International Architects Union, the UK’s Architect’s Journal reported on Thursday. The sector magazine featured statements from Daniel Libeskind, who designed both the Berlin and Copenhagen Jewish Museums; Richard Meier, […]

Statement by Sussex Friends of Israel

17 April, 2014

Local

While the Sussex Friends of Israel is not a political organisation, the alleged racist attack in Kansas, USA last weekend which left three people dead, the news that the controversial, Thor Steinar clothing store, which was once banned in Germany for its links to the extreme right-wing, has opened in London and the EDL’s March […]