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Posted on: January 29th, 2014News & Views → Eye on Palestine
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Posted on: January 20th, 2014News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
British lawmaker David Ward has raised Jewish ire again for tweeting two days after the death of Ariel Sharon. “Sharon’s death makes you think. The brutal, genocidal treatment of Jews must never be forgotten but … the Palestinians were not responsible.” One tweet in response to Ward, by British Jewish gay rights activist Benjamin Cohen, […]
Posted on: January 14th, 2014News & Views → Global → Europe
A documentary about the Holocaust by Alfred Hitchcock will be screened for the first time as the renowned late director intended, a British newspaper reported. “Memory of the Camps,” as the film is titled now, will be screened on British television early next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Europe, according […]
Posted on: December 30th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Haredim
"I won't agree to officiate at a wedding if the Chupa is photographed," went the Rebbe's edict.
Posted on: December 24th, 2013News & Views → Jewish
Ephraim Mirvis became the first sitting British chief rabbi to address the annual Limmud conference, defying the opposition of prominent haredi Orthodox rabbis in England. Mirvis, who received a standing ovation Monday upon entering the packed auditorium at the University of Warwick, did not directly address the controversy in his session on this week’s Torah […]
Posted on: December 21st, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe → European Union
Uncle Sam and Uncle Jack just have to know some things.
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has called on Orthodox synagogues to ban “partnership” minyan services, where women can lead prayers and read from the Torah. “I know that you are working with our communities to find ways, within the boundaries of halacha, to make prayer, learning, leadership and involvement more meaningful for men and women […]
Posted on: December 19th, 2013News & Views → Middle East
The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, said that he is “deeply troubled” by the plight of Christians in the Middle East. “I have for some time now been deeply troubled by the growing difficulties faced by Christian communities in various parts of the Middle East,” Prince Charles said at a London reception honoring […]
Posted on: December 10th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
The British government is warning the business community to steer clear of Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria. New recommendations noting there are “clear risks” and the United Kingdom does “not offer support to such activity” were published last week on the U.K. Trade and Investment website in the section titled Overseas Business Risk–Israel. The […]
Posted on: December 2nd, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The issue of women becoming involved in synagogue services to the point of holding a Torah scroll is as loaded in the Diaspora than it is in Israel.
Posted on: December 2nd, 2013News & Views → Israel → Aliyah
Immigrants to Israel from seven countries will light Hanukkah candles Tuesday night simultaneously with Jews in seven other countries in a ceremony organized by the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption and The Jewish Agency for Israel. The candle lighting in Israel will take place at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, where 300 young […]
Posted on: November 20th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
A Ukrainian billionaire living in London is being sued by his rabbi over a joint property venture. Rabbi Yonah Pruss claims that he and Gennadiy Bogolyubov, a philanthropist who is involved in the Chabad movement, entered into a deal to find, purchase and manage investment properties in Britain along with a surveyor, Colin Gershinson, according […]
Posted on: November 20th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The auction sale of an illustrated Haggadah manuscript dating back to 1726 is expected to bring in as much as $1.5 million, the London Independent reported Tuesday. An auctioneer discovered it in an Osem soup carton in the garage at a house in Manchester where he was carrying out a routine evaluation for the relatives […]
Posted on: November 16th, 2013News & Views → News Briefs
A police investigation into sex abuse allegations against a prominent London rabbi has been dropped. The Metropolitan Police said Friday that the Crown Prosecution Service would not bring charges against a 54-year-old man regarding allegations of sexual assault, The Jewish Chronicle of London reported on its website. Several London rabbis have confirmed to JTA in […]
Posted on: November 11th, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
Britain thrusts a knife in Israel’s campaign to keep Iran under pressure until it comes clean on its nuclear program, but France suddenly has become Israel's closest if not only European ally.
Posted on: November 5th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Many antisemites have been fighting against the ‘Working Definition of Antisemitism,’ so they can continue their attacks on Jews and the Jewish State.
Posted on: October 31st, 2013News & Views → Global → Europe
The only good news about media ignorance is that the bigger lies newspapers create, the brighter will be the light of truth what the lies eventually come apart.
Posted on: October 28th, 2013News & Views → Jewish → Antisemitism
Soccer and anti-Semitism are two big sports in Britain. What happens when you combine them? You get a logo with a soccer team’s letter shaped in the form of a swastika. The team stated, “No offense intended.”
Posted on: October 16th, 2013News & Views → Global
The Israeli Oxford student told virulently anti-Israel British politician George Galloway, "I don't have a question for you sir, as you can see, because I don't debate with racists." And with that, Hunter opened the Israeli flag, hoisted it up over his head, and holding it aloft and streaming behind him, he strode, stiff-necked, from the room.
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