Kosher meat and dairy sandwiches now are available at four Heathrow Airport terminals, according got Kosher Today.
The London international hub offers kosher food at the White House Smith stories in terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Kosher food increasingly is available at major international airports, and travel experts said that the London airport can support kosher fare, just as travelers in American airports have gobbled up kosher food from New York to Boston and Florida.
Britain’s opposition Labour Party has elected North Islington MP Jeremy Corbyn, 66, this weekend in one of the most unexpected first-round victories in the history of the party leadership.
Corbyn took nearly 60 percent percent of first-preference votes out of the 400,000 ballots cast. Ed Milliband remained as a supporter but most of the party’s shadow cabinet resigned.
He is a strong critic of Israel and a major supporter of the Palestinian Authority. He has previously referred to himself as a “friend” of Hamas and Hezbollah.
During an interview with Iran’s Press TV two weeks ago, he caused a firestorm when he lamented the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. “There was no attempt whatsoever that I can see to arrest him and put him on trial, to go through that process,” he said. “This was an assassination attempt, and is yet another tragedy, upon a tragedy, upon tragedy.”
Corbyn opposes the UK government’s austerity policies and also its membership in NATO.
His first act as a Labour party header was to attend a “refugees welcome here” rally, attended by tens of thousands of people marching through central London supporting the ‘rights of refugees.’ Attendees were led in singing the socialist anthem “The Red Flag.”
He ran on an anti-austerity, anti-war program, calling for an end to benefit cuts and higher taxes on the richest sector of society. He also called for renationalization of the railways and energy sector, rent controls, an end to zero-hours contracts, the abolition of student tuition fees and the scrapping of the Trident nuclear deterrent.
He opposes any expansion of RAF air strikes against Da’esh (ISIS) in Syria, as well.
Corbyn said in his victory speech the message was clear: that people are “fed up with the injustice and the inequality” of Britain.
“The media and many of us, simply didn’t understand the views of young people in our country. They were turned off by the way politics was being conducted. We have to and must change that. The fightback gathers speed and gathers pace,” he said, according to Reuters.
Perhaps, but some critics – including former prime minister Tony Blair – are predicting that Corbyn’s “Alice in Wonderland” policies, as he described them, will be “toxic” for Labour at the polls later on when it counts.
Corbyn also launched a straightforward attack on media within minutes of being elected, calling journalists’ behavior at times “intrustive, abusive and simply wrong.
“I say to journalists: attack public political figures. That is okay but please don’t attack people who didn’t ask to be put in the limelight. Leave them alone in all circumstances,” he said.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara visited the British Library in London Thursday night and viewed the original Balfour Declaration, in which UK Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour declared that Britain would support the establishment of a national home for the Jewish People in the Land of Israel.
They also saw a book edited by the Prime Minister’s father, the late Prof. Ben-Zion Netanyahu, who in 1937 edited a volume.
The Prime Minister said that Herzl was a visionary and great leader and noted the link between him and the Balfour Declaration.
The Netanyahus also viewed a Passover Haggadah, Bible, an edition of the Talmudic Tractate Bava Kama and other volumes.
Mark Regev, spokesman for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, was formally appointed as the next Israel Ambassador to the UK on Tuesday. The announcement followed a meeting of the Foreign Ministry’s appointments committee on Monday.
A past deputy chief of mission at the Israeli Embassy in Hong Kong, Regev also served as spokesman at the Israel Embassies in Washington DC, and in Beijing. He served as the chief spokesman for the foreign ministry upon his return from Washington, DC in 2004.
Regev immigrated to Israel from Australia in 1982 and has worked at the Foreign Ministry since 1990, but transferred to the Prime Minister’s Office on “loan” in 2007. He began serving as a prime ministerial spokesman with former PM Ehud Olmert, remaining at the post when Netanyahu entered the office in 2009.
The appointment now goes for final, formal approval to the full cabinet.
The Islamic State’s (ISIS) infamous beheader Mohammed “Jihadi John” Emwazi said on a video that he will return to his native Britain to “carry on cutting heads off,” the London Daily Mail reported Sunday.
The newspaper said it obtained the video, which reportedly fell in the hands of the Free Syrian Army and may have been filmed approximately two months ago in Syria, the first time he has been photographed unmasked. . The video shows a man claiming to be Jihadi John, dressed in black and wearing a cap under his hood. He announced in the video, with a clear British accent:
I will carry on cutting heads.
A Free Syrian Army activist told the Mail:
He looks at the camera and says, ‘I am Mohammed Emwazi. I will soon go back to Britain with the Khalifa’ [the leader of Islamic State].
He said something more about cutting heads off, ‘We will kill the kuffar.’ Then the camera shows two masked men that looked like bodyguards.
Jihdi John said that when he returns to Britain to chop off heads, he will spare “believers.”
Jihadi John is one of the world’s most wanted men with a $96 million bounty placed on his head by the United States for the bheading of Americans, the first of whom was James Foley last year.
Anti-Semitic vandalism is rising in Britain, most recently — this summer — in London.
The Jewish-funded Edward VII Drinking Fountain memorial in East London was desecrated last week with slabs of red meat and chicken.
Designed by sculptor William Silver Frith, the fountain was a tribute to the eldest son of Queen Victoria and was paid for by local Jewish residents in 1911.
Earlier in the month, a Nazi swastika was scrawled on a fence outside the Beis Chinuch Lebonos Girls’ School in the Hackney section of London.
The words “Yid Sh*t were carefully, neatly printed with the swastika.
It was the second time in a month the school had been targeted with anti-Semitic vandalism.
In Europe, the Yiddish word “Yid” has now become a racial slur, according to the European Jewish Press.
This month petition was created August 7 on the official website of the British Parliament, demanding the arrest of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for “war crimes” against Palestinians during Israel’s counter terror operation last year against Hamas in Gaza.
The petition garnered more than 70,000 signatures so far this month. At the 100,000 mark the parliament allegedly is required to debate the matter.
However, the British government has stifled the issue, having responded last week to the initiative with a statement pointing out that under UK and international law, Netanyahu is “immune from criminal jurisdiction.”
Jews in Liverpool are bracing themselves to face a nasty round of ugly neo-Nazi hate with the ‘White Man March’ held on the Sabbath, courtesy of British law.
In fact, neo-Nazis all over the Twitterverse are salivating over the upcoming event. As the organizers themselves explained in a tweet:
White Man March UK @WhiteManMarchUK – Jun 6
We do not stand to oppose the colour of a man’s skin, we stand to oppose a sick Jewish ideological system @SmashCM79
Previous similar marches have been held as a platform for neo-Nazis to commit hate crimes in Britain, the Meyerside Jewish Representative Council noted in a petition to Chief Constable Sir Jon Murphy QPM of Meyerside Police.
The first ‘White Man March’ was held on March 21 of this year in Newcastle where neo-Nazis were “completely unopposed,” organizers bragged in a tweet. Footage of that event is self-explanatory.
Activists on the Twitter social networking site have been tweeting for nearly a month about the upcoming event.
“This march is a disgrace to the culture heritage of Liverpool and is a vehicle from which unnecessary violence could derive.” wrote one person today (Wednesday, August 12.)
“This is a march to incite racism. This kid has sent serious threats to our mayor and our city. Why hasn’t he been arrested?” asked another in a tweet, also posted today.
“I am a Christian minister and a supporter of Liverpool’s Jewish community,” tweeted a third.
But these voices of reason are being drowned out by the vicious anti-Semitism and racist garbage being fired across the Internet by neo-Nazi organizers and White Supremacists.
The Meyerside Jewish Representative Council asked the Chief Constable to exercise his powers under Section 14 of the Public Order Act 1986 to restrict the planned march.
Instead, the community activist group is asking Murphy to force the neo-Nazis to hold their demonstration at a location away from major thoroughfares and residential areas, for a short time and restricted to a small number of participants.
In addition, the Jewish group has called on Meyerside Police and the Liverpool City Council to apply for an injunction against the neo-Nazi event under Part 1 of the Anti-Social Behavior, Crime and Policing Act 2014.
They are hoping to ban the organizers and speakers for the planned march from making or causing to be made or distributing any statement or image likely to cause harassment, alarm and distress; and holding any kind of public assembly within two hundred meters of a synagogue, Jewish cemetery, or Jewish community or cultural center.
The march, organized by Wayne Jarvis of Castleford, is backed by the far-right National Action (NA. Also supporting the march are other racist) and anti-Semitic groups, including the North West Infidels (NWI), the Misanthropic Division and the National Front.
An equally active “Stop the Nazi ‘White Man’ March” movement is organized on Facebook and is urging members to retweet and share posts until gathering at 11am at William Brown Street in Liverpool, an hour before the scheduled start of the neo-Nazi march.