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Anti-Semitic Graffiti Claiming Holocaust Was An 'Inside Job' Found At Sussex Uni

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Anti-Semitic graffiti claiming the Holocaust was an “inside job” was discovered at the University of Sussex shortly after it hosted Israel Aparthe...

Trump And Anti-Semitism Go Hand In (Tiny) Hand

Sophie Levin | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Sophie Levin

In an administration in which racism has gone mainstream, it should be no surprise that Jewish minorities would be no exception. The last week of February saw 21 bomb threats to Jewish schools and community centres, alongside vandalism across the country, including the desecrations of Jewish cemeteries in St Louis, Philadelphia and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Leniency But No Pardon - An Israeli Case That Can Guide A British Court Martial

Jonathan Romain | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
Jonathan Romain

The prison sentence handed down this week to an Israeli soldier, Elor Azaria, has divided Israeli opinion but offers a way forward for the British aut...

'Harassment And Victimisation' Of Jewish Students Must End, MP Demands

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

The government has demanded universities take a “zero-tolerance” policy to anti-Semitism on campus ahead of Israel Apartheid Week. In his annual ...

The Magnificent Bahá'í Gardens Of Akko, Israel

Ellis Shuman | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

Across the bay in Acre (Akko in Hebrew) are additional finely landscaped gardens. These surround the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh, the final resting place of the founder of the Bahá'í faith and the religion's holiest site.

Top Ten Investment Tech Trends Revealed at 2017 OurCrowd Global Investment Summit

Jon Medved | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Medved

OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, made history today and hosted the biggest investment event in Israel, the Startup Nation. With 6,000 guests from 82 countries attending, including startups, venture capitalists and strategic investors, the event was packed

Are Left And Right Wing Political Labels Rapidly Becoming Redundant?

Phil Jones | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
Phil Jones

We really are in a 'through the looking glass' phase of national and international politics with a dangerous growth of 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend' dogma. Self styled moderates behaving like the right. Vexed liberals coming over all authoritarian. Reactionary western nationalists having a love-in with long time foe Russia.

We Asked Two Experts To Decipher Donald Trump's Largely Nonsensical Stance On Israel

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK

On Wednesday, Donald Trump hosted Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House and held a press conference that generated at least seven “WTAF” moments. ...

7 WTF Moments From Donald Trump's News Conference With Israel's PM

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK

Donald Trump seemed to make it up as he went along when he met the prime minister of Israel, berating fake news, dissing Hillary Clinton and apparentl...

What On Earth Is Going On In The West Bank - And How Are We Letting It Happen?

Sarah Champion | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

Our time at the compound was running out so we spent the last half an hour in the processing room where prisoners are first taken to be charged.  This was a very different atmosphere, partly because it was a much smaller room, but it also seemed to be more menacing. The judge immediately looked uncomfortable when we walked in...

Is Israel The Perfect Partner For Brexit Britain?

James Sorene | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics
James Sorene

In tough times you turn to your friends and discover who your real friends are. As the UK spins a new web of alliances and trade deals after Brexit, one old friend could prove especially valuable to British interests. When Theresa May and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet today for the first time they will signal that an already close partnership is about to get closer.

Israel's Illegal Settlements Cannot Be A Sideshow To Glad-Handing When Theresa May Meets Prime Minister Netanyahu

Richard Burden | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

Theresa May should put Britain's opposition to settlement building in the West Bank centre-stage when she meets Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu at D...

Nigel Farage's Attack On 'Hypocrite' Sadiq Khan Branded 'Bizarre' By Middle East Expert

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK

Comments by Nigel Farage calling Sadiq Khan a “hypocrite” for speaking out against immigration bans while hosting diplomats from countries that re...

NUS Vice President Caught In Undercover Sting Plotting Against Malia Bouattia

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A vice-president of the National Union of Students (NUS) has been caught in an undercover sting offering to help oust the organisation’s president. ...

Israeli Diplomat Tried To Set Up Groups To Undermine 'Crazy' Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK

The Israeli diplomat who was secretly recorded plotting to “take down” Sir Alan Duncan also sought to influence Labour policy and discredit Jeremy...

Four Killed As Lorry Ploughs Into Crowd In Jerusalem

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK

A truck has rammed into a group of Israeli soldiers who were disembarking from a bus in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four people and wounding 15 other...

Israeli Diplomat Recorded Plotting To 'Take Down' UK MP And Calling BoJo An 'Idiot'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK

Israel’s ambassador to the UK has apologised after an embassy official was caught in an undercover sting discussing how to “take down” a UK mini...

The World's Tallest Solar Tower Is A Breathtaking Sight To Behold

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Tech

Israel has traditionally ignored renewable energy as a source of power, despite being in a geographical location that makes it ideal for solar energy....

Theresa May Slaps Down US Over Israel, Gets Slapped Down Back

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK

Theresa May has been given short shrift from the US after distancing herself from outgoing president Barack Obama’s hardline stance on Israel. In c...

Jeremy Corbyn Allies Defend Hire Of Ex-Sinn Fein Staffer

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Politics

A former aide to Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has been given a key post in Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership team, Labour sources have confirmed. Allies of...

We Need To Talk About The Balfour Declaration

Toby Greene | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK
Toby Greene

Britain must also recognise that unlike in 1917, it does not have the power to enforce its will. The future will be shaped by Israelis and Palestinians. Britain should use 'it's best endeavours' to improve the chances of the pragmatists among them who recognise that two national homes is the only way to reconcile the demands of two nations, and end a century of conflict.

Prayer Of The Mothers

Ellis Shuman | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Politics
Ellis Shuman

Hundreds of women - Israeli and Palestinian, secular and religious, young and old - all marching in white. They marched from Metula on Israel's Lebanese border, from the Arab town of Umm al-Fahm, from Tel Aviv and from Eilat. They marched through the streets of Jerusalem; they marched to the banks of the Jordan River near the Dead Sea.

Trump Means Tough Choices For British Diplomacy

James Sorene | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Politics
James Sorene

The UK needs to make take some tough decisions. A naïve belief that we can use our influence to steer the US President in our direction won't work. We tried that with the last Republican President and we are still repairing the damage.

Jeremy Corbyn Accused By Israeli Politician Of 'Having A Problem With Jews'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK

A leading Israeli politician has revived questions about anti-Semitism in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party after he claimed the opposition leader “has...

The West, Putin And Extraordinary Double Standards

Phil Jones | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics
Phil Jones

I don't like Vladimir Putin. All his macho posturing. His authoritarian style. His apparent disregard for civilian casualties in Syria. His ugly and clumsy approach to politics and international diplomacy. It all leaves me cold.