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New Proposals Will Lead To The Greatest Growth In Religious Segregation In The History Of English Schools

Andrew Copson | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Copson

If we want meaningful integration in our diverse society, we must have it in our schools. All the available evidence supports this claim. It is a truth which should have led to significant reform of England's education system a very long time ago indeed. Instead, it has barely figured in education policy.

Rise in Hate Crimes Shows Importance of Maintaining Security in Europe - Brexit or No Brexit

Dr Moshe Kantor | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Moshe Kantor

Most importantly we need strong leaders in every country who can enforce these limits, encourage their citizens to live by our European values and be a united force against the hatred and intolerance that is infecting our society.

What Communities Are You Part Of?

Brad Frankel | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Brad Frankel

I wrote this a while back but it seemed very apt to publish it today - I wonder how the EU referendum will change and shape the communities that we're...

Why a UK Jewish Book Prize Matters

Juliet Simmons | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Juliet Simmons

Not only does the prize shine a light on work that might otherwise not be read but, with its judges (not all of whom are Jewish), the award also brings together different perspectives of what being Jewish and Jewish interest mean in the UK in 2016.

Oxford University's Jewish Society Publishes List Of 'Anti-Semitic' Incidents Against Students

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Oxford University's Jewish society has published a list of "anti-semitic" incidents it says students have been subjected to, after claims were made th...

London Jewish Schools Erase Female Images From Books And Teach Pupils 'Women Should Clean And Cook'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Two Jewish all-boys' schools in London have been criticised by Ofsted for their treatment of women after inspectors found pupils in one school thought...

Beautiful Video Of Arabs And Jews Kissing Proves Love Trumps Hate

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK

Videos of strangers awkwardly kissing on camera was one of 2015's most popular video trends. But a new twist on the well-copied theme is genuinely hea...

Jewish Student Takes Brave Stand Against Anti-Semitism After Vile Trolling On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Warning: story contains graphic and offensive content When Jewish student Izzy Lenga saw pro-Hitler posters plastered over her university campus, s...

Palestinian Man Saves Five Jewish Students After Their Car Is Firebombed

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

Five Orthodox Jewish students were rescued by a Palestinian man after their car was firebombed as they travelled through the West Bank on Thursday. ...

Neo-Nazi Demonstrators Just Met Their Match At Central London Protest

PA | Posted 04.07.2015 | UK

Neo-Nazis were massively outnumbered by counter-demonstrators as they staged a protest in central London today. A small number of right-wingers too...

Katie Hopkins: What Can We Do - Now That "Just Ignore Her" Is No Longer an Option?

Rob Atkinson | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rob Atkinson

So what can we do about Katie? Katie the failed "Apprentice", Katie the Met Office drop-out, Katie the shameless 'media-tart' - loathe her or hate her, you cannot deny that she is an assiduous placer of irons in her own particular fire.

Hate Crime: Why Censors Are Right to Ban the Anti-Semitic Horror

Simon Thompson | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Simon Thompson

I'm a fan of horror, I consider myself to be pretty liberal and I would consider myself a supporter of free speech and free expression but I also think there comes a time when a line has to be drawn and we have say that something is not okay.

Yes, Let's 'Never Forget' but Let's Also Remember the Black Holocaust

Sophia Eribo | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK
Sophia Eribo

Wouldn't it be wonderful if there was such a day to commemorate the millions of black African victims of slavery? Unlike the "six million" figure that so often goes with statistic about the number of Jews killed during the Second World War, it's not so easy to quantify when it comes to black slaves.

'Stay Human': The Forgotten Lesson of the Holocaust

Pina Sadar | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK
Pina Sadar

The millions of Holocaust victims will be remembered on Tuesday as part of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Rather than turning this occasion into yet another gory battlefield of ideologies, the historical anguish should prompt us to work against the systems of collective hatred - beyond religious, ethnic and racial boundaries.

The Government, Glass Houses and British Muslims

Chris Hobbs | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

Make no mistake, moderate British Muslims have been expressing their concerns as to the rise of Islamic extremism in the UK since the 1990's and could well argue that they have already made a significant contribution to curbing the excesses of fanatical, Islamist groups.

'Aggressive' and 'Stingy': Anti-Semitism in the UK

B.J. Epstein | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
B.J. Epstein

Theresa May said the UK has to "wipe out anti-Semitism". The BBC has now featured an article about Jews in the UK fearing for their safety, but unfortunately this doesn't surprise me at all. This new interest in British anti-Semitism stems largely from the attacks in France, and it's a shame that it took such a tragic event for Brits to begin to consider the problems here at home.

Hero Of French Kosher Supermarket Siege Gets French Citizenship

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK

A Malian Muslim man who heroically hid several of hostages in a kosher supermarket and helped French police co-ordinate their storming of the building...

British Jews Feel Threatened By 1930s 'Anti-Semitism' Amid Claims Of 'New Exodus'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK

Nearly half of Britons hold anti-Semitic views, a new survey has found, with one in four believing Jews are more money driven than others, while one i...

Gunfire, Explosions And Tragedy: The Moment Police Stormed Paris Supermarket Held By Gunman

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

This is the moment armed police storm stormed a Jewish supermarket in Paris where a gunman linked to the Charlie Hebdo massacre was locked in a stand-...

#JeSuisJuif: Twitter Rallies Behind Jewish Targets Of Paris Terror Attacks

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

A hashtag expressing solidarity for the Jewish population of France is gathering traction on Twitter. #JeSuisJuif began trending shortly after it ...

Better a Christmas Tree Than a St George's Cross

Jemma Wayne | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Jemma Wayne

Politicians do a disservice to the public to pretend otherwise. It is possible to celebrate difference while encouraging cohesion, but that is not by - out of fear or misplaced respect - ignoring the symbols that divide. It is possible to laud tolerance while criticizing those (flag-wavers?) who undermine it.

The Joy of a Jewish Row

Grant Feller | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

We met my parents in a swish restaurant. I thought the evening went well until, in a taxi later, Sian asked with a worrying frown: "Do you actually like your parents?" "What do you mean?" "All you did was argue, pick faults and were all so rude!" "Really? I thought we were just talking."

It May Be Halloween, But It's No Time For Witch-Hunts

Jemma Wayne | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

It is time to wake up. In different ways many of us have done it, uttered sweeping, dangerous slurs - the "don't be gay" type comment is one I have heard unchallenged far too often. But it is the urgent responsibility of each of us, right now, to be precise about what speech we employ...

The Turkish Jewish Community Is a Part of History and the Future of Turkey and They Must Be Protected

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

Totalling about 18,000 people, the Turkish Jewish community has shrunk slowly over time. It is the second largest Jewish community in a Muslim majority country and comes second to Iran.

The Importance of Being Labelled

Marc Livingston | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Politics
Marc Livingston

The only label that should matter for the future of Scotland is 'Scottish' (or resident of Scotland if we want to be accurate about these sorts of things). Let's hope people remember that when they hit the ballot box.