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Better a Christmas Tree Than a St George's Cross

Jemma Wayne | Posted 04.12.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 29.10.2014 | 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.

Top Sights in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, South India

Sandy Dhaliwal | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandy Dhaliwal

For centuries dating as far back as 3000 BC, India would've been regarded as not so much a country, but more a collection of evolving kingdoms and sprawling empires. Each with their own ruling dynasties, customs, culture, cuisine and fashion. The nation may be unified as one nowadays, but the remnants of this land's rich and diverse heritage still lives on.

Royal Ramblings: The Who's Jew of Wrestling

Danny Stone | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

What do wrestling's Paul Heyman, Goldberg and Kelly Kelly have in common? No idea? Well, like the Royal Ramblings team, they too will be celebrating the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah later this month...

The 2014 Muslim Jewish Conference: An Ambitious, Daring and Unforgettable Week

Ben Kasstan | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK
Ben Kasstan

The conference followed intense threats to religious freedom, such as the recent ban on religious slaughter in Denmark as well as the far-right's shameful resurgence across the European Union.

We All Need to Work to Keep Europe Open and Free

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

When we look at the news and we see incident after incident of discrimination, antisemitism and vigilante justice. Whether that's Jewish shops being targeted in Paris or a woman being assaulted for displaying an Israeli flag in Amsterdam, we are surrounded by acts of baseless hatred.

Lads on Torah Part II: The Holy Bits of the Holy Land

James Dann | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

Apparently, The Gaza Strip isn't just a lap dancing club in Golders Green, nor is it a new waxing technique adopted by Israeli women. Believe it or not, it is in fact a place where stuff has been kicking off for a long time...

Anti-Jewish Attacks On The Rise In Britain During Israel-Gaza Offensive

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

As violent attacks against Jewish communities and businesses continue in Europe, antisemitic incidents are also on the rise in Britain, according to n...

'Dogs Allowed, Jews Stay Out' Says Belgian Cafe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK

A Belgian cafe that displayed a sign saying: 'Dogs allowed but Jews are banned' is facing legal action from an anti-Semitism monitoring group. The ...

France's Jews Flee As Rioters Burn Shops To Chants Of 'Gas The Jews'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

France's politicians and community leaders have criticised the "intolerable" violence against Paris' Jewish community, after a pro-Palestinian rally l...

Royal Ramblings: When Robbie E Met The MP

Danny Stone | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

They've both been labelled as exciting, fast-paced and dangerous but is not often that wrestling and politics collide. Comparing cross-fists with cross-words, Conservative MP Lee Scott met TNA's Robbie E during a recent tour of the UK House of Parliament.

Video Captures Moment Jewish Vigilantes Attack Palestinian Protesters In Violent Paris Clashes

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

Fears are growing that the Middle East crisis could spiral into violent clashes across Europe, with Jewish activists and pro-Palestinian groups fighti...

Jewish Youth Movement Head Calls For Israeli Army To Take 300 Palestinian Foreskins

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

The leader of one of the world's biggest Jewish youth movements has come under intense criticism for Facebook post which appears to call for Israelis...

Arrests Over 'Sickening' Swastikas On Jewish Graves

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK

Two teenagers have been arrested after Jewish graves were daubed with Nazi swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti. A number of gravestones were also t...

Lets Use Harmony as a Tool for Peace

Marsha Nuriya Lee | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Marsha Nuriya Lee

One busy day the phone rang and I was asked to help with a film about a musician named Branislaw Huberman. I was too busy to help. That is,until I was told his story. And that was my entrance into the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra world and why I agreed to lead the British Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Shifting Sands in Iran Towards Recognition of Minority Faiths

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

Over a month ago, a significant shift took place in Iran regarding the status of minority faiths in the country. Before I go into this, Iran recently seemed to dominate my conversation with a young woman that I met by chance at a conference in Central London...

'That Jew Died For You': Is This The Most Tasteless Video Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

A video produced ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, produced by a group dedicated to converting Jews to Christianity, has been condemned as "the most...

Azerbaijan's Jewish Heritage - A Hidden Gem

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiyaz Mughal

Have you heard of Azerbaijan I asked the interfaith activist? No, was the response back and is that not a place in the East? Another activist blurted out reflexively saying, "isn't it some Russian state?"

'I'll Send You To One Of Your Gas Chambers,' Teacher Tells Jewish Schoolgirl

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

The parents of a Jewish student at prestigious school in London have voiced their outrage after their daughter was told by a teacher she would be sent...

On Being Called A Nazi

Jemma Wayne | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

It was a revelation this month to discover that calling for tougher curbs on smoking, made me a Nazi. Strike that, it was a surprise when my (admittedly provocative) Huffington Post article received a slew of 'she's a Nazi' comments, when my twitter account was inundated with trolls, when I received hate E-mail...

Animal Rights Come Before Religion, Insists Minister As Halal & Kosher Slaughter Is Banned In Denmark

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

The Danish government has introduced a ban on the religious slaughter of animals for the production of kosher and halal meat. The ban came into ef...

The 'Quenelle' Salute Is Not Anti-Authority, It's Anti-Semitic

Steve Rose | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

If you believe Nicolas Anelka, his use of the 'quenelle' was a conscious and deliberate "up yours" to the French establishment in support of friend Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala. But, for many in this country, the 'quenelle' was almost unheard of, and many still argue that it is an apolitical rejection of the state and Zionism. However, it is a ghastly reminder of modern anti-Semitism.