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What will it take?

June 10, 2011

Since we first revealed the plans of West Dunbartonshire Council to boycott Israeli goods, including barring Israeli books from libraries, the story has been picked up around the world. Commentators and politicians have been sickened by the idea.

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It was about Israel

June 2, 2011

Few symbols of Anglo-Jewry are more resonant than the JNF collection box. The charity itself may no longer have the same pull on the community's collective consciousness - the scandals and controversies of recent years have seen to that - but the Prime Minister's decision to resign as a patron is still hugely symbolic.

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What was it all for?

June 2, 2011

The Chief Rabbi is patron of a new school in Mill Hill which is due to open in September. He is also backing another planned for Golders Green, to be headed by one of his rabbis, Harvey Belovski. Both are worthy projects; but they are not Orthodox schools.

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Obama was bold

May 26, 2011

There has been something surreal about the past week's speechmaking in the US by the Israeli Prime Minister and the US President. And not simply the fact of each of them making two key Middle East speeches in so short a space of time.

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Sup with the devil

May 26, 2011

London Citizens can fairly claim to have changed the face of British politics. Its grassroots campaigns on the living wage and an asylum seeker amnesty have had a real impact.

The movement, which has drawn plaudits from politicians of every stripe, has links with churches and mosques and it is no surprise that it is keen to broaden its reach within the Jewish community.

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The NUS's shame

May 19, 2011

With all too piquant a sense of timing, the NUS vote telling Jewish students that they have no place in the student union came just two days after 1,500 people gathered at the We Believe In Israel conference to discuss and learn how we all have a role to play in countering the demonisation of Israel.

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Report the facts

May 19, 2011

Last week, we ran a story revealing that the Pears Foundation had funded an organisation, Forward Thinking, which invited an associate of the 7/7 bombers into Parliament and consistently works to sanitise the image of Hamas.

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The news is good

May 12, 2011

It might not seem so at the moment, but after 63 years and against many odds there are good reasons to be optimistic for Israel's future.

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Top Secret

May 9, 2011

From: Sir Camel Corps, Head of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

To: Prime Minister, Foreign Secretary

1) As you will be aware, the leaders of Fatah and Hamas have reached agreement on co-operation. The Israeli reaction has been hostile.

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Shechita sophistry

April 28, 2011

Despite the lobbying attempts of Shechita UK, an amendment was passed last week at the European Parliament which would, if it became law, force the labelling of meat from animals killed according to the rules of Judaism and Islam.

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