Africa

Norwood celebrates its royal double century of patronage

May 7, 2015

Two hundred years ago, Norwood's earliest incarnation, the Jews' Hospital, became the first Jewish charity to have a royal patron.

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Major battle over top Israeli court looms

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 7, 2015

The new Knesset will be a battle-ground over the future and independence of Israel's Supreme Court.

The appointment of Habayit Hayehudi MK Ayelet Shaked - an outspoken critic of the court's powers to scrutinise and disqualify legislation - as the new justice minister will add extra impetus to the campaign to limit its powers.

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Rabbis call for action over Congo tragedy

By JC Reporter, May 6, 2015

Leading rabbis have called on politicians from all parties to help end the violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Community launches appeal to aid Ebola victims

By Josh Jackman, October 21, 2014

British Jewry has launched its response to the Ebola epidemic, with 14 communal bodies and synagogue movements from all denominations pitching in to help stop the spread of the disease.

World Jewish Relief, the organisation leading the Ebola Crisis Appeal, will use donations to provide medical supplies for health workers and awareness programmes in the countries affected.

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Religiously committed to social action in Africa

By Sophie Lipton, September 18, 2014

Back from a two month African volunteering programme run by practical aid charity Tzedek, student Eli Gaventa says he felt more comfortable wearing a kippah in Ghana than he does in London.

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Summit in Africa ejects 'Israelis'

By Claire Moses, July 3, 2014

Malcolm Hoenlein, vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organisations, has asked for an apology from the African Union (AU) after Egyptian and South African delegates to a summit said they would not participate until the "Israelis" left.

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Acid attack victim Katie Gee reveals long road to recovery

By JC Reporter, May 5, 2014

The teenage victim of an acid attack in Zanzibar has said she does not think she was targeted because she is Jewish.

Katie Gee, along with her friend Kirstie Trup, were volunteering as teachers on the African island last summer when they were doused in acid as they walked in the street.

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Judge ends battle of tycoons

By Simon Rocker, April 24, 2014

Russian-Israeli businessman Arkady Gaydamak has lost a fresh claim in the British courts against tycoon Lev Leviev over a Angolan diamond deal worth more than a billion pounds.
High Court judge Mr Justice Mann granted an application from Mr Leviev, who is also of Russian-Israeli background, to strike out the case nearly two years after a previous court judgment.

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Row in Israel over ‘unwanted’ Africans

By Tom Tugend, February 20, 2014

The Israeli government is under attack over its treatment of 50,000 Africans who have entered the country across the porous border with Egypt.

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More mass-demonstrations planned by migrants in Israel

By Daniel Easterman, January 6, 2014

African migrants in Israel are planning mass demonstrations in front of a number of foreign embassies and diplomatic offices to protest against the government’s immigration policies.

The migrants, mainly from Eritrea and South Sudan, are also striking over the long delays in processing asylum requests and poor detention conditions.

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