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Boris Johnson rejects criticism of planned hate-crime hotline

By Marcus Dysch, August 4, 2015

London mayor Boris Johnson has denied that a planned hotline for reporting hate crime in the capital will have a detrimental impact on existing services.

Opposition was voiced to the proposal earlier this week after internal emails from the mayor’s office revealed a new phone number would be launched for Jewish, Muslim and LGBT Londoners to report abuse.


Community groups opposing Boris Johnson’s planned hate-crime hotline

By Marcus Dysch, August 3, 2015

Opposition has been voiced to plans being developed by the Mayor of London for a hate-crime hotline in the capital.

The Guardian claimed internal emails from Boris Johnson’s office revealed he was planning to introduce a phone number for Jewish, Muslim and LGBT Londoners to report abuse.


Boris Johnson to go to Israel

By Marcus Dysch, July 23, 2015

New details have emerged about Mayor of London Boris Johnson's planned trip to Israel later this year.

Mr Johnson will travel to Jerusalem to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, government officials, and business and technology experts.


David Cameron worried over Labour’s ‘wrong’ direction on Israel

By Marcus Dysch, May 5, 2015


David Cameron has spoken of his concern about Labour’s approach to Israel and Hamas as he begins his final tour of Britain before election day.

Campaigning in the Hendon constituency in north-west London, the Prime Minister said he understood the fears of the Jewish community in the face of the terror threat and attacks on Israel.


Boris Johnson says JC poll is ‘great news’ for Tories

By Marcus Dysch, April 8, 2015

Boris Johnson has said an exclusive JC poll showing that 69 per cent of British Jews plan to vote Conservative is the result of the party’s work for the community.

The London mayor said the results were “great news” for Tories as he campaigned in Golders Green on Wednesday morning.


London will stay a ‘safe haven’ for Jews, says Boris Johnson

By Josh Jackman, January 26, 2015

Boris Johnson has pledged that London will remain a “safe haven” for Jews.

Addressing a Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at City Hall, the Mayor said: "In the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris, and as we face an increased threat to our security, it is more important than ever that we stand strong in our beliefs of tolerance and freedom of speech."


Tel Aviv's Boris comes to City Hall

By Sandy Rashty, January 22, 2015

When Boris Johnson met Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai in London, the talk was of building trade ties, improving public transport and bicycles.

At a private meeting at City Hall, both men flagged the success of their respective cities' rent-a-bike schemes.


Jewish groups discuss antisemitism with London deputy mayor

By Rosa Doherty, December 3, 2014

Community groups met London’s deputy mayor to discuss antisemitic hate crime at demonstrations and on social media.

Representatives from the Community Security Trust, London Jewish Forum, Jewish Leadership Council and the Board of Deputies met Stephen Greenhalgh following the publication of a hate crime reduction strategy.


Tube ad ban raised with Boris

By Marcus Dysch, October 2, 2014

Transport for London's refusal to accept a series of advertisements in support of Israel has been raised with Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

The Zionist Federation said a £12,000 campaign planned for London Underground comparing Hamas to other terrorist groups including IS had been shelved last week because TfL found the adverts "too controversial".


Boris Johnson ‘horrified’ by rise in antisemitism

By Marcus Dysch, September 17, 2014

London Mayor Boris Johnson said he reacted to the rise in antisemitism in the capital this summer with “horror and condemnation”.

He made the comments in response to questions from London Assembly members at City Hall on Wednesday.