El Al chooses Rolls-Royce engines to power its planes

By Sandy Rashty, November 9, 2015

British-built Rolls-Royce engines are to fitted to El Al planes.

The Israeli airline has chosen the UK manufacturer’s Trent 1000 engines to drive 15 of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.


Boris Johnson to play football with Arab and Jewish children while in Israel

By Naomi Firsht, November 6, 2015

London Mayor Boris Johnson will take part in a kick-about with young Arabs and Israelis, meet former president Shimon Peres and visit Yad Vashem in a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories next week.

During the three-day trade mission, starting on Monday, Mr Johnson will visit Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ramallah.


Martin Lewis donates £500,000 to money management advice scheme for foodbank users

By Rosa Doherty, October 30, 2015

Financial advice specialist and broadcaster Martin Lewis has donated £500,000 to a national project supporting foodbank users.

Mr Lewis’s donation to the Trussell Trust, which runs a network of more than 420 foodbanks across the UK, will go towards money management advice as part of the charity’s “More than Food” programme, addressing some of the underlying causes of food poverty.


The Apprentice's Claude Littner: I’m not Sugar’s sweetie

By Sandy Rashty, October 15, 2015

He's no stranger to The Apprentice - the BBC programme has billed him as the fiercest interviewer in Britain - but now businessman Claude Littner has the chance for a little stardom, He has been upgraded from Lord Sugar's occasional adviser to his right-hand man.


London campaign to boost Israel investment

By Sandy Rashty, October 2, 2015

A new Israel Bonds campaign has been launched in London to boost investment in Israel.

This year, global sales of Israel bonds totalled more than £540 million. Money from the sale of the bonds is channelled to Israel’s Finance Ministry and allocated towards projects, including high-tech, green-tech and bio-tech industries.


George Osborne under fire over plan to lead trade delegation to Iran

By Sandy Rashty, September 25, 2015

Experts have rounded on Chancellor George Osborne’s decision to lead a business delegation to Iran next year.

British and Israeli researchers say that Mr Osborne is prioritising trade over Iranian human rights abuses and the ongoing threat the county poses to the Jewish state.


Martin Lewis: What the money mensch did next

By Richard Burton, September 17, 2015

Martin Lewis is about to become a grandfather. Or an uncle. He can't be sure which. But that's families for you. Virtual ones anyway.

What he does know for sure is his relationship with the financial powerhouse he gave life to in 2003 is about to change - again.


£3 million Israeli investment to create up to 100 jobs in Wales

By Sandy Rashty, September 7, 2015

UK government leaders have welcomed £3 million of Israeli investment into the UK – which could lead to the creation of 100 jobs in south Wales and £13 million being spent with local suppliers.

The investment – jointly made by Israeli owned technology companies – was announced today.


Iain Duncan Smith warns of dangers of religious discrimination in the workplace

By Marcus Dysch, September 4, 2015

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has said it would be a “travesty” if employees were unable to carry out their work duties because of religious discrimination.

Launching a Board of Deputies guide which aims to help employers understand the needs of Jewish staff, the minister said it was essential that companies make changes to help religious workers.


Israel’s deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom opens London Stock Exchange

By Sandy Rashty, July 30, 2015

Israel’s deputy prime minister opened the London Stock Exchange on Thursday.

Silvan Shalom, who is also Israel’s interior minister and responsible for Palestinian relations in the cabinet, was joined by business leaders from the UK and Israel as he opened the London trading market.