European Union

Stay or go, there are no clear answers

By Shimon Cohen, February 25, 2016

Working to influence political opinion both in Westminster and in Brussels certainly gives me a unique view but not necessarily an obvious choice as we approach the EU referendum in June.

Our community has friends across all blocs and parties within the European Parliament, the Commission and the Council and I am proud that the causes I represent have real allies.

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Our free trade with Israel will continue regardless

By Alex Brummer, February 25, 2016

Israel's robust trade with Britain would largely be unaffected if the UK votes to leave the EU in June. Bilateral commerce between the UK and Israel has climbed markedly in recent times and is estimated to have reached more than £5 billion in 2015 making the UK the third largest trade partner with Israel behind the US and Hong Kong.

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Uncertainty of Brexit would be bad for business, say leading figures

By Sandy Rashty, February 25, 2016

Top business leaders have backed David Cameron's campaign to stay in the European Union.

Jewish tycoons including Lord Sugar, Sir Martin Sorrell, Sir Philip Green and Sir Victor Blank say they would vote for the UK to remain in the Union in June's referendum.

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Should we stay in or vote to go out of Europe? the Rabbis' views

By Josh Jackman, February 25, 2016

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner
Senior Rabbi to the Movement for Reform Judaism - Stay in

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'We must remain to help Israel'

By Marcus Dysch, February 25, 2016

Britain must remain in the European Union to protect Israel and combat terrorism, according to one of the most senior Jewish Conservatives.

Robert Halfon, the party's deputy chairman, said he was "frightened" of the prospects for the West, for Israel and for Jews in the face of rising Islamism and "the revival of antisemitism".

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Israel makes up with EU

By Anshel Pfeffer, February 18, 2016

Israel has ended its policy of not engaging with the EU on the diplomatic process with the Palestinians.

The decision to suspend all dialogue on this issue was taken in the wake of the EU's decision six months ago to publish guidelines on labelling settlement products.

Despite the move by Israel, EU policy on labelling will not change.

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EU politicians hit out at settlements, NGO bill

By Naomi Firsht, February 11, 2016

The European Union has called on Israel to stop demolishing Palestinian homes, some of which are EU-funded, and re-stated its opposition to the expansion of settlements.

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EU ratchets up pressure on Israel over house demolitions, settlement expansion

By Naomi Firsht, February 7, 2016

The European Union has called on Israel to stop demolishing Palestinian homes, some of which are EU-funded, and re-stated its opposition to the expansion of settlements.

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Bibi suspends EU from any peace process role

By Anshel Pfeffer, December 3, 2015

In the aftermath of the European Union's decision last month to issue guidelines on labelling Israeli products from outside the pre-1967 border lines, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the Foreign Ministry to suspend engagements with the EU over all matters related to the diplomatic process with the Palestinians.

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I have Jewish friends, says Austrian MP fired for antisemitism

By Naomi Firsht, November 3, 2015

Austrian MP Susanne Winter has been fired by the far-right Freedom Party for agreeing with an antisemitic comment on her Facebook page.

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