Cage wins judicial review of Charity Commission donation ban

By Marcus Dysch, July 27, 2015

The Charity Commission faces a judicial review of its decision to ask two charities not to fund a group linked to Daesh terrorist Mohammed Emwazi.

The Commission had asked the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) and the Roddick Foundation never to fund Cage again after details of its connections with Emwazi came to light when he was uncovered as “Jihadi John”.


Our failure to learn lessons

By Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, July 23, 2015

The recent estimates that have seen the world's Jewish population return to near pre-Holocaust levels are fascinating. While the past 70 years have seen a remarkable recovery in numbers, the truth is that the real impact of the Holocaust is not just a numbers game. We have to protect faith communities within Europe.


David Cameron expected to combat antisemitic conspiracy theories in speech tackling extremism

By Marcus Dysch, July 20, 2015

David Cameron is expected to tackle Muslim conspiracy theorists who peddle antisemitic tropes in a major speech on extremism.

Speaking on Monday, the Prime Minister will outline a five-year plan to combat Islamists.


David Cameron attacks antisemitic conspiracy theories as he outlines counter-extremism plan

By Josh Jackman and Marcus Dysch, July 20, 2015

David Cameron has said conspiracy theories about Jews may be the first stepping stones to Islamist extremism.

He also warned of extremists who believe that “Jews exercise malevolent power” and engage in conspiracy theories that Mossad was behind the September 11 terror attacks in 2001.


Neo-Nazis planning anti-Shomrim demonstration for Finchley

By Josh Jackman, July 10, 2015

A white supremacist group has said it is planning a new demonstration to oppose a Jewish volunteer security organisation.

The New Dawn Party, which attended last Saturday’s neo-Nazi demonstration in central London, has revealed that it will run a protest opposing the Shomrim group in Finchley, north London, in September.


Jews across community sign up to Muslim-led fightback against radicalisation

By Josh Jackman, July 9, 2015

A cross-denominational campaign started by Muslim groups to tackle extremism has received support from rabbis across the community.

The Fightback Starts Here coalition, which launched on Thursday with an open letter signed by more than 100 charities, activists and leaders from across the UK, aims to protect British children from radicalisation.


Two Israelis held captive in Gaza by Hamas

By Sandy Rashty, July 9, 2015

Two Israeli civilians are being held in Gaza by Hamas, according to a statement released by Israeli authorities.

The men have been identified as Ethiopian-born Avraham Mengistu and an unnamed Israeli-Arab from the Bedouin town of Hura.
Hamas have reportedly refused to comment on both cases.

Both Israeli men are said to suffer from mental health issues.


May gives pledge on fighting extremism

By Josh Jackman, July 2, 2015

Home Secretary Theresa May has called on the Jewish community to help combat the "perverted and twisted ideology" which led to 38 deaths in Tunisia this week.

Addressing the Hasmonean High School's dinner at the Millennium Mayfair on Wednesday, she also vowed that the government would do more to protect Jews from the threat of extremism.


MPs call for action to protect Golders Green community ahead of neo-Nazi rally

By Marcus Dysch, June 23, 2015

A group of MPs has called for “every measure” to be taken to protect the Golders Green community ahead of a planned neo-Nazi demonstration next week.

Led by Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq, they have signed an early day motion in Parliament praising the efforts of campaigners to ban the July 4 protest in the heart of the north-west London Jewish community.


Anti-fascist campaigner Morris Beckman dies

By Sandy Rashty, June 3, 2015

Tributes have been paid to anti-fascist activist Morris Beckman whose funeral took place this week.

Mr Beckman, who died last month aged 94, was one of the founding members of the 43 Group, a group of young Jewish ex-servicemen and women committed to fighting fascism in the UK and abroad.