Israel boycott

Lib Dems promise to deal with David Ward's latest comments about Jews

By Jennifer Lipman, February 7, 2013

Representatives of the Anglo-Jewish community have raised the question of MP David Ward’s string of comments about Jews during a meeting with Liberal Democrat chief whip Alastair Carmichael.


I looked beyond the stereotypes to love LSE

By Jess Miron, February 7, 2013

I was surprised by the negative comments I received when I first told my family and Jewish friends that I was planning to study at LSE. Many referred to the antisemitic incident on a ski trip in 2011, in which a Jewish student was assaulted.

By the time I finally started university in October it was with some trepidation.


Pink Floyd's Roger Waters backs Brooklyn College Israel boycott event

By Jennifer Lipman, February 5, 2013

Roger Waters, the Pink Floyd lead singer, has waded into a row about a boycott of Israel at a college in Brooklyn.

The political science department of Brooklyn College, a publicly-funded institution, has provoked outrage over its plans to sponsor a discussion about supporting the campaign to boycott Israel.


Brighton MP Lucas challenges IDF at pro-Israel lobby

By Sandy Rashty, January 24, 2013

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas told constituents that Israeli authorities were responsible for “blocking humanitarian aid” and “humiliating” the people of Gaza during a pro-Israel lobby day in Parliament.


Teachers encouraged to join unions to combat anti-Israel rhetoric

By Jennifer Lipman, January 18, 2013

The Board of Deputies and Jewish Leadership Council are backing a drive to encourage Jewish teachers to join or return to unions after years of disillusion, particularly over rhetoric on Israel.


David Cameron's assurances on boycotts

By Marcus Dysch, January 17, 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron has reassured Jewish community leaders of the government’s opposition to boycotts of Israel and determination to protect religious slaughter.

In a Downing Street meeting last Thursday, Mr Cameron also told members of the Jewish Leadership Council about the government’s position on the Iranian nuclear threat.


Arriva bus driver has apologised for Batsheva incident

By Jennifer Lipman, January 10, 2013

The bus company Arriva has apologised for “inappropriate” behaviour after an on-duty driver offered express support to anti-Israel protesters.

The incident in November, outside Sadler’s Wells theatre in London, was during a demonstration against a performance by the youth arm of Israeli dance company Batsheva.


Oxfam project in chaos after secret meeting

By Marcus Dysch, January 10, 2013

Chaos surrounds the Board of Deputies’ proposed project with Oxfam after a secret meeting aimed at rescuing the plan, which has drawn huge opposition from some deputies, ended unresolved.


Veolia pulls out of waste bid contract

By Marcus Dysch, December 27, 2012

A company with links to Israel has pulled out of a bid for a major waste contract in Britain.

North London Waste Authority (NLWA) confirmed Veolia Environmental Services had withdrawn its attempt to secure contracts to manage water and fuel services in the capital.


Gould: Boycotts divide people and reduce understanding

By Jennifer Lipman, December 27, 2012

The British ambassador to Israel has criticised those "who would rather go down the route of boycott than engagement".