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 1a>a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories next week1b>.
During the three-day trade mission, starting on Monday, Mr Johnson will visit Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ramallah.
A Sudanese man has been arrested after he attempted to murder an Israeli passenger on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight.
The 54-year-old victim, named only as Arik by news site Ynet, was travelling from Chad to Ethiopia last week when the attacker tried to choke him before trying to convince other passengers to “lynch” his victim.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has reiterated the need to teach the Israeli-Palestine conflict in a balanced way following a meeting with the Board of Deputies.
Board president Jonathan Arkush and chief executive Gillian Merron raised the subject yesterday, as well as discussing the contribution of faith schools and tackling antisemitic, Islamophobic and homophobic bullying in schools.
Jewish Human Rights Watch has placed an advert in the Guardian in response to a recent call by 343 university teachers for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions.
The advert said it was necessary to “educate the boycotters on how their call for a boycott of Jewish academics and outright support for the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) is sheathed antisemitism.”
The great Jewish historians have generally been blessed with long lives. Salo Baron died at the age of 94; Simon Dubnow (at the hands of the Nazis) at 81; Gershom Scholem at 84. So shock at the death of David Cesarani is compounded by his comparative youth: he was just 58.