Israel

Christians back beleaguered Israel supporters in Exeter

By Naomi Firsht, April 8, 2015

A Friends of Israel group set up by Christians has come to the rescue of Jewish students at Exeter University who feel intimidated by Palestinian activists on the campus.
The 20 members of the Jewish Society said they were reluctant to show support for Israel for fear of being targeted by the much larger Friends of Palestine Society (FoP).

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How Bristol built a bridge across the Middle East divide

By Naomi Firsht, April 8, 2015

At a time when the story from campuses around the country has been a depressing one of increasing tensions between Israel and Palestinian supporters students at Bristol University have managed to buck the trend.

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Anti-Israel conference organisers launch legal action against cancellation

By Naomi Firsht, April 2, 2015

Organisers of an anti-Israel conference at Southampton University have reportedly taken legal action to reverse the university’s decision to scrap the conference.

A statement published on the university website late last night officially withdrew permission for the three-day conference to take place on the campus.

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Technion students get ready for Passover

By Rosa Doherty, April 2, 2015
Technion students get ready for Passover, the festival of freedom, and let their imagination run wild. Watch closely as this Rube Goldberg Machine created by students from the Faculties of Mechanical Engineering and Architecture and Town Planning relates highlights of the Passover story.

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Southampton University cancels anti-Israel conference over 'safety concerns'

By Naomi Firsht, April 2, 2015

Southampton University has confirmed it has cancelled a conference challenging Israel's right to exist, citing police concerns over safety.

A statement published on the university website officially withdrew permission for the conference to take place on the campus.

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Bicom chief executive Dermot Kehoe to step down

By Simon Rocker, March 31, 2015

Dermot Kehoe, the chief executive of Bicom, is to leave in May after three years at the head of the Israel advocacy group.

He is moving to become external affairs director of the Health and Social Care Information Centre, the governmental body which collects and analyses data on health and care.

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Southampton University confirms it is considering cancelling anti-Israel conference

By Naomi Firsht, March 31, 2015

University of Southampton officials are discussing whether to cancel the anti-Israel conference to be held on its campus later this month.

A university spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday that talks over the fate of the conference were taking place.

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Southampton University have cancelled anti-Israel conference, organisers claim

By Naomi Firsht, March 31, 2015

The fate of the anti-Israel conference at Southampton University appears to be hanging in the balance following unconfirmed reports that it has been cancelled.

Conference organisers have claimed that the university is planning to withdraw its permission to host the conference in April due to health and safety concerns over planned demonstrations.

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Amnesty repeats

March 26, 2015

The front page of Amnesty International’s report into Hamas’s conduct during last summer’s Gaza conflict carries a picture of Palestinian rockets being fired at Sderot.

And AI’s press release includes quotes condemning Hamas, and boasting of its director’s visit to British ambassador Matthew Gould.

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Amnesty report attacks Israel as well as Hamas

By Marcus Dysch, March 26, 2015

Amnesty International’s most detailed probe into Hamas rocket attacks on Israel accuses the Palestinian terror group of committing war crimes — but also heavily criticises Israel’s actions in last summer’s conflict.

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