JNF

Hayek's attack

September 23, 2014

JNF UK chairman Samuel Hayek renewed his attack on the communal leadership. At a JNF dinner in London he criticised "the silence of those who proclaim to be the leaders of Anglo-Jewry," in the midst of the antisemitism sparked by Israel's operation in Gaza.

"The self-appointed leadership of the Jewish community turned out to be no leaders at all," he said.

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Anti-Israel activists want Tzipi Livni banned from Britain

By Marcus Dysch, April 10, 2014

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Anti-Israel activists are asking MPs to lobby Home Secretary Theresa May in an attempt to have Israel’s Justice Minister Tzipi Livni banned from Britain.

Ms Livni is due to speak in London on May 15 at two events organised by the JNF.

A spokesman for the “Stop the JNF” campaign told supporters in Parliament on Monday that MPs were now being lobbied by the group.

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Leaders back Mick Davis after ‘unprovoked' JNF chief attack

By Simon Rocker, March 20, 2014

A group of communal figures has condemned the attack on Jewish Leadership Council chairman Mick Davis made by JNF UK head Samuel Hayek.

In a JC article last week, Mr Hayek lambasted “this wretched armchair Zionist leadership”, saying that Mr Davis should support the Israeli government rather than publicly criticise it over the peace process.

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Our leadership's failing - it's time to act

By Samuel Hayek, March 13, 2014

The residents of southern Israel have braved wave after wave of deadly missile fire, the courageous men and women of the Israeli Defence Forces put their lives on the line every single day to secure a Jewish future in the land of Israel. There are warnings emanating from the US administration of a potential threat of a third Intifada and a boycott which will affect all of the residents of Israel.

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JNF head attacks Mick Davis over Israel

By Simon Rocker, March 13, 2014

The chairman of JNF UK, Samuel Hayek, has launched a withering attack on Jewish Leadership Council chief Mick Davis for criticising the Israeli government and for his “wretched armchair Zionist leadership”.

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Charity launches appeal to aid Israeli children

By Sandy Rashty, January 17, 2014

JNF UK is calling on British Jews to support its children's appeal.

The charity’s Green Sunday Appeal, which launches this weekend, is raising funds for an early childhood centre in the Negev – providing care for children up to the age of six.

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JNF enjoys a boost in fundraising

By Simon Rocker, September 23, 2013

JNF UK has reversed its slide in income and, for the first time in four years, increased donations.

Gifts to the charity went up from £1.5 million in 2011 to £1.7 million last year, according to its annual report.

JNF also enjoyed a bumper year for legacies, which brought in nearly £5.4 million, compared to £832,000 the previous year.

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£30million deal to hand over Holocaust assets

By Bernard Josephs, July 25, 2013

An historic agreement between the Jewish National Fund and Hashava, a company set up in 2007 by the Israeli government for the restitution of Holocaust victims’ assets is expected to lead to the return of nearly £30 million (NIS 159,000,000) to the families of victims.

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Smart starter

By Zoe Winograd, July 22, 2013

JNF UK and KKL have launched an online giving service.

SmartGiving allows users to create personal accounts into which they can deposit money and distribute funds to any registered charity. They can also create fundraising pages for specific events. Commission is charged to cover administrative costs and any “surplus fees” go to JNF.

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Former South African envoy rejects honour from ‘apartheid Israel’

By Sandy Rashty, June 24, 2013

The chairman of JNF UK has challenged a South African politician who refused to have trees in Israel planted in his name.

Ismail Coovadia, the former ambassador to Israel from March 2009 until last December, was presented with a gift from the Israeli Foreign Ministry at the end of his term in office.

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