JNF

Happy birthday to JNF

By Simon Rocker and Jonathan Kalmus, November 17, 2011

More than 200 guests celebrated the 110th anniversary of JNF UK at a dinner in London on Saturday night.

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Anti-JNF move fails

By Simon Rocker, October 27, 2011

Holborn and St Pancras Labour Party has refused to back an anti-JNF campaign, endorsed earlier in the year by local MP Frank Dobson.

He is one of 48 signatories to an early day parliamentary motion in support of the Stop the Jewish National Fund Campaign, which accuses the JNF of "illegal expropriation" of Palestinian land and calls for a review of its charitable status.

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Gilad Shalit release 'wonderful' for Jewish world

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2011

Israel and the international community have been sharing their reactions to the release of Gilad Shalit after more than five years as a prisoner of Hamas.

Sergeant Shalit has been taken across the border to Israel and is undergoing a medical check-up. He will soon be reunited with his family, who have dedicated the last five years to securing his freedom.

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JNF has second thoughts

By Simon Rocker, July 21, 2011

JNF UK has battened down the hatches after last week's news that the head of its lucrative legacy division, Harvey Bratt, is leaving for the rival UJIA.

This week whisper reached me that JNF's finance director David Lantry had handed in his resignation, too, but when I asked JNF if this was true, it only gave the stonewalling reply that it did not comment on "issues relating to members of staff

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Bratt jumps ship and leaves the JNF

By Simon Rocker, July 14, 2011

JNF UK's most successful fundraiser has decided to quit the organisation after 15 years and instead work for the UJIA.

Harvey Bratt, 53, the head of JNF's legacy department, said that he was "looking for a new challenge at this stage in my career.

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Goodman takes top spot at JNF UK

By Marcus Dysch, June 30, 2011

David Goodman has been confirmed as the permanent chief executive of JNF UK.

He joined the charity last October from the Office of the Chief Rabbi, taking on the role in an acting capacity.

Mr Goodman, who previously worked at Kisharon and served in the IDF for more than 12 years, said: "I have always believed in the JNF's mission of developing the land of Israel and supporting its people.

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Drowned out on golf demo

By Stephanie Brickman, June 24, 2011

Rain stopped play - and protests - at the annual JNF Scotland pro-am golf tournament at Bonnyton in Glasgow on Tuesday.

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Insulting us won't help JNF Israel

By Poju Zabludowicz, June 20, 2011

Israel is facing an assault on its legitimacy unparalleled in intensity, scope and sophistication. More than ever, Anglo-Jewry must unite around the Zionist values we overwhelmingly share: to defend Israel's future as a secure, Jewish and democratic state.

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Charities show a will to increase legacy income

By Jessica Elgot, June 16, 2011

Communal organisations are striving to capitalise on government legislation encouraging people to leave charitable legacies.

Just 17 per cent of Britons currently make a charitable allowance in their estates.

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Why David Cameron - and the community - got it so wrong

By Samuel Hayek, June 10, 2011

For the past fortnight, many people have asked why Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned as an honorary patron of JNF, none more so than Stephen Pollard, the editor of the JC, who described the decision in an article in The Times as the "equivalent of sticking two fingers up to the Jewish community of Britain".

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