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.


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.


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".


Lovatt is Scots' link to Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, June 3, 2011

Links between Scotland and Israel were boosted this week with the appointment of businessman and communal personality Stanley Lovatt as Israel's first honorary consul in Scotland.

Mr Lovatt, the long-time chairman of JNF KKL Scotland, was officially installed at a reception at Glasgow City Chambers attended by outgoing Israeli Ambassador Ron Prosor and a number of MPs and MSPs.


Cameron's JNF split: it was Israel

By Robyn Rosen, June 2, 2011

Downing Street has changed its explanation for David Cameron's resignation as honorary patron of JNF.

Mr Cameron is now the first British prime minister not to be patron of the charity in the 110 years of its existence.


Cameron leaves the JNF

By Simon Rocker, May 26, 2011

JNF UK has declined to say why Prime Minister David Cameron's name has disappeared from its list of honorary patrons.

Twelve days ago the pro-Palestinian Stop the JNF campaign wrote to Mr Cameron, reiterating a previous request for him to withdraw as patron of the charity.


JNF and ZF provide Electric atmosphere

By Jennifer Lipman, May 12, 2011

Camden's Electric Ballroom was turned blue and white on Monday evening as more than 600 students and young professionals came out to celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut with Young JNF and Israel Connect.

The atmosphere was as sparkling as the glowsticks and glitter tattoos liberally distributed by the organisers.


JNF taking local route

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 15, 2011

JNF's new regional director intends to bring leaders of the charity to the north in an effort to re-engage with Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester supporters.

Jo Krasner, who lives in Liverpool, started work last week as the fund's provincial link based at its new regional office in Altrincham. Its Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester offices closed last August as part of JNF streamlining.


'Stop the JNF' campaign relaunched

March 31, 2011

A campaign which calls the JNF "racist" and "colonialist" has been revived this week.

Stop The JNF was relaunched on "Palestinian Land Day" as part of a day of action organised by the BDS movement to commemorate the deaths of six Palestinian activists during marches in 1976. The group hopes to get the charitable status of JNF revoked, a tactic already rejected by the Charity Commission.


The Sound of Purim with the JNF

By Jennifer Lipman, March 22, 2011

Around 1,000 students and young professionals descended on London club Sound on Saturday night to celebrate the festival of fancy dress and hamantashen in aid of the JNF.

More than 1,500 was raised for the charity on the night, which was organised by the Young JNF committee, Nana Events and Tango Down.