Anti-Israel activists urge Queen to decline 'blood diamond'

By Jennifer Lipman, June 14, 2012

Supporters of a boycott of Israel have issued a call to Queen Elizabeth II, asking the monarch to divest herself of her “blood diamond”.


Anti-Israel activists target Queen over Jubilee diamond

By Jennifer Lipman, June 11, 2012

Supporters of a boycott of Israel have issued a call to Queen Elizabeth II, asking the monarch to divest herself of her "blood diamond".


Proud and British

June 7, 2012

As the photos in our Community section reflect, the Jubilee was celebrated with relish. Young and old, religious and secular, we revelled in kosher street parties, celebrations in schools and special events in synagogues bedecked in red, white and blue.


Sixty years celebrated on the BBC boat? It felt even longer

By Maureen Lipman, June 7, 2012

I'm up to my earrings in suspicion, filming Midsomer Murders, when the offer comes to join the Jubilee flotilla, alongside Sandi Toksvig, Omid Djalili, Griff Rhys Jones and Frank Skinner. I'm flattered. I'm fond of Her Majesty, and, now I have a grandchild, I fancy one day bragging to her about it all.


Diamond Jubilee concert director says celebrities 'packed away their egos' for the Queen

By Simon Round, June 7, 2012

Millions of people enjoyed the Diamond Jubilee Concert in front of Buckingham Palace on Monday night. Geoff Posner was not one of them.

Mr Posner, who directed the BBC’s coverage of the event, was far too busy juggling the logistics of such a massive operation even to think about what he was watching.


Shimon Peres congratulates the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee

By Jenni Frazer, May 31, 2012

Israel's president, Shimon Peres, has sent warm wishes to Queen Elizabeth II to mark her Diamond Jubilee.


The Chief Rabbi's House of Lords tribute to the Queen

By Lord Jonathan Sacks, May 31, 2012

Many tributes have been and will be rightly paid to Her Majesty for the six decades of her sustained and dedicated service to the nation, but one in particular should not be forgotten.


Toast the Queen with Jubilee champagne

By Richard Ehrlich, May 31, 2012

I have a love-hate relationship with champagne. I love drinking it, but hate paying for it — or at least paying for what I most achingly long to drink. Pol Roger’s Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill costs £112.35 at Berry Bros & Rudd (www.bbr.com) and is by no means the most expensive in my personal pantheon.


Analysis: The monarchy helps political stability

By Vernon Bogdanor, May 31, 2012

The Queen is a constitutional monarch who reigns but does not rule. Constitutional monarchy is, I think, a Jewish invention.


Prince Charles ‘sure to visit Israel within next three years’

By Marcus Dysch, May 31, 2012

Prince Charles is more likely than ever to make a state visit to Israel and could travel there within the next three years, a Royal observer has claimed.

The Queen is seemingly destined never to visit Israel, but it is thought foundations are being laid for her heir to become the first Royal to make an official visit.