A Parliamentary event due to be hosted by a controversial Palestinian journalist has been cancelled after a pro-Israel group complained to the organisers.
Abdul Bari Atwan, former editor of the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, had been expected to chair a session in Portcullis House on Tuesday night featuring Palestinian students speaking on Skype from Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon.
Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative candidate for the London mayoral election, has called Labour "aggressively extreme" with its leader Jeremy Corbyn representing a "real danger" to the Jewish community and the country.
Mr Goldsmith, whose late father Sir James Goldsmith and grandfather were Jewish, will take on Labour candidate Sadiq Khan in May.
One of Labour’s new shadow foreign ministers has said he believes he can work under Jeremy Corbyn despite their differences of opinion on Israel.
Fabian Hamilton, a vocal critic of the party’s approach to the issue of Palestinian statehood during Ed Miliband’s leadership, said he knew there would be “difficult bridges to cross” 1a>in his work alongside Mr Corbyn1b>.
Michael Winner persuaded Margaret Thatcher to unveil a memorial for a victim of terror against the wishes of her advisers, confidential papers released this week by the National Archives have revealed.
Mourners gathered to attend Lord Janner’s funeral on Monday afternoon.
The former Labour peer was laid to rest at a United Synagogue cemetery in Willesden, north-west London, in front of family, friends and colleagues from the community. One mourner estimated that there were around 300 people in attendance.
The Deputy Speaker of the Knesset said a new UK-Israel parliamentary group would build on the “historic connection” between the two countries at the launch on Tuesday.
The group, headed by Deputy Knesset Speaker Hilik Bar and MK Yoav Kisch, aims to build ties between members of parliament in the two countries and will focus on co-operation in trade, science, education and technology.