Politics

Morsi gone — what next for Egypt?

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 4, 2013

The Israeli military does not believe that the coup against Mohamed Morsi will significantly change relations with Israel.

Under the former president, Egypt had a good record of fighting terrorism and had closed many of the tunnels into Gaza. It is expected that will continue with the military now in charge.

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Liberal Democrats in turmoil over David Ward

By Marcus Dysch, June 27, 2013

The disciplinary process against a Liberal Democrat MP who accused “the Jews” of “inflicting atrocities on Palestinians” is in disarray after two peers pulled out of a meeting aimed at resolving the issue.

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Ukip leader Nigel Farage set for Jewish Chronicle debate

June 27, 2013

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is to take part in a discussion event hosted by the JC.

The MEP will be interviewed by the newspaper’s editor, Stephen Pollard, followed by an open question and answer session.

The event will be held at a venue in north west London on Wednesday July 10.

Places in the audience can be reserved by emailing marketing@thejc.com.

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When the Grass is not always greener

By Gerald Jacobs, June 21, 2013

Will new president Hassan Rouhani give the people of Iran a genuine sniff of freedom? Will its writers be able to publish without fear for their personal safety? Will its readers now be able to obtain Joyce’s Ulysses?

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Luciana Berger pledges to help women follow in her footsteps

By Marcus Dysch, June 21, 2013

Britain’s youngest Jewish MP said this week that she feels a sense of "responsibility" to lead the way for more women to enter leadership positions in politics, communal life and business.

"We have an issue that we don’t have enough women in positions of leadership. That’s not just in the Jewish community," she said.

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UK should do high-tech the Israeli way, say Labour shadow ministers

By Marcus Dysch, June 6, 2013

Britain should follow the successful blueprint of Israel’s high-tech sector to repair its battered economy, according to leading members of the Shadow Cabinet.

Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna said the “remarkable story” seen in Israel’s start-up technology industries could be combined with British skills to boost both countries’ global business appeal.

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Mayor Morris is all Herts

By Zoe Winograd, June 5, 2013

Bushey Synagogue member Paul Morris has been elected mayor of Hertsmere — “the second of my two major public highlights,” he said. The first was the OBE he was awarded in 2011 for services to the Finsbury Park community.

One of his mayoral charities will be Langdon, which supports young Jewish adults with moderate learning difficulties. Rabbi Meir Salasnik will be his mayoral chaplain.

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How Jewish suffragettes helped force a radical shift in British politics

By Jennifer Lipman, May 31, 2013

When Emily Davison was trampled to death by the king’s horse at Epsom on June 4 1913, the JC recorded the death of a “militant suffragette”.

A century later, Davison remains perhaps the most famous figure in the fight for women’s votes. But across Britain, Jewish women and men were playing a crucial role in the movement.

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Lib Dem MP David Ward told to meet peers over Shoah remark

By Marcus Dysch, May 30, 2013

An MP who accused Jews of failing to learn the lessons of the Holocaust is expected to meet senior Jewish peers to discuss the offence caused by his remarks.

Liberal Democrat David Ward was condemned by politicians, Jewish groups and Shoah survivors in January after using his blog to equate Jewish suffering in the Holocaust with Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.

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Who will win Iran’s election? Ask ayatollah

By Meir Javedanfar, May 30, 2013

At a speech on May 27 at Tehran’s Imam Hussein University, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei, said: “We don’t know who is going to be the president. We also don’t know in which direction the almighty will direct the hearts of the people.”

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