Politics

Disquiet over Italy’s rising political star

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 14, 2013

The Israeli government is planning to try to engage with members of the new power in Italian politics, the Five Star Movement (5SM), while trying to avoid its leader, Beppe Grillo.

5SM was the surprise of the Italian elections three weeks ago when it succeeded in capturing 25.5 per cent of votes for the Chamber of Deputies and 23.8 per cent for the Senate.

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David Ward needs immediate discipline, Lib Dem Friends of Israel tell Clegg

By Marcus Dysch, February 28, 2013

Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel have thrown into doubt plans for MP David Ward's rehabilitation after referring the case back to party leaders with a recommendation for "further disciplinary action".

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Hitler runs in India election

By Anna Sheinman, February 28, 2013

Eighty years after the Nazi party came to power, Adolf Hitler is once again running for election, but this time in India.

Adolf Lu Hitler, a 54-year-old father-of-three, was one of 343 candidates on the ballot paper in last Saturday’s assembly elections in the tiny north-east Indian state of Meghalaya.

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Blood libel cleric Raed Salah was wronged, says Baroness Tonge

By Marcus Dysch, February 14, 2013

Blood libel cleric Raed Salah should be invited to London to take part in a peace conference for Israelis and Palestinians, a House of Lords debate has heard.

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Lib Dems could remove whip from 'the Jews' MP David Ward

By Jennifer Lipman, February 14, 2013

Senior Liberal Democrats are considering removing the whip from MP David Ward in the wake of his repeated slurs against Jews and Israel.

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Ed Koch’s real legacy is a flourishing New York

By Dan Friedman, February 7, 2013

Ed Koch, the larger-than-life, three-term Democratic mayor of New York City passed away early in the morning of Friday, February 1.

Although 88 and long retired from representative politics, he was an active pundit until the last, using his visibility as a platform for television appearances, political endorsements and, latterly, online film reviews at “Mayor at the Movies.”

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First fascist studies centre in UK launched at HMD event

By Anna Sheinman, January 29, 2013

The first research centre in the UK for fascist, anti-fascist and post-fascist studies is to open at Teesside University and was due to be formally launched at a Holocaust Memorial Day event.

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MPs warn of far-right rise in Europe during Holocaust Memorial day debate

By Jennifer Lipman, January 25, 2013

MPs spoke movingly of meeting Holocaust survivors and visiting the sites of Nazi atrocities in a parliamentary debate convened to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

In what has become a tradition since 2008, politicians of all parties acknowledged the annual memorial day, which officially takes place this year on Sunday.

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MPs question support for Ariel

By Sandy Rashty, January 25, 2013

Two Labour MPs have said that people who financially support charities outside Israel’s Green Line should not be entitled to British tax benefits.

Richard Burden and Jeremy Corbyn have asked Parliament to prevent the tax benefits, which apply to all charities registered in Britain, extending to organisations such as British Friends of Ariel University (BFAU).

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British supporters of Israel join Zionist Federation and New Israel Fund election night debates

By Marcus Dysch and Simon Rocker, January 23, 2013

The impact of Israel’s elections on the country’s peace prospects and social cohesion were high on the agenda at special events held by the Zionist Federation and the New Israel Fund on Tuesday night.

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