Scotland

SNP talks trade and tourism on Israeli trip

By Daniel Sugarman, November 17, 2016

The Scottish National Party has made its first official trip to Israel and the West Bank, holding discussions on the "huge potentials for trading and tourism" with Scotland.

Angus Robertson, leader of the SNP in the House of Commons and deputy leader of the party, was accompanied last week by MPs Kirsten Oswald and Dr Paul Monaghan.

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Speaker at SNP conference criticised for wearing 'Third Reich' badge

By Charlotte Oliver, October 21, 2016

A delegate at the Scottish National Party conference has been criticised for “insensitive” and “offensive” references to the Holocaust.

At the event, in Glasgow last week, the SNP invited Australian national Gregg Brain to speak on the challenges of immigration and obtaining a visa.

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Celtic charged by Uefa after Palestinian flags flown inside stadium

By Daniel Sugarman, August 19, 2016

Celtic football club have been charged by Uefa after fans flew Palestinian flags before and during the Glasgow side’s match against Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

Uefa had warned prior to Wednesday's Champions League qualifier that the Bhoys could face sanctions if flags were displayed by protesters inside Celtic Park.

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Palestinian flags fly inside Celtic Park

By JC Reporter, August 18, 2016

Pro-Palestinians protested as Glasgow football club Celtic played Israeli team Hapoel Beersheva last night.

Activists displayed Palestinian flags and chanted anti-Israel slogans at the Champions League qualifying match at Celtic Park on Wednesday evening.

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Israeli champions to face Celtic in crucial Champions League playoff

By Josh Jackman, August 5, 2016

Israeli league winners Hapoel Beersheva will play Scottish Premiership winners Celtic for a place in the Champions League group stage.

The Israeli team, which picked up its first championship trophy for 40 years last season, will travel to Glasgow on August 16 or 17 for the first of two matches.

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Scottish Jews and Christians to heal 'damaged' relationship

By Josh Jackman, August 3, 2016

Scottish Jews and the Church have announced reconciliation talks, three years after Christian congregants were told they should not support Jewish claims to Israel.

The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (ScoJeC) and Church of Scotland plan discussions leading to a joint resource “with agreed theological terms and references,” ScoJeC has revealed.

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Man arrested after training dog to perform Nazi salute

By Josh Jackman, May 10, 2016

Police have arrested a man who trained a dog to perform a Nazi salute on cue.

Markus Meechan, 28, posted a video online showing him encouraging his girlfriend’s pug Buddha to make the offensive gesture by asking him: “Buddha - do you want to gas the Jews?” and saying “sieg heil” while giggling.

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Scottish MP pays compensation over ‘Holocaust denier’ slur

By Josh Jackman, May 9, 2016

An MP who accused a leading campaigner of being an “outed Holocaust denier” has apologised for the slur and agreed to pay £10,000 in compensation.

Natalie McGarry, the Scottish National Party MP for Glasgow East, also called Scotland in Union director Alastair Cameron an “internet troll” in a tweet posted on March 6.

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Labour loses seats in Jewish districts of England and Scotland

By Sandy Rashty, May 6, 2016

Local election results across the country have revealed the apparent extent of disaffection with the Labour Party.

While Labour retained overall control of Bury Council, its support collapsed in Prestwich – at the heart of Manchester's Jewish community.

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SNP bar activist over hate posts

By Marcus Dysch, May 4, 2016

The Scottish National Party has barred a party activist from taking part in campaigns after his antisemitic Facebook posts were revealed.

Amjed Hussain, who campaigned alongside First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during her manifesto launch for this week’s election, has shared a video which alleged that Mossad carried out the 9/11 terrorist hijackings.

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