Scotland ponders the results of intolerance

By Adam Henderson, January 29, 2015

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told a commemorative event in Ayr that "if we understand the very worst consequences of intolerance and prejudice, we are less likely to accept them in today's society.

"Remembering the Holocaust, and subsequent genocides, is an honour we owe to the victims.


Israel - it's a Scottish issue now

By Robert Philpot, November 6, 2014

Within hours of the former Scottish Labour leader, Johann Lamont, announcing her resignation, a cartoon began to circulate on Twitter attacking the frontrunner in the race to succeed her.

Halloween themed, it depicted a ghoulish-looking Jim Murphy wearing a badge simply stating "I love Israel".

Supporters of the shadow international development secretary know his opponents will "go with ever


Bid to set up Holocaust study centre in Glasgow

By Sandy Rashty, November 5, 2014

The Scottish Jewish Archives Centre is looking to set up a Holocaust study centre in Glasgow.

The group will apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund and appeal to the Scottish community for funds for the centre.

The move comes after the group completed a feasibility study, funded by a grant from the Scottish government.


Welcome for Scots' no vote

By Marcus Dysch, September 23, 2014

A leader of Scotland's Jewish community has broadly welcomed the vote against independence.

Paul Morron, president of Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, said Jews would "generally be relieved. We said before the vote that the majority of the community was going to vote for the status quo.


Glasgow leader says Anglo-Jewry needs its own Scotland-style debate

By Marcus Dysch, September 19, 2014

The referendum on Scottish independence shined a light on failures in British Jewry’s communal structure, a leading figure in Glasgow has claimed.

Paul Morron, president of Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, said the likely debate over constitutional changes in Britain should be mirrored by a period of reflection from within the Jewish community.


Scottish Jewish leader says it’s business as usual after no vote on independence

By Marcus Dysch, September 19, 2014

A leader of Scotland’s Jewish community has said the result of the independence referendum will not have a huge impact on life for Jews in the country.

Scotland voted 55 per cent to 45 per cent against becoming an independent country in yesterday’s vote.


Scottish Israel support group set up

By Marcus Dysch, September 18, 2014

An action group has been formed for grassroots activists in Scotland who want to support Israel.

Scottish Israel will work as an umbrella organisation to help sub-committees deal with media relations, lobbying, rallies and educational events.


Alex Salmond denies he compared Israel with Islamic State

By Daniel Easterman, September 16, 2014

Alex Salmond has rejected suggestions that he made a comparison between the Islamic State terrorist group and Israel’s policies during the Gaza conflict.


Alex Salmond compares Israel to Islamic State after David Haines beheading

By Marcus Dysch, September 15, 2014

Scottish politician Alex Salmond appeared to compare the Islamic State terror group’s beheading of a British aid worker to the actions of the Israeli government in controversial comments on Sunday.


Scots head for a yes vote despite fear over Israel

By Adam Henderson and Daniel Easterman, September 11, 2014

Scottish Jews are concerned that independence could lead to a rise in anti-Zionism but, for many, it will not stop them voting yes.

Scotland's 6,000-strong community has faced a summer of rising anti-Israel protest amid the Gaza conflict, with Glasgow and Edinburgh town halls flying the Palestinian flag and protesters boycotting stores stocking Israeli goods.