Scotland

Dundee waters down Lib Dem 'apartheid Israel' resolution

By Jessica Elgot, June 16, 2011

Councillors in Dundee have rejected a Liberal Democrat resolution which compared Israel to apartheid South Africa.

Labour and Scottish National Party councillors voted for a watered-down amendment instead of the forthright condemnation proposed by Liberal Democrat leader Cllr Fraser Macpherson at Monday's meeting of the council's policy and resources committee.

It agreed to "note with concer

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Scots fear welfare cuts after election

By Stephanie Brickman, May 13, 2011

Welfare chiefs in Scotland are fearing the impact of budget cuts delayed until after last Thursday's elections, which were a triumph for Alex Salmond and the SNP.

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Anne Franks lesson for pupils at Calderwood Lodge

May 21, 2009

Pupils from Calderwood Lodge Primary learned about the life of Anne Frank when the exhibition Anne Frank: A History for Today was staged at the school. Pupils also took part in discussions about prejudice today. Two other primary schools also visited, St John’s Primary and Uplaw Moor Primary. Three pupils from Calderwood Lodge were trained as guides and helped the other pupils tour the exhibition. The exhibition and workshops were organised by the Anne Frank Trust Scotland.

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Giffnock & Newlands Synagogue congregants climb Ben Lomond

May 21, 2009

To mark the 75th anniversary of Giffnock and Newlands Synagogue, 75 community members of all ages climbed Ben Lomond, one of Scotland’s highest mountains. The group, which included Rabbi Moshe Rubin and his son Pini, battled with atrocious weather. But according to organiser Steven Banks this did not dampen their enthusiasm. “It seemed with every few steps the conditions worsened.” Around £2,000 was raised for the shul.

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Several hundred attend fun day organised by Cosgrove Care

July 4, 2008
Several hundred people attended a fun day organised by Cosgrove Care at the Maccabi building in Giffnock. The event was opened by Jim Murphy, MP for Glasgow Eastwood. The MP took his three children who joined in with Israeli dancing. There was also a memory corner where visitors recalled their thoughts of the Cosgrove Care.

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