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UJIA's young property dinner

By Sandy Rashty, November 15, 2012

UJIA's young property dinner at London’s Le Méridien hotel raised £20,000 for a medical faculty in Israel.

Irvine Sellar, developer of the Shard building, was guest speaker at the event, attended by 140 people.

UJIA's Rachel Nagus said: "There was a brilliant atmosphere in the room and it was great to see so many young property professionals networking."

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UJIA quiz fans tackle a varied question time

By Jennifer Lipman, October 25, 2012

Cryptic clues about tube stations and a “where’s the rabbi” round were among the posers taken on by contestants at the Y-UJIA quiz and cocktail night.

Eleven tables of young professionals put themselves to the test, answering questions such as whether Boost chocolate bars are kosher (formerly, but not now) and the year the Beatles formed.

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David Cameron will be UJIA’s guest

October 12, 2012

Prime Minister David Cameron is to be the special guest of honour at next week’s United Joint Israel Appeal annual dinner, taking place in central London.

It will be his first face-to-face encounter with a large section of the Jewish community since his appearance at August’s Guildhall event to mark the 40th anniversary of the murdered Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

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Galilee school centre name honours Lord Janner

By Sandy Rashty, August 30, 2012

A new education centre in the north of Israel is to be named after the former Labour MP and ex-president of the Board of Deputies, Lord Janner.

Israel's ambassador to the UK, Daniel Taub, and members of the UJIA recommended the veteran Labour peer, now 84, for the honour in recognition of his work promoting understanding between people of different faiths.

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What is Mick Davis going to do?

By Isi Leibler, July 26, 2012

It seems that I opened a can of worms last week when I drew attention in the Jerusalem Post to the fact that the UJIA had appointed a bitter critic of Israel, Joe Millis, as its PR and communications manager.

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UJIA PR man attacked in boycott row

By Simon Rocker, July 26, 2012

Joe Millis, the UJIA’s new public relations and communications manager, has defended his Zionist credentials after calls for his dismissal by one of the most widely-read Israeli columnists, who accused him of a being an “extremist critic of Israel”.

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UJIA man is focus of Israel row

By Simon Rocker, July 20, 2012

Joseph Millis, the UJIA’s new public relations and communications manager, has defended his Zionist credentials after calls for his dismissal by an Israeli columnist who accused him of a being an “extremist critic of Israel”.

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Wegier's happy return to take up top UJIA post

July 13, 2012

An Israeli-based educator is returning to UJIA to succeed Douglas Krikler as its CEO.

Michael Wegier served UJIA as director of programme and planning from 2002 to 2007, where he led strategy development in informal Jewish education and Israel experience programmes.

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Maccabi and UJIA Enable

June 14, 2012

In partnership with UJIA, Maccabi GB held its second Enable event, involving people with disabilities in sporting activities.

Held at the JCoSS premises in Barnet, the morning session was for the under-18s. The afternoon programme catered for adults.

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UJIA's Mick Davis to get £29m to stay at Xstrata

By Jessica Elgot, June 1, 2012

UJIA’s chairman Mick Davis has been offered £29m, with bonuses of a further £6 million, to stay at the helm of mining company Xstrata, after the company merges.

South African-born Mr Davis, the chief executive of Xstrata and chair of the Jewish Leadership Council, is expected to remain chief executive when the company merges with commodity trader Glencore.

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