UK

Rev Stephen Sizer showed 'appalling' judgement over antisemitic post, says his bishop

By Josh Jackman, February 9, 2015

The Bishop of Guildford has condemned Reverend Stephen Sizer as displaying “appalling” judgement over his anti-Israel posts, but denied that the vicar had been deliberately antisemitic.

He promised that if Rev Sizer repeated his behaviour, he would be dismissed.

Rev Sizer, who has a parish in Surrey, posted a link to an article suggesting Israel carried out the 9/11 attack.

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Cornish Jews call for village boycott over park called ‘Hitlers Walk’

By Josh Jackman, February 2, 2015

Jews in Cornwall are calling for a boycott of a fishing village over the erection of a sign naming a local park “Hitlers Walk”.

Harvey Kurzfield, chairperson of the Cornish Jewish community, was reported as calling the decision “outrageous and completely unfeeling”.

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The Great Challah Make timelapse

October 28, 2014

The entire Great Challah Make in just 16 seconds.

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Shabbat UK Havdalah concert

October 28, 2014

A Havdalah concert in honour of Shabbat UK 2014, with Rabbi Benjy Morgan & Rabbi Dov Cowan.

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Israel must not alienate Western opinion, Philip Hammond tells Tories

By Marcus Dysch, October 1, 2014

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said he wants to help secure a better future for Israel.

He told a packed Conservative Friends of Israel reception at the party conference in Birmingham that his party had been consistent in its support of the country during the Gaza conflict.

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Now's not the time to pack the suitcase and leave the UK

By David Aaronovitch, August 21, 2014

Put the suitcase back in the loft.

Of course I understand why you got it out, if not physically, at least mentally. This week, I heard a guy in Sarcelles in France talking on the radio about the destruction of a Jewish funeral parlour and the torching of Jewish businesses.

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Britain is Christian. Be glad of it

By Daniel Finkelstein, May 16, 2014

Is Britain a Christian country? Or a country in which increasingly few people regard themselves as Christian? Both. And it takes a Jew to appreciate it.

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A New Yorker in London - it's a steep learning curve

By Meira Drazin, March 7, 2014

GPS is my frenemy,” I posted as my Facebook status a month after I moved to London from New York with my husband and three children. I felt stranded in an unfamiliar city, piloting an SUV that drove like a tank with three carseats on London’s narrow roads, blindly following a disembodied voice. “Does she have an English accent?” a friend gamely commented.

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Stop worrying - life is good for Jews in Britain

By Josh Glancy, November 26, 2013

So, antisemitism is on the march again. Or so it seems according to a recent survey conducted for the EU by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research. A fifth of respondents to their survey, which was carried out in nine EU countries, said they had experienced an antisemitic incident in the past year. Seventy-six per cent said they thought antisemitism had increased in the past five years.

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Royal baby to be born in Jewish-funded wing

By Simon Fidler, July 22, 2013

The third in line to the throne will be born in the Lindo Wing at London's St Mary’s Hospital.

Frank Lindo, born in 1872, was a descendant of the wealthy Heilbut family on his mother’s side.

Frank Lindo married British aristocrat Violet Portman, who was a member of the board at St Mary’s.

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