UK

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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Now it’s all systems go to beat 2009 haul

By Lawrie Hacker, July 18, 2013

TEAM GB’s squad all touched down safely in Israel and are preparing for the challenges ahead over the next two weeks.

Three plane loads left Britain heading for Israel on Sunday carrying an excited band of competitors in a host of sports…albeit one arriving four hours later than expected because of a problem with one of the aircraft.

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Fears of meat shortages in UK after Poland fails to protect shechita

By Marcus Dysch and Nissan Tzur, July 18, 2013

A ban on shechita in Poland could have far-reaching consequences for consumers in Britain, kosher meat producers have warned.

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s attempts to introduce a law to protect religious slaughter were rejected in the country’s parliament last Friday.

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Calcot Manor, Gloucestershire

By Stephen Pollard, March 8, 2013

It’s always fascinated me how one’s horizon’s change when you have kids.

Ask me four years ago to define paradise and I would not have come up with the idea of a hotel in the Cotswolds, let alone one that caters primarily for families. Ask me now, and I’ll give you two words: Calcot Manor.

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Plan for UK reservists in case of war in Israel

By Anshel Pfeffer, January 18, 2013

The several thousand IDF reservists living in the UK will be given preferential seats on El Al flights in case of war as part of a new contingency plan being prepared by the Defence Ministry and Israel’s national carrier.

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