Wales

Board issues manifestos for Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish elections

By Marcus Dysch, March 30, 2016

Manifestos of Jewish concerns have been produced aimed at assisting candidates standing for election to the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in May.

The documents were created by the Board of Deputies and the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, and Jewish representative councils in Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Long Welsh wait continues

By Josh Jackman, February 25, 2016

Two years after the sudden resignation of Rabbi Charles Middleburgh, Cardiff Reform Synagogue is still without a minister and does not expect to have a replacement until the end of the year.

"It's because we're a small community out in the sticks," said chairman Mark Stone. "It takes time for someone who we want to want to come to us. There are not many local rabbis."

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Council makes U-turn on its boycott pledge

By Josh Jackman, February 4, 2016

A council has reversed its offer to end its boycott policy against Israeli companies.

The local authority in Swansea, south Wales, had said it would withdraw its policy following a series of High Court hearings.

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Two local councils reverse boycott decisions

By JC Reporter, December 7, 2015

Jewish Human Rights Watch has welcomed a u-turn by two Welsh councils on their decision to boycott Israeli goods.

Gwynedd County Council and Swansea City Council have reversed their boycott decisions, after court proceedings issued by JHRW earlier in the year.

The councils said that the motions had been non-binding and that they had had no practical effect.

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Museum denies banning photos

By Josh Jackman, September 17, 2015

The Welsh National Museum has denied that it rejected an exhibition celebrating Israeli co-existence for political reasons.

Sue Lent, deputy leader of the ruling Cardiff City Council Labour group, claimed the Welsh government-funded museum had turned down a photographic display chronicling Jewish and Arab footballers and fans, "on political grounds".

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£3 million Israeli investment to create up to 100 jobs in Wales

By Sandy Rashty, September 7, 2015

UK government leaders have welcomed £3 million of Israeli investment into the UK – which could lead to the creation of 100 jobs in south Wales and £13 million being spent with local suppliers.

The investment – jointly made by Israeli owned technology companies – was announced today.

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Israel spoils Wales party with battling goalless draw

By Danny Caro, September 6, 2015

Israel denied Wales the win that would have ensured qualification for next year’s European Championships finals with a goalless draw in Cardiff.

The visitors went into the game on the back of a 4-0 victory over Andorra, but they were forced to defend for long spells, with goalkeeper Ofir Marciano and captain Tal Ben Haim in commanding form.

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Protests ahead of Israel's Euro 2016 qualifier with Wales

By JC Reporter, September 6, 2015

Anti-Israel protesters demonstrated in Cardiff this afternoon ahead of Israel's Euro 2016 qualifier against Wales.

Hundreds of activists marched from City Hall towards Cardiff City Stadium in a rally organised by Fair Play for Palestine.

A counter-demonstration was organised for Israeli fans outside the stadium with hundreds expected to participate in a "pre-match celebration of Israel".

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Cardiff Council condemned for giving in to ‘thugs’ over scrapping of Israel football exhibition

By Josh Jackman, September 4, 2015

The Israeli Embassy has condemned Cardiff City Council for giving in to “vile threats by a small group of thugs” after it removed an exhibition promoting Jewish-Arab coexistence through football in Israel.

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Cardiff Central Library withdraws football exhibition celebrating Jewish-Arab co-existence

By Josh Jackman, September 3, 2015

Cardiff Central Library has scrapped an exhibition of photos celebrating Jewish-Arab co-existence through football in Israel.

The library confirmed that the exhibition "Low football - Jewish-Arab football: diversity and co-existence through lower-league football,” which opened on Wednesday, has been removed.

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