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King Solomon High School pupil in hospital after stabbing

By Rosa Doherty, September 7, 2016

A student believed to be from the Jewish King Solomon High School has been stabbed.

The teenager, who was in school uniform, was reportedly knifed outside a charity shop, near the school premises, in Barkingside, east London, at around 8.20am.

A witness told the Ilford Recorder: “There was a group of young boys and I think they were cycling.


Brian Eno denies Israeli dance company permission to use his music

By JC Reporter, September 7, 2016

Composer and producer Brian Eno has refused to let an Israeli dance company use his music.

Batesheva, one of Israel’s most famous dance companies, uses one of Eno’s compositions in their dance routine HUMUS, and were set to repeat the performance – which has been part of their repertoire since at least 2013 – this week at the TorinoDanza festival in Turin, Italy.


Yehuda Bauer sets the record straight on Hitler and Zionism

By Daniel Sugarman, September 7, 2016

One of the world’s leading Holocaust historians has attacked the BDS movement, and denounced anti-Zionism as antisemitism.

Yehuda Bauer, professor of Holocaust Studies at Hebrew University, was in conversation with Tulip Siddiq, MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, at the JW3 Jewish community centre on Tuesday night.


Israeli designers shine with social-action led design at Somerset House exhibition

By Lianne Kolirin, September 7, 2016

Two Israeli designers have been in Britain this week to represent their country at the first ever London Design Biennale.

The major new cultural event opens at Somerset House today, bringing together acclaimed designers from 37 countries.


Ken Livingstone claims he has 'dozens' of books proving Hitler supported Zionism

By Josh Jackman, September 6, 2016

Ken Livingstone has repeated for the second time this week his claims that Hitler supported Zionism.

In an interview on BBC News this morning, he claimed “dozens and dozens of books by academics” backed his view that the Nazi leader had at one time been in favour of a Jewish state.


I won’t pull out of encounter with Jewish community, says Shami Chakrabarti

By Josh Jackman, September 5, 2016

Shami Chakrabarti has said she is “not going to do a Tom Watson” and back out of attending a Jewish communal event this weekend.

Ms Chakrabarti is due to appear at a North-West Friends of Israel meeting in Manchester on Sunday.


Police investigating Naz Shah over antisemitic posts

By Lianne Kolirin, September 5, 2016

Naz Shah, the MP who was suspended from the Labour party for antisemitic social media posts, is being investigated by police.

The MP for Bradford West, who has since been readmitted to the party, sparked a controversy earlier this year when it emerged that she had tweeted an image suggesting that Israel be “relocated” to the United States.


Hundreds object to UK visit of rabbi who believes autism is a punishment for past sins

By Lianne Kolirin, September 5, 2016

Hundreds of people have signed a petition condemning the visit of a controversial rabbi to Britain.

Rabbi Yosef Mizrachi has said that he believes autism and Down's Syndrome are the consequences of sins committed in a previous life.


Livingstone repeats Hitler claims: Board of Deputies calls for his expulsion from Labour

By Lianne Kolirin, September 5, 2016

The Board of Deputies has called on Labour to expel Ken Livingstone immediately, after he reiterated his views on Hitler and Zionism on live radio, using Yad Vashem to support his claims.


Foreign Office criticises Israel over settlement homes

By Simon Rocker, September 4, 2016

Israel has been sharply criticised by the British government over plans to build new homes in West Bank settlements.

Tobias Ellwood, Middle East Minister, said that the policy called into question Israel's commitment to a two-state solution with the Palestinians.