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Palestinian academic blames 'Zionist lobby' for cancelled King's lecture

By Charlotte Oliver, May 22, 2014

An event that was scheduled to take place at King's College London featuring the Palestinian academic Azzam Tamimi was moved to another University of London location on Monday, following protest from KCL’s Jewish students.

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Jewish philanthropists lead Sunday Times rich list

By Sandy Rashty, May 22, 2014

The wealthiest Jews are also among the most philanthropic, according to the Sunday Times Rich List, which was released last weekend.

Jews made up more than 11 per cent of the 1,000-strong rich list – with a combined fortune of more than £88bn out of the total £520bn.

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Hampstead stockbroker and family robbed by motorcycle gang

By Sandy Rashty, May 22, 2014

A motorcycle gang robbed a stockbroker and his wife of watches worth £20,000 as they returned to their car after a family day out at Kenwood House in north London.

Two bikes drew up alongside the VW Tiguan at around 5pm last Saturday. Four men surrounded it and one smashed a hammer into the side of the car.

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Communal groups say Prince Charles' Hitler-Putin remark was 'inappropriate'

By Sandy Rashty, May 22, 2014

Communal leaders have expressed concern over Prince Charles’s comparison of Russian president Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler over the Russian president’s actions in Ukraine.

Prince Charles made the comment speaking to Shoah survivor Marianne Ferguson during a tour of the Canadian Museum of Immigration in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Stamford Hill students burn Magen David

By Simon Rocker, May 22, 2014

A Stamford Hill yeshivah celebrated the festival of Lag ba’Omer on Sunday by burning giant Magen Davids in a show of anti-Zionism.

A video clip which surfaced on the internet this week showed teenagers bobbing and clapping to music as their bonfire consumed the emblem of the state of Israel in the grounds of the Toras Chesed yeshivah.

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UJS joins European campaign against extremism

By Charlotte Oliver, May 21, 2014

The Union of Jewish Students has announced its support for an international campaign that aims to fight against the rise of far-right and extremist parties in Europe.

The “Mind the vote!” campaign was set up by the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), UJS’ umbrella organisation and the representational body of more than 200,000 students across Europe.

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Huge blaze halts Jewish charity dinner

By Rosa Doherty, May 20, 2014

A Jewish charity fundraising dinner came to an abrupt end when a fire broke out at Camden Stables Market , north London, last night.

Langdon, an organisation which helps people with learning difficulties, was hosting a young professionals dinner for 110 guests at Shaka Zulu restaurant when a blaze was discovered at 8pm.

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Majority of Labour Euro candidates back anti-Israel measures

By Marcus Dysch, May 20, 2014

Dozens of Labour’s European election candidates have pledged to support anti-Israel measures if elected, with one referring to a "holocaust in Palestine".

They have signed up to five policy points - including a boycott of settlements - promoted by the Labour Friends of Palestine group.

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Tudors out, Middle East in as sixth-form history curriculum is set to change

By Charlotte Oliver, May 19, 2014

Sixth-form history students will be taught more about the Middle East as part of a national overhaul of the A-level curriculum, a leading exam body has announced.

OCR, one of the country’s biggest exam’s boards, revealed on Monday that its history courses will soon switch focus from recent British history to a broader range of international topics – spanning at least 200 years.

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Wealthiest Jews on the Sunday Times Rich List

By Sandy Rashty, May 18, 2014

Jewish figures from the worlds of business, property, sport and media are among the wealthiest people in the country, it was revealed today.

Music and media investor Len Blavatnik, Chelsea football club owner Roman Abramovich and London-based Israeli shipping magnate Idan Ofer feature prominently in the Sunday Times Rich List, which details the 1,000 most affluent people in the UK.

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