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Clegg lobbies Cameron to support Palestinian UN bid

By Anna Sheinman, November 26, 2012

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is to lobby Prime Minister David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague to back the Palestinian UN bid, the Guardian has reported.

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Israeli start-ups meet London techies

By Sandy Rashty, November 23, 2012

British investment interest in Israeli companies will be tested next week, when representatives of 15 Israeli start-ups companies are due to fly to the UK to meet their opposite numbers in the technology hub of London.

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Scottish Parliament anti-Israel protesters charged

By Jennifer Lipman, November 23, 2012

Protesters who evaded security to climb on to the roof of the Scottish parliament have been charged.

The ten anti-Israel activists said they wanted to "occupy" the roof of the building during the First Minister's questions in order to challenge the government's approach to Israel and Gaza.

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New police chief backs Gaza protests

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 23, 2012

Greater Manchester’s first Police and Crime Commissioner, a long- standing pro-Palestinian campaigner, has said people “ought to draw very strong conclusions” about the Israeli Palestinian conflict and protest on the streets of Manchester.

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Synod debates Israel trips

By Gavin Drake , November 23, 2012

The issue of female bishops was not the only controversial motion debated at the Church of England’s General Synod this week. The motion it passed in July, endorsing the partisan Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) was also discussed.

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Lord Sacks: religion can help sustain welfare state

By Jennifer Lipman, November 23, 2012

Lord Sacks has described religion as "the redemption of our solitude" during a parliamentary debate on the role of faith in society.

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Clore Shalom school will not wait for change

By Simon Rocker, November 23, 2012

A Jewish primary school is to press ahead with controversial changes to its admissions policy which will leave several children in its nursery without a place in reception next year.

The cross-communal Clore Shalom primary, in Hertfordshire, was forced to amend its entry rules after a complaint was upheld against it by the Office of the School Adjudicator in August.

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Rabbi stands down in the face of allegations

By Simon Rocker, November 23, 2012

A leading member of London’s strictly Orthodox rabbinate this week resigned as a dayan after being confronted over allegations of inappropriate conduct with a number of women.

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Pro-Respect Party Rotherham leaflet attacks Labour over Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, November 23, 2012

A leaflet attacking Labour Friends of Israel and attributed to George Galloway's Respect Party has been distributed ahead of next week's Rotherham by-election.

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‘Antisemitic’ attack on Spurs fans in Rome

By Sandy Rashty, November 23, 2012

A Spurs fan is being kept in a hospital in Rome, after he was attacked by a group chanting antisemitic slogans last night.

Ashley Mills, 25, from Brentwood, Essex, was treated for head injuries at the San Camillo hospital after the 1am attack at a pub in Campo de Fiori square.

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