A group of senior British lawyers, including Shadow Attorney-General Baroness Scotland, visited Israel and the Palestinian territories this week to investigate allegations of the mistreatment of children under Israeli military law.
Answering a parliamentary question last week, Middle East Minister Alistair Burt confirmed that the delegation had the backing of the UK government.
The student 1a>convicted of a racially aggravated attack1b> on a Jewish student at St Andrews University was defiant this week, despite his sentence of 150 hours of community service and a £300 fine of compensation to his victim.
By Jessica Elgot and Anna Sheinman, September 15, 2011
In his writing shed Roald Dahl created friendly giants, giant peaches and horrible headteachers, but in the last few years of his life, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory author revealed that he held virulently antisemitic views.
Britain will not take part in the anniversary event later this month marking ten years since the UN's controversial Durban conference.
The Prime Minister, following in the footsteps of Australia, Canada and the United States, said he felt it would be wrong to commemorate an event associated with "open displays of unpleasant and deplorable antisemitism".
The Union of Jewish Students is to launch a "radical, progressive" campaign, encouraging students to speak up for the rights of both Israelis and Palestinians.
Jewish students arriving at universities in the next fortnight will be asked to pledge their support to "two states for two peoples", hand out Israeli and Palestinian flags, and support "freedom, justice and equality" for all.