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UK courts fail to block fake website

By Jennifer Lipman, February 23, 2012

The UK's courts service has admitted it is "powerless" to challenge a copycat website that features a swastika in its logo and accuses the UK judiciary of behaving "like a bunch of fascists".

A spokesman for Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service made it clear that a website, "hmcourts-service.info" was not associated with them, despite containing links to official sites and having been des

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Dachau survivor's art show

By Jennifer Lipman, February 23, 2012

The artwork of one of the last surviving prisoners interned in Dachau has gone on display at the Austrian Cultural Forum in London.

Ernst Eisenmayer, who is 92, has worked as a sculptor and painter since the end of the Second World War.

Mr Eisenmayer, who was born in Vienna, was sent to prison at the age of 18 before the war began when the Nazis caught him trying to flee to Switzerland.

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No prosecution in Israel Proms disruption

By Simon Rocker, February 23, 2012

The Metropolitan Police have rejected a request from lawyers to pursue protesters who disrupted a Proms concert by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra at London's Royal Albert Hall last September.

UK Lawyers for Israel had argued that charges of aggravated trespass could have been brought against some of those who took part in the protest.

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We Believe shelved for this year

By Marcus Dysch, February 23, 2012

Plans to repeat Britain's biggest Israel advocacy conference have been scrapped in favour of a "quiet organisational revolution".

Organisers of the We Believe conference confirmed the "strategic decision" had been taken to postpone the event, which had been due to take place in London on April 29.

Last May's conference – organised by Israel lobbying group Bicom – was attended by around 1

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March of the Living to honour UK PoWs

By Martin Bright, February 23, 2012

The UK branch of the international Holocaust memorial movement, March of the Living, will this year mark Yom Hashoah with a ceremony at the site of the British prisoner of war camp at Auschwitz.

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Long-lost Nuremberg Trials film restored, 66 years late

By Martin Bright, February 23, 2012

An extraordinary lost film of the Nuremberg war crimes trial enjoyed its UK premiere this week six decades after it was first made. The newly-restored film, Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today, was unveiled at a screening in Parliament on Wednesday.

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Fake checkpoint and fake guns, but violence still erupts at LSE

By Marcus Dysch, February 23, 2012

Fights broke out on campus between Jewish and pro-Palestinian students during an anti-Israel protest this week.

Water bombs and punches were thrown during the clashes at the London School of Economics on Monday as activists staged an Israel Apartheid Week demonstration.

Members of the students' union's Palestine Society constructed a 10ft-long mock Israeli army checkpoint, and an "apartheid

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Terezin camp spirit to live on in Leeds music project

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 23, 2012

A Holocaust actress who performed eight plays inside a Nazi concentration camp will launch an international Holocaust music research hub by telling how the power of creative arts gave freedom amid hell.

Terezin camp survivor Zdenka Fantlová, 89, was friends with the Jewish elite of Czech musicians, actors and writers interned at the Terezin concentration camp near Prague.

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The novel she forgot is now being published

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 23, 2012

A high-flying trainee lawyer who lost her memory after a three-month coma is to have her first novel published - after forgetting she had ever written it.

In 2008, 25-year-old Alexandra Singer was about to begin a jet-setting law career in the Greek office of a top London law firm.

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Marie Colvin: The bravest reporter of the MidEast

February 23, 2012

My friend Marie Colvin was not only one of the finest reporters of her generation, she was also a charming woman with a keen sense of humour who loved nothing more than covering a good story.

You only have to look at the tributes that have been paid to her courage and tenacity from all over the world to see that she was no ordinary journalist, which is why she won so many awards during her long

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