UK news

Miliband: Mideast peace needs 'wider Arab settlement with Israel'

By Jennifer Lipman, March 21, 2012

The former Foreign Secretary has claimed that the biggest diplomatic failure of the last four decades is the fact that the two state solution has not yet materialised.

David Miliband, addressing guest at OneVoice's gala dinner in London on Tuesday, said


The letter to Ed Miliband from Jewish Labour supporters

March 21, 2012

Dear Ed,

RE: Meeting between Ken Livingstone and Labour supporting Jewish Londoners


Nearly half of Britons question loyalty of Jews

By Jennifer Lipman, March 20, 2012

A survey has found that nearly half of Britons think that Jews are more loyal to Israel" than their own country.

The research, conducted for the US hate monitor, the Anti-Defamation League, looked at antisemitic attitudes in ten European countries, and compared the findings to the results of a similar survey in 2009.


Case settled over asbestos-related death of former waiter at Bloom's

By James Brewster, March 20, 2012

The daughter of a waiter who died from asbestos-related cancer after 30 years working in a Kosher restaurant today settled her damages claim against her late father's employers for £70,000.


Nazi memorabilia auctioneer donates to Holocaust charity

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 20, 2012

The auction house which made thousands of pounds selling Hitler's 50th birthday present is to change its policy on selling Holocaust items and make a donation to the Holocaust Education Trust.


Victoria Coren bets on David Mitchell as husband material

By Jennifer Lipman, March 20, 2012

Writer and poker champion Victoria Coren is to marry comedian and writer David Mitchell.

Ms Coren, 38, announced the engagement in The Times's social and personal pages. The daughter of humorist Alan Coren and an a esthetist Anne Kasriel, she is also the sister of Giles Coren, a columnist for The Times.


The Day of the Leighton

March 18, 2012

North West London Jets played a double-header in the Excel under-12 League against Shenley and Hampstead Harriers. The Jets secured three out of a possible four points with two strong performances.

The first match was against ShenlEy in which NWLJ ran out 4-0 victors with goals coming from Raphael de Beck Spitzer, David Amor, Akiva Restan and Jonathan Korn.


Archbishop of Canterbury to step down before Lord Sacks

By Jennifer Lipman, March 16, 2012

The chief rabbi has honoured the career of his "true friend" the Archbishop of Canterbury, following the news that he is to step down before the end of the year.

Dr Rowan Williams will leave office in December to become Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, meaning that he will retire eight months before Lord Sacks steps down.


British contribution to Ashkelon to be celebrated

By Jennifer Lipman, March 15, 2012

The British Jewish community’s contribution to the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon is to be recognised at an event next month.

On April 10 40 years of collaboration, including some £50 million of British investment in Ashkelon facilities and community centres, as well as the work of 10,000 volunteers, will be marked.