UK news

Tories solicited cash for Werritty

By Martin Bright, October 18, 2011

Senior Conservatives actively sought donations from wealthy Jewish businessmen to fund organisations run by Liam Fox’s friend Adam Werritty, the JC can reveal.

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Press TV blames Israel and British royals for Ofcom problems

By Jessica Elgot, October 18, 2011

The Iranian-backed TV channel, Press TV , has launched a bizarre series of tirades over threats to its broadcasting licence, railing against “members of the royal family and government” for lobbying Ofcom, the broadcasting watchdog .

Press TV reported that it was to be taken off air in the UK next week, which has not been confirmed by Ofcom.

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Shalit release: Cameron on 'courage' of Israeli soldier

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2011

The British Prime Minister has congratulated Benjamin Netanyahu "and everyone involved" for bringing Gilad Shalit home safely.

As the soldier, who was captured by Hamas terrorists in June 2006, spoke to his family for the first time since he was kidnapped, David Cameron expressed hope that the "prisoner exchange will bring peace a step closer".

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Succah at Occupy London Stock Exchange

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2011

Protesters at the Occupy London Stock Exchange have been invited to take temporary shelter – in a succah.

Following in the footsteps of Jewish demonstrators in New York, a group of British activists have decided to put up a "protest succah".

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Top score for University Challenge hopefuls

By Jennifer Lipman, October 17, 2011

A Jewish student was left smiling after his University Challenge team defeated their rivals by more than double points to win a place in the next round of the contest.

Jonathan Metzer was part of the Worcester College, Oxford team, which was one of four losing teams in the first round to achieve a high enough score for a special playoff.

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PM condemns UN adviser's 'antisemitic' cartoon

By Jessica Elgot, October 12, 2011

David Cameron has instructed the UK’s Permanent Representative in Geneva to raise concerns with the UN Human Rights council over an antisemitic cartoon posted on a human rights advisor’s blog.

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British Jews celebrate Gilad Shalit deal

By Jennifer Lipman, October 12, 2011

Anglo-Jewry has welcomed the news that a deal has been made to secure the release of Gilad Shalit.

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Tafazal Mohammed

October 12, 2011

On 13 May 2011 we published articles which suggested that Tafazal Mohammed was a Jihadist who may have supported violent extremism.

We accept that this is not the case and that Mr Mohammed unequivocally condemns acts of violence, including the 7/7 bombings.

We are happy to put this right and apologise to him for any distress caused.

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Former Corrie star Gaynor Faye to join Emmerdale

By Jennifer Lipman, October 12, 2011

Jewish actress Gaynor Faye is to join the cast of Emmerdale.

The Leeds-born actress, 40, will appear in the long-running soap from the beginning of next year.

Ms Faye, who started in Coronation Street for four years, is also known for the series Fat Friends, which she wrote and acted in.

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Ofcom tells Erekat: Al Jazeera was fair

By Marcus Dysch, October 11, 2011

The broadcast regulator, Ofcom, has rejected a complaint of unfairness made by chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat against the Al Jazeera news channel.

Dr Erekat complained about how he was portrayed in a four-part series, The Palestine Papers, broadcast on the English-language version of the station in January.

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