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Payout for hospital Gestapo slur victim

By Jennifer Lipman, February 24, 2011

A psychotherapist whose parents sought refuge in Britain during the Holocaust has won a racial discrimination case after a senior hospital manager made a Nazi jibe.

Judy Williams, 52, lost her job at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital on the grounds of acting inappropriately to a vulnerable patient. She appealed the decision and won £80,000 payout for unfair dismissal.

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JNF say no to UK Arab task force

By Simon Rocker, February 24, 2011

JNF UK has decided to keep its distance from a recently established task force to increase awareness among British Jews of issues faced by Israel's Arab citizens.

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Leadership Council role re-think

By Simon Rocker, February 24, 2011

JNF UK has refused to quell speculation that it is reconsidering its membership of the Jewish Leadership Council.

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Jewish concerns over clock change plan

February 24, 2011

The Board of Deputies has warned of the "detrimental effect" on religious life if plans to make dawn and dusk an hour later are adopted.

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Cathedral bans Gaza exhibition

By Jessica Elgot, February 24, 2011

Worcester Cathedral has cancelled an exhibition of Gaza children's artwork.

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Ron Prosor ignores silent Palestinian protest

By Marcus Dysch, February 24, 2011

Pro-Palestinian protesters taped their mouths and turned their backs on Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor as he spoke to students during a heavily policed lecture this week.

Nine students, wearing red sweatshirts, stood up after Mr Prosor began his speech at Edinburgh University on Monday. One by one they called out the names of Palestinians whom they claimed had been killed by the IDF.

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Secret sanctions after Gaza death camp jibe

By Robyn Rosen, February 24, 2011

The University of Birmingham union has refused to explain what disciplinary action it has taken against its Friends of Palestine Society after it hosted a US army veteran who compared Gaza to a concen

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Students attack 'weak' college hate report

By Marcus Dysch, February 24, 2011

A report on tackling extremism and hate speakers at British university campuses has been widely criticised as weak and ineffectual.

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Teenagers meet Israeli minister in Hebron trip

By Jennifer Lipman, February 24, 2011

A group of British teens discussed the Jewish claim on Hebron with Israel's Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar as he outlined a controversial plan to take pupils on tours of the West Bank city.

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The Promise has an 'anti-Israel premise'

By Marcus Dysch, February 24, 2011

A senior Israeli diplomat says that a drama series about British Mandate Palestine is the worst example of anti-Israel propaganda he has ever seen on television.

The final episode of The Promise will be shown on Channel 4 on Sunday.

Amir Ofek, press attaché at the Israeli embassy in London, said film-maker Peter Kosminsky's story had "created a new category of hostility towards Israel".

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