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'Zionists always lose' chant as SOAS cheekbiter is acquitted of assault

January 26, 2012

A PhD student who bit a pro-Israel campaigner on the cheek at SOAS Israel Apartheid Week has been acquitted of assault.

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Release the Auschwitz files

By Martin Bright, January 26, 2012

 

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Anger over lawyer who defended Nazis

By Jessica Elgot, January 26, 2012

Anti-fascist campaigners have expressed their disgust at inaction by the Home Office over the impending visit to SOAS of "devil's advocate" Jacques Vergès.

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Mooning pensioner gets day of reckoning

By Marcus Dysch, January 26, 2012

A pensioner convicted of mooning at a neighbour has been labelled a "vexatious litigant" in the High Court following a long-running dispute with his other neighbours.

Harry Singer and his wife, June, regularly clashed with fellow residents over charges imposed by a management company at the block of flats which is home to dozens of Jewish pensioners.

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Former JFS pupils concern over 'gay cure'

By Jessica Elgot, January 26, 2012

Former Jewish school students and religious leaders have expressed "deep concern" about references to "homosexual cure" group JONAH in a JFS Jewish studies lesson, and have called for schools urgently to address the teaching of homosexuality.

Former JFS head girl Alma Smith has written to the school's headmaster, Jonathan Miller, saying that not making reference to lesbian and gay organisations

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Cameron: Tell Holocaust stories in all UK schools

By Jennifer Lipman, January 25, 2012

David Cameron has praised the work of the Holocaust Educational Trust and called for the stories of survivors to be told to children across Britain.

The prime minister, asked by MP Louise Ellman during Prime Minister's Questions to comment ahead of Friday's international Holocaust Memorial Day, said he strongly supported the trust's work.

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SOAS 'biter' acquitted of assault

By Jessica Elgot, January 24, 2012

A PhD student who bit a pro-Israel campaigner on the cheek at SOAS Israel Apartheid Week has been acquitted of assault.

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Iranian channel Press TV has licence revoked by Ofcom

By Jennifer Lipman, January 20, 2012

The Tehran-backed channel, Press TV has had its UK licence revoked with immediate effect.

Broadcasting standards watchdog Ofcom said that in the course of correspondence and meetings in recent months with Press TV, it had not been satisfied that “the licensee had general control over which programmes and other services” were shown on the channel.

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MPs mark Holocaust Memorial Day with Westminster debate

By Jennifer Lipman, January 20, 2012

Politicians from all parties have paid tribute to the heroism and bravery displayed by the victims of Nazi persecution during the Holocaust and spoken of their experiences visiting the camps and meeting survivors.

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Proms protestor sues

By Marcus Dysch, January 19, 2012

A violinist who was suspended by the London Philharmonic Orchestra after signing an anti-Israel letter is to take the orchestra to an employment tribunal.

Sarah Streatfeild was among two dozen musicians who signed the letter, published in the Independent, encouraging the BBC to cancel the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's Proms appearance at the Royal Albert Hall last September.

The LPO initia

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