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MPs debate Israel and Northern Ireland comparison

By Jennifer Lipman, March 28, 2012

Members of Parliament have cautioned against drawing comparisons between the situation in Israel and that of Northern Ireland before the Good Friday Agreement.

During a debate on Israel in Westminster Hall, called by Labour MP John Woodcock, it was pointed out that the peace process in Northern Ireland went ahead "with the Provisional IRA still on active operations".

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MPs debate Israel and Northern Ireland comparison

By Jennifer Lipman, March 28, 2012

Members of Parliament have cautioned against drawing comparisons between the situation in Israel and that of Northern Ireland before the Good Friday Agreement.

During a debate on Israel in Westminster Hall, called by Labour MP John Woodcock, it was pointed out that the peace process in Northern Ireland went ahead "with the Provisional IRA still on active operations".

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Football coach jailed for sexual abuse of children

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 28, 2012

An amateur footballer, coach and referee, who has officiated and trained Jewish football teams, including youngsters, has been jailed for sexual crimes against children carried out more than 30 years ago.

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Livingstone to gain from Green party second preference vote

By Jennifer Lipman, March 28, 2012

London's Green Party voters are being asked to back Labour in the second preference slot at May's mayoral elections.

The mayoral election uses the Supplementary Vote system, under which voters rank their choices of candidates.

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Panorama claims NDS hacking brought down ITV Digital

By Jennifer Lipman, March 27, 2012

A BBC documentary has alleged that an Israeli-founded company that was at the time a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation hired a hacker to bring down a rival digital channel.

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Lord Gold put in charge of Conservative Party funding probe

By Jennifer Lipman, March 26, 2012

A Jewish life peer is to oversee the Conservative Party's investigation into party donations and political influence.

Lawyer Lord Gold of Westcliff-on-Sea has been put in charge of the inquiry, which Prime Minister David Cameron announced following the resignation of Tory co-treasurer Peter Cruddas.

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A thousand boys are 'missing' from Orthodox schools

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2012

Education authorities are negotiating with London's strictly Orthodox community to resolve the situation of hundreds of "missing" boys - who are being taught in unlicensed yeshivot where they receive little or no secular education, rather than at school.

The Department of Education has opted for a diplomatic approach rather than legal action to crack down on unauthorised religious institutions

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Community carries the Olympic torch

By Jessica Elgot, March 22, 2012

Polish-born dinah Gould, 99, from Kenton, will be the oldest of nearly 8,000 torchbearers selected to carry the Olympic flame through the streets of the UK this summer. The Liberal Jewish Synagogue member will be 100 when she carries the flame through Barnet. Mrs Gould still runs exercise classes for residents of her block of flats.

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Oxford's new Boat Race cox, Zoe

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2012

She may be small in stature, but Zoe de Toledo is about to record a giant achievement.

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London Mayor 2012: Green Party's Jenny Jones

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2012

The Green Party can be "good for the Jewish community", according to the party's London mayoral election candidate.

Jenny Jones said she believed the party's policies were "balanced" on Israel, but defended the Greens' denunciation of the Jewish National Fund as "racist".

Ms Jones spent time in Israel in the 1990s while studying archaeology as a mature student, and said the experience had he

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