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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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Census time again? Count us in

February 24, 2011

Jews are being asked to stand up and be counted in next month's Census.

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EasyJet gives another non-kosher helping

February 24, 2011

The budget airline forced to apologise for serving ham on a flight from Israel this week admitted it has happened more than once.

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Support flows for autistic boy

By Robyn Rosen, February 24, 2011

The parents of a severely autistic boy have welcomed "amazing" messages of support following their struggle to provide extra care for their son.

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Jews? Many are just prejudiced

By Jessica Elgot, February 24, 2011

Liberal Democrat peer Lord Phillips of Sudbury has said that "many" Jews are "deeply prejudiced" although "not lacking in intelligence."

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I lost my daughters, but won't lose hope

By Jessica Elgot, February 24, 2011

The Palestinian doctor whose three daughters were killed by Israeli shelling during the Gaza offensive in January 2009 has pleaded with both sides "not to give in to hatred".

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