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How the Groucho Club networkers hope to save the Holocaust Centre

By Jennifer Lipman, May 5, 2011

Two worlds which, on the face of it, have nothing in common are coming together in a unique effort this year.

Stephen Fry and Elaine Paige are among the host of stars more often associated with showbiz hotspots such as the Groucho Club, who have joined forces with a museum volunteer from Worksop and her family to create a glamorous London affair in aid of Holocaust education.


Britain wins - for the most antisemitic attacks in 2010

By Nathan Jeffay, May 5, 2011

There were more major antisemitic attacks in Britain last year than in any other diaspora country, according to a new report.

Almost one in four attacks which took place worldwide happened in Britain, Tel Aviv University researchers stated. They found that there were 614 incidents worldwide, 144 of which were perpetrated in the UK.


UK-Israel rift over Hamas unity deal

May 5, 2011

A serious rift between the British and Israeli governments opened up this week during the visit of Binyamin Netanyahu to London, over the welcome given by David Cameron to the unity deal between Fatah and Hamas.

Israel is understood to be furious that William Hague and Mr Cameron had both made positive public statements about the new pact.


Moroccan ambassador writes of 'sorrow' over Peter Moss death

By Jennifer Lipman, May 4, 2011


Appeal for UK Jews to help 'lonely' Holocaust survivors

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2011

The British ambassador to Israel has called on Britain’s Jewish community to dig deep to help combat loneliness amongst Holocaust survivors.

In a joint appeal with outgoing Israeli ambassador to Britain Ron Prosor, Matthew Gould said that while the Israeli government played its part in supporting the estimated 210,000 survivors living there, there were still gaps in the provision.


George Galloway Bin Laden video a fabrication

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2011

A hoax video has been posted on YouTube claiming that George Galloway described the death of Osama bin Laden as illegitimate.

The video, based on old footage about a different matter, was posted this morning and circulated around the internet and on Twitter.


Peter Moss: a life in writing

By Jennifer Lipman, May 2, 2011

Peter Moss, a journalist and writer who contributed to the JC’s travel and arts pages, was killed on Thursday in a bomb attack in Marrakesh. The JC’s deepest sympathies go to his family and friends.

In tribute to him and his impressive career, we have compiled a selection of his writing and reviews.



British writer killed in Marrakesh cafe blast

By Jennifer Lipman, April 29, 2011

A former JC writer was among the victims of the explosion in Marrakesh on Thursday.

Peter Moss, 59 and from London, was one of 15 people killed in the blast in a cafe.

Morocco’s Interior Minister said the device, which exploded in Djemma el-Fna square in the city’s old quarter, was activated remotely.


Westminster university cancels anti-Zionist event

By Marcus Dysch, April 28, 2011

The University of Westminster has cancelled an event it was due to host featuring Israeli anti-Zionist Gilad Atzmon.

A panel discussion examining "Israel criminality in the wake of the Goldstone Retract" was due to be held in a rented room at the university on Tuesday, May 3, but will not now go ahead.


L'chaim to William and Kate from British Jewry

By Jennifer Lipman, April 28, 2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton have been wished a hearty mazel tov from British Jewry.

The Board of Deputies said they were sending "congratulations and every good wish" to the royal couple on "the joyous occasion of their marriage".