Brighton

Protests fail to halt Brighton EcoStream party

By Sandy Rashty, August 15, 2013

An Israeli-owned shop in Brighton saw record sales during its first anniversary celebrations last weekend — despite being picketed by boycott activists.

Israel supporters from London and along the south coast flocked to the EcoStream store for the festivities.

Sussex Friends of Israel member Daniel Laurence described the event as “excellent — the shop was packed”.

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Police alert over Brighton shop protests

By Sandy Rashty, August 8, 2013

An Israeli-owned shop in Brighton will celebrate its first birthday this weekend — and Sussex police are preparing for potential trouble.

Hundreds of anti-Israel activists and members of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) are expected to picket EcoStream, which sells SodaStream recyclable bottles made in the West Bank settlement of Mishor Adumim.

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Stanmore couple charged with £26,000 fraud of 100-year-old uncle

By Anna Sheinman, May 3, 2013

A couple from Stanmore have been charged with defrauding their 100-year-old uncle, who lived in Brighton, of £26,000.

A statement from Sussex police said: “Janice Olaff, the victim's niece and who had power of attorney, along with her husband, Leslie Olaff, had written cheques and used debit cards over a six year period.”

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Brighton minister is warmly received

By Yael Breuer, April 8, 2013

The induction service for Rabbi Andrea Zanardo drew a crowd of 250 to Brighton and Hove Reform Synagogue. The induction was conducted by Reform movement rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner and the congregation included civic dignitaries and representatives of other local synagogues.

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Protests turn nasty outside Israeli EcoStream

By Sandy Rashty, February 7, 2013

A woman was arrested last Saturday amid escalating protests outside an Israeli store in Brighton.

Julie Warman, 44, was charged with racially or religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress following an incident during a protest outside EcoStream, a Sussex police spokesperson confirmed.

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Brighton MP Lucas challenges IDF at pro-Israel lobby

By Sandy Rashty, January 24, 2013

Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas told constituents that Israeli authorities were responsible for “blocking humanitarian aid” and “humiliating” the people of Gaza during a pro-Israel lobby day in Parliament.

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New friends in Sussex

By Cecily Woolf, January 14, 2013

The formation of a Sussex Friends of Israel group was announced at a Zionist Federation-organised meeting on the Middle East situation held at Brighton’s Ralli Hall, which was attended by 150 people.

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Norwood cleans up in Sussex

December 17, 2012

Norwood is responsible for the first Sussex commercial car wash to be staffed entirely by those with learning disabilities.

The Future Clean venture in Lewes, funded by East Sussex County Council, follows the success of the north London area outlet in Hatch End.

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Israeli shop ‘set to sue’ protesters in Brighton

By Sandy Rashty, December 13, 2012

An Israeli shop in Brighton is set to issue legal proceedings against pro-Palestine activists who have picketed at the eco-friendly store for the past three months.

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Brighton counters anti-Zionists

December 10, 2012

Zionist Federation director Alan Aziz has said that the best response to rising anti-Zionist sentiment in Brighton is “to bring more Israeli activity, culture, education and training”.

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