Edinburgh

Police detain Gaza Scottish Parliament protesters

By Jennifer Lipman, November 22, 2012

A group of student protesters who mounted the roof of the Scottish Parliament to demonstrate against Israel have been removed by police.

The 10 activists were aiming to draw attention to the government's "weak" approach to the situation in Gaza by demonstrating during the First Minister's Questions.

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Gaza activists attempt to 'occupy' roof of Scottish Parliament

By Jennifer Lipman, November 22, 2012

A group of student protesters are attempting to climb on to the roof of the Scottish Parliament to demonstrate against Israel.

The 13 activists are aiming to draw attention to the government's "weak" approach to the situation in Gaza.

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Batsheva dancers cheered in Edinburgh

By Jennifer Lipman, November 1, 2012

An Israeli dance troupe on stage in Edinburgh endured jeering and disturbances from pro-Palestinian activists at the opening performance of a UK tour.

The performers, who are from the youth ensemble of the Batsheva Dance Company and are not all Israeli, spent two nights in Scotland this week with their acclaimed Deca Dance.

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University students disrupt Israeli ambassador talk

By Anna Sheinman, October 25, 2012

A talk by Israeli ambassador Daniel Taub at Edinburgh University, organised by the Politics and International Relations Society and attended by 150 students on Wednesday evening, was disrupted by chanting students waving Palestinian flags.

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Batsheva cheered at Edinburgh Festival

By Jennifer Lipman, September 6, 2012

This year’s Edinburgh International Festival was based on peacefulness and sharing cultures. And despite the best efforts of anti-Israel activists, when Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company left the stage after its final performance last weekend to a standing ovation, they did so in this spirit.

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Israeli dancers in Edinburgh to defy boycotters

By Jennifer Lipman, August 30, 2012

Almost a year to the day after anti-Israel protesters disrupted an Israeli orchestra at the Proms, hopes are that activists will not blight an Edinburgh display by an Israeli dance troupe.

The world-famous Batsheva Dance Company will be in the Scottish city to perform Hora, choreographed by artistic director Ohad Naharin, for three shows from Thursday evening onward.

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Israeli story wins at Edinburgh Festival

By Jennifer Lipman, August 30, 2012

An Israeli performer triumphed in an international storytelling contest in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival — despite having no experience in the genre.

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Israel boycotters turn attention to Edinburgh culture meeting

By Jennifer Lipman, August 10, 2012

Anti-Israel campaigners have revealed plans to disrupt a meeting of international politicians due to discuss culture in Edinburgh this week.

The first International Culture Summit will be held in the Scottish capital on Monday and Tuesday, bringing together culture ministers from Olympic nation as well as scores of other figures from the arts world.

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Israeli dancers face Edinburgh festival disruption

By Jessica Elgot, July 12, 2012

Campaigners are planning disruption at the Edinburgh International Festival of performances by Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company.

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Scotland's new report on being Jewish

By Jessica Elgot, July 12, 2012

A major report into Jews living in Scotland, from cities to the Highlands, has found many concerned about anti-Zionism and antisemitism and a hunger for more Jewish contact from those who live far from established communities.

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