Josh Jackman

'Israel is creating terrorists with a justified grudge', Baroness Tonge claims

By Josh Jackman, July 21, 2016

Baroness Tonge has accused Israel of being responsible for the rise of Islamist terrorism and Daesh.

The life peer told the House of Lords that Israel was provoking a generation of violent extremists who would have “a justified grudge” against Israel and Britain.

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Young, working and can't plan a future

By Josh Jackman, July 21, 2016

"A lot of people of my age aren't comfortable making long-term commitments - like meeting a partner and building a relationship - when they don't have control over where they live."

Pip Moss, a 26-year-old paralegal,wanted the security of being able to plan a future. So, 18 months ago, he moved from London to Manchester. And he is not alone.

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'Toxic' NUS is no longer safe for Jews, says official

By Josh Jackman, July 21, 2016

A senior member of the National Union of Students has said the movement is "toxic" and warned that it is an unsafe space for Jews.

Izzy Lenga, who has served for two years on the organisation's National Executive Council, said that Jewish students were the victims of "double standards" and, as a result, did not want to get involved in the union.

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Leading Israeli Jon Medved entrepreneur set for London

By Josh Jackman, July 21, 2016

He is one of Israel's leading venture capitalists. Now entrepreneur Jon Medved plans to bring his business to Britain.

Mr Medved's crowd-funding company OurCrowd has pumped more than £170 million into nearly 100 companies while promoting Israel.

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Trump right hand man is fan of Israel

By Josh Jackman, July 21, 2016

The Republican candidate for vice-president has a long history of supporting Israel.

Donald Trump chose Indiana governor Mike Pence to be his running mate ahead of the Republican National Convention on Monday.

Under Mr Pence's leadership, Indiana passed a law that required the state to actively avoid doing any business with companies which boycott, divest from or sanction Israel.

The gove

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Jewish Labour Movement appoints first director

By Josh Jackman, July 20, 2016

Ella Rose, a former Union of Jewish Students president, has been chosen to be the Jewish Labour Movement’s first director.

Ms Rose said her appointment represented “a real vote of confidence in the future of the youth of the Jewish community. This is a really exciting opportunity and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in".

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Jewish NUS official says union’s executive is 'not a safe space' for Jews

By Josh Jackman, July 18, 2016

A senior Jewish member of the National Union of Students has had to defend herself for raising the issue of communal representation.

Izzy Lenga, who was attending today’s NEC meeting, said that its National Executive Council “isn't a safe space for us".

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Campus rebuild is big on independent living

By Josh Jackman, July 15, 2016

Jewish Care has unveiled plans for a £22 million project to overhaul its community centre in Redbridge, including the addition of 50 independent living flats. The current premises will be demolished and replaced with a modern facility incorporating a 700-capacity auditorium.

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Boris the anti-boycotter

By Josh Jackman, July 14, 2016

Boris Johnson, the new Foreign Secretary, has a history of support for Israel.

In November 2015, during a trip to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Ramallah, he told reporters that he could "not think of anything more foolish" than the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

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Defiant Israelis return to the Fringe

By Josh Jackman, July 14, 2016

A day-long cultural celebration of Israel will be held at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival next month. But the International Shalom Festival is set to be opposed by Scottish pro-Palestinian activists.

The Shalom event on August 17 is expected to sell out the city's 1,000-capacity Central Hall. It is being organised by the Confederation of Friends of Israel Scotland (COFIS) and StandWithUs.

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Israeli diabetes pill could end injections and lengthen lives

By Josh Jackman, July 14, 2016

An Israeli company has created a pill for diabetes sufferers that could delay the worst symptoms of the disease.

Insulin injections have been the best way to control blood sugar levels in people with diabetes - 422 million at present - for more than 90 years, but Jerusalem-based Oramed has developed what they say is a better alternative.

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Death threats sent to Jewish MP Luciana Berger, court is told

By Josh Jackman, July 14, 2016

A man has appeared in court accused of sending death threats to a Jewish MP.

Luciana Berger is said to have received messages telling her she was “going to get it like Jo Cox did”.

Ms Berger, Labour MP for Liverpool Wavertree and Britain’s youngest Jewish MP, was also allegedly sent an online message stating: “You better watch your back Jewish scum.”

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Holocaust museum looks to block Pokémon players

By Josh Jackman, July 13, 2016

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has asked visitors to stop playing an immersive video game which allows users to “catch monsters” while walking around its exhibitions.

Pokémon Go is an “augmented reality” smartphone game in which users try to trap fictional fighting animals like Charizard and Pikachu.

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Jewish students tell Jeremy Corbyn: publish report on Oxford antisemitism immediately

By Josh Jackman, July 12, 2016

Jewish students have called on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to release a full report into antisemitism at the Oxford University Labour Club.

An investigation over Jew-hate at OULC was launched in February after Alex Chalmers, the co-chairman, resigned, claiming a large proportion of members “have some kind of problem with Jews”.

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WJR chief: 'We should do more'

By Josh Jackman, July 8, 2016

During Paul Anticoni's 10 years as World Jewish Relief chief executive, it is estimated that the charity has helped 700,000 people across the globe.

But he is convinced that emergency aid could be improved, saying: "We're not fast enough or good enough when responding to disasters.

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Home still failing says care watchdog

By Josh Jackman, July 8, 2016

Andrew Cohen House in Birmingham is the latest communal residential home to fall below the level considered acceptable by Care Quality Commission inspectors.

In a new report, the CQC has found that the home requires improvement, despite a rise in standards.

A February 2015 report graded the home as inadequate - the CQC's lowest rating - and it was barred from accepting new residents.

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Concerns over Hizbollah flags being displayed in the UK to be referred to Home Secretary

By Josh Jackman, July 7, 2016

The Home Secretary is to be made aware of concerns surrounding the display of Hizbollah flags at anti-Israel marches in the UK.

Chris Grayling, Leader of the House of Commons, told MPs that Theresa May would be informed.

His comment came after Hizbollah flags were displayed by protesters at last Sunday’s anti-Israel Al-Quds Day march in central London.

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Israeli MK's bar mitzvah

By Josh Jackman, July 7, 2016

Michal Biran stood behind the bar, pulled a pint of bitter and let the memories flood back.

The MK, who represents Labour in the Knesset, was back in the The White Ferry House in Victoria, central London, the pub where 11 years ago she had worked as one of the bar staff.

"I think they had a pool table before.

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Hizbollah flags fly in London

By Josh Jackman, July 7, 2016

Hizbollah flags were on display in London last Sunday as around 600 protesters gathered for the annual anti-Israel Al-Quds Day march.

Police did not act to prevent the protesters displaying the colours of the organisation - whose military wing is defined as a terrorist group by the UK government - and made no arrests.

Approximately 500 pro-Israel activists mounted a counter-demonstration, wi

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Where to invest in a crisis? Israel

By Josh Jackman, July 7, 2016

Izzy Tapoohi, the president of Israel Bonds, is in a win-win situation, and would like you to join him.

His organisation raises over $1.1 bn every year for Israel from around two million investors, a sum he aims to increase to $1.5 bn in the next couple of years.

And when the country suffers some sort of economic or geopolitical crisis, demand for his product actually rises.

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