Israel’s Foreign Ministry: Petition signed by 40,000 to arrest PM for “war crimes” is merely a public relations stunt with no practical significance.
By Eli Leon & Israel Hayom Staff
As of Wednesday morning, nearly 40,000 people had signed an online petition calling for the arrest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on war crimes charges during his visit to the United Kingdom next month.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – Photo: AP
The petition was created on the British Parliament’s E-petitions website. The petition says, “Benjamin Netanyahu is to hold talks in London this September. Under international law he should be arrested for war crimes upon arrival in the U.K. Continue Reading »
The “intimidating and virulent” abuse by “all white” left-wing Palestinian supporters comes amid a growing trend of anti-Semitism throughout Europe, with the UK leading the way with the most anti-Semitic incidents.
By Ben Ariel
A Holocaust survivor who set up a pro-Israel stall at a trade union festival is saying he was hounded from the event by pro Palestinian campaigners who called him a “Nazi”, according to the Express
Anti-Israel protest (illustration) – Reuters
The survivor, Henry Schachter, set up the Bournemouth Action for Israel stand at the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival in Dorset, in order to provide an alternative view to the anti-Israel Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s (PSC) stall which regularly appears at the event. Continue Reading »
Business Secretary Javid, “I do not believe in boycotts, nor, I am proud to say, does my party, my prime minister or, for the most, part my country.”
By JERRY LEWIS
LONDON – Newly appointed Business Secretary Sajid Javid condemned Britain’s National Union of Students on Monday for supporting a boycott of Israel, declaring bluntly that the group’s recent move to join the BDS movement was not only an isolated view, but one that the government and most of the country did not share.
UK BUSINESS SECRETARY Sajid Javid speaks at the UK Israel Business annual awards dinner on Monday. Continue Reading »
UN suggests US administration silence on Iranian violations is to not undermine ongoing talks.
• Speculation of the White House’s silence about Iran’s active nuclear procurement network is “further proof that a skeptical Congress must have a voice,” echoing Netanyahu’s warnings that Iran can not be trusted.
By News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff
Britain has informed a United Nations sanctions panel of an active Iranian nuclear procurement network linked to two blacklisted firms, according to a confidential report by the panel seen by Reuters.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses the 2015 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference, in the United Nations on Monday – Photo: AP
The existence of such a network could add to Western concerns over whether Tehran can be trusted to adhere to a nuclear deal due by June 30 in which it would agree to restrict sensitive nuclear work in exchange for sanctions relief. Continue Reading »
A leading London synagogue has cancelled a talk by an Israeli academic who said earlier this year that the only way to deter terrorists is by raping their female relatives.
Mordechai Kedar – Photo: Michal Fattal
Dr. Mordechai Kedar, of Bar-Ilan University, was due to speak at the Finchley United Synagogue on Monday night as part of a speaking tour in the United Kingdom organized by the local Zionist Federation, the Jewish Chronicle reported. Continue Reading »
During his visit to Jerusalem, David Willetts, the British Minister for Universities and Science says fewer Israelis have been coming to study in UK because of misperception of hostility.
Fewer Israeli students have been coming to England to study because of mistaken perceptions that Britain is “an unfriendly or hostile place” to Israel or Israelis. That mistaken perception needs addressing, said David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, in a visit to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Monday.
UK Universities Minister David Willetts: Perception of hostility to Israelis is mistaken. – Photo by Wikimedia Commons
There has been no boycott of Israeli academia in the U.K., Willetts said at a meeting with Israeli and English academics and with Israeli Education Minister Shai Piron at the Hebrew University’s Mount Scopus campus. Continue Reading »
Officials at the UN reported that if Klos C arms ship did actually originate in Iran, that would have violated standing UN Security Council sanctions.
By The Associated Press
UNITED NATIONS – The United States and Britain on Thursday called for a UN investigation of Israel’s claim that it intercepted an Iranian shipment of rockets headed for the Gaza Strip.
IDF seized Dozens of powerful Syrian-made M-302 rockets with range of 160KM – Photo courtesy IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
UN officials have said that if Israel’s claims are true, Iran would be in violation of Security Council sanctions.
US deputy ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo urged the Security Council committee that monitors sanctions against Iran to investigate the incident. Continue Reading »
A British parliamentary committee was formed in response to heavy lobbying by pro-Israel organizations to consider weather perpetuating the refugee problem is contributing to the status quo & a de facto deterrent to the peace process.
The British parliament has formed a committee of inquiry to probe the flow of funds used by the international refugee agency UNRWA to support the Palestinians, according to an exclusive report first revealed on Saturday by The Jerusalem Post‘s Hebrew-language sister publication, The Post.
Former Labor Party MK Einat Wilf Addresses Knesset – Photo: Facebook profile
According to the report, the British government contributes 90 million pounds annually in aid to the Palestinians. Continue Reading »
Unilateral action to join Int’l Olive Council blocked over arguments the act violates conditions & jeopardizes peace talks.
By Ari Yashar
Opposition by Germany and Britain have forced the Palestinian Authority (PA) to cancel their application to become a “member state” of the International Olive Council.
PA woman harvests olives – Flash 90
In April, as part of the peace talks with Israel, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas promised not to take unilateral action in joining international bodies.
Just recently Nabil Shaath, a senior official in the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), threatened that his organization was ready to join international organizations as the talks have failed to deliver results in the course of 5 months. Continue Reading »
Category: Israel News
An old Turkish arrest warrant due to ‘Marmara massacre’ held up Israel’s former MI chief Yadlin an London’s Heathrow airport. 45 minutes later immigration officers granted him entry.
By Itamar Eichner
Military Intelligence Chief Amos Yadlin was held up for 45 minutes in London’s Heathrow International Airport, due to a standing warrant for his arrest issued by a Turkish court due to his “responsibility for the Mavi Marmara incident,” referring to the IDF takeover of the 2010 Gaza flotilla, in which nine Turkish nationals were killed.
Amos Yadlin – Photo courtesy שבתרבות
After the airport’s immigration officers made inquiries with the British Foreign Office, they let Yadlin enter the country to continue his visit as planned. Continue Reading »
U.S. initiative to intervene militarily in Syria was received with French backing following the British parliament’s rejection of UK forces participation in the U.S.-led offensive.
By Ari Soffer
French President Francois Hollande gave a boost Friday to US hopes of forging an international coalition for possible strikes against Syria after British lawmakers rejected any involvement in military action.
UN Chemical weapons experts inspecting site of attack in Syria – Reuters
The White House had signalled Thursday that President Barack Obama, guided by the “best interests” of the United States, was ready to go it alone on Syria after deadly chemical weapons attacks last week. But Russia, the Syrian regime’s most powerful ally, warned any military strikes would “deal a serious blow to the entire system of world order”. Continue Reading »