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UK finally ends funding NGO for inciting to hatred & violence against Jews

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After the Telegraph released secret recordings of the Pro-Palestine ‘War on Want’ activities of promoting an academic boycott of Israel (since 2003) and its funding Apartheid Week on various UK university campuses, the British gov’t ended its funding.

By Itamar Eichner

 

The British government ended its support for the NGO War on Want, founded in 1951, and initially focused on fighting poverty around the world, for inciting to hatred and violence against Jews.

UK NGO War on Want’s website

War on Want has promoted an academic boycott of Israel since 2003 and has funded Apartheid Week on various UK university campuses. Continue Reading »

VIDEO: UK’s PM Cameron tells Labour Party to ‘sort out’ its anti-Semitism

UK PM David Cameron tells Jeremy Corbyn to ‘sort out’ Labour’s antisemitism problem - Screenshot

 

WATCH: British Prime Minister Cameron fiercely condemned the growth of anti-Semitism in UK’s Labour party, and turned to face Jeremy Corbyn demanding he take responsibility for his party, that “he should sort it out.”

By Ari Bashar

 

UK Prime Minister David Cameron issued sharp criticism of the Labour party Wednesday, given the large number of members recently exposed making anti-Semitic comments and the party’s unwillingness to take action against them.

In parliament, Mike Freer of the Conservative party asked Cameron if he agrees that all organizations “public and private” should root out anti-Semitism, in a timely statement given the Labour party’s recent association with anti-Semitism.

“Anti-Semitism is an absolute cancer in our society,” responded Cameron, warning that when hatred of Jews grows it’s a signal of “many even worse things happening to ethnic groups and other groups all over our country.”

Recognizing the growth of anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic attacks in the UK, he called to “stamp it out.”

Cameron then focused his comments on Labour head Jeremy Corbyn, and noted there is a growth of anti-Semitism in “part of the Labour party.”

“And I say to the leader opposite, it’s his party and he should sort it out,” added the prime minister forcefully. Continue Reading »

British Petition Calls to Arrest Netanyahu Upon September Visit to UK

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.

British Pro-Palestinian Activists Harass Holocaust Survivor in Virulent Anti-Semitic Attack

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.
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UK’s new business minister blasts BDS promoters & promising to expand trade with Israel

 

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.

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Britain warns UN: US ignoring ‘Iran’s active nuclear procurement network’

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.

 

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 »

Survey: More Brits Prefer Iran over Israel

The latest survey finds Brits feel most disapproving towards the Jewish State, with exception only to North Korea, than any other non-European country in the world.

 By Cynthia Blank

 

Britons dislike Israel more than they do any other non-European country in the world, with the exception of North Korea, a new study found.

Anti-Israel demonstrators stand on iconic bronze lions at London’s Trafalgar Square – Photo: Reuters

The Chatham House-YouGov survey, which documents British attitudes toward the United Kingdom’s international relations polices, was published last week.

In a section titled “General public attitudes towards other countries” respondents were asked to name the countries they “feel especially favorable towards” and “especially unfavorable towards.”

The section is also divided into European countries and non-European countries.

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UK Home Secretary: UK must confront appalling rise in anti-Semitism

UK Home Secretary Theresa May: “I never thought I would see that day when members of the Jewish community in the United Kingdom would say they were fearful of remaining here.”

By Eli Leon, Erez Linn, Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff

 

British Home Secretary Theresa May said on Sunday that Britain must step up its efforts to eradicate anti-Semitism across the country in a speech designed to address the Jewish community’s security concerns after an Islamist gunman killed four French Jews in Paris.
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UK Voices Opposition to Palestinian Statehood Resolution

 

Britain joins the US with concerns how the revised UN draft does not address Israel’s security needs.

By i24news

 

Britain joined the United States and Israel on Tuesday, lashing out against a toughly worded Palestinian statehood resolution submitted to the UN Security Council, Reuters reported.

“British ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Security council Mark Lyall Grant (L) addresses the press, flanked by US Ambassador to the UN Security Council Samantha Power, after a meeting with South Sudan’s president on August 12, 2014 in Juba” – Photo: Charles Lomodong (AFP)

When asked whether Britain would support the revised draft, British UN Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said the country would not.

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U.K. synagogue cancels Dr. Mordechai Kedar as invited speaker

Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Bar Ilan University served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence specializing in Arab political discourse but his opponents say his opinion is “toxic for interfaith relations”.

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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

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 »

UK May Seek to Adjust Law After Inciting Palestinian Violates Gov’t Ban by Using Video Link

Deemed persona non grata, leader of the Islamic Movement’s Northern Branch in Israel outsmarts UK Home Secretary by appearing as guest speaker for meeting of the Palestine Forum via video link.

By JERRY LEWIS

 

LONDON – Sheikh Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic Movement’s Northern Branch in Israel who was banned from entering the UK in 2011 because of his extremist views, apparently appeared as guest speaker at a Manchester meeting of the Palestine Forum in Britain organization on Saturday by video link.

Sheikh Raed Salah

Sheikh Raed Salah (C), head of the Islamic Movement in northern Israel – Photo: REUTERS

In 2007, Salah delivered a speech in Jerusalem in which he invoked anti-Semitic blood libel.

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UK Minister for Universities & Science: No academic boycotts of Israel in Britain

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 (Wikimedia Commons)

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 »

US & UK urge UN to probe Israeli seizure of Iranian arms ship

 

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.

Dozens of powerful Syrian-made M-302 rockets with range of160KM  - Photo courtesy IDF Spokeperson's Unit

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 »

UK parliament begins investigation into funding for UNRWA – perpetuating refugees

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.

By YUVAL PAIS, THE POST

 

 

 

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

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 »

Germany & Britain Block PA Olive Council Bid

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 »