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What’s Behind Britain’s Hard Left Turn & Where Its Going

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Today’s Europe has frightening comparisons with Hitler’s rise to power, as once again, Judeo-Christian foundations are crumbling all about us.

By Charles Gardner


We’ve been here before. History is repeating itself and I’m again experiencing that sense of déjà vu that prompted me (just ten days ago) to write about the anti-Semitism row within the British Labour Party in the context of Theodor Herzl’s Zionist campaign, which itself was prompted by anti-Jewish mania.

Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn

As I have contemplated the ongoing controversy, I am reminded with horror of how Hitler’s rise to power seemingly came out of nowhere. Continue Reading »

Hamas swears to ‘never forgive’ the British for empowering Israel’s existence

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Terror group’s spokesman reminds the world once again why Palestinians will never make peace with Israel, in his vow to ‘never forget’ that the UK facilitated the existence of a Jewish State.

By Dalit Halevy


Hamas will “never forgive” the United Kingdom for enabling Israel’s existence, a spokesperson for the terror group said Saturday.

“Britain conquered the land of Palestine and was the first to support the ‘Nakba’,” Yasser Ali, Hamas’s “Palestinian refugees” official, stated to Palestine magazine. ‘Nakba’ is the Arabic term for ‘Catastrophe,’ i.e. Israeli Independence in 1948.

“[Britain] helped establish the entity of Israel on the ruins of the historic land of Palestine, which resulted in expulsion of the Palestinians after they are slaughtered and killed dozens of massacres.”

“Any harm to the Palestinian people during the Nakba, including pain and suffering, were caused by Britain and its allies, and our people cannot forget that,” Ali continued. Continue Reading »

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”.




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.



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 »