UK official says, “Antisemitism is an attack on the British way of life and British identity, …Without our Jewish citizens we would be a lesser nation.”
By LAHAV HARKOV
The new Conservative government in the UK will pass a law making it illegal for public bodies to engage with BDS, UK Special Envoy for post-Holocaust issues Rt Hon Lord Eric Pickles said at the International Institute for Strategic Dialogue’s conference in Jerusalem on Sunday night.
“BDS is antisemitic and should be treated as such,” Pickles said, explaining that the new law will not allow public bodies to work with those who boycott, divest from or sanction Israel in any way. Continue Reading »
Rabbi Isaac Schapira is to receive the appointment of Officer of Order of British Empire by Queen Elizabeth, in recognition for strengthening ties between UK & the ultra-Orthodox community
A leading member of Israel‘s ultra-Orthodox community is to receive a rare honor from Queen Elizabeth, Buckingham Palace announced this week.
Rabbi Isaac Schapira – Photo: Ben Kelmer/British Embassy)
Isaac Schapira, son of Rabbi Abraham Yosef Schapira, a leader of Agudath Israel and a former member of the Knesset, will receive the appointment of an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE). He has been given the award in recognition for strengthening the ties between the UK and the haredi community. Continue Reading »
As part of the Queen’s ‘Birthday Honours List,’ Queen Elizabeth will recognize Prof. David Newman of Ben-Gurion University for advocating academic partnership between countries & for his opposing the U.K. academic boycott of Israel.
Buckingham Palace announced Saturday that an Israeli professor is among the more than 1,000 people being presented an award by Queen Elizabeth as part of her Birthday Honours list.
Prof. David Newman with Ben-Gurion University President Rivka Carmi – Photo: Eliyahu Hershkovitz
Professor David Newman, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, will receive the award for his promotion of the academic partnership between Britain and Israel. Continue Reading »