The British government and EU are illegally paving a Palestinian planned road through an IDF Training Ground where a handful of Bedouin families had set up an encampment of tents and temporary structures, in yet another attempt to create a swath of territory under Arab control, on Israeli state land.
By Mordechai Sones
The UK and the EU recently began paving a road on land in IDF Firing Zone 917 in the southern Hevron Hills, despite recent Israeli government claims it is enforcing the law there.
In recent weeks, illegal roadworks have been conducted in the heart of an IDF training area. Continue Reading »
Amid countries recently suspending their funding to the Palestinians after a new report revealed PA schools use Western money to teach the students to risk their lives and die as martyrs, the UK recently gave £20 million in aid to maintain Palestinian schools.
By Charles Gardner
As support for the Palestinian cause drops off even in the Arab world, news that Australia has cut a $7 million ‘lifeline’ to a death-cult is welcome indeed.
Maybe it’s also time for Britain to get real – especially in the wake of the barely reported stoning of Prince William’s vehicle – and acknowledge the need to stop encouraging terror with taxpayers’ money. Continue Reading »
UNREPORTED in the West: After Prince William Duke of Cambridge finished this tour of the Jalazun refugee camp east of Ramallah, Palestinian children took to the streets to pelt him, and his convoy with stones.
By Israel Today Staff
Prince William’s visit was important for being the first (official visit) by a member of the British Royal Family since the founding of the State of Israel. But beside that fact, it was a rather uneventful stopover, as befitting the visit of an apolitical figure to a politically-charged region.
Except for once incident.
Seems that when Prince William went to visit with Palestinian and UN officials in Ramallah, his vehicle was stoned by Palestinian children. Continue Reading »
UNRWA, the only UN refugee agency dedicated to only the Palestinians, and the only agency paying full health, education and other services for Palestinian descendants, two & three generations on, receives a £38.5 million ($51M) boost from the UK, with other Western countries asked to pick up the slack.
The United Kingdom announced on Tuesday that it would provide £38.5 million in advanced aid to UNRWA after the Palestinian refugee agency was flung into a severe financial crisis due to the US decision to cutback $250 million in funding this year.
“The UK will deliver financial support to UNRWA earlier than originally planned, releasing £38.5m to the Agency which includes £10 million on top of the £28.5 million package of support announced by Minister Burt at the Extraordinary Ministerial Conference on UNRWA in Rome in March.” Continue Reading »
London paper cites UK plans to update 2008 decision to blacklist Hezbollah’s military wing by outlawing Lebanon’s entire shiite terror group by end of 2018.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
The United Kingdom Home Secretary Sajid Javid plans to outlaw all of the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah in Britain later in 2018, according to a report in the London-based Jewish Chronicle on Tuesday.
Official portrait of UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid – UK Parliament
According to the The Jewish Chronicle article, Javid pleded to take “decisive action” against against the Iranian-regime sponsored Hezbollah organization. The paper cited a senior Conservative Party source for the full-blown proscription of the Lebanese Shi’ite entity. Continue Reading »
In their Multiyear survey, the Campaign Against anti-Semitism found 31% of British Jews consider leaving the UK over fear of anti-Semitism.
Nearly one-third of British Jews have considered leaving the country in the last two years over fear of anti-Semitism, according to a poll by YouGov for the Campaign Against anti-Semitism (CAA), which was published on Sunday. Continue Reading »
The UK, along with other European countries, are quickly learning that those who don’t work with Israel may be courting disaster.
By Charles Gardner
The moral backbone of the UK Government is once more being tested – this time on the crucial issue of whether or not we will stand with Israel in her time of need.
Stalked by terror and threats on every side, the Jewish state is potentially in as great a peril now as its people were under the Nazis, with an estimated 120,000 missiles pointed at Israeli cities by the Iran-sponsored, Lebanese-based terror group Hezbollah.
Al Quds Day paraders
And supporters of this vile enemy of democracy have been allowed to march through the streets of London waving an intimidating flag featuring an assault rifle, and calling for the destruction of Israel! Continue Reading »
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Britain’s first Muslim cabinet minister likens IDF veteran citizens to ISIS fighters, saying they should be arrested & prosecuted upon their return to the UK.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
Britain’s first Muslim cabinet minister has called for Brits who fight with the IDF to be prosecuted upon their return.
Sayeeda Warsi, a one-time Conservative Party chairwoman who resigned her cabinet post over the government policy on the 2014 Gaza war being “morally indefensible,” made the comments in an interview with Middle East Eye promoting the launch of her book The Enemy Within.
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In a blow to the BDS movement, 2 UK universities cancel the events of the anti-Israel ‘Apartheid Week’ based on Britain’s recently adopted definition of anti-Semitism, that includes incitement against Jews by demonizing Israel.
By Itamar Eichner
The University of Central Lancashire and University College London in Britain were forced to cancel the Israel Apartheid Week events, which were supposed to take place next week, following the intervention of Friends of Israel associations in the UK.
The cancellation of these events is part of the struggle against the Israel boycott movement on campuses.
Apartheid graffiti wall – Wikimedia Commons
The main reason for the cancellation is the fact that Britain has recently adopted a new definition of anti-Semitism that also includes incitement against Jews in the form of the demonization of Israel. Continue Reading »
The British government takes an unprecedented step of criticizing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech for its hyperbolic focus on Israeli settlements and being otherwise, ‘inappropriate.’
A spokesman for UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s government strongly criticized US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, for being overly critical of Israeli settlements during his remarks yesterday on the Middle East peace process.
John Kerry’s more than hour long tirade on settlements was based on falsehoods, distortions, omissions and false moral equivalencies, rendering it entirely one-sided, hence, unrealistic and an obstacle to peace. – YouTube screenshot
“We do not believe that the way to negotiate peace is by focusing on only one issue, in this case the construction of settlements, when clearly the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is so deeply complex,” said the spokesman. Continue Reading »
New UK restrictions on transfer of financial aid to Mahmoud Abbas’ gov’t is meant to ensure funds deliver “maximum impact for Palestinians,” ensuring funds no longer compensate incarcerated terrorists or the families of killed terrorists.
The United Kingdom on Friday announced that it was placing new restrictions on transfer of aid the Palestinian Authority in order to ensure it does not reach terrorists or their families.
Aid to the PA will continue, but “certain key changes will be made to ensure this funding delivers the best value for money and maximum impact for Palestinians,” said a government statement. Continue Reading »
Wide-ranging Home Affairs Committee report on antisemitism stridently criticizes Jeremy Corby, Labour Party and suggests ‘Zionist’ must not be used as derogatory term.
By Jonathan Sacerdoti
LONDON: The influential, cross-party Home Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament has published a report which details failings in the way antisemitism is investigated and dealt with within the UK. The report says that all political parties and media giants must address “pernicious” antisemitic hate.
UK PM David Cameron tells Jeremy Corbyn to ‘sort out’ Labour’s antisemitism problem – YouTube Screenshot (video below)
The importance of this report should not be underestimated. For a long time, many Jews in the UK have expressed deep concern about antisemitism. Continue Reading »
The UK freezes payments to the Palestinian Authority after learning it transfers western aid to the PLO, so monthly stipends can be paid to jailed terrorists, the families of suicide bombers, & teenagers currently engaging in knife-attacks on Jews.
The United Kingdom suspended millions of dollars in aid payments to the Palestinian Authority amid claims that the money is ending up in the hands of terrorists.
Britain’s International Development Secretary Priti Patel has ordered a freeze pending an investigation, The Sun reported Friday.
Earlier this summer, lawmakers demanded action after revelations that UK aid supposedly paying for civil servants in Gaza was being transferred to the Palestinian Liberation Organization, which offers payment to terrorists serving sentences in Israeli jails. Continue Reading »
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 »
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.” Continue Reading »