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 »
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.”
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. Continue Reading »
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
British Home Secretary Theresa May on Sunday – Photo: Reuters
“I know that many Jewish people in this country are feeling vulnerable and fearful and you are saying you are anxious for your families, for your children and yourselves.
Britain joins the US with concerns how the revised UN draft does not address Israel’s security needs.
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.
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 – 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 »
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 (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.
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
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
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.
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 »
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