What will become of Jews in Britain if Labour forms the next government? | News | The Times

Nov 26, 2019 by

by Ephraim Mirvis, Chief Rabbi, The Times: Elections should be a celebration of democracy. However, just weeks before we go to the polls, the overwhelming majority of British Jews are gripped by anxiety. During the past few years, on my travels through the UK and further afield, one concern has been expressed to me more than any other. Of course, the threats of the far right and violent jihadism never go away, but the question I am now most frequently asked is: What will become of Jews and...

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Letter to The Times in response to CofE’s call for Christians to repent over antisemitism

Nov 22, 2019 by

Sir, Clare Foges speaks for many when she despairs of the Church of England’s pursuit of self-flagellation and ingratiation.  Apologising for events in 1260 (before the C of E existed), as the church does in this report on antisemitism, seems vacuous. Bishop Bell’s confrontation of the antisemitism of the right in the 1930s offers an inspiring example.  In that spirit the church should defend the faithful and brave Jews who have been harassed by the left and have been driven out of the Labour...

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We need to talk about anti-Semitism

Nov 2, 2019 by

by Frank Furedi, spiked: I felt genuinely spooked when I heard that gravestones in a 300-year-old Jewish cemetery in Rochester in Kent had been smashed just a few hours before Yom Kippur. I live close to Rochester, so I took this act of anti-Semitic vandalism a little personally. But what really spooked me was not so much the grotesque destruction of the gravestones as the way in which it was reported. Most media outlets seemed to think this act of desecration was not really big news. They...

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Episcopal Church Leadership call for divestment in Israel: Is this ill-Disguised Anti-Semitism in the name of Human Rights?

Oct 29, 2019 by

by David Virtue, VOL: The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council at the recommendation of Council’s Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility, (CCSR) wants the church to disinvest three companies from the Church’s investment portfolio and placement and put on a No Buy List. They include Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and the Israel Discount Bank. Further, Council asks CCSR “to pursue continued engagement with Facebook, Booking.com, and TripAdvisor, urging them to...

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Why the Labour party can’t deal with its Jew-hatred

Jul 12, 2019 by

by Melanie Phillips: In recent days, plotting within the British Labour Party to get rid of its far-left leader Jeremy Corbyn has moved up a gear as deep concern over the party’s precipitous plunge in the opinion polls has burst into the open. Corbyn is being blamed for the two causes of this meltdown. The first is the party’s ambiguous stance over Brexit, in which it is trying simultaneously to please its working-class Brexit supporters and its metropolitan, educated liberals who want the...

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Germany: Some Hate Speech ‘More Equal than Others’

Jul 2, 2019 by

by Judith Bergman, Gatestone Institute: In June, the “Al Quds Day” march took place in Berlin. Al Quds Day, in the words of the late historian Robert S. Wistrich, is “The holiday proclaimed by Khomeini in 1979 to call for Israel’s annihilation” which “has since been celebrated worldwide…” In Germany, Al Quds Day marches have been taking place in the country’s capital since the 1980s[1], first in Bonn and since 1996 in Berlin. On Al Quds Day...

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