About 45 percent of 1,900 Britons polled favored banning Jewish ritual slaughter and 38 percent said they favored banning nonmedical circumcision.
Fans of the British soccer team the Tottenham Spurs were targeted in an apparent anti-Semitic attack at a pub in Lyon, France.
Gerald Scarfe the British cartoonist who published the sketch of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu building a wall on the bodies of Palestinians and using their blood as cement, has denied that he is or ever was an anti-Semite. Scarfe said: "I am not, and never have been, anti-Semitic." Fair enough.
A Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education has been discharged from a British hospital after doctors said she was well enough to spend time recovering with her family.
The British government reportedly is planning to exclude Hebrew from a list of recognized foreign languages in the national education system.
Fans of a popular British soccer club spewed anti-Semitic taunts and chants at fans of a second British club whose fans are sometimes referred to as the "Yid Army."
The umbrella organization of British Jewry criticized the BBC's correspondent in Washington for referring to the "Jewish lobby" in a tweet about the U.S. election.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas made a rare if symbolic concession to Israel on Thursday, saying he had no permanent claim on the town from which he was driven as a child during the 1948 war of the Jewish state's founding.
Gambling debts among haredi Orthodox British Jews spurred a spate of burglaries in Jewish homes and institutions, The Jewish Chronicle reported.
Douglas Alexander, a former British government minister, has criticized former London mayor Ken Livingstone for allegedly saying Jews won't vote for Britain's Labor Party because they are rich.
Britain's organized Jewish community slammed the Church of England's General Synod for endorsing an "inflammatory and partisan" pro-Palestinian program.
One of Britain's leading exam boards is facing criticism for asking high school students to explain why there is prejudice against Jews.
A workshop in Britain set to be led by an Israeli expert on negotiation and conflict management was canceled after pressure from a pro-Palestinian national union.
A British television station is searching for the "ultimate Jewish mother" for a new series.
British peer Jenny Tonge resigned as party whip of the Liberal Democrats after saying that Israel would not survive for long in its present form.
Natasha Solomons is a British writer whose first novel, published in the United States in 2010 as “Mr. Rosenblum Dreams in English,” should have received a wider readership. Inspired by the experience of the author’s grandparents, European Jews who fled Nazism for safety in England, that novel focused largely on the challenges and conflicts of assimilation.
A British lawmaker was fired from his job working for a senior Conservative Party minister after attending a Nazi-themed party
Four synagogues, a mikvah, a kosher coffeehouse and separate boys and girls religious high schools.
A British lawmaker came under fire for suggesting the country's Jewish ambassador to Israel is biased because of his religion.
A Jewish organization in Britain has called on Madame Tussauds to make its wax replica of Hitler look more defeated.
A Jewish member of Britain's University and College Union is suing the academic group for what he alleges is a pattern of anti-Semitic harassment.
Syria's government orchestrated the infiltration of Israel's northern border by hundreds of Palestinians, a British newspaper reported. Michael Weiss, blogging on the Daily Telegraph website, reported that he had been forwarded "what appear to be Syrian state documents" leaked by the governor of al-Qunaitera, in southwest Syria.
An Israeli man has asked to officially change his name to that of several British monarchs.
A British lawmaker has apologized for insulting a fellow Jewish lawmaker and Labor Party member during a debate in the House of Commons. During a debate Wednesday on plans to change the law of universal jurisdiction, Gerald Kaufman turned to a lawmaker sitting next to him and said, "Here we are, the Jews again," as pro-Israel lawmaker Louise Ellman rose to refute a claim by the Labor Party's Ann Clwyd that the lawmakers were trying to change the law -- making it more difficult to issue an arrest warrant against a suspected international war criminal -- to appease the Israeli government.
Complaints against an advertisement for travel to Palestine were upheld by the British Advertising Standards Authority. The authority in a ruling released Wednesday said that the Travel Palestine ad should not be published again as it is currently constituted.
Israel has tapped British Ambassador Ron Prosor to be its envoy to the United Nations. The nomination, which was made public Sunday, comes after Environmental Protection Minister Gilad Erdan decided last week to turn down Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's offer to serve as U.N. ambassador. Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky reportedly also turned down the post.
Every July 23 for the past 58 years, Egypt, my country of birth, has celebrated its “July revolution” that overthrew King Farouk and ended the monarchy and British occupation once and for all. It was no revolution: It was a coup staged by young army officers. And so it has been with a series of “revolutions” around the Arab world in which a succession of military men went on to lead us in civilian clothes — some kept the olive drabs on — and rob generations of the real meaning of revolution. For years I looked at the Iranians with envy — not at the outcome of their 1979 revolution, but because it was a popular uprising, not a euphemism for a coup.
Two eastern Jerusalem residents employed by the British Consulate have been charged in connection with a plan to attack a Jerusalem soccer stadium. Israel indicted the men, both Palestinians, on Sunday for arms trafficking for Hamas. A gag order was lifted on the case Sunday. The charges have no connection with their jobs as maintenance workers at the consulate, which is located in the eastern Jerusalem community of Sheikh Jarrah, British media reported, citing Israeli officials.
The student newspaper at a British university was removed from campus distribution after publishing a comment by a Palestinian journalist interpreted as derogatory toward Jews.
A new book that criticizes Britain’s chief rabbi is opening old wounds and sparking a new debate about whether the institution of the British chief rabbi has outlived its usefulness.
Two British lawmakers accused supporters of Israel of “buying” influence in the Conservative Party.
Both used anti-Semitic stereotypes in their statements, reportedly made last week, which drew criticism from the body that monitors anti-Semitism in Britain.
The unprecedented show of pride and self-confidence by British Jews in the nation's first-ever Salute to Israel parades may be a sign of the transformation of a community long considered timid and low key.
Only a British sitcom could come up with a skit about someone wanting to purchase 'Turning Jewish' insurance. From 'The Two Ronnies' circa 1987.
The British Union cares less about journalists or freedom of the press than it does about blindly condemning the Jewish state...it has everything to do with anti-Israel bigotry.
Briefs courtesy of Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
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Waters' performance received much acclaim in Israel, but it is his spray-painting stint at the security fence in the West Bank the day before the showcase that is making lasting waves there and abroad.
Catholic publishing companies are putting out companion guides. And the Jewish community is ... well, no one knows quite what to think. That's because the film in question isn't Mel Gibson's "The Passion." It's "The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," the special-effects laden adaptation of British author C.S. Lewis' classic 1950 children's book.
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The backlash against the decision by a union of British university lecturers to sever ties with two Israeli universities began almost as soon as the controversial motion was passed.
Are you part of an outgoing, talkative, loud Jewish family? And are you looking for a new place to live? And are you dying to have the whole experience air on national TV?
Then consider applying for the WB's upcoming "The Relocation Show." The new reality show (produced by RDF Media, the British production company that created "Wife Swap"), helps make the process of selecting a new place to live slightly less daunting and will move the family anywhere in the 50 states, including Hawaii.
"I have developed a habit when confronted by letters to the editor in support of the Israeli government to look at the signature to see if the writer has a Jewish name. If so, I tend not to read it," Richard Ingrams wrote in his July 13 column.
The straightforward but intensely personal piece stands out amid the flurry of third-person documentaries emerging on the Middle East crisis, including Ilan Ziv's 2002 suicide bombing expose, "Human Weapon," and Oliver Stone's "Persona Non Grata".
Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne's father-in-law has intervened in the Higher Crumpsall/Higher Broughton Synagogue row with the Synagogue Council to settle the shul's debt with a burial board.
Michael and his wife went to a kibbutz in British-ruled Palestine in the 1930s. He joined the navy when war broke out and later ended up teaching French and metal shop at a London high school. It was there that he accepted a challenge that changed his life.
Before the verdict was handed down by Justice Charles Gray on April 11, Deborah Lipstadt says she had no doubt that "We would win." She just did not expect that he would render his decision "in such a still, small, level voice," almost without inflection. And therefore with such forcefulness and emphasis.
Patrick Seale, President Hafez al-Assad's official biographer, predicted this week that Syria and Israel would conclude a comprehensive peace agreement within one year. Since Ehud Barak was elected six months ago, the veteran British Middle-East journalist has played a key role as the nearest to a Syrian emissary shuttling between the chronically hostile capitals of Damascus and Jerusalem.
On July 18, 1947, Dr. Ruth Gruber stood on a wharf in Haifa and watched the battered ship Exodus inch into the harbor. The ship had been rammed by British warships determined to keep the 4,554 Holocaust survivors aboard from reaching Palestine.
During World War II, did an anti-Semitic Swiss government split up Jewish refugee families, require the men to perform back breaking work in forced labor camps, and treat Jews markedly worse than Christian refugees?
My Thanksgiving column a few weeks ago was about pumpkin pie, the sine qua non of non-Jewish desserts. In passing, Imentioned mincemeat, which I had never seen nor tasted but felt certain was the Maginot line separating "us" from "them." Spam, lacedwith lard and pieces of raw tongue, is what I imagined it to be.
Turns out, I had stumbled upon a widely sharedethnic blind spot.
In July 1947, a Chesapeake Bay steamer loaded with 4,500 Holocaust survivors was attacked by the British navy on its way to Palestine. The ship was called Exodus 1947, and its aborted voyage galvanized world opinion in support of the struggle to create a Jewish state.