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  • Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn and British Jewry may need to make up

    September 18, 2015 | 10:07 am

    Jeremy Corbyn, the new head of Britain’s opposition Labor Party, has many of the makings of a hero for British Jews.

    A Labor lawmaker with over 30 years of experience, Corbyn passionately and eloquently defends blue-collar Britain, multiculturalism and a left-of-center notion of...

  • British anti-Semitic incidents set record in ’14, security watchdog reports

    February 5, 2015 | 10:36 am

    The Jewish security watchdog group in Britain recorded 1,168 anti-Semitic incidents for 2014, the highest annual total ever.

    The Community Security Trust in a report published Wednesday said the number of incidents from last year was more than double the 535 from 2013, and it...

  • Ex-London mayor: Jews vote Conservative because they are rich

    May 7, 2014 | 2:52 pm

    British Jews increasingly support the country’s Conservative Party because they are richer than they used to be, the former mayor of London said.

    Ken Livingstone made the comment Monday on the BBC’s Newsnight program, during a discussion about how ethnic minorities vote.


  • Israeli settlements high on agenda at Limmud U.K. 2012

    December 24, 2012 | 11:29 am

    A group that encourages Jews to oppose the Israeli occupation sparked a lively debate at its debut session at the 2012 U.K. Limmud Conference on Jewish life and identity.

    Yachad, which was founded in 2010, “aims to discuss the occupation not with the outside world, but within...

  • June 28, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 28, 2012 | 1:35 am


    Iran Declares War Against the Jewish People

    Iran’s vice president is not the only contemporary public figure to engage in anti-Semitic rhetoric, even if he is the most blatant, writes Alan Dershowitz in Algemeiner.

    If the leaders of Iran are guilty of incitement against...

  • May 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 3, 2012 | 3:31 am

    What the Evangelicals Give the Jews

    Jewish tradition has more in common with modern Christian values than it has with ‎the liberal attitudes espoused by many Jews today, argues Michael Medved in ‎Commentary Magazine.‎

    In which areas, exactly, can committed Jews identify...

  • Unusual coalition gov’t leaves British Jews uncertain on policy

    May 12, 2010 | 1:30 pm

    With Britons uncertain of how the country’s first coalition government since World War II will go about governing, the country’s Jewish community appears to be taking a wait-and-see approach to the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat government.

    During the campaign, many Jews...

  • Record anti-Semitism weighs heavily on British Jews

    By Vanessa Bulkacz

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With anti-Semitism in Britain at record levels, life is changing in subtle and not-so-subtle ways for the country's Jews.

    Armed guards escort Orthodox Jews in Manchester walking to synagogue. Vendors sell Arabic-language editions of "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" outside...

  • British Jews’ ambivalence up to bat in ‘Wondrous’

    By Tom Tugend

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    David Wiseman is a 12-year-old Jewish boy growing up in London in the early 1960s, and his passion is cricket. He spends most of his free time rearranging and talking to his card collection of British and West Indian cricket greats, who in turn talk back to him.

    Only a faint shadow...