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  • After Paris attacks, English soccer fans salute France by roaring out the ‘Marseillaise’

    2 weeks ago

    English soccer fans saluted France on Tuesday by roaring out the 'Marseillaise' national anthem at a friendly match watched by British politicians and royalty in a show of solidarity just days after Islamic State militants struck Paris.

    As armed police looked on, David Cameron,...

  • World shows solidarity, tightens security after Paris attacks

    2 weeks ago

    World leaders responded to deadly attacks in Paris with defiant pledges of solidarity and Europe tightened security after Islamic State said it was behind an assault by gunmen and bombers that left 127 dead in the French capital.

    From Barack Obama to Vladimir Putin and across...

  • Citing Kindertransport, British Jewish clergy urge UK to take in more refugees

    September 22, 2015 | 11:36 am

    More than 100 British Jewish clergy signed a letter urging the United Kingdom to take in more Syrian refugees.

    In a letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron, the rabbis and cantors referenced the 10,000 Jewish children that the United Kingdom rescued from the Nazis between...

  • Protests greet Netanyahu on British visit

    September 9, 2015 | 9:19 pm

    Some 300 demonstrators waving flags and "Free Palestine" banners staged a noisy protest in central London on Wednesday against the two-day visit to Britain this week of Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Minor scuffles with police broke out as they surged into the main...

  • For Netanyahu and Obama, mistrust is personal — and cynical

    May 12, 2015 | 10:25 am

    Obama administration officials have long contended that the friction between the U.S. president and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not personal and that American support for Israel remains as robust as ever — and arguably even more robust by some metrics.

    But a year...

  • What would a new U.K. Prime Minister mean for Israel?

    May 4, 2015 | 9:05 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    The Israeli government will be carefully watching for the results of this week’s election in Britain to see if one of their closest allies in Europe is unseated. The United Kingdom is voting in its least predictable election in...

  • British PM pledges additional millions for security for Jewish schools, synagogues

    March 19, 2015 | 11:03 am

    British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged millions of dollars in new funds to Jewish schools and synagogues to be used for security.

    Cameron, speaking Wednesday at the annual dinner of the Community Security Trust, Britain’s Jewish security watchdog group, pledged about $14.9...

  • 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...

  • On last visit before vote, British PM Cameron appeals to Scots to keep Britain intact

    September 15, 2014 | 11:49 am

    British Prime Minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before a historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning on Monday that a breakaway vote would be irreversible.

    With opinion polls suggesting the...

  • Islamic State releases video showing beheading of UK hostage David Haines

    September 13, 2014 | 4:13 pm

    Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Saturday which purported to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines.

    Reuters could not immediately verify the footage. However, the images were consistent with that of the filmed executions of...

  • British PM Cameron offers support for Israel in Knesset address

    March 12, 2014 | 12:20 pm

    British Prime Minister David Cameron told Israeli lawmakers that his country would work against international boycotts and sanctions against Israel.

    “You have a British prime minister whose belief in Israel is unbreakable and whose commitment to Israel’s security will always be...

  • Israeli military, civilians readying for possible Syria reprisals

    August 28, 2013 | 8:35 am

    Israel’s military and citizens are preparing for the repercussions of a possible military intervention on Syria by the United States and other allies.

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said his country would propose a resolution at the United Nations on Wednesday accusing the...

  • Honoring Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

    June 28, 2013 | 10:13 am

    This past Monday, many politicians and celebrities, including numerous former prime ministers of Britain paid tribute to Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks as he prepares to step down from his post in August.

    Watch video of the different tributes here:

  • Putin basks in isolation over Syria as Obama’s charm falls flat

    June 19, 2013 | 10:24 am

    At the end of a tense two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama - slumped over and serious - tried to lighten the mood with a joke about their favorite sports.

    "And finally, we compared notes on President Putin's expertise in judo and my declining...

  • Russia’s Putin torpedoes G8 efforts to oust Assad

    June 18, 2013 | 3:22 pm

    Russia's Vladimir Putin derailed Barack Obama's efforts to win backing for the downfall of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad at a G8 summit on Tuesday, warning the West that arms supplied to the rebels could be used for attacks on European soil.

    After two days of intense talks that...

  • Cameron to London Jews: Not time for Israel to attack Iran

    October 16, 2012 | 10:18 am

    British Prime Minister David Cameron told members of London's Jewish community that Israel should give sanctions more time to work.

    “I have said to Prime Minister Netanyahu that now is not the time for Israel to resort to military action," Cameron said Monday night at the United...

  • London memorial remembers Israelis killed at Munich Olympics

    August 6, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    British Prime Minister David Cameron at a memorial event said the world should “stop and remember” the 11 Israelis killed 40 years ago at the Munich Olympics.

    “It was a truly shocking act of evil. A crime against the Jewish people. A crime against humanity. A crime the world must...

  • Cameron says Britain opposes Israeli strike against Iran at this time

    March 16, 2012 | 11:25 am

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said his country has informed Jerusalem that it opposes an Israeli military strike against Iran at this time.

    “I don’t think as we stand today that military action by Israel would be justified,” Cameron told NBC’s Brian Williams. “I don’t...

  • Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron calls on Hamas to recognize Israel

    May 5, 2011 | 10:38 am

    British Prime Minister David Cameron during a meeting with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu called on Hamas to recognize Israel’s right to exist and join peace negotiations.

    Cameron and Netanyahu met Wednesday night; the Israeli leader traveled to France on Thursday.