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  • The Brexit: Six things you need to know

    June 24, 2016 | 9:47 am

    Great Britain and the rest of Europe woke up to a new reality Friday as a slim majority of British voters said their country should leave the European Union. Markets trembled, British currency crashed and British Prime Minister David Cameron announced his pending resignation. It...

  • Despite anti-Semitism scandal, Labour poised to win London mayoral election

    May 6, 2016 | 8:41 am

    With half of the votes counted in London’s local election, Sadiq Khan of Labour maintained a strong lead over the Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith.

    The son of a British Jewish father, Goldsmith, who does not identify himself as a member of the Jewish community, was seen as...

  • Ex-mayor of London suspended from Labour for saying Hitler was Zionist

    April 28, 2016 | 3:03 pm

    Britain’s Labour Party suspended former London Mayor Ken Livingstone on Thursday for saying Adolf Hitler was a Zionist.

    A Labour spokesperson told The Guardian that the action was “for bringing the party into disrepute.” British anti-racism activists and Labour Party politicians...

  • Peres to Queen Elizabeth II: ‘Life begins at 90′

    April 21, 2016 | 2:28 pm

    Former Israeli President Shimon Peres sent Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II a happy birthday video message telling her that “life begins at 90.”

    The Queen’s 90th birthday takes place on Thursday, although the official celebrations in the United Kingdom will be held in June. In...

  • Pro-BDS activist elected head of British student union

    April 21, 2016 | 2:13 pm

    An activist who supports the BDS movement against Israel was elected president of Britain’s national student union, leading Jewish students to express concern.

    Malia Bouattia, who is Muslim, on Tuesday became the first black woman to be elected president of the union.

    In 2014,...

  • Auschwitz guard, 93, stands trial in Germany

    February 10, 2016 | 3:40 pm

    A 93-year-old former guard at Auschwitz goes on trial in Germany on Thursday accused of being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people – the first of four such court cases that could be the last due to the very old age of the defendants.

    The three men and one woman...

  • Britain says cannot support new Palestinian U.N. draft resolution

    December 30, 2014 | 9:27 am

    Britain joined the United States on Tuesday, declaring that it cannot support a new Palestinian draft proposal calling for peace with Israel within a year and an end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories by late 2017.

    Jordan on Tuesday circulated to the U.N....

  • Release Margaret Thatcher, Reclaim Your Life

    By Marcus J Freed

    April 12, 2013 | 7:11 am

    Few questions are more challenging than "How did we get here?". That moment of discomfort when we find ourself in a predicament that appears to have suddenly occurred - a client has disappeared, the business is in a crisis, a relationship is going down the tubes. There are two...

  • Former British PM Margaret Thatcher, ‘staunch friend of Israel,’ dies

    April 8, 2013 | 7:52 am

    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was considered a good friend of Israel despite a rocky relationship with Prime Minister Menachem Begin, has died.

    Thatcher died Monday after suffering a stroke. She was 87. Thatcher suffered from dementia at the end of her...

  • Lawsuit re POW swap involves L.A. family; Student writes guide for U.K.

    July 2, 2008 | 9:55 pm

    Lawsuit Filed to Block Israeli Prisoner Swap Involves L.A. Family's Missing Son

    A day after the Israeli government agreed to trade five Lebanese prisoners for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers whose kidnapping sparked the 2006 war with Hezbollah, a lawsuit was filed in Jerusalem by...

  • Surveillance videos bring new angle to film drama ‘Look’

    By George Robinson

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It is estimated that 4.2 million closed-circuit TV surveillance cameras are operating in Great Britain, one for every 15 residents of the country. Don't worry, though, the United States is rushing to catch up. Baltimore, for example, already has 400 such cameras in place, and, as...

  • U.K. academic union drops proposal to boycott Israel

    By Vanessa Bulkacz

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The decision by Britain's largest academic union to drop its proposed boycott of Israel may not spell the end of the union's campaign to ostracize the Jewish state.

    Britain's University and College Union (UCU) announced last Friday that union leaders, after consulting with lawyers,...