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  • 100,000 sign petition calling for arrest of Netanyahu in Britain

    September 8, 2015 | 9:40 am

    A petition calling for the arrest of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits Britain this week has reached more than 100,000 signatures and must be considered for debate in Parliament.

    The online petition was uploaded on Aug. 7 to the United Kingdom Parliament’s...

  • In a perfect world, the UK Parliament would have looked different

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 15, 2014 | 8:20 am

    In a perfect world, George Galloway would have been removed from office, and Mike Freer would have stayed and fight. Sadly, we don’t live in a perfect world…

    In the past couple of days, headlines here were all about the UK, and its House of Commons' controversial vote to...

  • Cameron sitting out nonbinding Parliament vote on recognizing Palestine

    October 13, 2014 | 8:42 am

    Prime Minister David Cameron will abstain from a vote in the British Parliament on recognizing the State of Palestine.

    The nonbinding but highly symbolic vote is expected to take place Monday in the House of Commons. There are 650 voting members of the lower house of Britain’s...

  • British Jewish lawmaker apologizes for ‘Jews again’ remark

    March 31, 2011 | 10:16 am

    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,...