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  • North London bus rider gets prison sentence for ‘Burn the Jews’ rant

    November 3, 2014 | 2:55 pm

    A passenger on a London bus who shouted anti-Semitic epithets was given a 16-week prison sentence.

    Ian Campbell, 42, of London pleaded guilty last month to a racially aggravated public order offense. He was sentenced in Magistrates Court in Hendon last week, the London-based...

  • “Heil Hitler” at the heart of London - an open letter to the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 30, 2014 | 8:53 am

    Not sure if it was because of the growing anti- Semitism or constant terror threats, but when my boyfriend surprised me with a trip to London, my initial and immediate response was "but I don't want to die."  Since tickets were already booked, we boarded the plane, extra carefully,...

  • Winehouse statue features Star of David

    September 16, 2014 | 3:31 pm

    A statue of Amy Winehouse in London has the iconic blues singer wearing a Star of David.

    The unveiling Sunday in the Camden Town neighborhood, where Winehouse lived, marked what would have been Winehouse’s 31st birthday and was attended by her parents.

    The statue, by Scott...

  • London theater will host Jewish film fest after all

    August 15, 2014 | 12:21 pm

    A London theater that refused to host a Jewish film festival because of the event’s Israeli government funding has reversed course.

    The Tricycle Theatre decided to continue serving as a venue for the UK Jewish Film Festival after the theater’s initial refusal earlier this month...

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  • Jewish Flash Mob in London

    By tessc

    August 4, 2014 | 2:34 pm

    Pro-Israel flash mob demonstrations are spreading like brushfire. On July 24, Jewish Youth of Austria for Israel staged a flashmob in a Vienna plaza. Yesterday, August 3, the Israel Forum Task Force (IFTF) followed suit and staged a very similar demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London. A siren blared as IFTF volunteers dropped to the floor and took cover. IFTF director Anat Koren said the flash mob was organized as a "more original and interesting" alernative to the humdrum typical rally. Approximately 80,000 Jews live in the UK.

     

  • Survey: Half of U.K. Jews not overly concerned by rising anti-Semitism

    July 23, 2014 | 12:21 pm

    Nearly 70 percent of Jews in the United Kingdom believe anti-Semitism is on the rise, a new survey found, but half of the respondents are not overly concerned.

    Approximately half of the 1,468 respondents said anti-Semitism was “a fairly big problem,” while another half said 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.

    He...

  • BDS, the best of Hanukkah, TripAdvisor awards, Christmas and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 17, 2013 | 7:30 am

    Connected by sea


    Just because there is an official conflict, does not mean the two sides cannot work together. Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority inked an agreement to build a long-anticipated pipeline from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea, part of an initiative that would...

  • Kerry to talk peace, Syria with Netanyahu

    September 13, 2013 | 10:58 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet next week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss peace talks with the Palestinians and the Syria crisis.

    “The purpose of the visit it to have an in-depth discussion with the Prime Minister on the final status...

  • Feeds and Reads: Jewish stars react to royal baby

    July 23, 2013 | 10:13 am

    Mazel tov to Prince William and Duchess Kate on the birth of their first child! The little guy arrived at 4:24 pm local time yesterday in the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, weighing in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

    No name yet (it’s doubtful they’re waiting a full week to...

  • Jews and the Royal Baby

    July 22, 2013 | 9:51 am

    When the news broke Monday that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, had gone into labor, it seemed that London could not have been more prepared.

    For weeks, reporters and photographers had been camped out in front of the maternity ward at St....

  • Orthodox Jews pledge to guard London mosque

    June 28, 2013 | 9:16 am

    An Orthodox Jewish patrol group in London said it would protect a mosque after a rise in hate crimes against Muslims.

    The Shomrim patrol group accepted a request for protection by the North London Community Centre in Cazenove Road, an Islamic institution situated in the...

  • Suspected London terror attack signifies no special risk for Jews, security unit says

    May 23, 2013 | 9:04 am

    British Jews are no more at risk from terrorism than they were before the slaying of a British soldier by suspected terrorists, British Jewry’s security unit said.

    “For the Jewish community security, the primary lessons remain unchanged,” CST wrote Thursday on its website....

  • Netanyahu takes flak over bed on a plane

    May 13, 2013 | 4:43 pm

    Benjamin Netanyahu is changing his mid-air sleeping arrangements after a public flap over a $127,000 custom-built bedroom for the Israeli prime minister and his wife on a flight to London last month.

    Israel's Channel 10 television reported the sum was tagged onto the $300,000...

  • Amy Winehouse exhibit opening at London’s Jewish Museum

    May 13, 2013 | 1:31 pm

    Most of the images we’ve seen of Amy Winehouse tend to depict only the wild and tragic parts of her life. That’s about to change.

    This summer, The Jewish Museum in Camden, Winehouse’s former London neighborhood, will feature “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait.” The...

  • Sharansky gets green light to pursue Western Wall prayer plan

    April 22, 2013 | 11:33 am

    Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky was given a green light by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to pursue his plan for a permanent egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall.

    Netanyahu told Sharansky to continue reviewing the situation with Zvi Hauser, the director...

  • March 14, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 14, 2013 | 3:46 am

    The US

    Headline:  Shapiro: Obama unlikely to set Iran deadline

    To Read:  Abbas Milani criticizes some experts' tendency to over-legitimize the Iranian government and to over-emphasize its rationality:

    Two follies have long haunted American policy on Iran. Some critics and...

  • Comedy-drama ‘Tribes’ communicates dysfunction of British-Jewish family

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 13, 2013 | 4:24 am

    The tribes in Nina Raine’s comedy-drama “Tribes,” now at the Mark Taper Forum, are Jewish, literati and deaf — all as perceived through the lens of one garrulous, even antagonistic British-Jewish family.

    The patriarch of this argumentative clan is Christopher, an elitist,...

  • London Orthodox, non-Jews face off over planning laws

    March 11, 2013 | 7:15 am

    Non-Jewish residents of the heavily haredi Orthodox-populated London neighborhood of Hackney have launched a campaign to prevent Orthodox Jews from changing city planning regulations.

    A group named Hackney Planning Watch recently produced a flyer warning: “Your neighborhood is in...

  • Aly Raisman joining ‘Dancing with the Stars’ cast

    February 26, 2013 | 10:30 am

    Aly Raisman, the Jewish gymnast who won three medals at last summer’s London Olympics, is joining the celebrity cast of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”

    Raisman was among the cast revealed by “Good Morning America” on Tuesday for the show’s 16th season, which begins March 18....

  • World Jewish Congress names Robert Singer to top post

    January 28, 2013 | 2:04 pm

    Robert Singer was named secretary general of the World Jewish Congress, the organization's most senior professional position.

    “All of the WJC executives who have met Robert have been impressed with his professionalism, insight and vision, and they look forward to working with him...

  • London Report Part 1

    By Ilana Angel

    December 26, 2012 | 5:31 pm

    After three months of talking, writing, and dreaming about it, we are finally in London.  After nine months of dating, with never more than three consecutive nights together, the Englishman and I will be spending the next two weeks together.  After almost seventeen years of my son...

  • Victoria’s Secret, Medicated Flying, Jew Hating & Shabbat

    By Ilana Angel

    December 7, 2012 | 7:56 am

    I watched the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this week and can I just say, WOW.  These women really are spectacular looking and I watched in amazement as each one strutted her stuff.  I would like to live in a body for that for a day. By for a day of course I mean forever. 

    I...

  • NYU evacuates Tel Aviv program

    November 19, 2012 | 2:41 pm

    New York University's Tel Aviv program was suspended for the rest of the semester, and its students and faculty were evacuated to London.

    The university is considering whether to reopen for the spring semester, according to NYULocal, a student news blog. The northern Tel Aviv...

  • Me, Him, Us, Them & Shabbat

    By Ilana Angel

    November 9, 2012 | 9:10 am

    I am complicated.  Not difficult, just complicated.  I have a vision for my life that has not changed since I was a little girl.  I always wanted to be a mom. I am.  I always wanted to move to Los Angeles. I did. I always wanted to work in Hollywood. I do.  I always wanted to meet...

  • 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...

  • Prince Charming is Taking Me To England!

    By Ilana Angel

    October 14, 2012 | 9:08 pm

    After 7 months of dating, and a slow and steady stroll to love, the Englishman is taking my son and me to England to meet his family for two weeks in December.  By slow and steady, of course I mean that I have loved him since our first date, but it took me months to allow myself to...

  • Suspected arson reported at London-area Jewish school

    October 10, 2012 | 11:49 am

    Police in the London area reportedly are investigating a suspected arson attack at a Jewish primary school.

    The fire at the Talmud Torah Toldos Yakov Yoser school in Hackney, a northeastern London borough, occurred on the night of Sept. 28 and did not result in any injuries, The...

  • London area mayor seeks removal of ‘anti-Semitic’ mural

    October 5, 2012 | 9:21 am

    A London mural depicting Jewish bankers is set to be removed following complaints that it has anti-Semitic undertones.

    The London Jewish Chronicle reported that the council of the London borough of Tower Hamlets had said it was talking with police to have the image removed.

    The...

  • From homelessness to the table tennis summit, Paralympian Tahl Leibovitz is London-bound

    August 21, 2012 | 3:10 pm

    Tahl Leibovitz spent much of his adolescence riding New York City’s subways – not for transportation or because of the trains’ allure.

    The subways were where Leibovitz lived.

    A troubled home and problems at school got Leibovitz kicked out of both places. Daytime, he wandered....

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