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  • Russia’s Putin probably approved London murder of ex-KGB agent Litvinenko

    3 weeks ago

    President Vladimir Putin probably approved a 2006 Russian intelligence operation to murder ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko with radioactive polonium-210 in London, a British inquiry concluded on Thursday, prompting a row with Moscow.

    Russia, which had declined to cooperate in...

  • London Review: Friendship, Uber Muslim Hero & Ken Branagh

    By Ilana Angel

    January 8, 2016 | 4:50 pm

    I have been back from my trip to England for a couple of weeks and I really miss it. I love England very much and the goal is to live there one day. London is magnificent, Manchester is fabulous, and on occasion I think of opening a fish and chip shop in Blackpool, just as my...

  • Crazy Girl on a London Subway

    By Ilana Angel

    December 28, 2015 | 2:03 pm

    I was in England last week and it was amazing for a lot of reasons. I love being there. I feel happy, sleep better, breathe deeper, and pray from a place in my heart that is full of joy when I am in England. I feel connected to my beloved Dad when I am there, and it is as if he is...

  • Kuwait Airways, ordered to stop refusing tickets to Israelis, drops NYC-London flight

    December 16, 2015 | 4:06 pm

    Kuwait Airways is eliminating service between New York and London after the US Department of Transportation ordered the carrier to stop refusing to sell tickets to Israelis.

    Namrata Kolachalam, a spokeswoman for the Department of Transportation, announced the airline’s decision, ...

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  • Neo-Nazi march in Jewish London suburb ordered moved

    June 30, 2015 | 9:59 am

    Police ordered a neo-Nazi demonstration planned for a London suburb with a large Jewish population to be moved.

    The decision to relocate Saturday’s demonstration from the Golders Green neighborhood of the Barnet borough to central London followed weeks of intense conversations...

  • In London’s Jewish heart, planned neo-Nazi rally provokes outrage

    June 23, 2015 | 1:03 pm

    Like many European Jews, Stephen Lever has mostly stopped wearing his yarmulke on the street in recent years.

    A Londoner, Lever said he fears joining the hundreds of Jews accosted annually in his native United Kingdom, often by Muslim or Arab extremists seeking to exact...

  • Jewish candidate quits UK race after saying Israel should kidnap Obama

    April 1, 2015 | 1:23 pm

    A Jewish candidate for the British Parliament has withdrawn after suggesting that Israel should “do an Eichmann” on Barack Obama.

    Jeremy Zeid of the United Kingdom Independence Party, or UKIP, quit his campaign on Thursday in response to the blowback to a Facebook post in which...

  • 6 arrested after forcing their way into London synagogue

    March 23, 2015 | 11:24 am

    Six men were arrested after they forced their way into a synagogue in north London.

    The men, who were drunk, attempted to enter a synagogue in the largely haredi Orthodox-populated neighborhood of Stamford Hill late Saturday night, the BBC reported Sunday. Synagogue security...

  • Shifting sands of truth unravel in ‘The English Bride’

    March 18, 2015 | 3:47 pm

    As the play “The English Bride” begins, the audience is immediately thrust into a near cataclysm with a burst of police sirens and an announcement over a loudspeaker: “Attention! Attention! All passengers on El Al flight 1540 to Dusseldorf and Tel Aviv. The flight is canceled.”  

    ...
  • 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...

  • Jewish Flash Mob in London

    By Tess Cutler

    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...

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