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

    4 days ago

    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...

  • Royal baby, Jews and international fascination

    July 23, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    So we have a new royal baby in the United Kingdom. Mazal Tov! As someone who worked in communications for Buckingham Palace for three years, from 2009 to 2012, I was both delighted to hear the news and interested to gauge the global media reaction to the new arrival. It’s a story...

  • 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...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 17, 2013 | 12:48 pm

    Watch out, USA, the Israelis are coming!

    Last week, more than 1,200 Israeli young adults made their way to North America to serve as Jewish Agency emissaries at day and overnight camps throughout the continent. Overall, 200 Jewish camps in 150 communities will have some extra fun...

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  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 27, 2013 | 12:34 pm

    King David's at the top!

    The lifestyle magazine Robb Report, has selected the King David Hotel in Jerusalem and Hotel Montefiore in Tel Aviv as two of the world's top 100 hotels in the African and Middle East categories.  The King David hotel is one of the most prestigious hotels...

  • Jewish version of ‘Downton Abbey’

    February 12, 2013 | 1:52 pm

    After numerous complaints about the hit PBS show “Downton Abbey” not having any Jewish characters, Downton makers Carnival Films has confirmed it is developing a similar show with a Jewish family, U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reports.

    The new show will be based on Francesca Segal’s...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 17, 2012 | 11:01 am

    Local Testimony- 2012

    The 2012 World Press Photo exhibition opened last week at Tel Aviv’s Eretz Israel Museum. The traveling international exhibition is accompanied by the thrilling Israeli Local Testimony exhibition, presenting the best of Israeli photojournalism. Dozens of...

  • UK chief rabbi: Richard Dawkins’ Bible slam anti-Semitic

    September 14, 2012 | 9:19 am

    Britain's chief rabbi has accused the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins of relying on an anti-Semitic view of the Bible in his recent book.

    Speaking at a debate filmed by the BBC earlier this month in Salford, Sacks said that a remark in Dawkins’s best-selling book "The God...

  • UK urges EU to classify Hezbollah military wing as terrorist group

    September 11, 2012 | 9:17 am

    Britain's Foreign Minister William Hague urged the European Union to place Hezbollah’s military wing on its list of terrorist organizations.

    Reuters quoted Hague as saying on Sept. 7 in Cyprus, "I would like to see the EU designate and sanction the military wing of Hezbollah."...

  • London Jewish community, already vigilant, is advised to beef up security for Olympics

    July 16, 2012 | 2:48 pm

    Typically on high alert, London’s Jewish community organizations are being advised to take additional security measures during the Olympics.

    The Community Security Trust, the charity that represents and recommends the community on matters of security, has told Jewish groups to...

  • Web Site Aimed at Jewish Visitors to the Summer Olympics in London

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    April 20, 2012 | 3:08 am

    The Summer Olympic Games in London, July 27-August 12, are just around the corner (more or less) and to help Jewish visitors and sports fans, the Jewish Committee for the London Games has launched VISIT JEWISH LONDON —a web site with a wide variety of information, from sightseeing...

  • The musical Baron Cohen brother comes into his own

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 12, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Erran Baron Cohen says that ever since he and his younger brother, Sacha -- of Borat fame -- were boys in London, he was the musician and Sacha was the comedian.

    "We used to develop and perform material after Shabbat dinner in our parents' house," recalls the musician, a trumpeter,...

  • Briefs: Hamas kills off faux Mickey Mouse; Rabbi named to new British cabinet

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm


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    Hamas Kills Off Its 'Mickey Mouse'

    Hamas plans to replace the Mickey Mouse look-alike that was killed off in its controversial children's program.

    Reuters this week quoted producers at Hamas' Al-Aqsa Television as saying that Farfur, which drew international...
  • What’s behind the Euro division on Palestinians’ Mecca pact?

    By Rina Bassist

    March 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Mahmoud Abbas announced in Mecca that an agreement had been reached for a Palestinian unity government, Europe's united position toward the Palestinian Authority came apart at the seams.

    Paris strongly favored the agreement, while Berlin and Brussels remained cautious,...

  • It Pays the Bills

    By Richard Allen Greene

    July 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    A controversy has erupted after reports that a British charity set up to aid German Jewish refugees accepted royalties from the sale of Hitler's "Mein Kampf" -- even though the group no longer accepts the royalties.

    The public announcement that the German Welfare Council no longer...