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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech outside 10 Downing Street in 2019. Credit: Michael Tubi/Shutterstock.

British prime minister affirms opposition to ICC war-crimes probe of Israel

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced the United Kingdom’s opposition to an International Criminal Court investigation into Israel for alleged war crimes. In an April 9 letter to the British lobby group Conservative Friends of Israel,...
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in London, June 2017. Credit: Lorna Roberts/Shutterstock.

Jewish leaders react to death of Prince Philip, praise his ‘affection’ for community

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Buckingham Palace announced on Friday the death of Prince Philip, 99, the Duke of Edinburgh—husband to Queen Elizabeth and father to Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. Leaders of the United Kingdom’s Jewish community...
Larissa Kennedy, president of Britain’s National Union of Students. Source: Twitter.

UK student union president receives backlash for joining event with BDS leader

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The president of Britain’s National Union of Students (NUS) has sparked outrage for agreeing to speak alongside BDS movement founder Omar Barghouti at an event for Israel Apartheid Week. Larissa Kennedy, elected last July, is...
Jason Isaacs. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

‘Harry Potter’ star narrates new Holocaust documentary for British students

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A new Holocaust documentary narrated by British actor and “Harry Potter” star Jason Isaacs debuted this week for students in the United Kingdom. Holocaust Learning UK commissioned the hour-long film “Out of the Darkness,” which features the testimony...
View of the Piccadilly Square in London on Nov. 27, 2017. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Report: Decrease in anti-Semitic incidents in UK, though numbers remain high

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A report released on Thursday shows a slight decrease in the number of anti-Semitic incidents in 2020 across the United Kingdom, even though the numbers still remain quite high. These were the findings of the United Kingdom’s Jewish communal...
U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken. Credit: mccv/Shutterstock.

Blinken to discuss Iran with European allies as White House convenes NSC

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U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken was slated to discuss Iran and other foreign-policy issues with his British, French and German counterparts on Friday. “The secretary will have an opportunity to discuss with some of...
Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely attends a conference of the 'Besheva' group in Kedem, in Judea and Samaria, on Sept. 5, 2019. Photo by Hillel Maeir/Flash90.

New Israeli ambassador urges UK to move embassy to Jerusalem

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Israel’s new ambassador to the United Kingdom has called on the British government to move its embassy to Jerusalem, defended the settlements and said that Brexit would “help” trade between the nations. In a wide-ranging...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the weekly Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Dec. 7, 2020. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

Israel tightens travel restrictions amid rising COVID morbidity, new strain

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Israel’s Coronavirus Cabinet on Sunday unanimously approved new travel restrictions, barring non-Israelis entry into the country from Britain, Denmark and South Africa, and forcing returning nationals to isolate in quarantine hotels. According to Israeli media...
Soccer ball. Credit: Needpix.com.

English Premier League and clubs adopt definition of anti-Semitism

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The English Premier League and its clubs adopted on Thursday the widely accepted International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. The announcement follows efforts spearheaded by the U.K. Government’s Independent Adviser on Antisemitism Lord John Mann,...
British Labour Party and Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, May 12, 2017. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Despite reinstatement into party, Corbyn not welcome back as Labour MP

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Despite being reinstated this week by the British Labour Party, former party leader Jeremy Corbyn will not be a Labour member of the British parliament, according to current leader Keir Starmer. Starmer’s decision on Wednesday came one...