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  • British Jews: Government waffling on terror

    LONDON, Oct. 31 (JTA) — British Jews are criticizing Prime Minister Tony Blair, accusing him of placing relations with Arab and Muslim states ahead of support for Israel in the fight against international terrorism. The Board of Deputies, the umbrella organization that represents most British Jews, wrote to Blair this week to protest his recent…

  • British playwright makes use of his Judaism

    The bedraggled man on the park bench reaches into his pocket and pulls out a white piece of cloth. He blows his nose into it, contemplates it, and then puts it on his head. It is a yarmulka. Welcome to “Howard Katz,” the latest play by one of London’s hot

  • British playwright makes use of his Judaism

    The bedraggled man on the park bench reaches into his pocket and pulls out a white piece of cloth. He blows his nose into it, contemplates it, and then puts it on his head. It is a yarmulka. Welcome to “Howard Katz,” the latest play by one of London’s hot

  • Scotland won’t extradite alleged war criminal

    LONDON, Sept. 6 (JTA) — Jewish leaders are criticizing Scotland’s decision not to extradite a suspected Nazi war criminal because of his poor health. “It is appalling that” Anton Gecas “would escape without trial,” Lord Janner of Britain’s Holocaust Educational Trust told JTA. “He is getting the sort of justice the Nazis never gave their…

  • In Britain, ‘Kill the Jews’ not considered incitement

    LONDON, Oct. 25 (JTA) — The leaflets made their message perfectly clear: “The final hour will not come until the Muslims kill the Jews.” The last three words were printed in larger type than the rest of the sentence, so from a distance, it looked as if the pamphlets simply read: “Kill the Jews.” Placed…

  • Around the Jewish World

    LONDON, Oct. 21 (JTA) — British Jews are welcoming proposed new anti-terrorism legislation, but warn that it must be backed with action. The government has announced new legislation designed to make it harder for terrorists to operate in the United Kingdom, including attempts to combat money laundering and measures to ease the expulsion of people…

  • Blair supports Palestinian state

    LONDON, Oct. 15 (JTA) — British Jews are taking Prime Minister Tony Blair’s support for a Palestinian state in stride. But they say Blair must make clear to Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat that terror against Israel is no different — and no less reprehensible — than the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States….

  • British Jews back campaign against Afghanistan

    LONDON, Oct. 11 (JTA) — British Jewish leaders are strongly backing the joint U.S.-British air strikes against Afghanistan. Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks said the strikes were “no instinctive act of revenge, but a focused, precise strategic intervention designed to make our world a safer place.” British Prime Minister Tony Blair, one of the strongest European…

  • Britain wants to ban Farrakhan again

    LONDON, Oct. 4 (JTA) — British Jewish leaders are welcoming their government’s announcement that it will seek new legal action to keep Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan out of Britain. The government had banned Farrakhan from visiting the country since 1986, largely due to pressure from Jewish groups, but his lawyers succeeded in overturning…

  • Britain wants to ban Farrakhan again

    LONDON, Oct. 4 (JTA) — British Jewish leaders are welcoming their government’s announcement that it will seek new legal action to keep Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan out of Britain. The government had banned Farrakhan from visiting the country since 1986, largely due to pressure from Jewish groups, but his lawyers succeeded in overturning…