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  • The London Bombings British Jews Fear Intolerance in Wake of Deadly Terror Attacks

    Jewish leaders have vowed they will work to combat any rise in racial tensions following the London bombings amid fears that the attacks may lead to increased anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. “Certainly when there have been attacks in the past, we’ve seen a spike in anti-Semitism and vandalism,” said Mike Whine of the Community Security Trust,… More ▸

  • Israel Quiet on Any Parallels Between London Attacks and Palestinian Terror

    Israelis are empathizing with Britain’s first taste of Islamist terrorism, but the government of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is keeping quiet. While Israeli news media unleashed a flurry of commentary on the bombs that killed around 50 people in London’s transportation system on July 7, Jerusalem officials limited themselves to extending condolences and offers… More ▸

  • British Jews on Heightened Alert As Bombs Rip Through London Subway

    The scenes on the streets of London were more reminiscent of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem at the height of the intifada than the genteel center of the British capital at the height of tourist season. Fear, panic and distress spread through London as the scale of the horror from Thursday morning’s rush- hour bombings became… More ▸

  • Terror and Fear Grip London As Impact of Attacks Sets in

    London is under attack from terrorists. Those six words are summing up what is happening today. Londoners are going through the feelings and emotions that Israelis face on a day-to-day basis. The public transport system, including the underground and buses, have been subjected to what appears to be a series of terrorist attacks. From around… More ▸

  • In Britain, U.s, Sides Rearming in Struggle over Israel Boycott

    A British teachers union has decided to retract its ban on two Israeli universities, but the boycott battle in British academia looks to be far from over. Both those calling for links to be severed with Israeli institutions, and those hailing the Jewish state as a beacon of academic freedom, are preparing to regroup and… More ▸

  • Anti-zionism at London School Intimidates Some Jewish Students

    The University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies has a reputation as a world-class center of learning. But recently the college has been in the news more for the anti-Israel sentiments of some of its students than for the quality of its teaching. A series of high-profile controversies have left Jewish students at… More ▸

  • Despite Wide Criticism,london Mayor Unapologetic About ‘camp Guard’ Slur

    London’s mayor, Ken Livingstone, has appalled British Jews, defied Prime Minister Tony Blair and faces an official inquiry into his behavior that could see him barred from public life. But the controversial mayor still refuses to apologize for accusing a Jewish reporter of “being just like a concentration camp guard.” “There will be no apology,”… More ▸

  • ‘when Pigs Fly': Political Ad in Britain Draws Accusations of Anti-semitism

    Accusations of anti-Semitism have become a part of Britain’s election campaign. In the latest of a series of high-profile spats over prejudice, Conservatives have expressed outrage over a poster produced by the Labor Party. The image, a pun on the phrase, “pigs might fly,” features the faces of Conservative leaders Michael Howard and Oliver Letwin… More ▸