Great Britain

  • 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 ▸

  • Anti-semitic Incidents Way Up in Britain, an Israeli Report Finds

    The number of violent anti-Semitic acts in Britain is rising sharply, part of an overall trend of rising anti-Jewish incidents in Europe, according to an Israeli government report. Violent attacks against Jews and Jewish property in Britain rose from 55 reported incidents in 2003 to 77 in 2004, according to figures released Sunday in a… More ▸

  • Blair Promotes London Conference As Crucial to Reviving Peace Talks

    A conference in London might be the next stop on the long road to Mideast peace, if British Prime Minister Tony Blair has his way. Blair, who visited Jerusalem and Ramallah on Wednesday, made his case to Israeli and Palestinian leaders for an international conference in London early next year that would help bolster the… More ▸

  • At London Conference, Call for Boycott of Israel Rears Its Head

    A fresh push for an academic boycott of Israel has been launched at an international conference in a London university, in what supporters describe as a newly ambitious strategy to divest from the Jewish state. Organized by the School of African and Oriental Studies’ Palestine Society and attended by around 300 people, “Resisting Israeli Apartheid”… More ▸

  • Britain Pays out Millions to People Who Survived War in Enemy Countries

    After nearly six decades, Eva Baer believes justice has finally been done for her parents. Committed Anglophiles, the Hungarian pair decided to deposit their life savings in an English bank for safekeeping before the outbreak of World War II. But after surviving the Nazi era, her Catholic father and Jewish mother were told the money… More ▸