Israel and Abroad

Statement on Europe–Iran Forum

This week, from 15-16 October, London will host the 1st Europe-Iran Forum, a conference on ‘post-sanctions investment and trade’. The conference will bring together a range of businesses, academics and cultural figures to discuss opportunities to trade with Iran ‘should sanctions be lifted’. The Board acknowledges initiatives to engage Iran in pursuit of a better […]

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Essay on Israeli Democracy and Politics

Israeli Democracy and Politics The Zionist movement has always included a broad range of political opinions from left-wing socialists to right-wing nationalists. Despite existential security threats, Israel has been a pluralistic, democratic state since independence. Proportional representation means divisions in Israeli society are reflected in a vibrant, multi-party system. The original Zionist movement represented a […]

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A blog on Anti-Semitism in the UK by Alex Brummer

Alex Brummer on anti-Semitism There is no doubting that Britain saw a vicious outbreak of anti-Semitism during Operation Protective Edge. Scenes such as the display of ‘Hitler was right’ placard at an anti-Israel were deeply disturbing especially for those of us from families that survived or escaped the Shoah. British life has long been peppered […]

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oped from Berlin Anti Semitism Rally

It was with mixed feelings that on Sunday I participated in an enormous rally protesting against the rise in anti-Semitism across the continent of Europe. It took place at the Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of recent German history in the very heart of Berlin. Just over eighty years ago, on 30th January 1933 this same […]

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An essay on Zionism and the foundation of the State of Israel

Essay 2 – Zionism and the foundation of the State of Israel Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people. The Zionists came to Palestine as legal and peaceful immigrants to their ancestral homeland. The League of Nations gave international legal recognition to the Jewish national home. Jewish immigration was given a new […]

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There’s a growing army of grassroots groups working to defend Israel

By Steven Jaffe, co-Chair of Northern Ireland Friends of Israel and grassroots consultant to the Board of Deputies. We’re a national movement. We’re diverse. And we’re growing. At a meeting of grassroots activists hosted by the Board at the weekend I looked across a crowded room filled with representatives from 26 different Israel advocacy organisations.  What […]

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