Twitter row over profile image

Gnasher Jew row from Jenni Frazer Feb 2018 One of the most active Jewish social media accounts attacking antisemitism in the Labour Party, GnasherJew, was defiant this week after being twice suspended by Twitter for alleged breach of its rules. GnasherJew, which describes itself as a group of Jewish ex-Labour Party members, has been registered […]

  • 1 March, 2018

Chiropodist death

Jason Silver Feb 2018 for Jewish News A pro-Israel activist from east London, who was involved in a major confrontation at last summer’s PalExpo event, died suddenly last week and was buried at Waltham Forest cemetery on Sunday. Chiropodist Jason Silver, who ran the Silver Podiatry practice in Loughton, Essex, ran foul of the PalExpo […]

  • 16 February, 2018

Ruction at King’s part two

Kings College for JN from Jenni Frazer Feb 2018 A screaming crowd of about 60 students barracked an Israel Society meeting held at Kings College London’s campus, resulting in the police being called to ensure the safety of the audience and the speaker, the former Israeli deputy prime minister, Dan Meridor. The meeting was jointly […]

  • 16 February, 2018

Ructions at King’s

Meridor in UK for Times of Israel Feb 2018 by Jenni Frazer Former Israeli deputy prime minister, Dan Meridor, had a difficult beginning to his whistle stop trip to the UK this week to speak to students on university campuses. In a visit organised by a new campus organization, the UK-based Pinsker Centre, Mr Meridor […]

  • 16 February, 2018

Mark Lewis wows Hadassah UK

Hadassah for JN by Jenni Frazer January 2018 “You must have worked out what is wrong with you”, a consultant told Mark Lewis more than 25 years ago. “No”, he replied, “I’m a lawyer, not a doctor”. The diagnosis was bleak, the intervening years of hope and rejection more tough than can be imagined as […]

  • 8 February, 2018

Baddiel at APPG

APPG event by Jenni Frazer for Jewish News Feb 6 2018 The writer and comedian David Baddiel has made an impassioned plea for antisemitism “to be seen as just as important as other racisms”, adding that he believed Holocaust denial to be clearly antisemitism. But Baddiel, who clashed only last week on social media with […]

  • 8 February, 2018

Jonathan Arkush calls it a day

Arkush for Times of Israel Jan 31 2018 What looked like a workaday email update last weekend contained a shock announcement for Anglo-Jewry —the decision of Board of Deputies president Jonathan Arkush not to stand for a second three-year term. The elections to lead the British Jewish community’s representative body aren’t until May 13 — […]

  • 8 February, 2018

Gavin and the tarantula

CFI parliamentary reception for Jewish News January 31 2018 Britain’s new Secretary of State for Defence, Gavin Williamson, made the annual Conservative Friends of Israel parliamentary reception one of his first public appearances in his new role — and made a passionate case for Britain to maintain a close partnership with the Jewish state. Speaking […]

  • 8 February, 2018

Sex abuser’s sefer Torah is rejected by Chabad

Chabad row for the JN by Jenni Frazer January 2018 A sefer Torah paid for and completed by a convicted child sex abuse offender, Menachem Mendy Levy, has been rejected by the Chabad community of Golders Green. Last week there were celebrations in Golders Green after the completion of the sefer Torah. According to a […]

  • 7 January, 2018

Dweck: the ruling

For the Jewish News published July 21 2017 Rabbi Joseph Dweck, Senior Rabbi of the S&P Sephardi Community, has held on to his job after a ruling by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis’s review committee. But Rabbi Dweck has had to pay a high price — he has had to relinquish being a dayan on the […]

  • 23 July, 2017