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News and updates about British Jews

Jewish-British comedian to make aliyah to Israel

Writer and comedian Lee Kern announces he will be moving to the Jewish State, Minister of Immigration and Absorption congratulates: 'No doubt that the thousands of olim since October 7 give Israel a backbone to defeat our enemy!'

Jewish-British comedian to make aliyah to Israel

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UK increases security funding for Jewish community

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announces 54 million pounds in new funding to protect Jewish communities against antisemitism over the next four years.

UK increases security funding for Jewish community

Report:

Iran recruiting British Muslims to spy on Jews

Iran is recruiting British Muslims on pilgrimages to spy on Jews and dissidents upon their return to the UK, the Daily Mail says.

Iran recruiting British Muslims to spy on Jews

European Jews will be gone by 2050

Country by country, the numbers are collapsing. “There is no future for them here..." says Dutch author Leon de Winter. Op-ed.

European Jews will be gone by 2050

British PM:

'It sickens me to think Jews are looking over their shoulders'

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak condemns increase in antisemitic incidents in the UK: We will not stand for this.

'It sickens me to think Jews are looking over their shoulders'

British Jews raise funds for new EMS command center in Sderot

Days after Operation Shield and Arrow, British Friends of United Hatzalah raises £630,000 for future Southern Command Center.

British Jews raise funds for new EMS command center in Sderot

British Jewish children perform 'Adon Olam' to honor new king

British Jewish schoolchildren present a new ‘Adon Olam’ for their king’s coronation.

British Jewish children perform 'Adon Olam' to honor new king

UK honors its first Jewish career ambassador

Room named after Sir Horace Phillips recognizes extraordinary life of Jewish diplomat who served in multiple Muslim countries.

UK honors its first Jewish career ambassador

Iran to close UK embassy after revelation it targeted Jews

After Britain confirms Iran plotted to assassinate diaspora Jews, Iran moves to shutter UK embassy in Tehran, sanction British nationals.

Iran to close UK embassy after revelation it targeted Jews

UK minister confirms Iranian plot to kill British Jews

Parliament hears that Iran spent two years attempting to gather info on UK-based Israelis and Jews for 'future lethal operations.'

UK minister confirms Iranian plot to kill British Jews

UK antisemitism trial:

Jewish man's life forever impacted by antisemitic abuse in pub

Victim of antisemitic verbal assault tells court he now feels unsafe wearing kippah in public and anxious about being identified as Jewish.

Jewish man's life forever impacted by antisemitic abuse in pub

British Holocaust survivor and educator Zigi Shipper dies at 93

Survivor of Auschwitz and Stuffhof awarded British Empire Medal for service to Holocaust education.

British Holocaust survivor and educator Zigi Shipper dies at 93

Rabbi Abraham Levy, leader among UK Sephardic Jews, dies at 83

Rabbi Abraham Levy, who led London’s historic Spanish and Portuguese community for decades, passed away at age 83.

Rabbi Abraham Levy, leader among UK Sephardic Jews, dies at 83

Site of 12th century massacre of UK Jews hosts Hanukkah event

Castle where deadliest killing of Jews in British history occurred in 12th century used for menorah lighting for first time.

Site of 12th century massacre of UK Jews hosts Hanukkah event

King Charles dances with Holocaust survivors before Hanukkah

British monarch visits North London Jewish community center for Hanukkah where he receives warm reception.

King Charles dances with Holocaust survivors before Hanukkah

UK Jewish politician and Thatcher ally David Young dead at 90

Lord David Young, British-Jewish politician and favorite fixer for Margaret Thatcher, dies at 90.

UK Jewish politician and Thatcher ally David Young dead at 90

UK union launches ‘Jewish faith workers branch’

One of Britain's biggest trade unions creates new unit for Jewish community employees.

UK union launches ‘Jewish faith workers branch’

Jewish transport secretary may be next British PM

Grant Shapps, the UK's transport secretary who is Jewish, may be in the running to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister.

Jewish transport secretary may be next British PM

British school fined $40k for hiking safety violations

British Orthodox school fined for taking children hiking in an ice storm.

British school fined $40k for hiking safety violations

UK internet troll who harassed Jews found guilty

British troll, who called for a second Holocaust, convicted of racially harassing Jews.

UK internet troll who harassed Jews found guilty

British Jewish leader resigns following comments about Muslims

Gary Mond, British Jewish leader, steps down from Board of Deputies of British Jews, saying Board is 'silencing' other views.

British Jewish leader resigns following comments about Muslims

UK Jewish leader rips BBC for coverage of antisemitic incident

British Jews have harsh words for the BBC following its coverage of an antisemitic incident in London.

UK Jewish leader rips BBC for coverage of antisemitic incident

Herzog: British Jewish community is 'exemplary'

UK official visit: President Isaac Herzog meets British Jewish community leaders.

Herzog: British Jewish community is 'exemplary'

British universities on the payroll of Islamic regimes

British universities have been 'put up for sale'. The buyers are China and Vietman, but leading by a wide margin, are Islamic regimes. Op-ed

British universities on the payroll of Islamic regimes

UK universities adopting anti-Semitism guidelines as abuse soars

Nearly 100 British universities have adopted the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism as reported incidents double in the last two years.

UK universities adopting anti-Semitism guidelines as abuse soars

British PM honors UK synagogue for Afghan refugee collection

Bushey United Synagogue given Points of Light Award for collecting thousands of pieces of clothing for Afghan refugees.

British PM honors UK synagogue for Afghan refugee collection

London synagogue whose history dates back to 1867 closing

Historic South London Synagogue closing its doors due to aging and dwindling membership and lack of local Jewish community in the area.

London synagogue whose history dates back to 1867 closing

'Church of England's apology better late than never'

British Jewish leaders say anticipated apology from the Church of England for anti-Semitic laws is “better late than never”.

'Church of England's apology better late than never'

British PM warns of Jewish ‘exodus’ from Northern Ireland

British PM says supply of kosher foods to Northern Ireland under post-Brexit rules could lead to "exodus" of Jews.

British PM warns of Jewish ‘exodus’ from Northern Ireland

70 UK doctors call out medical journal's anti-Israel letter

Complaint written on behalf of 70 UK doctors denounces British Medical Journal for anti-Israel letter at a time of mounting anti-Semitism.

70 UK doctors call out medical journal's anti-Israel letter

UK town's Jews told to stay away during pro-Palestinian rally

Luton United Synagogue tells its members to stay away from area on Saturday during a pro-Palestinian rally/motorcade through town.

UK town's Jews told to stay away during pro-Palestinian rally

Poll: Majority of Britons back Israel's right to defend itself

Survey finds that a majority of the British public also have empathy for Jewish community in the wake of a surge of anti-Semitic attacks.

Poll: Majority of Britons back Israel's right to defend itself

UK Jewish philanthropist accused of dragging cop with his car

Textile manufacturer Sir Harry Djanogly, driving ill wife to the hospital, was pulled over for speeding when the alleged incident occurred.

UK Jewish philanthropist accused of dragging cop with his car

Watch: British PM's Passover greeting

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wishes Jews a Happy Passover, notes cons - and pros - of holding virtual Seder.

Watch: British PM's Passover greeting

New evidence: Proof medieval U.K. Jews kept kosher

Dig on grounds of Oxford’s old Jewish quarter uncovers new evidence that medieval British Jews observed the laws of kashrut.

New evidence: Proof medieval U.K. Jews kept kosher

Jewish family gives world’s oldest think tank largest-ever gift

Gift from Jewish family will allow think tank to invest in research and conference facilities, historic library.

Jewish family gives world’s oldest think tank largest-ever gift

UK haredi Jews have one of highest COVID rates in the world

64% of London haredim had COVID, nine times more than the UK average of 7%. "Among the highest rate reported anywhere in the world"

UK haredi Jews have one of highest COVID rates in the world

British Jews feel more welcome, optimistic after Corbyn replaced

2/3 of British Jews say Jews have a future in the UK - the highest level since 2015 - following departure of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour chief.

British Jews feel more welcome, optimistic after Corbyn replaced

Why the 42 leading British Jews are wrong about annexation

It is for Israel, and not those who live outside the country, to make these decisions. Opinion.

Why the 42 leading British Jews are wrong about annexation

New report to focus on difficulties faced by black Jews

The largest UK Jewish group has commissioned a report on the prejudice black Jews face.

New report to focus on difficulties faced by black Jews

Watch: Young British Jews speak out on Israel's sovereignty plan

Young British Jews speak out in favor of Israel extending its sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria.

Watch: Young British Jews speak out on Israel's sovereignty plan

British politician: Chief Rabbi must be dancing in the street

Baroness Jenny Tonge says "pro-Israel lobby" won the British election by lying about Labour leader.

British politician: Chief Rabbi must be dancing in the street

UK Jewish newspaper to Corbyn: This is a REAL apology

The Jewish News urges Labour leader to issue a real apology for the anti-Semitism in his party, includes a suggested text.

UK Jewish newspaper to Corbyn: This is a REAL apology

Labour fails to mention Jews in video that champions diversity

British Labour Party fails to mention Jews in elections campaign video that champions the rights of over 20 other groups.

Labour fails to mention Jews in video that champions diversity

Corbyn won't apologize to Jewish community

British Labour leader asked in TV interview whether he wants to apologize to Jewish community over anti-Semitism in his party, but declines.

Corbyn won't apologize to Jewish community

British Chief Rabbi blasts Corbyn over anti-Semitism

In op-ed ahead of December election, Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis says "poison" has taken root in Labour party.

British Chief Rabbi blasts Corbyn over anti-Semitism

British journalist: Corbyn as PM strikes fear among Jews

Leading British Jewish journalist says Jews concerned by prospect of Labour leader as PM but would not leave the country.

British journalist: Corbyn as PM strikes fear among Jews

Watch: British PM vows to defend Jews against anti-Semitism

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wishes Jewish community a happy New Year.

Watch: British PM vows to defend Jews against anti-Semitism

'The UK is committed to your safety'

British Foreign Secretary sends special message to the Jewish community ahead of Rosh Hashanah.

'The UK is committed to your safety'

British Jews congratulate Boris Johnson

British Jews congratulate former Foreign Secretary who will succeed Theresa May as prime minister.

British Jews congratulate Boris Johnson

May praises Jewish community in parting letter

Outgoing British PM praises Jewish community for its “extremely important” contributions to society.

May praises Jewish community in parting letter

UK Jews against Labour lawmaker who liked anti-Semitic post

British Jews protest election to Parliament of Labour candidate who liked Facebook post saying PM May has a “Zionist Slave Masters agenda”.

UK Jews against Labour lawmaker who liked anti-Semitic post

UK Labour candidate likes anti-Semitic Facebook post

Jewish community leaders outraged after Labour candidate likes Facebook claiming that Theresa May has a “Zionist Slave Masters agenda”.

UK Labour candidate likes anti-Semitic Facebook post

British Jews thank May for being a 'true friend'

British Jews thank outgoing PM following her announcement that she is stepping down.

British Jews thank May for being a 'true friend'

British Jewish group: Investigate Labour anti-Semitism

Jewish advocacy group in London accuses Labour Party of “endemic anti-Jewish behavior”, asks government to investigate.

British Jewish group: Investigate Labour anti-Semitism

UK Labour makes faux pas with Passover greeting

British Labour Party wishes Jews a happy Passover, but includes an illustration of bread in the greeting.

UK Labour makes faux pas with Passover greeting

Britain: Anti-Semitism at record high for third straight year

Number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in the United Kingdom rose to 1,652 in 2018, according to annual CST report.

Britain: Anti-Semitism at record high for third straight year

British Labour reinstates MP suspended over anti-Semitism

Former MP Jim Sheridan reinstated following investigation into comments about Jews made online.

British Labour reinstates MP suspended over anti-Semitism

Dramatic rise in German citizenship applications by British Jews

The number of Britons who asked Germany for the citizenship robbed from their families by the Nazis rose to 1,667 last year.

Dramatic rise in German citizenship applications by British Jews

May blasts Corbyn over anti-Semitism

British Prime Minister accuses Labour leader of making British Jews feel unsafe in their own country.

May blasts Corbyn over anti-Semitism