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UK and US sanction leading Iranian military figures

UK government announces sanctions on 7 individuals and 6entities who have enabled Iran to conduct destabilizing regional activity, including Iran's recent attack on Israel.

UK and US sanction leading Iranian military figures

Chief of Staff thanks UK army for aid in deflecting Iran attack

'Relationship between the two militaries has strategic importance for maintaining regional stability and security in the Middle East,' IDF stresses.

Chief of Staff thanks UK army for aid in deflecting Iran attack

British PM:

'We fully support Israel’s right to defend itself against Iran'

PM Sunak called Iran's threats against Israel 'unacceptable' and noted that 'we are taking action ourselves to make sure we can protect the UK against threats from Iran.'

'We fully support Israel’s right to defend itself against Iran'

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3 charged for pro-Palestinian protest outside Labour head's home

Three activists were charged with public order offenses after they demonstrated outside the home of Sir Keir Starmer calling for an arms embargo on Israel. PM Sunak: 'No MP should be harassed at their own home.'

3 charged for pro-Palestinian protest outside Labour head's home

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

Survey:

Only 1 in 4 British Muslims believe Hamas murdered, raped

New poll shows 24% of Muslims in the UK believe Hamas atrocities occurred on October 7, compared to 62% of the general population.

Only 1 in 4 British Muslims believe Hamas murdered, raped

Report:

UK threatens to declare Israel in violation of intl. law

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak threatens in conversation with Netanyahu to declare Israel in violation of international law unless more aid allowed into Gaza.

UK threatens to declare Israel in violation of intl. law

UK summons Israeli Amb. to condemn aid worker deaths

Minister of State for Development and Africa Andrew Mitchell summons Israeli Ambassador to the UK, demands 'quick, transparent investigation' and 'full accountability.'

UK summons Israeli Amb. to condemn aid worker deaths

UK imposes sanctions on Hamas media network

Sanctions target two individuals active in promoting Hamas's public relations efforts.

UK imposes sanctions on Hamas media network

Amid uptick in antisemitism at home

UK assumes IHRA presidency

The theme of the UK presidency is 'In Plain Sight,' drawing attention to the fact that the Holocaust did not happen in a dark corner.

UK assumes IHRA presidency

The British plan to end the war

Deportation of Hamas leaders

A Lebanese newspaper claims that the plan presented by Foreign Secretary David Cameron during a visit to Oman includes Israel-Saudi normalization in return for a diplomatic process to create a Palestinian state.

Deportation of Hamas leaders

After diplomatic incident

Israel advocacy superstar Eylon Levy suspended

UK government enraged after Israeli government spokesman says Foreign Secretary Cameron 'factually incorrect' in appeal for more trucks to enter Gaza.

Israel advocacy superstar Eylon Levy suspended

UK:

Pro-Palestinian activists target dozens of MPs

A counter-extremism dossier reveals nearly 40 instances of intimidation against elected officials by pro-Palestinian activists in what is being called a 'litany of menace.'

Pro-Palestinian activists target dozens of MPs

Football club asked to remove Palestine flags

Football Association asked amateur football club to remove Palestine corner flags. Visiting side forfeited game after hosts refused.

Football club asked to remove Palestine flags

UK heading to elections?

Report: Members of ruling party threaten to defect

Amid the ongoing sluggish Conservative Party polls, Britain's Prime Minister has said that if 10 members defect, he will bring parliamentary elections forward.

Report: Members of ruling party threaten to defect

Hamas won the UK elections

Delightful multiculturalism! Note the the mayors of Birmingham, Leeds, Blackburn, Sheffield, Oxford, Oldham and Rochdale.

Hamas won the UK elections

British PM:

'Mob rule is replacing democratic rule'

British govt. announces millions in funding for increased security for MPs, new regulations empowering police as politicians face growing threats from anti-Israel extremists.

'Mob rule is replacing democratic rule'

Report:

British MPs fear for safety over Gaza war

Over 10 British politicians tell Reuters they fear for their safety due to the intimidation and threats coming from anti-Israel protestors.

British MPs fear for safety over Gaza war

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Jewish MP: I feel safer in Israel than in London

Tory MP Andrew Percy says in the House of Commons that 'Nobody in this house has any business telling Israel where to operate to rescue hostages.'

Jewish MP: I feel safer in Israel than in London

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Chaos at UK House of Commons over Gaza vote

UK House Speaker Lindsay Hoyle comes under fire after allowing a Labour motion on the Gaza ceasefire to be voted on.

Chaos at UK House of Commons over Gaza vote

Over Rafah operation

UK to consider suspending arms exports to Israel

The Guardian reports that, as the humanitarian situation in Gaza has worsened, diplomatic pressure has been mounting on the UK to suspend arms exports to Israel.

UK to consider suspending arms exports to Israel

UK:

Jewish MP suspended for calling Hamas 'death cult'

Midland Heart Housing Association suspends House of Lords Peer Ian Austin over tweet criticizing UNRWA for claiming to not know of Hamas digging tunnels under its facilities.

Jewish MP suspended for calling Hamas 'death cult'

Comedian riled audience to yell anti-Israel rhetoric

London theater apologizes after comedian allegedly berates Israeli audience member who did not applaud Palestinian flag.

Comedian riled audience to yell anti-Israel rhetoric

Following the US

UK to sanction four Israeli citizens

UK has announced sanctions against four Israelis it referred to as 'extremist settlers' accusing them of 'human rights abuses' against Palestinian Arabs.

UK to sanction four Israeli citizens

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

Following cancer diagnosis:

UK Chief Rabbi composes prayer for King Charles

The prayer beseeches G-d to prolong the King's days, 'so that he may continue to rule over our nation in good health and happiness.'

UK Chief Rabbi composes prayer for King Charles

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Pro-Israel MP forced to leave politics after threats

British MP Mike Freer announced he would not seek reelection following an arson attack on his office and numerous death threats by Islamists.

Pro-Israel MP forced to leave politics after threats

'Part of future Palestinian state'

UK against plans for Jewish 'resettlement of Gaza'

The UK Foreign Office published a statement expressing alarm over the conference held in Jerusalem which called to restore Jewish communities in the Gaza Strip.

UK against plans for Jewish 'resettlement of Gaza'

Countries follow US' lead in suspending UNRWA funds

Several countries follow US' lead, announce pause in funding for UNRWA following 'deeply concerning' reports that UNRWA employees participated in the Oct. 7 massacre.

Countries follow US' lead in suspending UNRWA funds

'An antisemitic organization'

UK to proscribe Hizb ut-Tahrir a terror organization

If Parliament agrees, the order will come into force on 19 January 2024. This means that belonging to, inviting support for, and displaying articles in a public place in a way that arouses suspicion of membership or support for the group will be a criminal offense.

UK to proscribe Hizb ut-Tahrir a terror organization

British PM:

'Ceasefire only with removal of Hamas'

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak responds to demand of GreenPary MP that the UK call for immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas by listing his conditions for such a ceasefire.

'Ceasefire only with removal of Hamas'

UK to ban Islamist group for supporting Hamas terror

British Home Secretary James Cleverly announces Islamist organization which called October 7 perpetrators "heroes" will be banned, declared a terrorist organization.

UK to ban Islamist group for supporting Hamas terror

London:

Pro-Palestinian plot against Stock Exchange foiled

Six activists from the Palestine Action group allegedly intended to target the London Stock Exchange on Monday morning, causing damage and 'locking on' to prevent the building from opening for trading.

Pro-Palestinian plot against Stock Exchange foiled

'On the good side of history'

Thousands rally for Israel in central London

Thousands of pro-Israel supporters gathered in Trafalgar Square to mark 100 days since Hamas's attack on Israel and to demand the return of the hostages.

Thousands rally for Israel in central London

Israeli Ambassador to the UK:

'Idea behind advocating for Israel is to never stop'

In an interview with Arutz Sheva, Ambassador Tzipi Hotovely, explains the importance of holding media outlets accountable when they publish harmful inaccurate information.

'Idea behind advocating for Israel is to never stop'

Fighting like lions:

Israel advocacy superstar lands in London

Eylon Levy arrived in London where he will present Israel's case to 10 of Britain's foremost media outlets.

Israel advocacy superstar lands in London

Win for Israeli diplomacy:

UK House of Commons votes for Anti-BDS Bill

The bill, referred to as the anti-BDS bill, seeks to prevent public bodies, including councils, from boycotting, disinvesting, or sanctioning a particular international territory, unless supported by the government's foreign policy.

UK House of Commons votes for Anti-BDS Bill

'I felt unsafe':

UK Minister's daughter drops uni course due to antisemitism

The daughter of Defense Secretary Grant Shapps says she felt unsafe following anti-Israel protests at the University of Leeds.

UK Minister's daughter drops uni course due to antisemitism

UK:

Pro-Israel MP targeted in arson attack, told he deserves to burn

Golders Green MP Mike Freer says suspected arson at his office likely due to his pro-Israel views, his security has been increased.

Pro-Israel MP targeted in arson attack, told he deserves to burn

UK Middle East Minister:

'10/7 sexual violence must be investigated to ensure justice'

Lord Tariq Ahmad called on the international community to condemn Hamas and on Israel to take all measures to protect civilians.

'10/7 sexual violence must be investigated to ensure justice'

UK Defense Sec. joins Israeli DM for Hanukkah candlelighting

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant hosts UK Secretary of State for Defence Grant Shapps exactly 2 months after Hamas massacre.

UK Defense Sec. joins Israeli DM for Hanukkah candlelighting

UK joins efforts to find hostages in Gaza

British Ministry of Defense announces its surveillance craft will participate in efforts to locate where Hamas is holding its hostages.

UK joins efforts to find hostages in Gaza

UK Foreign Secretary:

Prisoner swap 'crucial step' toward relief of crisis

UK Foreign Sec. says prisoner swap offers 'important opportunity' to ensure aid reaches Gaza, urges 'all parties' to follow through.

Prisoner swap 'crucial step' toward relief of crisis

British Labour Party in upheaval over Israel ceasefire vote

SNP's bid to get MPs to call for a ceasefire was knocked down with a 293-125. Nine Labour shadow ministers have resigned.

British Labour Party in upheaval over Israel ceasefire vote

Hotovely to Arutz Sheva:

'Demonstrations do not represent UK street'

Israeli Amb. to the UK says the British govt. understands the magnitude of the Hamas massacre, public does not support Islamic extremists.

'Demonstrations do not represent UK street'

Suella Braverman removed from post as UK Home Secretary

The staunchly pro-Jewish secretary was accused of undermining the operational independence of - and public confidence in - the police.

Suella Braverman removed from post as UK Home Secretary

London:

Jewish families targeted by anti-Israel activists at synagogue

500,000 people turn out to protest Israel on streets of London on Armistice Day.

Jewish families targeted by anti-Israel activists at synagogue

London: Holocaust library defaced with anti-Israel graffiti

London Holocaust library defaced in latest incident of pro-Palestinian graffiti on Jewish site.

London: Holocaust library defaced with anti-Israel graffiti

Ambassador Hotovely:

UK stands with Israel, there is Jihad in the streets of London

Amb. Hotovely: "This is a war of civilization vs barbarism. Hamas had the same ideology Al Qaeda had when it attacked the Americans in 9/11"

UK stands with Israel, there is Jihad in the streets of London

London:

Jewish schools to remain closed due to antisemitism

Torah Vodaas in Edgware and Ateres Beis Yaakov in Colindale both informed parents on Thursday evening they would not reopen until Monday.

Jewish schools to remain closed due to antisemitism

UK: Palestian flags may be banned after pro-Hamas rallies

Home Secretary Suella Braverman instructs police that Palestinian flags 'may not be legitimate' after antisemites celebrate Hamas massacre.

UK: Palestian flags may be banned after pro-Hamas rallies

London:

Kosher restaurant vandalized

Several bridges in the predominantly Jewish neighborhood of Golders Green were vandalized by Hamas supporters.

Kosher restaurant vandalized

'All the people with antisemitic views didn't go away'

ADL CEO: The British Green Party is looking like the next hub of antisemitism in British politics.

'All the people with antisemitic views didn't go away'

Festival drops documentary denying Jeremy Corbyn antisemitism

Glastonbury festival drops pro-Jeremy Corbyn documentary after outcry from Jewish groups.

Festival drops documentary denying Jeremy Corbyn antisemitism

British bill would bar localities from boycotting Israel

Minister Michael Gove says BDS campaigns lead to antisemitism as he raises anti-BDS bill this week.

British bill would bar localities from boycotting Israel

UK: Three dead, three injured in ramming attacks

31-year-old suspect arrested after running down pedestrians in Nottingham, UK.

UK: Three dead, three injured in ramming attacks

Three British soldiers faint from London heat

In UK, three guardsmen faint during 'Colonel's Review' parade. Prince William tweets 'big thank you, you all did a really good job.'

Three British soldiers faint from London heat

Delegates from House of Lords visit Israel on four-day trip

Largest-ever British House of Lords delegation visits Israel to talk trade.

Delegates from House of Lords visit Israel on four-day trip

UK haredi community slams gov aim to regulate yeshivas

Community leaders push back against renewed attempt to insert secular curriculum into Orthodox schools.

UK haredi community slams gov aim to regulate yeshivas

Op-Ed:

How the Orwellian UK surrenders to Islamists

You can't make this up. The paradoxes of living with Islam in the once-democratic UK of 2023 bring Orwell's 1984' to life. Op-ed.

How the Orwellian UK surrenders to Islamists