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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

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

New report to focus on prejudice and difficulties faced by black Jews in the UK

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

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 Labour politician said Jews imagining threats

National Assembly for Wales lawmaker Jenny Rathbone says security threats to Jews might be "in their own heads."

British Labour politician said Jews imagining threats

UK union leader: Anti-Semitism scandals invented by Israel

Leader of one of UK's largest trade unions says anti-Semitism 'doesn't exist' in Labour Party, suggests Israel invented scandals.

UK union leader: Anti-Semitism scandals invented by Israel

UK Jewish community leaders meet PM Netanyahu

Board of Deputies President Arkush expresses appreciation for Netanyahu's willingness to speak directly with British Jewish leaders.

UK Jewish community leaders meet PM Netanyahu

Islamist-Left pact fuels spike in UK anti-Semitism

Violent anti-Semitic crime jumps 50.8% in 2015, watchdog group reveals, warns inaction could lead to France-like levels of anti-Semitism.

Report: Islamist-Left pact fuels record high in UK anti-Semitism

The London shul where Chaim Weizmann once sat

Israel's first president was just one famous Jewish personality who davened at the New West End Synagogue - and it's still going strong.

The London synagogue where Chaim Weizmann once sat

Anti-Semitism up 88% in London Jewish neighborhood

Anti-Semitic incidents in Hackney average one every 3 days in 2015. Three arrested over gas canister incident.

Anti-Semitism up 88% in London Jewish neighborhood

Study: Half of UK Jews to Be Haredi By 2031

Haredi Jews becoming the dominant religious power in Britain's Jewish community through demographics alone.

Study: Half of UK Jews to Be Haredi By 2031

Vandals Cover Jewish Monument in Raw Pig's Meat

Jewish community's memorial for King Edward VII defiled in latest anti-Semitic incident in the British capital.

London: Vandals Cover Jewish Monument in Raw Pig's Meat

67% of British Jews Worried Over Corbyn

British Jews on high alert over the success of Jeremy Corbyn, who has been linked to Hamas and to Holocaust denial organizations.

67% of British Jews Worried Over Anti-Semitic Labour Candidate

British PM Vows to Fight 'New Anti-Semitism'

David Cameron speaks strongly against delegitimizing Israel, says Jewish community is 'incredibly important' in Britain.

British PM Vows to Fight 'New Anti-Semitism'

"Hitler's Walk" Sign Cancelled After Uproar

Park dubbed after the dictator to remain without signage after local Jews threaten to boycott.

Britain: "Hitler's Walk" Sign Cancelled After Uproar

Survey: More Britons Dislike Israel Than Iran

New survey finds Britons feel most unfavorably to Israel, with exception of North Korea, than any other non-European country in the world.

Survey: More Britons Dislike Israel Than Iran

British Jews Outraged Over 'Hitlers Walk' Sign

The Jewish community in Cornwall, Britain, says a local village's decision to reinstate a sign saying “Hitlers Walk” is outrageous.

British Jews Outraged Over 'Hitlers Walk' Sign

UK Police: 'Heightened Concern' for Safety of Jews

Britain must redouble its efforts to 'wipe out anti-Semitism,' says Home Secretary Theresa May.

British Police: 'Heightened Concern' for Safety of Jews

Britain to Beef Up Security in Jewish Areas

Britain will step up police patrols in areas with high Jewish populations, says Prime Minister David Cameron.

Britain to Beef Up Security in Jewish Areas

William Hague Tells British Jews: Don't Leave

Former foreign secretary says 'There is a real will among the population... to defeat these mindless murderers of innocent people.'

William Hague Tells British Jews: Don't Leave

Half of Britain's Jews Fear Future in Europe

Almost half of British Jewish people fear they have no long-term future in Britain or Europe, finds new poll.

Half of Britain's Jews Fear Future in Europe

UK Jews: 'Zero Tolerance' for Anti-Semitism

British Jews to rally in front of the Royal Courts of Justice Sunday for a stop to silence in the face of skyrocketing anti-Semitism.

British Jews to Call for 'Zero Tolerance' for Anti-Semitism

UK Jews Demand Action from Silent Leadership

Emergency London meeting called by Jewish leadership exposes discontent, as people demand action over anti-Semitism.

Gloves Are Off as UK Jews Demand Action from Silent Leadership

Watch: Israelis 'Infiltrate' UK 'Israel-Free' City

Flags, Starbucks and Bamba: activists release video of creative protest in radical anti-Israel MP's city.

Watch: Israelis 'Infiltrate' UK City Declared 'Israeli-Free'player

UK Jews Bring Israel to 'Israeli-Free' City

March into 'Israel-free zone' reportedly well-received as backlash over bigoted MP's remarks continues.

Brave UK Jews Bring Israeli Flags to 'Israeli-Free' City

UK: Muslims, Jews Fight Proposed Kosher, Halal Ban

Muslim and Jewish communities in Britain unite to fend off allegations that ritual slaughter equates 'animal cruelty.'

Backlash Continues Against Calls to Ban Kosher Slaughter in UK

Photo Shows Horror of Zanzibar Attack on Teens

Katie Gee and Kirstie Trup return to London after acid was thrown in their faces in Zanzibar. Families release photo of one of the victims.

Photo Shows Horror of Zanzibar Attack on Jewish Teens

British Jews Discuss Internet Dangers

Several thousand hareidi-religious men in Britain meet to discuss the dangers of the Internet.

British Jews Discuss Internet Dangers

Hareidi Youth to Bear Olympic Torch

A hareidi young man with seven charities to his name will carry the Olympic Torch in London.

Hareidi Youth to Bear Olympic Torch

Livingstone-Johnson Rematch Ends This Thursday

Ken Livingstone, once expelled from Labour, is clinging to its coat-tails while Boris Johnson is deemphasizing the Tory connection.

Livingstone Wants To Nationalize Mayoralty Race; Boris Is Local

2,000 at London Pro-Israel Event

Supporters gathered at the largest pro-Israel event in Britain in recent memory; on the street, others shouted back at an Arab demo.

2,000 Attend Massive Pro-Israel Event in London player

British Jewry's 'Lady J' Dies

Rebbetzin Amelie Jakobovits, wife of former Chief Rabbi of England, Lord Immanuel Jakobovits, and known as 'Lady J', has died at the age of 81.

Britain's Rebbetzin Amelie Jakobovits, 81, Passes Away