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News and updates about British Jews

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

British Jewish leaders: 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 British 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

UK 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

British Jewish millionaire and 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 greetingplayer

New archaeological 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

British Jewish family gives largest ever gift to the world’s oldest think tank

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

Study: 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 in 1st major poll after Corbyn replacement

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 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

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 planplayer

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 diversityplayer

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 communityplayer

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-Semitismplayer

'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