Israel supporters rally in London against UN resolution

A small rally was held in central London yesterday to protest the British government’s support for United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which condemned Israeli settlements. An estimated 200-300 people attended the rally, which was organised by the UK Zionist Federation and received backing from the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council. Speaking to the gathering near the Houses of Parliament, Board of Deputies’ President Jonathan Arkush denounced Resolution 2334 as a “disgrace”, “full of outrageous falsehoods” and “amoral”, and its passing as “detestable” and “shameless”. Arkush, who has previously claimed that “every country can be subject to criticism”, flatly rejected that East Jerusalem is occupied territory, the international legal consensus. Referring to areas of illegal […]

Israel supporters rally in London against UN resolution

A small rally was held in central London yesterday to protest the British government’s support for United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which condemned Israeli settlements. An estimated 200-300 people attended the rally, which was organised by the UK Zionist Federation and received backing from the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council. Speaking to the gathering near the Houses of Parliament, Board of Deputies’ President Jonathan Arkush denounced Resolution 2334 as a “disgrace”, “full of outrageous falsehoods” and “amoral”, and its passing as “detestable” and “shameless”. Arkush, who has previously claimed that “every country can be subject to criticism”, flatly rejected that East Jerusalem is occupied territory, the international legal consensus. Referring to areas of illegal […]

Israeli law advances that bars anti-occupation group from schools

A new law that will ban representatives of anti-occupation, army veterans’ group Breaking the Silence from speaking in Israeli schools got unanimous backing from ministers on Sunday. According to Haaretz newspaper, support for the bill by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation means that the law “has the support of the governing coalition” and “is likely to pass.” The law, which bars groups that “defame Israeli soldiers” from schools, enjoys “broad support for the bill among coalition and opposition leaders.”The pending bill is sponsored by Yesh Atid chair Yair Lapid and Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home). Haaretz states that the “bill would empower the education minister to forbid individuals or organizations from entering schools and conduct any type of activity, […]

Israeli law advances that bars anti-occupation group from schools

A new law that will ban representatives of anti-occupation, army veterans’ group Breaking the Silence from speaking in Israeli schools got unanimous backing from ministers on Sunday. According to Haaretz newspaper, support for the bill by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation means that the law “has the support of the governing coalition” and “is likely to pass.” The law, which bars groups that “defame Israeli soldiers” from schools, enjoys “broad support for the bill among coalition and opposition leaders.”The pending bill is sponsored by Yesh Atid chair Yair Lapid and Education Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home). Haaretz states that the “bill would empower the education minister to forbid individuals or organizations from entering schools and conduct any type of activity, […]