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Israel continues its exit from lockdown

Israel continues its exit from lockdown

The winds of change are blowing more in Israel than here in the UK. Earlier this week (Monday) saw the relaxing of the strictest measures in place to ensure social distancing across Israel. People are now allowed on the beaches (although not to sit/sunbath), more work...

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Finally, Israel has a new government!

Finally, Israel has a new government!

Israel FINALLY has a new government The path has been been cleared for Benjamin Nentanyahu and Benny Gantz to form the Unity Government and get the Knesset back up and fully functioning. On Wednesday night, the High Court judged that a lawmaker (an MK) with criminal...

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Israel eases out of lockdown

Israel eases out of lockdown

Over the past week, Israel has begun to lift some of its Coronavirus-related lockdown restrictions. It began last week with the re-opening of some types of shops and businesses, best summarised as follows: People allowed to collect take away from restaurants, with...

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#HomeAtzmaut: Celebrating Israel’s 72nd birthday in lockdown

#HomeAtzmaut: Celebrating Israel’s 72nd birthday in lockdown

Yom Ha’atzmaut 72 is certainly one to remember. One for the archives! Israel is country in which most of citizens have lived through some very tough times, whether they be the conditions around the time of Independence itself in 1948 or any one or more of the numerous...

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Israel and the Coronavirus – a Roundup

Israel and the Coronavirus – a Roundup

The current situation On Wednesday of this week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a raft of tougher measures against the Coronavirus which came into effect from 5 p.m.on 25th March 2020 for a seven-day period. The. measures include a prohibition on people...

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Israel Elections Update

Israel Elections Update

Last week, the Israeli government took the drastic action to close the Knesset building on the grounds of health and safety, as a number of MK’s had contracted the corona virus, a move which could comfortably be considered in line with the restrictions placed on all...

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ZF postpones its annual fundraising dinner due to COVID-19

ZF postpones its annual fundraising dinner due to COVID-19

13.03.2020 Dear Supporters, It is with great regret that we at the Zionist Federation have had to take the difficult decision to cancel our Annual Dinner. Having taken advice and monitoring the situation closely, as I am sure you have been as well, the management and...

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Westminster debates Palestinian textbook incitement

Westminster debates Palestinian textbook incitement

On Tuesday of this week, 10th March 2020, Jonathan Gullis, Conservative MP for Stoke-on-Trent North, led a parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall about the incitement, radicalisation and glorification of terror found throughout all grades of Palestinian Authority...

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The ZF  – CFI annual Lobby Day for Israel 2020

The ZF – CFI annual Lobby Day for Israel 2020

This week the ZF and Christian Friends of Israel (CFI) once again held their annual Lobby Day for Israel in Parliament. The theme of this year’s Lobby Day was the issue of incitement and glorification of terror in the Palestinian Authority’s school curriculum, and the...

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Another Day, Another Textbook

This week, the Zionist Federation wrote to the publisher, Hodder Education, following the online exposure of what we can only describe as the most blatant and despicable example of anti-Zionist Antisemitism in one of their textbooks. Entitled 'Understanding History:...

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The UNHRC Blacklist: Fight it with Facts

The UNHRC Blacklist: Fight it with Facts

This week, the United Nations sank to a new low in its seemingly obsessive anti-Israel bias when the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) published a list of 112 companies and corporations that do business in Israeli settlements in Judea and...

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As Simple as ABC: Anyone But Corbyn!

As Simple as ABC: Anyone But Corbyn!

We are just one week away from what can arguably be deemed the most critical General Election of the last 70 years! Above all the other critical issues that face us is the A word. Antisemitism. Since Corbyn's election as Party leader in 2015, the Labour Party has been...

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