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Film about Kindertransport hero Sir Nicholas Winton stars Anthony Hopkins

A feature film about the life of Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved 669 children from the Nazis, is in production with Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins in the lead role.

Board of Deputies renews calls for Welsh Assembly candidate to step down

The Board of Deputies of British Jews have renewed its calls for the Welsh independence party Plaid Cymru to drop a candidate who has been repeatedly accused of antisemitic conduct, calling the case a "test of Plaid Cymru’s resolve on anti-racism.”

BBC launches urgent probe into World News journalist

he BBC has confirmed it has begun an urgent investigation into the conduct of a BBC journalist after the Jewish Chronicle revealed he had used an anonymous social media account to mount attacks on the presenter Emma Barnett after she spoke out on the impact of antisemitism on her family.

Entire West Midlands region adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The West Midlands Combined Authority has voted unanimously to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism in a move designed to improve clarity over exactly what constitutes anti-Jewish racism.

Man pleads not guilty to antisemitic abuse against family on London Underground

A man pleaded not guilty to charges of racially aggravated abuse after he made antisemitic comments toward a Jewish man and his children on the London Underground in a November 2019 incident.

UK police arrest Pro-BDS Palestinian activist on terrorism charge

British authorities arrested the chair of the Association of Palestinian Communities in Scotland for allegedly committing preparatory acts of terrorism in connection with the New Irish Republican Army.

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