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Thousands take part in UK’s Mitzvah Day

Muslim worshippers from the controversial new Golders Green mosque came to Golders Green Synagogue on Sunday to donate blood, as Muslim communities across the country participated in the biggest ever Mitzvah Day.

Manchester United cancel antisemite’s show after backlash

English football club Manchester United cancelled a planned show staged by David Icke at Old Trafford on Friday evening because of the former television presenter’s controversial views.

Britain’s Gay Times sacks editor after antisemitic and offensive tweets emerge

The editor of the UK’s Gay Times has been sacked for tweeting a series of antisemitic and misogynistic comments as well as using Twitter to attack gay people, homeless people and disabled children.

British Second World War fighters honoured in Field of Remembrance

Last week marked the first time that Jewish soldiers from Palestine, who fought against the Nazis as part of the British Army, have been commemorated as part of Remembrance Sunday activities.

Letter reveals UK’s prince Charles blamed Jews for terrorism

The heir to the British throne, Prince Charles, is facing harsh criticism for a letter he wrote in 1986, blaming “the influx of foreign, European Jews” for unrest in the Middle East.

UK Labour shortlists local election candidate accused of antisemitism

Britain’s principal opposition Labour party has chosen a local candidate who has been accused of making antisemitic comments.

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