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Jewish media round-up

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-06-04

Jewish media

Jewish media

Each week SJ editor Leslie Bunder looks at some of the stories that the print Jewish media are reporting by delving into their front pages, news sections and features.

The Jewish Chronicle reports that the Academic Friends of Israel has called teaching union Natfhe "racist and discriminatory" following a motion encouraging an academic boycott of Israel at its final conference in Blackpool on Monday.

The Jewish Chronicle writes that  a Pakistani shopkeeper in Slough  is defying one of Britain’s biggest Muslim lobbying groups by continuing to sell Israeli produce. Osam Sabar said that he had requested police protection after receiving threatening phone calls as a result of a campaign by the Muslim Public Affairs Committee.

The Jewish Chronicle reports that scientist Professor Heinz Wolff has been honoured at Brunel University with a building named after him at the Uxbridge campus.

The Jewish News writes that World Jewish Aid has launched a fund for the Jewish community to help victims of the recent Indonesian earthquake in which over 5,000 have died and 200,000 been made homeless.

At least 5,400 people are already known to have died and 200,000 left homeless following Saturday’s disaster, which measured 6.3 on the richter scale.

The Jewish News reports that three recipients have been recognised by the annual Sternberg Interfaith Award. Dr Edward Kessler, Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations and Revd Tim Selwood, Coordinator of the Southern England branch of the Three Faiths Forum, received the accolade at the National Portrait Gallery. Maryam Badawi collected the award on behalf of the Muslim College, where her late husband Dr Zaki Badawi was principal until his death in January.