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Jewish media round-up

by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2006-06-11

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 a plan to boycott this year's WorldPride celebration in Jerusalem has been attacked by British gays. A group calling itself The Coalition to Boycott World Pride Jerusalem 2006 has organised the protest. Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said it was wrong and that Israel was one of the very few countries in the Middle East where gays have freedom.

The Jewish Chronicle writes that Tory leader David Cameron praised the contribution Jews have made to the country and have contributed much since returning 350 years ago.  At a Board of Deputies' president's dinner, Mr Cameron said he was "particularly attracted by the Jewish concept of mitzvah, a good deed done for its own sake."

The Jewish Chronicle reports that a football scheme that unites Muslim and Jewish children had to be cancelled this month following the resignation of the director of the group that supports it.

Maimonides Foundation director Mehri Niknam said policy differences led to her calling it a day while her daughter Rebecca, who oversaw the football scheme also left.

The Jewish Chronicle writes that the Council of Christians and Jews is to spend £1m on a three-year campaign to deal with antisemitism.

A education programme of projects will aim to refute antisemitism in the church.

“There has been an increase in antisemitic attacks over the last couple of years and we don’t want to drop our guard,” said CCJ development director David Gifford

The Jewish Chronicle writes that Chancellor Gordon Brown has given his support to help find a new home for the Wiener Library in London.

The Library which has comprehensive archives on Nazism and racism needs to move by 2009 when its current lease on property in the West End expires.

The Jewish News writes that a rabbi's son left brain-damaged after suffering heart failure when aged nine today received a £2.4 million pay-out in London's High Court. Now aged 18, Shmuel suffered a cardiac arrest in December 1995 after developing a debilitating airway inflammation.