Young Friends of Israel

Al Jazeera Investigations – The Lobby P1 00:06 How Israel influences British politics- 00:08 We reveal from the inside how the Israeli Embassy 00:10 penetrates different levels of British democracy in the first of four programmes: 00:14 The Battle for Britain's Youth 00:20 [sounds of explosions and yelling] 00:22 Following decades of violence 00:24 a [...]

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Scotland’s shell firm mess

A UK Government minister has admitted 28,000 notorious Scottish registered “tax haven” shell firms have failed to reveal their true owners’ identities two months after strict new transparency rules came in. The Scottish Limited Partnerships (SLP), which are officially registered to addresses in Scotland but frequently run by anonymous foreign entities, have since August faced [...]

Bulgarian agriculture in the road towards a new “feudalization”

In the beginning of 20th century Bulgaria was among those countries in Europe that had the highest number of parceled out land with hundreds of thousands of small land owners toiling at their land at the brink of survival. After 1944, Bulgarian agriculture underwent the typical for Eastern Europe model of collectivization and centralization. The [...]

Microsoft breaches Dutch data protection law with Windows 10

Microsoft breaches the Dutch data protection law by processing personal data of people that use the Windows 10 operating system on their computers. This is the conclusion of the Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) after its investigation of Windows 10 Home and Pro. Microsoft does not clearly inform users about the type of data it [...]

French intelligence texts jihadist by mistake, inadvertently warning of surveillance operation

A French intelligence agent sent a text message by mistake to the mobile phone of a jihadist, inadvertently warning him that he was under surveillance and undermining an investigation, it emerged on Friday. The target of the probe, described as an “Islamist preacher” based in the Paris area, immediately understood that his phone was being [...]

Checking settlement exports “impossible,” EU admits

The European Union has admitted that it cannot monitor whether producers working from Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank are fraudulently taking advantage of trade privileges. Since 2000, the EU has allowed most Israeli goods to enter its markets without incurring taxes or customs duties. Exports from Israel’s settlements in the occupied West Bank [...]

UK university censors title of Holocaust survivor’s speech criticizing Israel

Manchester University censored the title of a Holocaust survivor’s criticism of Israel and insisted that her campus talk be recorded, after Israeli diplomats said its billing amounted to antisemitic hate speech. Marika Sherwood, a Jewish survivor of the Budapest ghetto, was due to give a talk in March about Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, headlined: [...]

Disabled 85-year-old woman dragged across busy road by police at fracking protest

A disabled 85-year-old woman was left bruised after being dragged across a busy road by three police officers during an anti-fracking protest. Anne Power, a Green Party member and anti-fracking campaigner, was sitting outside a fracking site near Little Plumpton, Lancashire, when a scrum of officers lifted her from her seat. The retired teacher and [...]