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Andrew Dismore: How London's Menorah Sets a Challenge for the World

Andrew Dismore, Labour London Assembly Member for Barnet & Camden
The Jewish News - 6th December 2012

London is the world’s greatest city - with an openness that not only accepts ethnic, faith and cultural differences, but actively seeks and celebrates them. Last month we saw Trafalgar Square host Hindu Diwali festivities – the Festival of Lights. The month before, Muslim Eid. And this month, we will celebrate both Chanukah on the Square and Christmas – with the traditional Christmas tree donated by Norway, in recognition of Britain’s support during the Nazi occupation.

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Claudia Mendoza: Hezbollah

JLC’s Head of Policy and Research Claudia Mendoza looks at the implications that a European classification of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization would have on its operational abilities abroad.

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Claudia Mendoza: Protecting Circumcision

JLC's Head of Policy and Research Claudia Mendoza examines the implications of Germany's shifting legal stance on the key religious practice of circumcision.

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Claudia Mendoza: The implications of Palestinian unilateral moves at the UN.

JLC's Head of Policy and Research Claudia Mendoza examines the implications of Palestinian unilateral moves at the UN.

At the time of writing, the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has postponed a formal bid for Palestinian statehood at the UN until after the US Presidential elections in November, but plans to deliver a speech on the subject to the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

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Claudia Mendoza: Policy Focus - 2012 Budget

JLC’s Head of Policy and Research Claudia Mendoza, explores the potential impact of the recent Budget on our community

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Claudia Mendoza: Despite the differences, we have to learn from AIPAC

Last week, a group of Jewish community activists led by BICOM and the JLC returned from the biggest event in the pro-Israel community’s calendar; the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington. For those of us who had been before, AIPAC’s vastness is notorious. But even by AIPAC standards, this year was what can only be described as AIPAC squared. With over 13,000 participants from across America (and indeed beyond), even the largest conference space in the USA was dwarfed by this crowd.

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