THE JEWISH PRESS
THE Charity Commission has responded to complaints about a War on Want leaflet urging supporters to help “knock down Israel’s apartheid wall”, reports the Jewish News. The Commission reminded WoW “that a charity may only engage in campaigning and political activity that is directly related to its charitable purposes”. Policy director John Hilary responded: “War on Want is committed to fighting against poverty and human-rights violations around the world, including Palestine. We are pleased the Charity Commission recognised this is fully in keeping with our charitable objects.” Confusing.
Catering for Pesach is as much of a pain as making your house kosher for the festival, the Jewish Tribune finds. Moishy Frankel of Mendy’s in Edgware admitted: “If I had a choice, we would not bother with it. Pesach involves a whole lot of work for just a few days.” Dovid Saltzman of Moshe’s in Temple Fortune agreed, saying a decision to go Pesachdik over a week earlier than usual had meant a week of lost chametz trading and adding that extra workers for Pesach cost more. Guess that’s the cost of freedom.
Hamodia reports a joint declaration opposing an academic boycott on Israel. The European Association for the Study of Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association, the International Diabetes Association and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists all signed. It was the idea of Prof Shlomo Sasson, of the Institute for Diabetes Research at the Hebrew University. Diabetics who support the boycott — you’re outnumbered.