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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.

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