Tagged Scotland’s Jewish population

In post-Brexit Scotland, Jews warm up to leaving UK

Howard and Claire Singerman standing outside Mark's Deli, a Jewish restaurant in Glasgow, July 4, 2016. (Cnaan Liphshiz)

EDINBURGH, Scotland (JTA) — The last time that Scotland voted on whether to become independent from the United Kingdom, most of its 7,000 Jews thought doing so was a bad idea. Worried that Scottish independence would encourage nationalism and embolden an already aggressive anti-Israel movement with deep roots in the… Read more »

 Ahead of historic vote, many Scottish Jews wary of independence

Joe Goldblatt, a Texan who gained Scottish citizenship in July, campaigns for Scottish independence in Edinburgh, September 2014. (Ben Sales)

GLASGOW (JTA) — Bright blue signs scream “Yes” while red ones urge “No, thanks” in the streets of Scotland’s largest city just days before a vote on whether to secede from the United Kingdom. But at Frank Angell’s house, his windows are empty and his yard is bare. A… Read more »