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I'll save the puppies says Jewish vet standing up to Parliament

By Bonnie Estridge, August 6, 2015

It's not often you are likely to find a Jewish vet standing up in Parliament to fight for a cause many know nothing about or choose to ignore. But Marc Abraham is no typical vet and the cause that he is campaigning for may be one that many would say is unimportant compared to human suffering.

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MP attacks Miliband over abuse: Interview with Labour's John Mann

By Marcus Dysch, August 6, 2015

Ed Miliband failed his fellow Jewish MP Luciana Berger when she was targeted by neo-Nazi internet trolls, according to Parliament's leading campaigner against antisemitism.

Labour MP John Mann said the response of his former party leader to the attacks had been a "moral and ethical failure of profound implications".

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Interview: Adam Richman sheds his weight

By Sandy Rashty, August 6, 2015

Heat control, restraint and technique. It is impossible to cook up a good barbecue without these three key ingredients. So says Adam Richman, the Brooklyn-born personality who is co-judging ITV's latest foodie series, BBQ Champ.

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Jews in the police: ‘If we live here, we should play a part in protecting Britain’

By Sandy Rashty, August 6, 2015

When Sue Williams first told her father that she wanted to join the Metropolitan Police he was outraged.

He told his daughter, a graphic artist at the time, that it was not a suitable career choice for a nice Jewish girl.

He feared it would be a dangerous and antisemitic environment and hoped that at 5ft 4in, her height would be a barrier to joining the force.

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Inside Israel's secret heart

By Naomi Firsht, July 30, 2015

Flashes of blue-and-red light up the monitor as the ultra-sound probe is run across five-year-old Matti's chest, indicating the direction the blood is being pumped through the Iraqi boy's young body. One week ago, it was going the wrong way.

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Farewell, Mr Ambassador: Interview with Daniel Taub

By Michael Freedland, July 30, 2015

It was when meeting the Queen for the first time that Daniel Taub presented his credentials. Not just the piece of paper he offered Her Majesty from the Government in Jerusalem, declaring that, as he bowed his head, he was the new Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Court of St James's. But there was another statement. It came with the outfit he wore.

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Natalie Joel: NW London, Israel and now a maid in Chelsea

By Sandy Rashty, July 23, 2015

You might recognise Natalie Joel from Channel 4's award-winning reality TV show, Made in Chelsea.

She walked into the show, which follows the lives of south-west London's trendy folk in their twenties, as the 5ft 2ins girlfriend of the much taller show favourite Hugo Taylor, who towers above her at 6ft 3ins.

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Conspiracy theories: It's the Jews wot done it

By Jessica Weinstein, July 23, 2015

Comedian and self-described 'Jew' (as his Twitter bio succinctly puts it), David Baddiel, wrote a comment piece in the Guardian this week about conspiracy theories and the Jews.

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Lord Weidenfeld: It’s far easier being 95

By Stephen Pollard, July 23, 2015

One of the many privileges of editing the JC is meeting all sorts of people. I've been lucky enough to meet prime ministers, presidents and monarchs.

But I've no doubt at all that the greatest man I have met as editor, the thought of whose company always thrills me in advance and never disappoints, is Lord Weidenfeld - or just George.

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