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High-flying ambassador who was our man in Israel... and Saudi Arabia

By Jenni Frazer, November 22, 2012

It may go down in diplomatic history as one of the swiftest love affairs on record. Sherard Cowper-Coles was Britain’s ambassador to Israel for just 22 months before he was whipped off to the most improbable successor appointment — as the UK’s man in Saudi Arabia.

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They did their bit - the story of three centuries of heroism

By Simon Round, November 15, 2012

Sadly, there are not many Jews who fought in the Second World War who are still able to march. But those who can will be polishing their medals to parade down Whitehall on Sunday, in honour of their comrades who fell in the 1939-45 conflict and those before and since.

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Vantage Point: Age is no barrier to your inner entertainer

By Gerald Jacobs, November 15, 2012

I don’t know if Kay D’Arcy is Jewish. Probably not. But there are undoubtedly a great many Jews who are like her — well past retirement age, overflowing with chutzpah, and possessed of the “showbiz gene”. And many of these could, and just might, follow her example.

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They did their bit - the story of three centuries of military heroism

By Simon Round, November 15, 2012

Sadly, there are not many Jews who fought in the Second World War who are still able to march. But those who can will be polishing their medals to parade down Whitehall on Sunday, in honour of their comrades who fell in the 1939-45 conflict and those before and since.

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An Invitation Not To Be Missed: Win £1,000 shopping spree at Nicole Farhi

By Brigit Grant, November 9, 2012

Come and see Nicole Farhi's autumn winter collection 2012 and let her style you at an exclusive shopping event for JC readers on Tuesday November 20th.

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Health: When backpain is really arthritis

By Dr Ellie Cannon, November 5, 2012

I was taught at medical school to remember that “what’s common, is common”. So if a patient comes into clinic with a sore throat, the chances are it is simply that — a sore throat.

Picking out the unusual diagnoses from seemingly common symptoms is one of the challenges of medicine, particularly when you are in general practice.

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The man who's already won the US election - satirist Jon Stewart

By Dan Friedman, November 1, 2012

With little more than a hair’s breadth between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney, the US election is too close to call. However, whatever the outcome, there is already one certain winner – Jon Stewart.

The presenter of The Daily Show and American television's satirist-in-chief has had a good campaign.

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Chaim Weizmann and how the Balfour Declaration was made in Manchester

By Josh Glancy, November 1, 2012

Ninety-five years ago, on November 2 1917, British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour wrote his famous letter to Lord Rothschild, expressing the support of the government for the “establishment in Palestine of a National Home for the Jewish people”.

It was a major step towards the eventual founding of Israel.

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Sally Becker looks back on a life in the war zone

By Gerald Jacobs, November 1, 2012

When former Serb leader Radovan Karadzic recently claimed at his war crimes trial in The Hague that he should be “rewarded” for his actions in the 1990s Bosnian war, Sally Becker suggested on Twitter that an appropriate reward would be a nice “rest” at the Holiday Inn, Sarajevo.

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Israel’s envoy Daniel Taub deploys movies and high-tech to beat the boycott

By Jenni Frazer, October 25, 2012

In the year since his appointment as Israel’s ambassador to Britain, Daniel Taub has barely drawn breath.

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