Security checks after Nairobi shopping centre attack

By Sandy Rashty, October 4, 2013

Security at Westfield shopping centres is being monitored in the wake last month’s terrorist attack in Kenya.

At least 60 people were killed after al-Shabaab Islamists conducted a siege at the Israeli-owned Westgate Mall.


Guardian corrects FGM claim

By Anna Sheinman, September 13, 2013

The Guardian newspaper has corrected an article that said female genital mutilation (FGM) is practised in the Jewish community.

In a piece published last weekend called “Female genital mutilation: Mothers need to say no’’, Guardian staff feature writer Homa Khaleeli wrote: “Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities carry out FGM.”


Acid victim Kirstie Trup fears attackers will not be caught

By Anna Sheinman, September 1, 2013

Acid attack victim Kirstie Trup has spoken of her frustration with the lack of progress to find the men who attacked her in Zanzibar.

Eighteen-year-old Ms Trup told the Sunday Times: “I feel very frustrated and upset that our attackers haven’t been caught.”


'I'll go back to Zanzibar and secure justice'

By Anna Sheinman, August 22, 2013

Acid attack victim Kirstie Trup is prepared to return to Zanzibar to help bring her assailants to justice, and insists she has “no regrets”.

Ms Trup and her friend Katie Gee, both 18-year-old former JFS students, were injured in the attack on the east African island where they were working as volunteer teachers.


Volunteering abroad: safe, but we had a security guard

By Anna Sheinman, August 15, 2013

Volunteering in Africa is an “incredible experience”, and Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee should be “commended” for what they were doing.

That is the view of Eleanor Segall who volunteered for the charity Tzedek three years ago.

“I was in Tamale, northern Ghana, when I was 22. I worked as a volunteer English, maths and ICT teacher to disadvantaged but amazingly bright young women.


Acid attack victim released from hospital

By Anna Sheinman, August 12, 2013

One of two 18-year-olds JFS students burned in an acid attack in Zanzibar has been discharged from hospital.

Kirstie Trup left the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on Sunday night.

Katie Gee, who was volunteering in Zanzibar with Ms Trup, is still being treated. She is set to undergo surgery after suffering burns to 80 per cent of her right arm and 50 per cent of her torso.


FZY teenagers injured in Zanzibar acid attack

By Zoe Winograd, August 8, 2013

Two Jewish 18-year-old girls from north west London have been victims of an acid attack in Zanzibar, east Africa.

Two men on a moped threw acid at Katie Gee and Kirstie Trup as they walked through the island’s capital, Stone Town, on Wednesday night.


Prison guards act to halt Eritrean hunger strikes

By Nathan Jeffay, July 4, 2013

The Israeli prison service has subdued a growing protest movement that had been taking root among African asylum seekers under its detention.

More than 300 Eritreans who illegally crossed into Israel over its southern border had been on hunger strike at the Saharonim detention facility in southern Israel.


My (almost) silent movie

By Anna Sheinman, June 14, 2013

We were not allowed to say the word 'death' when I was growing up,” explains film-maker Peter Speyer, whose mother Charlotte took the last boat out of Germany to South Africa in 1938. The word evoked painful memories of the family she left behind.


Israel seals deal to send migrants back to Africa

By Shira Rubin, June 6, 2013

An unnamed African country has agreed to absorb the majority of Eritrean asylum seekers and labour migrants living in Israel, a senior Israeli official announced on Sunday.

The country is in East Africa, according to Israel's Army Radio.