Grynhaus faces retrial as jury in stalemate

March 19, 2015

A Jewish teacher accused of sexual assaults on two schoolgirls is facing a retrial after a jury failed to reach a verdict.

Jurors were discharged by the trial judge on Monday after admitting they were unable to agree on the case of father-of-10 Todros Grynhaus, following almost three days of deliberation.

Mr Grynhaus, 50, is alleged to have molested the girls when they were between the ages


Muscle and fists are the way to fight against hate

By Naomi Firsht, February 26, 2015

The fightback against antisemitism should be taken literally - with British Jews being prepared to punch those who attack them.

That was the suggestion of journalist Brendan O'Neill at a debate on the rise of Jew-hatred in Europe.

Mr O'Neill said antisemitism had been allowed to grow because society was unwilling to stand up to the perpetrators.


Gang jailed for 'Jew-bashing' rabbi attack

January 29, 2015

Gang members who assaulted a rabbi in retribution for Israel's military action in Gaza have been jailed.

Four teenagers from Newcastle hatched a plot to randomly attack a member of Gateshead's strictly Orthodox community.

Balawal Sultan sent a text message saying he was going to "smash some Jews up" hours before joining Kesa Malik, Hassnain Aliamin, and a 16-year-old youth.


Robbers rape Jewish teen in Paris 'hate' attack

December 4, 2014

A French Jewish, 19-year-old woman was raped on Monday night by one of three armed robbers who broke into the apartment she shared with her 21-year-old partner.

The three robbers, who reportedly told the couple they were targeting them "because Jews have money", were carrying handguns and a sawn-off shotgun.


Assaulted rabbi deserves to win

By Geoffrey Alderman, June 28, 2013

In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s election season in Israel. The candidates are setting forth their manifestos, and — naturally — throwing verbal vitriol at each other. Insults fly thick and fast. Two weeks ago, one of the candidates was actually physically attacked by certain of his opponents. “It’s disgraceful (I hear you say) — but what can you expect of politicians?”


Orthodox child-rape case back in court

By Anna Sheinman, May 23, 2013

The retrial of a Chasidic man charged with the rape and sexual assault of a young Orthodox woman, opened this week, after an earlier jury failed to return a verdict.

Father of five Menachem Mendel Levy, 41, has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing the young woman when she was aged between 14 and 21.


Man convicted for sexual assault

By Dan Goldberg, May 23, 2013

An Australian man who sexually assaulted an elderly Holocaust survivor in 1991 has been jailed for between three and five years. Robert Webb, 39, was arrested and charged in 2011, but has only now been convicted by a Sydney court. He could be released within a year given the time he has already served.


Salford assault suspect has breached bail

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 22, 2013

A Salford Jewish man accused of sexual assault against children is suspected of breaching his bail conditions to avoid his upcoming trial.

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that Todros Grynhaus, 47, from Higher Broughton, has failed to answer strict bail conditions he was placed under following being charged with historic sexual abuse in December.


Jailed former president Katzav denied another appeal hearing

By Jennifer Lipman, May 14, 2012

Israel’s disgraced former president has been denied an appeal hearing in his rape case.
Moshe Katzav.

Nearly five years after he resigned from the presidency in the wake of the allegations against him, Supreme Court Justice Esther Hayut ruled that the points raised by katzav’s legal team did not warrant another hearing.


Conviction in Baltimore Shomrim attack case

By Jennifer Lipman, May 4, 2012

An Orthodox Jewish man from Baltimore accused of assaulting a black teenager 18 months ago has been convicted of false imprisonment and second-degree assault.

Eliyahu Werdesheim, 24, was on patrol for the Shomrim, a community neighbourhood watch group, when the 15-year-old was attacked.