Shop selling 'neo-Nazi' clothes targeted

By Rosa Doherty, May 2, 2014

An anti-fascist organisation is to protest outside a store in north London that sells a clothing brand said to be favoured by neo-Nazis.

The Viking Thor shop, which opened recently in North Finchley, stocks the German brand Thor Steinar.


Kosher caterer closed owing over half a million

By Sandy Rashty, May 1, 2014

Kosher caterer Carole Sobell Events Ltd went bust owing more than £500,000 to 23 companies, according to a list of creditors obtained by the JC this week.

The liquidated company — formerly run by Jewish businesswoman Carole Sobell — has racked up debts totalling £543,634.50, including £50,000 to the United Synagogue Kashrut Board.


Richard Desmond set to sell Channel 5 for £450 million

By Sandy Rashty, May 1, 2014

British Jewish businessman Richard Desmond is set to complete the sale of Channel 5 for £450 million, it was reported this morning.

The deal - which is yet to be confirmed by Mr Desmond or buyer Viacom, the American broadcaster and owner of MTV – falls £250 million short of the billionaire’s initial £700 million asking price.


Judge ends battle of tycoons

By Simon Rocker, April 24, 2014

Russian-Israeli businessman Arkady Gaydamak has lost a fresh claim in the British courts against tycoon Lev Leviev over a Angolan diamond deal worth more than a billion pounds.
High Court judge Mr Justice Mann granted an application from Mr Leviev, who is also of Russian-Israeli background, to strike out the case nearly two years after a previous court judgment.


Israelis successfully lost in translation

By Charlotte Oliver, April 24, 2014

For Israeli entrepreneur Ofer Shoshan, the key to corporate success rests on one crucial factor — making sure that you and your client are speaking the same language.


Shop selling 'neo-Nazi' clothes opens yards from chief rabbi's office

By Rosa Doherty, April 17, 2014

Community leaders are urging residents to boycott a German clothing brand favoured by neo-Nazis, after shop selling the brand opened just yards from the chief r abbi’s office.

Thor Steinar clothes, which are notoriously worn by right-wing extremists, are on sale in the Viking Thor shop in North Finchley, a north London neighbourhood with a high number of Jewish residents.


How former BT boss Lord Livingston got a new calling

By Sandy Rashty, April 11, 2014

Ian Livingston is on a tight schedule. It’s unsurprising given that the BT chief executive turned UK Trade Minister now has political challenges to contend with.

In a room buried deep inside the Foreign Office surrounded by mahogany furniture and posters promoting the British economy, Lord Livingston is being briefed by a flurry of government assistants.


There’s more to Israel than start-ups

By Hugo Bieber, April 4, 2014

There are a wealth of opportunities in Israel and these need to be brought to the attention of British investors.

Israeli companies go far beyond “start-ups” and are now looking to grow.

That is why UK Israel Business, which prides itself on building trade links between the two countries, ran the first-ever Israel Private Equity Opportunity Summit in London last month.


Dan Gillerman: still an envoy, this time for business

By Daniel Easterman, April 4, 2014

“There is no political risk at all when investing in Israel,” says a confident Dan Gillerman, the former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations.

“Israel has survived so many crises, so many wars and so many challenges that it has proved without any doubt how resilient it is.

“We have prevailed and our industry and economy has excelled in times of challenges.”


Wonga boss Errol Damelin to quit lending firm

By Marcus Dysch, March 31, 2014

Wonga chairman Errol Damelin is expected to leave the money-lending firm later this year.

His likely departure comes as a new City regulator - the Financial Conduct Authority - prepares to impose tougher rules on lenders when it takes control of the industry on Tuesday.

South African Mr Damelin co-founded Wonga with fellow Jewish businessman Jonty Hurwitz in 2006.