Drunken thugs jailed for assaulting Jewish teenagers

By JC Reporter, October 2, 2015

Two teenage thugs who attacked a group of Orthodox Jews at a tram stop – leaving a 17-year-old boy fighting for his life in hospital – have been jailed.

Joseph Kelly and Zach Birch, both 17, set upon the three men and a teenager after one of the pair shouted, ‘are you going to make a lot of money?’ which was perceived to be an antisemitic slur based on a Jewish stereotype.


Police drop probe into alleged hate remarks at anti-Netanyahu protest

By Sandy Rashty, September 22, 2015

Police have dropped an investigation into a complaint made against a pro-Palestinian activist.

Last week, Jewish Human Rights Watch reported a video which appeared to show a woman supporting the killing of Jews at an anti-Israel protest outside Downing Street on September 9.


Two men charged over Zanzibar acid attack on Jewish girls

By Charlotte Oliver, September 13, 2015

Two suspected terrorists have been charged with carrying out an acid attack on Jewish teenagers Katie Gee and Kirstie Trup in Zanzibar two years ago.

According to Abdulrahman Kinana, secretary general of Zanzibar’s ruling party, the friends from north London were attacked by members of Uamsho or “Awakening” – an organisation linked to the Islamic extremists group Boko Haram.


Two teenagers plead guilty over Manchester assault

By Sandy Rashty, September 11, 2015

Two teenagers have pleaded guilty to assault over an attack on four Jews in Manchester last Saturday night.

The 17-year-olds – who have not been identified for legal reasons – made their pleas at Manchester Youth Court on Friday afternoon.

Police say they are investigating the attack as a hate crime.


Charedi teenager who was victim of assault released from hospital

By Sandy Rashty, September 11, 2015

A 17-year-old Charedi boy who was in a coma after being assaulted at a Manchester tram station is now recovering at home.

Moshe Fuerst, who was born in Jerusalem, was released from the Salford Royal hospital last night.


Orthodox special constable wins prestigious police award

By Sandy Rashty, September 9, 2015

Charedi officer Moshe Rothstein has won a UK government award that recognises outstanding special constables and police support volunteers.

Special Constable Mr Rothstein, the only religious Jew serving in the Greater Manchester Police division, said he was “overwhelmed” on receipt of the Lord Ferrers Award at the House of Commons this afternoon.


Three more people charged in LL Camps case

By Sandy Rashty, September 4, 2015

Three people have been charged by police in connection to the closure of the LL Camps in Hertfordshire.

Police have confirmed that two men and one woman had been charged with offences.

LL Camps co-founder Ben Lewis was charged with three offences relating to indecent images of children last month.


Lord Janner trial date on historical child sex abuse charges set for February

By Marcus Dysch, September 1, 2015

Lord Janner could face trial on a series of historical child sex abuse charges in 2016.

At an Old Bailey hearing this afternoon a judge scheduled the case for February next year.

But the elderly peer’s lawyers are expected to argue that he is not well enough to be questioned about the allegations at a “fitness to plead hearing” in December.


Man fined for contempt of court after Ben Lewis court hearing

By Naomi Firsht, August 26, 2015

The father of LL Camps director Ben Lewis has been charged with contempt of court and ordered to pay a fine of £150.

Larry Lewis was arrested at St Albans Crown Court this morning after taking a photo at his son’s trial. He was brought before Judge Andrew Bright this afternoon.


Mugger's dad fined

By Naomi Firsht, August 20, 2015

A father has pleaded guilty to intimidating a mugging victim who accused his son of robbery.

Mark Izraelov, 50, of Finchley, was fined £1,500 for his conduct towards Samuel Brown during an encounter at Sami's kosher restaurant in north London.

Yacov Izraelov, 20, of Finchley, was subsequently convicted of mugging Mr Brown.