Number of Jewish women seeking support from domestic abuse charity up by 50 per cent

By Sandy Rashty, March 18, 2016

A leading domestic violence charity has seen a 50 per cent increase in the number of women using its services over the past four months.

Jewish Women’s Aid, which supports women and their children affected by domestic abuse, said the number of people dependent on the charity has risen from 40 to 60 since November.


Police no longer seeking arrest of two Jewish grandparents who missed court appearance

By Josh Jackman, March 17, 2016

Police have cancelled an arrest warrant issued for two grandparents who failed to attend court after allegedly sending their daughter an offensive letter made with cut-out magazine letters.

It is understood that Hedy Freedman, 71, and Steven Freedman, 76, from Crosby in Merseyside, are now expected to appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court on April 13.


Outrage over possible release of rapist Katsav

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 17, 2016

The possibility that former Israeli president Moshe Katsav, who was convicted on multiple rape charges, could be released from jail early has sparked anger from politicians and women's rights organisations.

Mr Katsav, who is currently serving a seven-year sentence, is up for parole in two weeks as the two-thirds mark of his sentence approaches.


Missing teenage girl is found by police

By Naomi Firsht, March 15, 2016

A missing teenage girl has been found by the police.

Ilana Frankel, 15, had been missing from her family home in Barnet since Friday.

In a tweet posted on Tuesday afternoon, Barnet police said the girl had been located.


Police probe alleged antisemitic incidents at York University

By Naomi Firsht, March 11, 2016

Police are investigating allegations of antisemitic activity at York University following a complaint from the father of a Jewish student.

A spokesperson from North Yorkshire Police confirmed that they had received the complaint and had contacted the student whose father had made the allegations.

The spokesperson said officers were due to meet university officials.


As Brüno, Sacha Baron-Cohen interviewed KKK man who went on to kill

By Josh Jackman, March 10, 2016

Sacha Baron-Cohen interviewed a white supremacist who went on to kill three people outside a Jewish community centre, the actor has revealed.

The British comedian filmed a scene with former Klu Klux Klan leader Frazier Glenn Miller - who was later sentenced to death - for his 2009 film Brüno. The footage was not included in the final cut.


Runaway fraudster Raymond Nevitt finally jailed

By Josh Jackman, February 4, 2016

A runaway multi-million pound fraudster who conned the government and multinational companies to fund a playboy lifestyle has been jailed.

Manchester Crown Court heard on Wednesday that Raymond Nevitt, 51, will now serve the 45-month sentence he was given in his absence in 2008.


Pair plead not guilty in LL Camps case

By JC Reporter, January 30, 2016

Two men involved in the running of an American-style summer camp have pleaded not guilty to charges involving children.

Ben Lewis and Tal Landsman, the co-founders of LL Camps in Bushey, Hertfordshire, appeared at St Albans Crown Court yesterday.

Both were arrested last summer by Hertfordshire Police.


Fashion brothers celebrate as Mexican drug lord sparks stampede for shirt design

By Josh Jackman, January 15, 2016

The brothers who made the shirts worn by drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán during his meeting with Hollywood actor Sean Penn have seen sales skyrocket.

Sam and Shawn Esteghbal, Jewish Iranians who live in Los Angeles, co-own Barabas, the store which sells the $128 (£89) tops favoured by the Mexican billionaire criminal.


Sex abuse case against Lord Janner is dropped

By Naomi Firsht, January 15, 2016

Criminal proceedings against Lord Janner over sex abuse charges will be dropped because of his death, a judge at the Old Bailey has ruled.

Lord Janner was accused of 22 counts of sex offences against boys dating back to the 1960s.
His family strongly denied the allegations.