Crime

Israeli man found guilty of parents' murder

By Anna Sheinman, July 1, 2013

An Israeli man has been found guilty of murdering both his parents to fund his gambling habit and has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.

Daniel Maoz’s denied he was responsible for the brutal stabbing of his parents Noah and Nuritz Maoz. Despite DNA evidence linking him to the scene, he accused his identical twin brother Nir of being responsible.

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Hizbollah cash case to be heard in High Court

By Simon Rocker, June 28, 2013

The High Court is set to hear a dispute next year over a company partly controlled by a Saudi prince, which is alleged to have laundered money for Hizbollah.

Mr Justice Vos has cleared the way for the case to go ahead after a challenge as to whether the court had jurisdiction to hear it.

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Orthodox man jailed for indecent assault

By Anna Sheinman, June 28, 2013

An Orthodox Jewish man has been jailed for three years after he was convicted of indecent assault of a child under the age of 16.

Menachem Mendel Levy, 41, from Golders Green was found guilty on two charges of assault against the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons. The jury was unable to reach a decision on further charges of rape and attempted rape.

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Girl claims father gang-raped her

By Anna Sheinman, June 27, 2013

A 16-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl was drugged, bound and blindfolded and then gang-raped by her father and his friends, a court heard this week.

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Attacks on Scottish Jews rise

By Marcus Dysch, June 27, 2013

Jews in Scotland are more likely to be attacked because of their faith than Muslims or Christians, a report has revealed.

Figures published by the Scottish Government showed there were 27 criminal charges relating to attacks on Jewish people between April 2012 and March this year. The figure compares to 14 charges in the previous 12 months.

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Israeli chief rabbi accused of corruption

By Nathan Jeffay, June 27, 2013

Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger suspended himself on Sunday, three days after he was questioned by police in connection with alleged corruption, fraud, breach of trust, money laundering and acceptance of bribes.

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Al-Dura man loses case

By JCReporter, June 27, 2013

A media analyst who accused a French TV network of forging its report on the death of Mohammad al-Dura — a 12-year-old boy killed in Gaza in 2000 who became an icon of the second intifada — has been convicted of defamation by a Paris court after a lengthy legal battle.

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Jewish man shot dead at Western Wall

By Zoe Winograd, June 21, 2013

A Jewish man has been killed at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

Doron Ben Shlush, 46, was shot several times by a security guard on Friday morning.

The security guard, 25, told police that the victim yelled " Allah Akbar " , meaning " God is greater " in Arabic, and reached for his pocket. These movements led the guard to believe the man was about to commit a terrorist attack.

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Most-wanted Nazi suspect who ‘beat prisoners with dog whip’ is charged

By Josh Jackman, June 20, 2013

László Csizsik-Csatáry, the alleged Nazi war criminal, was charged this week with participating in the murder of 15,700 Jews during the Holocaust.

Hungarian prosecutors said the 98-year-old was the police commander of the Kosice detention camp — then in Slovakia — where he assaulted Jews with a dog whip before sending all those interned to Auschwitz.

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Montreal’s first Jewish mayor resigns after arrest on corruption charges

By Josh Jackman , June 19, 2013

Michael Applebaum, Montreal’s first Jewish mayor, has resigned following his arrest on 14 counts of corruption, saying “it is the responsible thing to do.”

Mr Applebaum, 50, told the press: “I maintain my innocence. I have every intention of continuing to fight like I always have, and I want to be clear: I have never taken a penny from anybody.”

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