Man faces jail in ‘revenge’ over restitution case

By Toby Axelrod, November 8, 2013

A Viennese Jewish journalist due to serve three years behind bars for failing to mention other heirs to property confiscated by the Nazis has claimed that the sentencing was revenge for his critical writings on reparations.

Stephan Templ, sentenced last April, is still waiting for an answer to his appeal, which he filed in July.


Court refuses aliyah for child sexual assault accused

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 1, 2013

Israel’s Supreme Court has issued a landmark ruling to deny aliyah rights to a British Jew who fled to Israel to escape his UK trial for sexual offences against children.


Race-hate gang attack Shabbat-stroll family

By Dan Goldberg, October 31, 2013

A family were viciously attacked by a gang of thugs as they strolled home after midnight after a Shabbat dinner.

The group, one woman and four men, all wearing kippot, were approached by eight teenagers in the Bondi area of Sydney on Friday and subjected to a volley of racist abuse.


Coining it in: the charity box bandit

By Marcus Dysch, October 30, 2013

Staff at kosher shops barely batted an eyelid when a charity collector arrived to empty their tzedekah boxes.

The religious-looking man in black hat and beard visited shops and restaurants all over north-west London, nodding to onlookers as he politely helped himself to donations.


Madoff adviser unaware of billion dollar fraud

By Simon Rocker, October 24, 2013

The liquidators of a London business owned by American conman Bernie Madoff have lost a High Court claim to recover money paid to a leading Jewish businesswoman.

Mr Justice Popplewell found that Sonja Kohn, from Austria, had acted “in good faith” and had had no reason to suspect Madoff’s crooked dealings.


Brave couple fend off intruders

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 24, 2013

A Jewish couple in their 60s fended off three violent intruders by barricading a door before escaping to safety through a window in their home.


My sleepless nights over terror threat

By Marcus Dysch, October 24, 2013

The defection of English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson is unconvincing and does not remove the threat posed by the group’s supporters, Anglo-Jewry’s most senior security expert has warned.

Richard Benson, who left his role as chief executive of the Community Security Trust last month, said Mr Robinson was “a street thug” who was yet to prove himself a reformed character.


Police review case against Hatzola drivers who used blue lights

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 17, 2013

Police are reviewing whether to pursue charges against two drivers for using blue lights while working for the Hatzola Jewish ambulance service, after a similar case failed two weeks ago.


Hatzola drivers cleared of illegal siren use

By Jonathan Kalmus, October 3, 2013

A judge has cleared two ambulance drivers working for the Jewish emergency service Hatzola of illegally using blue lights and sirens.

Michael Issler and Mordechai Bamberger, of north Manchester, were charged with driving their own vehicles fitted with a siren without permission.The two men were attending a traffic accident in Prestwich last year.


Succot worshippers evacuated after IDF soldier shot dead

By Charlotte Oliver, September 23, 2013

An Israeli soldier was killed yesterday by a Palestinian sniper in Hebron, according to the IDF.

Sgt Gabriel Koby, 20, was on patrol at a West Bank checkpoint in the city when he was hit in the neck by a bullet. The soldier was immediately rushed to a Jerusalem hospital, where he died of his wounds.