Crime

Montreal’s Jewish mayor arrested on corruption charges

By Josh Jackman, June 18, 2013

Montreal’s first-ever Jewish mayor has been arrested on 14 counts of corruption.

Michael Applebaum was taken away yesterday by UPAC, the police’s anti-corruption unit, to be charged with “conspiracy, fraud, breach of trust and corruption”, according to UPAC head Robert Lafreniere.

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Post Woolwich, we must stand together

By Mohammed Amin, June 14, 2013

The horror of May 22 is seared into my brain. How can I forget watching a murderer spouting on about “an eye for an eye” while his hands dripped with the blood of a young serviceman hacked to death on the peaceful streets of Woolwich?

Sadly, far-right elements have used the murder to justify attacks on Muslim individuals and institutions.

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G4S: Israel work does not break international law

By Marcus Dysch, June 14, 2013

Security company G4S has defended its work in Israel and denied that it breached international law in its management of security systems at prisons in the West Bank.

Shareholders repeatedly questioned the firm’s new chief executive, Ashley Almanza, about contracts in Israel during the company’s annual general meeting in the City of London.

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Grynhaus Judge asks Home Office why no extradition

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 6, 2013

A judge has questioned why the Home Office has failed to apply for the extradition of a Jewish man who fled to Israel to avoid being tried for sex offences against children. At a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, Manchester Crown Court was told that UK authorities had not applied for the extradition of 48-year-old Todros Grynhaus, from Salford.

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Israeli horror as sex abuser adopts girl, 4

By Shira Rubin, June 6, 2013

Israeli authorities are at a legal standstill over the adoption of a four-year-old Indian-born girl by a man convicted of sex offences against young children.

The man, who is Israeli, legally gained custody of the child through an agreement with a surrogate mother in India and, under current legislation, the authorities do not have the power to remove the girl from him.

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Some girls enjoy rape, says judge

By Elliot Miller, June 5, 2013

A Tel Aviv judge caused outrage on Monday when he suggested that some girls get pleasure from sex attacks.

The judge, Nissim Yeshaya, made the comments during an appeal hearing for four Palestinian boys, from the Shuafat refugee camp, who are accused of raping a 13-year-old Israeli girl.

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Girl ‘so naive she didn’t know she was raped’

By Anna Sheinman, May 30, 2013

A naive young girl who did not know what the word “rape” meant because of her sheltered religious upbringing was sexually abused by the “monster of her living nightmare”, a court heard this week.

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Three arrested over attack on Orthodox men in Gateshead

By Simon Rocker, May 28, 2013

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of robbing two young Orthodox men in Gateshead on Saturday afternoon.

The two 19-year-old youths were approached by a group of men and attacked by two of them, who made off with items of clothing, according to Northumbria Police.

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‘Irreplaceable’ Judaica stolen

By Anna Sheinman, May 24, 2013

Judaica worth £20,000 was stolen from a home in Edgware, north London, last week while the family were asleep upstairs. Items taken from the home of the Palmer family included menorahs, a Seder plate and silver cups.

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Minister to rule on alleged sex offender Grynhaus’s deportation

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 24, 2013

A British man is waiting for Israel’s interior minister to decide whether he will be deported to face trial for sex offences in the UK.

Todros Grynhaus, 48, from Salford, fled to Israel on a false passport shortly after he pleaded not guilty to seven counts of the historic sexual or indecent assault of three children.

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