Gateshead man cleared of sexually abusing teenage boy

By Charlotte Oliver, May 1, 2014

A member of Gateshead's Orthodox Jewish community has been cleared of sexually abusing a teenage boy.

Jeremy Bernstein, 37, had been on trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

He was accused of touching the boy inappropriately and forcing him to carry out sex acts between December 1998 and December 2003.


Gateshead man on trial over ‘sex abuse’ of teen

May 1, 2014

A member of the Gateshead Orthodox community went on trial this week accused of a string of historic sex offences against a teenage boy.

Jeremy Bernstein, 37, was accused of touching the boy inappropriately and forcing him to carry out sex acts between December 1998 and December 2003.


Tribute to Leeds' stabbed teacher Ann Maguire

By Charlotte Oliver, May 1, 2014

Leading figures from Leeds’ Jewish community have sent their condolences to a local Catholic school after a teacher was stabbed to death by one of its pupils earlier this week.

Religious education and Spanish teacher Ann Maguire, 61, died on Monday, shortly after being attacked and repeatedly stabbed by a 15-year-old pupil at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds.


Police send Lord Janner file to Crown Prosecution Service

By Marcus Dysch, April 30, 2014

A police investigation into allegations of historic child abuse against Jewish peer Lord Janner has moved forward.

Leicestershire Police announced today that it had submitted evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service for consideration.


Victims are hiding abuse, says Nigel Evans’s lawyer

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 25, 2014

The lawyer who helped clear the former House of Commons deputy speaker Nigel Evans of a string of sexual offences has highlighted the need for greater assistance to prosecute rape and sexual assaults in the Jewish community.


Mayor who backed Kansas ‘killer’ resigns

By Sebastien Malo, April 24, 2014

the mayor of a Missouri town who backed the white supremacist allegedly behind a shooting rampage at Jewish community centres in Kansas last week resigned on Monday.


Sex offender’s deportation to UK draws closer

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 24, 2014

A suspected British paedophile who fled to Israel to avoid going on trial for sex offences is likely to be deported back to the UK after a year-long legal saga.

Todros Grynhaus, from Salford, is set to face trial in Manchester after an Israeli court ruled that it did not have to rely on lengthy extradition procedures to return suspected criminals who entered the country illegally.


‘KKK killer’ is nice and friendly, says Missouri mayor

By Charlotte Oliver, April 17, 2014

The man who is alleged to have shot dead three people at a Jewish community centre and home for the elderly near Kansas City has been described as “nice and friendly” by the Mayor of Marionville, Missouri, Dan Clevenger.


Coroner records open verdict on Berezovsky death

By Naomi Firsht , March 28, 2014

Mystery surrounds the death of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky after the coroner recorded an open verdict at his inquest.

The Jewish-born businessman was thought to have killed himself while suffering from depression after he lost £3billion in damages to Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich,


Jewish care home named in Jimmy Savile child abuse investigation

By Marcus Dysch, March 27, 2014

Paedophile Jimmy Savile is believed to have abused children at a Jewish care home, it has been revealed.

The Sarah Laski Home, in Crumpsall, Manchester, opened under the auspices of the city's Jewish Board of Guardians in 1953.

It was today named by the government alongside 20 other homes now being investigated for links to Savile.