Crime

New York comes to Scandinavia

By Jenni Frazer, March 14, 2013

Boston-born Derek B Miller is a senior fellow with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, with a slew of security-based academic degrees behind him. It is an unlikely background for the writer of one of the best novels of the year, the majestic Norwegian by Night, starring the magnetic, 82-year-old hero, Sheldon Horowitz.

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Death of controversial Manchester rabbi

By Zoe Winograd, March 14, 2013

One of the most controversial rabbis to serve the Manchester community has died in Israel.

Rabbi Ivan Wachmann has died aged 77 . He was the longtime minister of the Holy Law South Broughton Hebrew Congregation, but was dismissed in 1990 after a series of allegations about sexual misconduct.

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Suspect charged in Brooklyn death crash

By Jennifer Lipman, March 8, 2013

A man has been charged with criminally negligent homicide following the deaths of a young married couple and their newborn baby in a car accident on Sunday.

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Teen burglar sentenced

By Marcus Dysch, March 7, 2013

A teenager stole games consoles, a laptop computer and an iPod from a friend’s flat while on bail for breaking into a synagogue.

Uriel Broder this week admitted taking the items from the property in Golders Green, north west London, three days before Yom Kippur last year.

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UK sex crime suspect found in Israel

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 7, 2013

An international hunt has ended for a suspected British sex offender who fled to Israel to avoid trial for alleged crimes against children, when the man was arrested in Jerusalem after two weeks on the run.

Todros Grynhaus, from Salford, is thought to have escaped from the UK on false documents after being arrested and charged with historic sexual and indecent assault against three minors.

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Key witness death rocks Olmert trial

By Anshel Pfeffer, March 7, 2013

The death of the main witness in ex-prime minister Ehud Olmert’s ‘Holyland’ trial is expected to have an impact on legal proceedings, even though the prosecution insists that the case will continue.

Mr Olmert is accused of accepting millions of shekels in bribes in return for approving a massive expansion of the Holyland housing project in Jerusalem.

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BA passenger’s wrong kind of hound luggage

By John Jeffay, March 7, 2013

A woman passenger was removed from a plane after she smuggled a dog on to a London-bound British Airways flight from Israel.

She managed to get the teacup-sized Yorkshire terrier past security at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport — which prides itself on having just about the strictest anti-terror measures in the world.

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Israel Embassy policeman admits abandoning post

By Oliver Wright, March 7, 2013

A police officer has admitted wilful misconduct after abandoning his duties when he was meant to be protecting the Israeli embassy in London.

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Police officer admits Israeli embassy misconduct charge

By Marcus Dysch, March 4, 2013

A police officer has admitted wilful misconduct after abandoning his duties when he was meant to be protecting the Israeli embassy in London.

Ricci Giff gave up his firearm and his CS spray while working for the diplomatic protection group outside the embassy in Kensington in 2011.

It is believed that he handed the weapon and the spray to an unknown person.

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Price tag attack staged by Palestinians say police

By Anna Sheinman, March 1, 2013

Israeli police announced on Thursday that an alleged settler “price tag” attack in the Arab village of Kusra in the West Bank last week was in fact staged by Palestinians.

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