Temple Fortune jeweller raided by smash and grab gang

By Anna Sheinman, May 23, 2013

A jewellery shop in Temple Fortune, north London was burgled on Thursday morning .

D & M Cohen was raided by what community security group Shomrim called a “smash and grab motorcycle gang”.

Owner Robert Cohen confirmed that the thieves had broken into the shop by smashing in its front door


Silverware stolen from Edgware home

By Anna Sheinman, May 23, 2013

Images of some of the £20,000 worth of irreplacable Judaica stolen from a home in Edgware.



Two men deny harassment charges

By Marcus Dysch, May 22, 2013

Two Orthodox men have appeared in court to deny harassment charges.

Samuel Erlanger, 38, and Shlomo Feldman, 29, were charged by police last month during an ongoing investigation which saw Golders Green rabbi Chaim Halpern questioned in connection with alleged sexual assault and perverting the course of justice


Israel plans to restrict gun ownership

By Zoe Winograd, May 22, 2013

The Israeli Public Security Ministry has announced new regulations to limit the number of guns in the country.


Israel bank raider and victims identified

By Sandy Rashty, May 21, 2013

Israeli police have identified the man responsible for the bank raid shootings that led to the death of four civilians in Be'er Sheva on Monday.

Itamar Alon, a reservist captain for the Israeli Defence Force, took a number of hostages during the attack at the Hapoalim Bank on Jabotinsky Street.

Alon, 40, had been refused an overdraft loan by the bank for around £1,000 (NIS 6,000).


Five killed in bank raid in Israel

By Sandy Rashty, May 20, 2013

At least five Israelis have been killed in what appears to be a bank robbery in Israel this morning.

Another person is in critical condition after the attack, in which hostages were held, at the Hapoalim Bank on Jabotinsky street in Be’er Sheva.


In historic ruling, judge calls Palestinian rock attack murder

By Nathan Jeffay, May 17, 2013

Earlier this month, a Palestinian man began a 98-year jail term for murdering young father Asher Palmer and his baby son by throwing a rock.

The ruling against Waal al-Arja is unusual in the Israeli military courts that deal with Palestinian crime, and a coup for the British-born lawyer who represents the victims’ family.


Lawyer fined for saying "she couldn't stand Jewish people"

By Anna Sheinman, May 10, 2013

A lawyer who said that she “couldn’t stand Jewish people” in an office rant in the presence of a Jewish colleague was found guilty of discrimination by a tribunal.

Danielle Morris, 34, has been fined £2,500 and ordered to pay £5,250 in costs for the remarks, which were made in 2009, said a judgment that was published this week.


Extra police to tackle Golders Green crime rise

By Marcus Dysch, May 9, 2013

A leading police commander has encouraged Jewish groups to work with officers following a meeting with 50 residents in Golders Green.

Chief Superintendent Adrian Usher, commander of Barnet police, said that his “door was always open to those who have the best interests of the community at heart”.


Jilted Ayalon testifies against Lieberman

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 9, 2013

Two high-profile court cases this week saw dramatic testimonies.

In the trial of ex-foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, who is accused of pushing through a fraudulent appointment, his former deputy, Danny Ayalon, was a damning witness.