Guilty — now go on holiday

By Anna Sheinman, April 11, 2013

A man who racially abused an elderly Jewish couple and a young Jewish man has had part of his punishment postponed so he can go on holiday.

Daniel Swain, 20, of Mowbray Road, Edgware, was found guilty of two charges of racially aggravated intentional harassment of Jewish victims.


Police appeal over slapping incident in park

By Jonathan Kalmus, April 9, 2013

Police are seeking a 40-year-old Chasidic-looking man who allegedly slapped a four-year-old boy in the face over an argument in a park playground.


Man who called Jews ‘scum’ back in jail

By Sandy Rashty, April 5, 2013

A Welsh man who was jailed for encouraging racial hatred is back in prison after being given a 12 month sentence for harassment.

Trevor Hannington, who was associated with the far-right Aryan Strike Force, was jailed for two years under the Terrorism Act in 2010.

The neo-Nazi had described Jews as “scum” that should be “destroyed”.


Breakfast with the big beasts: Odelia Karmon's life in the political jungle

By Jenni Frazer and Anshel Pfeffer, April 5, 2013

For the past seven years she has been known as “O from the Transport Ministry,” though her true identity was an open secret in the Israeli media and political establishment.


Detained medic in United Arab Emirates ‘not guilty’ of manslaughter

By Sandy Rashty, March 29, 2013

An elderly doctor who has been detained in the United Arab Emirates since August was found not guilty of manslaughter by an Abu Dhabi judge last Thursday.

Professor Cyril Karabus, who had his trial postponed 15 times, is now waiting for his passport to be returned so he can travel home in time for Pesach. The verdict coincidentally came on South Africa’s human rights day — March 21.


Police investigate allegations of sex abuse at Carmel College

By Zoe Winograd, March 28, 2013

Thames Valley police have confirmed that they are conducting an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse at Carmel College, the now closed Jewish public school.

Former Carmel students have claimed that they were sexually abused while they were at the school.


Optimism over return of kidnap Israeli

By JCReporter, March 28, 2013

Israeli sources said on Monday that the ordeal of Amir Hassan, an Israeli citizen kidnapped last Friday in Sinai and held by a Bedouin gang, was likely to be short.


Revealed: the inside story of the prison rabbis

By Anna Sheinman, March 27, 2013

When a non-Jew in prison wants to claim they are Jewish, as apparently happens “all the time”, one of the first things they do is ask for a Torah.

“They say: ‘I wanna Taawrah’,” explains Rabbi Michael Binstock, director of Jewish Prison Chaplaincy, who has been working as a prison rabbi in England and Wales for over 40 years.


Norwich buries dead, 800 years on

By Simon Rocker, March 21, 2013

The remains of 17 victims of an 800-year-old murder were buried on Tuesday in Norwich’s Jewish cemetery nine years after their bones were uncovered by archaeologists at the bottom of a medieval well.


Israel Embassy policeman who abandoned post gets nine months

By Anna Sheinman, March 18, 2013

A police officer who admitted abandoning his duties protecting the Israeli Embassy in London has been sentenced to nine months in prison.