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.


Trio face investment charges

By Simon Rocker, March 15, 2013

Three men appeared at City of London Magistrates court on Monday charged in connection with an alleged investment scam.

Jolan Marc Saunders, 36, of Buckhurst Hill; Spencer Mitchell Steinberg, 43, of Radlett; and Michael Dean Strubel, 51, of London have been charged with conspiracy to defraud.

Mr Saunders also faces a charge of acting as a company director while disqualified.


A year after the Toulouse school slaughter, the hatred that drove it still thrives

By Liam Hoare, March 14, 2013

In the easterly part of Toulouse, where the detached houses range from washed white to poached salmon and burnt peach, sits the Ohr Torah school. Set within a formidable compound, gated behind walls flanked by security cameras, it has been this way for a long time, for the safety and security of the children.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.