Crime

'Kill all Jews' threats to estate agency staff

By Jessica Elgot, February 16, 2012

A gang, shouting "we will kill all you Jews", smashed the windows of a Jewish estate agents in Edgware, witnesses claim.

They say that three burly men entered the Melvin Jacobs agency in Manor Park Crescent around Tuesday lunch-time, being joined shortly afterwards by a teenager and a woman. The antisemitic threats were directed at three staff members.

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Attack on Jewish-owned shop in Edgware

By Jessica Elgot, February 14, 2012

A gang has attacked the premises of a Jewish estate agent, shouting antisemitic obscenities and smashing windows of the Edgware business, witnesses reported.

Police have arrested one member of the gang, who are alleged to have shouted "we will kill all you Jews" at staff of the estate agent Melvin Jacobs, on Manor Park Crescent, around lunchtime today .

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Barrister who stole from chambers jailed

By Jennifer Lipman, February 13, 2012

A Manchester barrister who stole more than £70,000 from his own chambers has been given a three year jail sentence.

David Friesner, who was the deputy head of 9 St John Street Chambers, was an expert in fraud and money-laundering but found himself in debt as the credit crunch hit.

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After eight years, stalker's victim is awarded £3,500 compensation

By Marcus Dysch, February 9, 2012

The victim of a serial stalker has been awarded compensation after a High Court judge ruled that the Crown Prosecution Service had failed to protect her.

Claire Waxman will receive £3,500 in damages after the CPS dropped a charge against Elliot Fogel, who has been repeatedly jailed for harassing her and her family.

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Serial stalker Fogel jailed for two years

By Jennifer Lipman, January 27, 2012

A serial stalker has been jailed after being convicted of breaching his restraining order to approach his victim.

Elliot Fogel, 36, was found guilty last July of his third breach of a life-long order barring him from being within one mile of Claire Waxman.

The former television producer was previously jailed for four months in 2010 after breaching the order.

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Anti-Israel activist convicted of attack on Jewish man

By Marcus Dysch, January 27, 2012

A veteran anti-Israel campaigner has been convicted of slapping a Jewish man during a protest last summer.

Carole Swords, chairman of the Tower Hamlets Respect Party and Viva Palestina supporter, attacked Harvey Garfield as he attempted to defend Israeli products from potential vandalism by protesters.

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SOAS 'biter' acquitted of assault

By Jessica Elgot, January 24, 2012

A PhD student who bit a pro-Israel campaigner on the cheek at SOAS Israel Apartheid Week has been acquitted of assault.

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New Jersey synagogues in hate fire-bombing

By Nathalie Rothschild, January 19, 2012

A fire in a New Jersey synagogue is being investigated by the FBI as an attempted murder and hate crime arson.

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Jailed Jesus fights for right to kosher food

By Jennifer Lipman, January 17, 2012

A Californian prisoner called Jesus is fighting for the right to be served kosher meals.

Margarito Jesus Garcia is serving a 15 year sentence for second degree murder.

Born a Catholic, he claims he has been practising Messianic Judaism for two years and that he should therefore be given kosher food. The prison's Jewish chaplain has dismissed his newfound faith as insincerely held.

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Barrister who stole from chambers faces jail

By Jonathan Kalmus, January 13, 2012

A leading Manchester barrister faces a lengthy prison sentence after pleading guilty to stealing £81,500 from his own chambers.

David Friesner, 46, of Bury New Road, Prestwich, admitted the charges at Leeds Crown Court yesterday.

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