Crime

Michigan student claims staple attack was antisemitic

By Anna Sheinman, August 29, 2012

A student at Michigan State University woke up to find a staple attached to his gums after what he claimed was an antisemitic attack.

Second-year journalism student Zachary Tennen was assaulted at a party in the early hours of Sunday morning, allegedly after replying in the affirmative when asked if he was Jewish.

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Aaron Biber, survivor of the Tottenham riots, helps youth

By Jennifer Lipman, August 2, 2012

Sitting in his barber’s chair, holding a Japanese newspaper with his photo on it, Aaron Biber reflected on the mayhem of the past 12 months.

In the year since rioters wrecked his Tottenham shop, smashing the windows and damaging the inside, as well as stealing his kettle and hairdryer, Mr Biber has become something of a local celebrity.

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Israel praised for campaign against human trafficking

By Mark Robins, July 9, 2012

According to a new report by the US State Department, Israel is at the forefront of the fight against human trafficking.

In its "The Trafficking in Persons" Report released late last month, the State Department upgraded Israel from a "Tier Two" to a "Tier One" status, which places Israel in a group of 32 states around the world that the US regards as actively fighting human trafficking.

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Three charged with synagogue burglary

By Marcus Dysch, July 5, 2012

Three people have been charged by police after an alleged burglary at a synagogue.

It is alleged that the trio — all of whom are Jewish — broke into the Beth Shmuel Synagogue in Golders Green, north-west London, on Saturday and stole a set of car keys before taking a vehicle that was parked outside the shul.

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Four years after murder, Kahan family still waiting for inquest

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 28, 2012

On the fourth anniversary of the stabbing to death of a Jewish klezmer violinist outside a kosher bakery, his family have expressed their dismay at delays to an inquest to discover what led to the tragedy.

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Synagogues, Jewish charities 'targeted by bomb attack couple'

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 22, 2012

A married couple inspired by al-Qaeda to blow up Jews in Manchester had planned a terror attack from their wedding day, a court has heard. Antisemitic Islamic hate speeches and videos of beheadings were found in their home.

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Couple 'planned to bomb Manchester Jewish area', court hears

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 20, 2012

A court has heard how a husband and wife “were in the early stages” of preparing bombs allegedly to blow up Manchester's Jewish community.

Mohammed Sajid Khan, 33, pleaded guilty to planning terrorist attacks against Manchester's Jews at an earlier hearing, which could not be reported for legal reasons.

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'Al Qaeda' militant takes hostages in Toulouse

By Josh Jackman, June 20, 2012

A gunman claiming to be an al-Qaeda militant has taken four people hostage in a bank in the southwestern French city of Toulouse.

The incident, which follows the shootings of three Jewish schoolchildren and a rabbi in March by an al-Qaeda affiliate named Mohamed Merah, began at 9am with an attempt to hold up a CIC bank branch in central Toulouse.

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Stamford Hill 'child assault' arrest

June 19, 2012

Police are investigating an alleged indecent assault on a child by a Stamford Hill man.

The 24-year-old, believed to be a member of the strictly Orthodox community, was arrested on Sunday afternoon at Paget Road, Hackney. The man has been released on bail to return at a further date.

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Man admits to murder of Etan Patz

By Jessica Elgot, May 31, 2012

Missing six-year-old Etan Patz, whose face was on thousands of American milk cartons in the 1980s, was strangled and thrown into a bin, according to the man who has admitted responsibility for his murder.

Pedro Hernandez, 51, was arrested last week in New York after telling police that he was the one who abducted Etan while he was on his way to catch the school bus 33 years ago.

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