St Andrews student convicted of anti-Jewish abuse plans appeal

By Marcus Dysch, February 29, 2012

A student convicted of racially abusing a Jewish student at St Andrews University has launched an appeal.

Paul Donnachie, of Blackpool, was sentenced to 150 hours of community service last September after being found guilty of the attack on Chanan Reitblat at his halls of residence.

The hearing will take place at Edinburgh's High Court of Criminal Appeal on March 13.


Rabbis condemn attacks on Israel's Christian sites

By Jessica Elgot, February 29, 2012

Leading rabbis have condemned the recent attacks on Christian sites in Jerusalem, calling the graffiti “un-Jewish and something that pains us all.”


No prosecution in Israel Proms disruption

By Simon Rocker, February 23, 2012

The Metropolitan Police have rejected a request from lawyers to pursue protesters who disrupted a Proms concert by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra at London's Royal Albert Hall last September.

UK Lawyers for Israel had argued that charges of aggravated trespass could have been brought against some of those who took part in the protest.


Alleged egg attackers charged

By Jennifer Lipman, February 20, 2012

Four men have been charged following a spate of alleged "drive-by" egg-throwing attacks which targeted Jews.

The charges follow the incidents in December last year in Hendon and Golders Green, north west London, when eggs were allegedly thrown from passing vehicles at religious Jews walking in the areas.


'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.


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 .


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.


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.


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.


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.