Crime

Alleged paedophile in bid to avoid trial

By Jonathan Kalmus, December 6, 2013

A suspected British paedophile who fled to Israel to avoid a trial may walk free if he succeeds in being deported to a third country, the JC has learned,

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Acid attack girls frustrated over delay in bringing assailants to justice

By Rosa Doherty, November 29, 2013

The families of the two Jewish women targeted in an acid attack in Zanzibar say the UK government must apply more pressure on the Tanzanian authorities to bring their attackers to justice.

Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Kirstie Trup and Katie Gee’s parents said there was no “sense of urgency” from the Foreign Office.

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Jewish man 'stole safe from house'

By Marcus Dysch, November 28, 2013

A Jewish man was part of a group which stole a safe from a family home, a jury has heard.

Ronen Izraelov, 21, conspired with four others to take the safe from the property in Finchley, north London, in November last year, it was claimed.

When he was arrested, he is said to have told police the Jewish community was “scum”. The victims were a Jewish family known to the group.

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Police make Spurs fan wait in Y-word case

By Charlotte Oliver, November 14, 2013

A Tottenham Hotspur fan who was arrested last month in connection with chanting the word “Yid” must wait to find out if he will be charged.

The unnamed 51-year-old man was arrested on October 6 during Spurs’ home game against West Ham United.

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Fraudsters con elderly Jewish woman out of £2,900

By Sandy Rashty, November 14, 2013

An elderly Jewish woman was left shaken after being conned by three fraudsters posing as property managers.

The 77-year-old victim, who does not want to be identified, was approached by a man wearing a black leather jacket in Golders Green, north-west London.

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Man faces jail in ‘revenge’ over restitution case

By Toby Axelrod, November 8, 2013

A Viennese Jewish journalist due to serve three years behind bars for failing to mention other heirs to property confiscated by the Nazis has claimed that the sentencing was revenge for his critical writings on reparations.

Stephan Templ, sentenced last April, is still waiting for an answer to his appeal, which he filed in July.

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Court refuses aliyah for child sexual assault accused

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 1, 2013

Israel’s Supreme Court has issued a landmark ruling to deny aliyah rights to a British Jew who fled to Israel to escape his UK trial for sexual offences against children.

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Race-hate gang attack Shabbat-stroll family

By Dan Goldberg, October 31, 2013

A family were viciously attacked by a gang of thugs as they strolled home after midnight after a Shabbat dinner.

The group, one woman and four men, all wearing kippot, were approached by eight teenagers in the Bondi area of Sydney on Friday and subjected to a volley of racist abuse.

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Coining it in: the charity box bandit

By Marcus Dysch, October 30, 2013

Staff at kosher shops barely batted an eyelid when a charity collector arrived to empty their tzedekah boxes.

The religious-looking man in black hat and beard visited shops and restaurants all over north-west London, nodding to onlookers as he politely helped himself to donations.

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Madoff adviser unaware of billion dollar fraud

By Simon Rocker, October 24, 2013

The liquidators of a London business owned by American conman Bernie Madoff have lost a High Court claim to recover money paid to a leading Jewish businesswoman.

Mr Justice Popplewell found that Sonja Kohn, from Austria, had acted “in good faith” and had had no reason to suspect Madoff’s crooked dealings.

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