Crime

Rabbi on run after child is forced to drink solvent

By Eric Silver, April 10, 2008

Israel is seeking the extradition of a strictly Orthodox rabbi, Elior Chen, who fled to Canada after being accused of instructing a mother of eight to brutally abuse her children as a means of “cleansing” and “educating” them.

The case, the second of its kind in recent weeks involving Charedi families, has shocked Israelis.

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Men on trial for dog attack

April 10, 2008

Two German men, aged 27 and 31, have been put on trial for an alleged antisemitic attack in January in which they set their dog on a Jewish schoolboy in Berlin while giving the Nazi stiff-armed salute. The victim was not harmed.

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Businessman’s not guilty plea

April 10, 2008

A businessman who has pleaded not guilty to five counts of false accounting will face trial in January next year. Alan David Meltzer, 60, from Stanmore, Middlesex, appeared at Harrow Crown Court last Wednesday.

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Legal executive jailed for fraud

April 10, 2008

A legal executive has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading to nine charges of fraud. Nigel Gladstein, of Clayhall, Essex, was sentenced last Friday at Harrow Crown Court.

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Israeli faces sex attack charges

April 10, 2008

Israeli Shay Kaldron, 32, of Golders Green, has been charged with attempted rape and two counts of sexual assault. He did not enter a plea at Hendon magistrates last month. He is due at Harrow Crown Court on May 28.

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Security review as graveyard suffers second race attack

By Leon Symons, April 3, 2008

Plashet Cemetery in East London, scene of the worst-ever desecration at a Jewish burial ground five years ago, has been vandalised again.

Between 30 and 40 stones were pushed over last weekend; some were smashed and decorative figures were removed from other graves. Marble surrounds from some graves were pulled up and railings were damaged. Several tombs were smashed in and a small fire was lit against one wall.

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UK gallery has ‘looted Jewish art’

By Rachel Fletcher, April 3, 2008

A painting in London’s National Gallery which hung on Hitler’s wall may have been stolen from a Jewish owner.

Cupid Complaining to Venus, by the 15th-century artist Lucas Cranach the Elder, has been identified in a photograph of Hitler’s gallery by researcher Birgit Schwartz.

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