Jewish Chronicle

JC wins top design award

May 30, 2008

The Jewish Chronicle’s news section has won a coveted Award of Excellence from the Society of News Design (SND).

SND, an American organisation, has, for the last 28 years, sponsored an annual international competition to recognise excellence in newspaper design.

This year, the JC was one of only four British newspapers to win.

The others were The Guardian, The Observer and the Independent on Sunday.

The JC’s creative director John Belknap was also selected as one of the judges to choose the world’s best-designed newspapers.


Anthrax 'guilty' plea

By Dana Gloger, May 30, 2008

A man who sent a letter containing powder to the JC’s offices has pleaded guilty to seven offences, five of them religiously aggravated.

The charges faced by Ashraf Ali, who appeared at Portsmouth Crown Court on Wednesday, related to two offences of blackmail, four counts of racial or religiously aggravated harassment and one count of religiously aggravated intentional harassment.


School place joy for James

By Dana Gloger, May 23, 2008

A council has finally agreed to fund a place for a boy with special needs at a Jewish residential school, after he was left with no school to attend for more than six months.

James: now happy at Delamere

James Sugarman, eight, who has attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity, as well as autism and moderate learning difficulties, stopped attending a local school near where he lives in Edgware, Middlesex, last year.


JC offices hit by gas scare

May 16, 2008

The JC was forced to cancel a lunch it was hosting for the Israeli ambassador Ron Prosor this week because of a gas leak.

The company’s offices near London’s Fleet Street were evacuated early on Tuesday evening after a newly-laid pipe in the street fractured and fumes seeped into the cellar.

Staff were allowed back in more than 17 hours later after repair work, which went through the night, was completed.

Food brought in for the event was not wasted. It was sent to Jewish Care’s Rela Goldhill Lodge in Golders Green, North West London.


JC readers give cash to help bomb victim walk again

By Candice Krieger, April 18, 2008

More than £7,500 has been donated by JC readers to the UK charity One Family to help Israeli paralysis victim Zion Shitrit realise his dream of walking again. Mr Shitrit, 23, was left paralysed from the chest down after a suicide bombing in Hadera, northern Israel.


PCC rejects complaint against JC

April 18, 2008

A complaint against the Jewish Chronicle made by the Islamic Human Rights Commission has been rejected by the Press Complaints Commission.

The protest concerned a report of last October’s Al-Quds Day demonstration in London, which the IHRC supported with other organisations.

The JC reported a claim made by a Jewish blogger, writing as Edgar Davidson, that he had been subjected to cries of “Kill the Jews” while demonstrating against the rally.


‘Watch your back. You’ll get burnt’

By Dana Gloger, April 11, 2008

The British National Party’s legal adviser is claiming that he has received death threats after the JC exposed his views on various Jewish communal bodies and on the JC itself — which he described as “racist”.

Lee Barnes, writing his blog, had criticised Searchlight magazine and the Board of Deputies, and accused the JC of “funding terrorism” following its support for a campaign to stop the BNP making gains in the May 1 elections.

Last week, the JC reported these comments, along with the news of the resignation of a senior BNP candidate.