Media

Anger after claims that Ed Miliband is losing Jewish support

By Marcus Dysch, November 10, 2014

Campaigners against antisemitism have attacked reaction to a Sunday newspaper story which suggested Jewish donors were abandoning Labour over Ed Miliband’s stance on the Gaza conflict.

The Independent on Sunday’s front page story carried the headline “Jewish donors drop ‘toxic’ Miliband” and claimed communal support for the party had ebbed away.

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Mark Lewis: Hacking’s like speeding. You know it’s wrong, but you do it

By Sandy Rashty, October 15, 2014

Mark Lewis steps on to a makeshift stage outside the Qatar embassy in central London.

As a lawyer, he is well known for representing more than 120 victims of phone-hacking and exposing the News of the World’s role in the scandal.

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Jewish candidates survive first round of The Apprentice

By Sandy Rashty, October 14, 2014

Two Jewish candidates taking part in The Apprentice business show have survived the first round of eliminations.

Daniel Lassman, 27, and 23-year-old Ella Jade Bitton progressed to the next round after company director Chiles Cartwright was fired by Lord Sugar.

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Naomi Wolf questions authenticity of Islamic State beheadings

October 5, 2014

American journalist Naomi Wolf has questioned whether videos of executions carried out by Islamic State terrorists in Iraq are genuine.

The Jewish writer, a former political consultant and best-selling feminist author, posted a message on Facebook apparently suggesting aid organisations had not reported any workers as having been taken hostage.

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Raising the voice of Reform Judaism

By Sandy Rashty, August 22, 2014

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner is one of the most media-savvy rabbis in the UK.

A radio panellist and self-described “broadcaster”, she regularly tweets on issues of public interest and is rarely without her iPad and mobile phone.

As the senior rabbi to the Movement for Reform Judaism, which is made up of 40 communities and two affiliate synagogues, she sees it as her job.

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Blame Israel again

August 21, 2014

As inevitable as Hamas’ latest cease fire breach is the skewed reporting of it by the BBC and other media outlets.

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Shimon Cohen, the Sultan of Spin

By Sandy Rashty, August 15, 2014

Shimon Cohen describes himself as a “spin-consultant”.

Along with his 18-strong team, Cohen is trusted to manage the scandals and promote the work of 70 groups — including communal organisations from the United Synagogue to the Holocaust Educational Trust and Aish UK.

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Suzy Menkes has always been in fashion, but now she's totally in Vogue

By Sandy Rashty, July 31, 2014

A fashionable 15 minutes late for our interview, Suzy Menkes arrives at her surprisingly modestly-sized office at Condé Nast International near Regent Street, trademark high quiff in place and clutching two stylish but practical Longchamp bags.

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Late cartoonist Kuhn suffered 'mental breakdown'

By Sandy Rashty, May 15, 2014

A British-Jewish political cartoonist who died after jumping in front of a train, suffered a mental breakdown after his 30-year marriage ended, an inquest heard this week.

Leon Kuhn was killed after jumping in front of a train at London's Finchley Road tube station in December.

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Media driven by fear of the alien

By Alex Brummer, May 15, 2014

What began as a scare story in Rupert Murdoch’s Sun about halal meat being used at Subway fast-food outlets late last month, rapidly moved on to Pizza Express and almost inevitably spilled over into a wider debate about religious slaughter.

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