Property

It’s boom not bombs in Gaza for Channel 4 documentary

By Jennifer Lipman, April 25, 2013

The presenter of a Channel Four documentary about Gaza has said that the local population would not recognise the portrayal of the area in much of the UK media as war-torn.

Seyi Rhodes travelled to the Gaza Strip in February to film an episode of Unreported World, which airs tonight.

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Israel's wealthiest man is moving to the UK

By Zoe Winograd, April 9, 2013

Idan Ofer, whose net worth is estimated at $6.5 billion, is reported to be relocating to London for “family reasons”. His son, who has recently finished his Israeli army service, may decide to study in the UK and Mr Ofer's mother, Aviva, already lives in London.

Mr Ofer, 57, is the controlling shareholder of Israel Corporation, which has interests in shipping and energy.

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Planning laws cause havoc in Hackney

By Marcus Dysch, March 14, 2013

Strictly Orthodox Jews and their non-Jewish neighbours are at loggerheads over new planning legislation which insiders claim could destroy communal harmony.

The row in Hackney, north London, was sparked by government plans to relax planning laws and allow local groups to apply for powers to permit development without the need for local authorities to grant permission.

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Egypt seizes 1.7m Jewish property documents

By Sandy Rashty, October 29, 2012

The Egyptian authorities have seized documents which reportedly confirm Jewish ownership of property in Cairo.

The 1.7 million documents, weighing two tonnes, were confiscated as they were being shipped to Israel via Jordan.

The attempted delivery of the documents was called “the most dangerous case of security breach in history” by Egyptian media on Sunday.

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Qatar emirate to buy iconic Hertzl hotel

By Jenni Frazer, October 4, 2012

It is the image familiar to tourists and Israelis alike, the face of the father of modern Zionism that appears on mugs, tea-towels and every other flat surface imaginable.

Few people’s casual holiday snaps have become as famous as the picture of Theodor Herzl taken in Basel, gazing idly into the horizon as he leaned over the balcony of his hotel room, overlooking the Rhine river.

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Queen's horses duo evicted from farm

By James Brewster, June 28, 2012

The Queen will have to find a new home for a team of rare horses after the “deceitful” tenants of the Kentish farm where they live were hit with an eviction order, told to pay £680,000 and threatened with prosecution by an irate judge.

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Satmars told to demolish shul in family home

By Jessica Elgot, March 29, 2012

A planning inspector has ruled that a Satmar synagogue built in a family home in Stamford Hill must be demolished.

Satmar leaders must also pay Hackney Council the costs of a public inquiry into the planning violation because the appeal was "unreasonable".

The Bethune Road property had been extended and converted without planning permission.

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Tesco's troubles can turn around

By Alex Brummer, March 29, 2012

Tesco may have run out of Jewish chief executives but as a supermarket group it has remained true to its roots.

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Chabad's Hill climb

March 22, 2012

Chabad will have more space for its activities in Buckhurst Hill after securing a rental agreement on a 1,400 sq ft space in Queens Road, in the heart of the Essex town.

The property currently under construction will give Chabad a large multi-purpose room and a much-needed kitchen.

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Chabad's Hill climb

March 22, 2012

Chabad will have more space for its activities in Buckhurst Hill after securing a rental agreement on a 1,400 sq ft space in Queens Road, in the heart of the Essex town.

The property currently under construction will give Chabad a large multi-purpose room and a much-needed kitchen.

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