Property

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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Council backs 'kosher' homes plan in Salford

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 15, 2012

A "kosher" housing development complete with double-sinked kitchens, succah roofs and hand-washing stations for every property is getting the go-ahead from Salford City Council planners.

Proposals for the 80-unit development close to Salford's strictly Orthodox community was recommended for approval at a planning meeting this week.

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'Barclays could be replaced by Facebook'

By Candice Krieger, March 15, 2012

The City as we know it is changing. As financial institutions struggle, technology, media and telecommunications companies (TMTs) are experiencing exponential growth rates.

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Manchester's housing put in order by major review

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 17, 2012

A "root and branch reform" of Jewish housing strategy in Manchester is advocated in a newly released report on overall provision.

Resulting from a review commissioned by Manchester Jewish Housing Association, it warns that Jewish families are being "forced to seek cheaper properties in areas outside the community, risking marginalising or isolating generations of young Jewish people".

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