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Convicted paedophile raised money for children’s charity Barnardo's

By Sandy Rashty, August 4, 2015

A convicted paedophile who sexually abused three brothers is raising money for a children’s charity which fights child abuse, the JC can reveal.

Former Hasmonean pupil Miles Esterson, 33, was jailed in the United States in 2010 for five years after he was found guilty of performing sex acts on three boys under the age of 12.


Father 'may have threatened to kill' mugging victim, court told

By Naomi Firsht, August 4, 2015

A father allegedly admitted that he may have threatened to kill a man who accused his son of robbery, a court has heard.

Mark Izraelov is said to have told Samuel Brown that he would kill him if he did not drop charges against Yacov Izraelov.


Christian group plans Golders Green rally to support Jewish community against extremists

By Charlotte Oliver, August 3, 2015

A Christian preacher and his wife are organising an anti-fascist demonstration in Golders Green next month as a “show of support for the Jewish community and Israel”.


Mother assaulted as burglars steal barmitzvah presents from north London home

By Sandy Rashty, August 3, 2015

A Jewish woman has spoken of her fear after being attacked by burglars at her home in north London.

Deborah Nathan, 49, was pushed to the floor as two men forced their way into her six-bedroom home in Golders Green. They ransacked the safe containing family heirlooms and stole her son’s barmitzvah presents.


Mugger Izraelov convicted

By Naomi Firsht, August 3, 2015

A mugger who tried to get his victim to drop the charges has been convicted of perverting the course of justice.

Yacov Izraelov, 20, of Finchley was also found guilty of robbery after a jury heard he stole a jacket and mobile phone from Samuel Brown. He later called a friend of Mr Brown urging him to ask Mr Brown to drop the charge.


Janner court appearance challenge

By Marcus Dysch, August 3, 2015

Lord Janner is to challenge a magistrate's ruling that he should appear in court in person to face historic child sex abuse charges.

A High Court judge was due to consider whether it was unlawful to order him to come to Westminster Magistrates Court despite suffering from severe dementia.


Troll fined for Lord Sugar Twitter abuse

By Sandy Rashty, August 3, 2015

A teenager who trolled Lord Sugar has been ordered to pay £100 in compensation for sending the British Jewish billionaire antisemitic tweets.

The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in court after he called Lord Sugar an: “old Jewish” followed by a swear word.


Community groups opposing Boris Johnson’s planned hate-crime hotline

By Marcus Dysch, August 3, 2015

Opposition has been voiced to plans being developed by the Mayor of London for a hate-crime hotline in the capital.

The Guardian claimed internal emails from Boris Johnson’s office revealed he was planning to introduce a phone number for Jewish, Muslim and LGBT Londoners to report abuse.


Man arrested after attack outside Stamford Hill synagogue

By Josh Jackman, July 31, 2015

A strictly Orthodox man was physically and verbally assaulted on Thursday night outside a synagogue.

According to Shomrim, the community volunteer security service, the attacker pushed his victim before shouting antisemitic slurs in a seemingly unprovoked incident outside a shul in Stamford Hill, north-east London.


No buyer for Duke of Windsor Nazi salute photo

By Jessica Weinstein, July 31, 2015

Photographs of the Duke of Windsor performing a Nazi salute have failed to sell at auction.

The pictures, which went on sale this week, show the Duke on an unofficial trip to Germany in 1937, raising his right arm in a “Heil Hitler” salute. The trip took place after he had abdicated from the British throne to marry Wallis Simpson.