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Two men charged after car tyres slashed in Stamford Hill

By Rosa Doherty, November 19, 2014

Police have charged two men in connection with a racially motivated attack in a Jewish area of north London.

Tyres on over 50 cars parked in streets in Stamford Hill were slashed in the early hours of Monday morning.

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Security group advises vigilance around shuls in wake of attacks

By Sandy Rashty, November 19, 2014

Security levels around UK synagogues have been raised in the wake of the terrorist attack on a Jerusalem shul yesterday and the stabbing of Charedi man in Antwerp on Saturday.

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Baroness Warsi in row over Jerusalem synagogue attack tweets

By Sandy Rashty, November 18, 2014

Former Cabinet Minister Sayeeda Warsi has compared the terrorists who killed four Jews praying at synagogue in Jerusalem with the Israelis who campaign outside the Al Aqsa mosque.

In a series of tweets, she wrote: “Israeli extremists storm Al Aqsa & intimidate worshipers. Palestinian extremists storm synagogue & kill 4 worshippers.”

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Israel will always be our ally, pledges David Cameron

By Sandy Rashty, November 17, 2014

David Cameron has pledged that Israel would always be an ally of Britain while he remained in Downing Street.

Speaking at the annual Norwood dinner on Monday night, which raised a record-breaking £3.6 million for the charity, the Prime Minister said: "Israel is our ally. Israel is our friend. And with me as Prime Minister that will never change."

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Man arrested after car tyres slashed in Stamford Hill

By Rosa Doherty, November 17, 2014

Police have arrested a man in connection with a racially motivated attack in a Jewish area of London.

Tyres on over 40 cars parked in streets in Stamford Hill were slashed in the early hours of Monday morning.

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Thousands turn out for Mitzvah Day

By Naomi Firsht, November 17, 2014

Record numbers of volunteers turned out for the Mitzvah Day charity event on Sunday.

Around 37,000 people across the country collected food, took on conservation tasks and participated in a range of social action projects

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Hundreds of ex-servicemen and woman march at Ajex parade

By Josh Jackman, November 16, 2014

Hailing from London to the Tyne, Cardiff to France, dozens of branches and hundreds of Jewish ex-servicemen and women marched past the Cenotaph on Sunday at the 80th annual Ajex remembrance parade.

After 10 wreaths were laid alongside two poppy posies, the participants and the watching crowd joined together in rousing renditions of Adon Olam and God Save The Queen.

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Board of Deputies approves Yachad membership

By Simon Rocker, November 16, 2014

The Board of Deputies has approved the membership of Yachad, the campaign group which lobbies for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Such was the controversy surrounding the application that a decision had twice been previously postponed.

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‘I was mentally raped’, claims MP caught by newspaper sting

By Syam Kumar, November 14, 2014

Jewish MP Brooks Newmark has claimed he felt “mentally raped” after he was caught sending naked pictures of himself to a reporter posing as a young female activist in a newspaper sting.

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How do you kosher a Gherkin?

By Josh Jackman, November 13, 2014

Pickles have been a Jewish culinary favourite for centuries, and now one of our number owns the most famous gherkin of them all.

Jewish-Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra has bought the 180m-high Gherkin skyscraper in London - officially called 30 St Mary's Axe - for a reported £726 million.

Mr Safra, whose £9.4 billion fortune makes him the 46th richest person in the world, was born in Le

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