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Controlled explosion outside Israeli Embassy in London

By Josh Jackman, June 8, 2016

Police have carried out a controlled explosion opposite the Israeli Embassy in London.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police confirmed that a car was tested to see if it contained explosives this afternoon.

“A car was treated as suspicious. There was a controlled explosion to test it, to see if it was explosive, and it was found not be to be suspicious.

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Families raise £5,000 for lifeboat charity after rescue of Charedi boys trapped by tide

By Lianne Kolirin, June 8, 2016

Relatives of the 34 strictly Orthodox boys who were trapped by rising coastal tides in Kent on Monday night have donated £5,000 to the charity which rescued them.

The 13 and 14-year-olds, accompanied by two adults, had to be saved when they got into difficulties near St Margaret’s Bay and Dover Harbour – an area prone to rock fall.

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Yoni Jesner’s mother praises Jewish pupils for “bringing good into the world” in her son’s name

By Lianne Kolirin, June 8, 2016

The mother of a teenager who died in a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv has praised Jewish schoolchildren for continuing "his life’s work”.

Scottish-born youth leader Yoni Jesner was just 19-years-old when he was killed in a terrorist attack on a bus in Tel Aviv in September 2002.

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Jewish journalist criticises Twitter after becoming victim to the 'yellow Jewish star of the digital age'

By Lianne Kolirin, June 8, 2016

A Jewish journalist has called on Twitter to crack down on trolling, after he became the victim of antisemitic and homophobic abuse online.

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Charedi teenagers rescued after getting caught by rising tide on coastal walk

By Lianne Kolirin, June 7, 2016

A large group of Charedi schoolchildren has been rescued after getting lost on a coastal walk in Kent.

The group of 34 teenagers and two adults from Stamford Hill, north London reported themselves lost, while walking along a beach near St Margaret’s Bay and Dover Harbour – an area prone to rock fall.

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Labour has a ‘genuine problem’ with antisemitism at every level, says George Osborne

By Sandy Rashty, June 7, 2016

George Osborne has described antisemitism in the Labour Party as a “cancer”.

Speaking at a charity dinner in central London last night, the Chancellor of the Exchequer said that under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, the Labour Party had lost its way.

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Momentum activist suspended by Labour over 'Zionist criminals' blog supporting Ken Livingstone

By JC Reporter, June 6, 2016

Momentum activist Marlene Ellis has been suspended from the Labour Party over a blog which accused Jeremy Corbyn of playing “right into the hands of Zionist criminals” by suspending Ken Livingstone.

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Award-winning playwright Sir Peter Shaffer dies, aged 90

By JC Reporter, June 6, 2016

Sir Peter Shaffer, the Oscar-winning playwright whose work included Equus and Amadeus, has died aged 90.

In a statement, his agent, Rupert Lord, said he was travelling in Ireland when he fell seriously ill and died with his niece Cressida by his side.

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A second prayer for the Queen on her second 90th birthday

By Josh Jackman, June 6, 2016

Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has released a one-off version of the Prayer for the Royal Family, in honour of the Queen’s official 90th birthday.

The monarch will celebrate her second 90th birthday of the year on Saturday, when the new prayer will be said for the first and last time at United Synagogue shuls around Britain.

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London coroner rapped for publicising letter alleging bullying from Charedi community

By Simon Rocker, June 6, 2016

A London coroner has been formally reprimanded for publicising a letter in which she alleged that she was being bullied by the Orthodox Jewish community.

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