UK news

UK must keep up pressure on Iran over terror links, warns Board of Deputies leader

By Marcus Dysch, August 25, 2015

Supporters of Israel have given a lukewarm response to British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond’s comments on Iran’s relationship with Israel.

Reopening the British embassy in Tehran at the weekend, Mr Hammond suggested President Hassan Rouhani had a more “nuanced” approach to dealing with Israel than his predecessors.


Three-year-old in hospital after car crash in Stamford Hill

By JC Reporter, August 24, 2015

A three-year-old boy was taken to hospital after a car crash in Stamford Hill this morning.

Volunteers from Jewish emergency service Hatzola attended the scene at which two cars collided near the junction with Leaside Road and Warwick Grove. According to the Shomrim, Hatzola treated the child at the scene.


Vandals drape meat over Jewish memorial in London

By Naomi Firsht, August 21, 2015

Vandals have desecrated a Jewish memorial with raw meat in an apparent antisemitic attack.

Raw chicken and slabs of red meat were found covering the drinking fountain in Whitechapel, east London.

The memorial was paid for by Jewish residents to honour King Edward VII in the early 20th century.


Pickles warns Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond ahead of Tehran embassy reopening

By Rosa Doherty, August 21, 2015

The Foreign Secretary will have to make clear that Iran’s support for international terror groups is “wholly unacceptable” ahead of the reopening of the British embassy, Sir Eric Pickles has warned.

Phillip Hammond will reopen the embassy in Tehran this weekend after a four-year closure.


Jeremy Corbyn addressed LaRouche front organisation

By By JC Reporter, August 20, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn spoke by video at a meeting held earlier this year by a group fronting for the far-right LaRouche organisation, it has emerged.

The frontrunner in the Labour leadership race addressed the annual conference of the Citizens Electoral Council (CEC) in Melbourne, Australia in April.


Jahjah? I've never heard of the man

By Marcus Dysch, August 20, 2015

Further doubts about Jeremy Corbyn's credibility as a potential Labour leader were raised after he was forced into an embarrassing u-turn over his links to a former Hizbollah fighter.

Mr Corbyn said in 2009 that he would lead a campaign against the Home Office's decision to ban Dyab Abou Jahjah from entering Britain.


Mugger's dad fined

By Naomi Firsht, August 20, 2015

A father has pleaded guilty to intimidating a mugging victim who accused his son of robbery.

Mark Izraelov, 50, of Finchley, was fined £1,500 for his conduct towards Samuel Brown during an encounter at Sami's kosher restaurant in north London.

Yacov Izraelov, 20, of Finchley, was subsequently convicted of mugging Mr Brown.


Tesco apologises after chocolate bar mix-up

By Rosa Doherty, August 20, 2015

Tesco has apologised after staff placed non-kosher products in the kosher food section in one of its stores.

Customer Rina Sonenthal complained when she discovered the misplaced items in the Tesco branch in Finchley, north London, while shopping last Friday. The goods not carrying a hechsher included bars of chocolate, and packets of wafers and crackers.


Public have £4,600 stake in new kosher comedy

By Josh Jackman, August 20, 2015

When director Lewis Rose called "cut" on his new film, his cast could easily have been forgiven for reaching for a meat cleaver.

The Chop is a comedy about an unemployed kosher butcher who pretends to be Muslim to get work at a halal shop.


'Excellent GCSE results' for Jewish pupils

By Charlotte Oliver, August 20, 2015

The wait was finally over this morning for thousands of Jewish students, who woke up bright and early to receive their GCSE results.

And not to be outdone by last week’s A-Levels, Year 11 pupils followed suit by gaining impressive marks across the board.