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Hundreds of Orthodox boys 'missing' from education system

By Simon Rocker, June 19, 2015

Hundreds of strictly Orthodox boys in north London appear to be missing from the official education system despite attempts by the authorities to register the yeshivot where many are believed to be studying.


Missing chef is found

By JC Reporter , June 19, 2015

The chef who went missing in east London has been found safe and well.

Jonny Rothfield disappeared from his home in Stratford early on Monday morning, sparking an appeal on social media from his girlfriend Emma Alter.

But in a tweet posted at 1am on Thursday she said he had been found.


Don’t forget me: The last words of a mother whose cancer blog was followed by thousands

By Rosa Doherty, June 19, 2015

A mother of two young children who chronicled her fight against breast cancer in a heart-breaking blog died this week, shortly after writing what she knew was her last post.


Orthodox man accused of raping his ex-wife

June 18, 2015

A charedi man kidnapped his ex-wife and raped her in a "hidden dungeon" before leaving her there to go home for Succot, a court heard this week.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is accused of one count of kidnap, two counts of rape and one count of false imprisonment on October 15 last year.


Son 'feels like a hero' after donating kidney

By Rosa Doherty, June 18, 2015

A kosher butcher is recovering well after a transplant operation in which he received a new kidney donated by his son.

Sixty-two-year-old Menachem Haziza, who is well known in the north-west London community as the owner of Menachem's Kosher Butcher and Deli in Golders Green, needed the life-saving operation when his diabetes suddenly worsened.


Corbyn candidacy branded 'disgraceful'

By Marcus Dysch, June 18, 2015

One of the candidates to be the next Labour leader was a key supporter of a controversial Palestinian cleric who invoked the antisemitic blood libel.

Jeremy Corbyn has also previously described the terrorist groups Hamas and Hizbollah as "our friends".


Matthew Gould: 'In Israel everyone talks - it's a challenge to get anyone to shut up'

By Marcus Dysch, June 18, 2015

Britain's first Jewish ambassador to Israel has revealed the pain he suffered after he was accused of having dual loyalties.

Matthew Gould, whose five-year term in Tel Aviv comes to an end next week, described the effect of the abuse for the first time as he reflected on the state of Anglo-Israeli relations in a farewell interview.


Desmond: 'Stand up and fight hate'

By Marcus Dysch, June 18, 2015

Former Norwood president Richard Desmond has called on the community to "stand up and fight" against rising antisemitism, and not "bury their heads in the sand".

The billionaire media tycoon said the anti-Jewish hatred during last summer's Gaza conflict, when Norwood charity shops were daubed with antisemitic graffiti, was the worst he had ever seen.


Revealed: why Wellington was no friend of the Jews

By Colin Shindler, June 18, 2015

June 18 marks 200 years since the Duke of Wellington’s forces defeated Napoleon’s armies in a muddy field in Belgium.

The battle is seen as the final act in one of the greatest military campaigns in European history, the end of a decade-long struggle for power on the continent and the day Wellington saved Britain from French dictatorship.


Questions must be asked over Iran nuclear deal, say MPs

By Marcus Dysch, June 17, 2015

The government must reveal what concessions have been made to Iran in the pursuit of a deal over its nuclear intentions, MPs have said.

The United States and five other nations are negotiating with Iran to curb its nuclear programme. Diplomats have until June 30 to conclude a deal.