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Dreyfus relative: he was 'completely broken' by affair

By Jennifer Lipman, July 13, 2012

Alfred Dreyfus, the French officer accused of treason in one of the most notorious episodes of institutional antisemitism in history, owed his eventual exoneration to the efforts of many, including writer Emile Zola.

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Lord Neuberger to head Supreme Court

By Jennifer Lipman, July 13, 2012

The head of the civil judiciary has been named as the next Supreme Court president.

Lord Neuberger's appointment as the most senior judge in the UK was confirmed on Thursday. He will be sworn in on October 1, succeeding Lord Phillips.

Lord Neuberger, 64, is the brother-in-law of Baroness Neuberger, senior rabbi of the Reform's flagship West London congregation.

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The JC app: On iPad, iPhone and Android

July 12, 2012

It has never been easier to stay in touch with the Jewish Chronicle, now on iPad,

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British spy Frank Foley who saved German Jews honoured

By Jennifer Lipman, July 12, 2012

A "true British hero" of the Holocaust who risked his life to save 10,000 German Jews has had his bravery marked at a Jewish cemetery.

The plaque honoring Major Frank Foley has been placed at the entrance to Hoop Lane cemetery in Golders Green..

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Continuing row over minute's silence for murdered Munich athletes

By Jessica Elgot, July 12, 2012

The International Olympic Committee has insisted that no change has been made over the decision not to hold a minute’s silence at the opening ceremony of London 2012 for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the Munich Games in 1972.

Rumours were rife this week that a change of heart could be on the cards regarding a commemoration at an official Olympic ceremony.

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Israeli dancers face Edinburgh festival disruption

By Jessica Elgot, July 12, 2012

Campaigners are planning disruption at the Edinburgh International Festival of performances by Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company.

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The artist behind the London 1948 Olympic images

By Jennifer Lipman, July 12, 2012

The Jewish graphic artist who created the official stamp for the 1948 London Olympics was nicknamed “Olympic Games” in honour of his contribution.

Abram Games, who also designed the British European Airways poster for the Olympics, entered a competition to come up with the stamp in 1947.

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Oldham terror trial reaches its endgame

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 12, 2012

After three weeks of evidence at the trial of the Oldham hairdresser, Shasta Khan, who stands accused of a terrorist plot against Jews in Manchester, the prosecution and defence have closed their arguments.

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Al Qaida terrorist planned London Jewish murders

By Simon Rocker, July 12, 2012

The Community Security Trust has confirmed that it was briefed on potential attacks on Jewish neighbourhoods in London after the discovery of papers on the body of Al Qaeda’s African leader, who was killed last year.

According to documents revealed by a Canadian newspaper this week, terrorists were planning an operation in Golders Green or Stamford Hill during Chanucah.

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How Elizabethan society responded to Jews and prejudice

By Simon Rocker, July 12, 2012

Shakespeare’s Shylock is probably the most famous of all Jewish characters, but we are less familiar with how Jews lived when The Merchant of Venice was written in the 1590s.

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