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BBC apologises over Itamar massacres coverage

By Jessica Elgot, June 21, 2012

The BBC “got it wrong” by not giving prominence to the massacre of the Fogel family by Palestinians in the West Bank settlement of Itamar, the outgoing director-general has admitted.

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Queen's Birthday Honours 2012

By Josh Jackman and Zoe Winograd, June 21, 2012

Judge Clive Callman has been knighted for his services to law, education and charity. The judge has been part of the Anglo-Jewish Association since 1956, and is a governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is also director of the Jewish Studies Foundation in London.

Another new knight is Sir Brian Pomeroy, honoured for his services to financial inclusion and the voluntary sector.

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Couple 'planned to bomb Manchester Jewish area', court hears

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 20, 2012

A court has heard how a husband and wife “were in the early stages” of preparing bombs allegedly to blow up Manchester's Jewish community.

Mohammed Sajid Khan, 33, pleaded guilty to planning terrorist attacks against Manchester's Jews at an earlier hearing, which could not be reported for legal reasons.

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Pioneer journalist's 'delight' at OBE

By Josh Jackman, June 20, 2012

Felicity Green has expressed her delight at being honoured with the “remarkable” award of an OBE for services to journalism.

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Stamford Hill 'child assault' arrest

June 19, 2012

Police are investigating an alleged indecent assault on a child by a Stamford Hill man.

The 24-year-old, believed to be a member of the strictly Orthodox community, was arrested on Sunday afternoon at Paget Road, Hackney. The man has been released on bail to return at a further date.

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Chief Rabbi will oppose gay marriage

By Simon Rocker, June 19, 2012

The Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has finally broken his silence on gay and lesbian marriages and opposed government plans to introduce it.

In a submission to a Home Office consultation, the London Beth Din (the Chief Rabbi’s court), and the Rabbinical Council of the United Synagogue, stated that same-sex unions were “against Jewish law”.

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Children's author and Holocaust survivor on Queen's Honours List

By Zoe Winograd and Josh Jackman, June 16, 2012

Judge Clive Callman has been knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to law, education and charity.

The judge has been part of the Anglo-Jewish Association since 1956, and is a governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He is also director of the Jewish Studies Foundation in London.

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Stephen Grabiner joins Times board of directors

By Jennifer Lipman, June 15, 2012

Stephen Grabiner, the former media chief of Apax Partners, is to join the board of directors of the Times Newspapers.

Mr Grabiner, who was head of media operations at the private equity investors for 11 years, is the first director to have been named since James Murdoch left the company last September.

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Labour back calls for Commons silence for Munich anniversary

By Jennifer Lipman, June 15, 2012

Opposition MPs are calling on the government to agree to a parliamentary commemoration the Munich Olympic massacre when the games come to London this summer.

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Hague to honour wartime British spy who saved Jews

By Marcus Dysch, June 15, 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague is to unveil a plaque at a Jewish cemetery in honour of a British spy who saved thousands of Jews from the Nazis.

Major Frank Foley worked undercover for MI6, posing as a passport officer at the British Embassy in Berlin. He provided fake exit papers and acquired visas to help 10,000 German Jews escape.

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